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Health, Safety and Security Coordinator – координатор з безпеки

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Role and responsibilities

The HSS Coordinator serves as the lead technical resource on Health, safety and security risks and crisis management within the Eastern area of operation of NRC. This role acts as the technical supervisor for Area HSS staff and is a member of the Area Management Team (AMT).

Generic responsibilities:

  • Promote and stimulate HSS risk management culture.
  • Provide AMT with strategic advice based on changes to the context.
  • Oversee and support Area HSS risk management to staff, assets, operation and reputation of NRC.
  • Implement the NRC Global HSS Management System at the Area level and provide reports as required.
  • Develop and maintain Area office HSS documents and procedures including strategy and budget.
  • Act as an adviser to the AMT leader during a crisis and take lead as and when delegated.
  • Oversee and/or conduct Security Risk Assessment (SRA) and status reviews.
  • Manage HSS staff at Area/Field offices and provide technical support to HSS staff
  • Support, training, control and development of HSS staff in all offices and organise and/or train and develop staff in HSS.
  • Network, communicate and cooperate with relevant external Security stakeholders

Specific responsibilities:

  • Ensure collaboration on processes and tools between CO and AO.
  • Organize and implement HEIST training at the sub-regional level (in collaboration with other AOs in Ukraine).
  • Develop specific SOPs as needed.
  • Work closely with programme staff to plan and coordinate activities in the field from the Security perspective. Ensure analysis trends and forecasting are brought into both security and programme planning.
  • Support the Area Manager in implementing the risk management approach defined by HSS, including reviews and updates of Security Risk Assessments (SRAs).
  • Ensure the HSS team contributes and maintains the required documentation of security incidents in NRC Protect and updates for a comprehensive view of events & trends. Ensure reporting of critical security incidents to the Area Manager and HSS manager at the CO
  • Authorization Request for trips towards locations in the area of responsibility.


Professional competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a humanitarian organization.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian negotiations is considered a strong asset.

Behavioural competencies

  • Strong context monitoring and analytical skills.
  • Strong networking and negotiation skills.
  • Resilience and ability to work in insecure environments.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Ability to empower and build trust.

We offer:

  • Type of contract: national employment contract, 7 months contingent upon availability of funds
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Dnipro, Ukraine.

This position is for Ukrainian nationals only.

To apply for this position please follow the link.

Please note that we will contact only shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.