Health Safety & Security (HSS) Coordinator, Khartoum – Norwegian Refugee Council


Job Health Safety & Security (HSS) Coordinator, Khartoum (national only) – Norwegian Refugee Council


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

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.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Health Safety & Security (HSS) Coordinator to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the HSS Coordinator position is to coordinate HSS risk management. This includes developing and updating HSS strategies, plans and SOPs. It also includes coordinating HSS risk mitigation measures for safe and secure program access.

Conduct regular SRAs to identify HSS requirements and to assess if all NRC locations are compliant with NRC HSS Risk Management standards.
Facilitate implementation and adherence of Sudan-specific SOPs, guidelines and plans (such as Security Management Plan, Hibernation Relocation & Evacuation Plan and Medical Emergency Plan)
Support Country office and field offices in achieving HSS compliance; including producing a regular status report for CMG
Participate in scoping/assessment missions to expand the operational capacity of NRC across the country
Support the budgeting process for inclusion of HSS costs; guided by SRA findings and operational needs
Present HSS issues at CMG level, including briefs on context and changes in context
Periodic and ad-hoc reporting to the Country Lead/Director (and the Global HSS advisor supporting Sudan operations), including analysis of potential HSS concerns and conflict dynamics
Provide regular situational HSS updates/alerts/advisories to staff and operate the all-staff WhatsApp groups on HSS updates and HSS movement tracking
Ensure new staff, visitors and staff returning from leave receive HSS briefings within 24 hours of arrival
Provide HSS input in program planning processes, and coordinate and align HSS support with program plans at Country level
Design, deliver or facilitate HSS trainings and awareness sessions to all staff, ensuring that mandatory HSS trainings (as identified in the Security Management Plan) are delivered
Provide technical support and capacity building of HSS staff as well as outsourced guards
Leadership of HSS Officers and Assistants in tasks such as SRAs, training, stakeholder engagement and access negotiations in line with program requirements
Ensure the Monthly HSS report submissions are compiled and submitted to Head Office


Bachelor’s degree in international relations/conflict dynamics or related field
Minimum five years’ experience of working as a Security Officer or Coordinator in a humanitarian or development context
Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Strong knowledge and demonstrable ability to analyze the situational dynamics in Sudan
Good understanding of HSS management in humanitarian context, including physical security
Good understanding and experience of playing HSS role as an enabling function of program support
Extensive experience cultivating relationships across sectors and communities
Completed undergraduate study/ graduated from university in relevant field

Personal qualities

Strong inter-personal skills
Robust and independent problem-solving abilities
Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Handling complex environments
Empowering and building trust in teams

We can offer

Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
Travel: At least 50% travel
Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package Application deadline:19/08/2020
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
Females are highly encouraged to apply

 Application deadline:19/08/2020


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