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Health, Safety and Security Coordinator Ukraine Lviv (Ukrainian Nationals)


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Lviv
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Security and Safety
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job discription here

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.
  • Ensure all NRC area operations have in place up to date contingency plans to respond to HSS related emergencies.
  • Ensure all NRC staff receive HSS training appropriate to the HSS risk levels they are exposed to while implementing NRC projects/programmes
  • 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 office (Ternopil) 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.
  • Ensure NRC management and staff at area level are well informed of current changes to the HSS contexts they work in or manage operations in. 
  • Network, communicate and cooperate with relevant external Security stakeholders

Specific responsibilities 

  • Ensure collaboration on processes and tools between CO and AO.
  • Facilitate HSS trainings and awareness sessions ensuring that mandatory HSS trainings are accessible by all staff operating with Area West of Ukraine. 
  • Provide regular and timely HSS briefings/advisories to staff and induct new staff and visitors promptly.
  • Develop specific SOPs as needed.
  • Implement communication systems for the dissemination of emergency HSS alerts and accounting for staff during emergencies
  • 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.


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