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Health, Safety and Security Officer Ukraine Kyiv


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kyiv
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job overview 

The purpose of the Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Officer in the North Area Office is to support the Area Manager and HSS Coordinator in providing adequate support to programme and support teams in carrying out their activities in a safe and secure manner. The HSS Officer will report to the HSS Coordinator. 

1. Role and responsibilities 

Generic responsibilities 

  • Participate and assist in the production of all HSS related documents in support of NAO and FO
  • Assist in the management and development of security staff in the North Area
  • Assist in the production of Security Risk Assessments at AO level
  • Assist in the production of Security Reports
  • Assist in the control of security packs
  • Assist in the updating of all relevant HSS documents at AO level
  • Prepare reports as required
  • Conduct physical verifications or all HSS related equipment
  • Support AO and FO as required during high intensity operations
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures 

Specific responsibilities

  • Assist in the production of the Area weekly/daily security report
  • Control and inspect all HSS equipment that has been distributed in the North Area
  • Participate in the production of Rapid Security Risk Assessments 
  • Participate in the production of full Security Risk Assessments inclusive workshops
  • Control and inspect all medical equipment issued in the North Area
  • Participate in the training of staff on HSS topics
  • Update and control the online security package for AO/FO
  • Update and control the content of the Ukraine AO online files and reports at AELA
  • Participate in capacity building as directed by the HSS Coordinator to maintain an in-house capacity on HSS related trainings
  • Produce timely and accurate training reports based on HSS training conducted in the North Area
  • Participate or individually carry in internal security audits as instructed by HSS Coordinator
  • Regularly oversee and control the security briefing protocols for AO/FO
  • Manage and monitor movements
  • Update and manage the HSS budget as per HSS Coordinator instructions
  • Conduct any other tasks as directed by the HSS Coordinator, and whenever the case, by HSS Training Coordinator 

2. Competencies 

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. Competencies are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following categories: 

Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in an HSS-related position 
  • Minimum 6 months of work experience in NRC-HSS
  • Desirable experience in law enforcement or military
  • Ability to liaise with law enforcement agencies, military organizations and local administrations
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload in a rapidly changing work environment
  • Previous experience from working with documents that require verification and control
  • Good coordination and control skills
  • Background in implementation and training for HSS related work
  • Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian, both written and verbal is essential

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Solid knowledge of situation in Ukraine
  • Proficiency in office 365 and on-line related platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with solid knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge about Geographic Information System (GIS) is an asset
  • Proficiency in the use of phone applications like WhatsApp
  • Knowledge of radio communications is essential
  • Experience as Duty Officer is a strong advantage 

Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Ability to handle insecure environment
  • Capacity to handle multi-tasking
  • A solid portion of can-do attitude
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours
  • A good portion of common sense and humour
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