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Safety Assistant


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Mykolaiv
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: Closed

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to protect, advocate and promote durable solutions for displacement affected populations.

DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 700 staff in Ukraine and will continue significant scale-up in 2024 to implement emergency response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.

DRC is currently looking for a Safety Assistant for its activities in Mykolaiv.  

This position will be line managed by the Safety Team Leader.

About the job

Safety Assistant position will be based in Mykolaiv. Safety Assistant will provide technical support to the safety team, field office and program teams on all DRC safety policies, procedure and planning standards. Safety Assistant will report directly to Safety Team Leader.
Safety Assistant will maintain relevant safety documentation, data, and records (staff presence lists, training register, incident tracking, maps, etc.). Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Deliver briefings and context updates to the Safety Team.
  • Assess potential impacts of the evolving context on DRCs programmatic activities.
  • Deliver Pre/Post Arrival Briefs to incoming staff (national and international).
  • Support in the management of the DRC safety information portal (SharePoint) ensuring that it is up to date, relevant and accessible to a range of users.


Also Safety Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Provide technical support to the safety team, ability to maintain and support all normal working process for DRC South Area Office. 
  • Make purchases related to the security department for the office premises, guest houses, safety needs of field teams and the vehicle fleet of the entire of Area office, including the HDP department. 
  • Provide timely inspection, proper preservation and storage.  
  • Act as the focal point for the procurement of all necessary safety-related equipment, facilities and other resources.
  • Will provide technical support of all DRC safety equipment/communication equipment/safety documentation, review and update all safety documentation, database, trackers, lists related to safety department in DRC South Area Office.

About you

To be successful in the role of Safety Assistant, we expect a minimum of 1 year of experience in any related field, preferably with experience in INGO. We also expect the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety or any other related field.
  • Experience in safety/security staff for NGO is an advantage but not necessary.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Proficiency with Digital literacy: MS Office applications, including high priority to Excel, Power Point required. Proficiency in use of graphic/arts/design, data visualization.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with supervision, meet deadlines, ability to learn and report.
  • Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal skills and ability to represent DRC.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer:

Contract length: open ended contract after 3 month probation period. 
Level: I – Non-Management
Designation of Duty Station: Mykolaiv - Full time based 

Start date: As soon as possible.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff.


Application process:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages in English).

Applications are open until 22nd April 2024  

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

We reserve the right to conduct further interviews before the deadline for submission of applications.

This vacancy is now closed.
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