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Security Officer South Sudan Alek

South Sudan

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: Closed

Position:                             Health Safety and Security Officer (with ICT)

Reports to:                         Area Manager with a technical reporting line to the HSS Manager in Country Office   

Supervision of:                   Security Guards  

Duty station:                      Wau, WBEG with Coverage of NBEG and Warrap States              

Project number:                SSFP0000/5295/2987315/WAU/Z9


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The HSSO will support in implementing security and safety policies at the NRC field offices located in Warrap, NBEG and WBEG States. The following is a brief description of the role. 

HSS Roles 

  1. Implement NRC’s safety and security policies, procedures, and regulations at field level.
  2. Monitor and evaluate field compliance to NRC safety and security policies, procedures and regulations. 
  3. Conduct regular security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs.
  4. Support the CO office in training staff in safety and security. 
  5. Immediately report; all breaches of safety and security procedures; all threats to NRC staff, project participants, activities or assets; all incidents including near misses. 
  6. Facilitate staff evacuation in emergency situations. 
  7. Assist Area Manager in incident management as and when required. 
  8. Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information and assist AM in access related and other negotiations/discussions.
  9. Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary safety and security equipment are available and in good condition. 
  10. Prepare security updates and reports as required (Daily, Weekly and Monthly)
  11. Conduct security briefings to new staff, visitors and staff returning from leave within 24 hours of arrival.
  12. Ensure functionality of security items including Thuraya phones, Radios, CCTV cameras.
  13. Manage Security guards.


Added advantage for support in ICT (20%) 

  1. Provide ICT technical support to the field offices.
  2. With help from the ICT Coordinator in Juba Office, support on the performance of the network operations to ensure optimum performance.
  3. Support with physical diagnosis and resolution of hardware, software or connectivity problems.
  4. Provide support to the office staff upon request in the use of systems and applications.
  5. Support with computer-related service and maintenance.
  6. Setup internet connectivity for all staff as well as visitors.

Scale and scope of position

Staff: No direct line reportees 
Stakeholders: The post has relationships with UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies. 
Budgets: None
Information: SSMP, CMP, Incident Log, Incident Reports, Weekly Reports, SRA reports
Legal or compliance: None 
  1. Competencies 

Value driven competencies

Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable. 


Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. Of the 12 behavioral competencies, the following are essential for this position:

  • Managing resources and achieving results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Analyzing
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change

Professional competencies 

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

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Professional training with minimum of Diploma in Security related field.
  • Previous experience of working in Security department in a humanitarian context.
  • Participated in Safety and Security related trainings/workshops. 
  • Good understanding of the context within the job location
  • Ability to undertake security risk assessment and document it properly.
  • Ability to interact with relevant persons/authorities/ institutions to obtain relevant security related information for advisory purpose. 
  • Fluency in English

The following are an added advantage

  • Training in ICT 
  • Experiences of setting up networks, maintenance of ICT systems and troubleshooting ICT software and hardware issues.
  • Understanding about networking computer hardware and software 
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for and evaluated on the responsibilities and the competencies, based on NRC’s Performance Management System. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

This vacancy is now closed.