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Health Safety and Security Team Leader Somalia Puntland (National Position)


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

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NRC has provided first-line humanitarian response since 2021 with multisector activities in shelter, education, livelihoods and food security, and information, counselling and legal assistance. Our focus is on supporting people in hard-to-reach areas, working in partnership with authorities and local actors. We are piloting cash-based interventions with displaced populations living in host communities. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s six core competencies; Shelter, Education, Livelihoods and Food Security, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Protection from Violence.

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East & South Africa regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across Ten countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Mozambique).  NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi-country programming and ensure quality and coordination.

Role Specific Information:

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities.

Generic responsibilities:

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  2. Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action.
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents.
  5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper implementation of the safety and security policies, procedures, processes and guidelines including evacuation, security audit, drills etc.
  • Identify safety & security needs for Puntland NRC compounds and premises and ensure the availability of adequate lighting, equipment and other resources.
  • Train staff on safety and security, making sure that all staff members are familiar with organisational contingency plans regarding incident response.
  • Provide all staff with regular safety and security briefings and updates and ensure that all staffs adhere to security policies and procedures.
  • Conduct regular security and risk assessments for all NRC Puntland operational areas. 
  • Organize and facilitate staff evacuation in emergency situation or staff in critical medical conditions.
  • Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information and analysis in Puntland.
  • Ensure vehicle and staff movement are monitored through structured radio checks and contacts with all field staff and vehicles.
  • Ensure that all communication, security and fleet assets are recorded and assets inventory list is updated. 
  • Ensure all the necessary safety and security equipment are available and in good condition. 
  • Maintain custody of the office keys.
  • Prepare periodic security updates and reports.
  • Supervise, assign duties, train and appraise security staff.
  • Any other similar task assigned by the supervisor.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a candidate with Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or any relevant field with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience. 

  • Experience from working as a Support Function Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context 
  • Technical expertise relevant to the role. 
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Training in safety and security.
  • Good investigative and reporting skills
  • Ability to coordinate and plan
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Sensitive and not assuming!!
  • Personal initiative 
  • Team player
  • Keen to detail
  • Proactive and reliable
  • Knowledge of the security context in Puntland 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

What We Offer:

Contract period: Initial 3 months’ probation period for 12 months contract, with possibility of extension.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Garowe, Somalia 

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable​.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

This vacancy is now closed.
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