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Regional Security Adviser

Amman (Jordan)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs


The Middle East Regional Office based in Amman, Jordan was created in January 2014 as part of NRC’s reorganization process.  We currently have more than 3,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria, Libya Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine.  Our work is concentrated on the shelter, education, food security, legal assistance and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programs.

NRC operations is in the Middle East have grown significantly in recent years and further growth is expected in the months to come. With large operations in such fluid contexts, the NRC Middle East Regional Office has a stimulating and rewarding work environment, a collaborative workforce and genuine place of passion responding to a region in crisis.

Role and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to the fulfillment of the aims and objectives for NRC presence in Middle East Region and establish a sound culture of security and attitude to risk among all staff 

  2. Quality assure an adequate crisis management organization and preparedness in the region

  3. Monitor, access and analyze the Regional context on a regular basis and give recommendations to the senior management, aiming to secure accountability and effectiveness of NRC’s regional and country specific response

  4. Contribute to the design, implementation and compliance to NRC Security Management System in Middle East Region

  5. Conduct and contribute in performing security Risk Assessments (SRA) as outlined in the NRC security management policy, and when situations requires develop context specific security plans to NRC while enabling effective access to beneficiaries.

  6. Monitor MOSS compliance in NRC operations, advise and recommend introduction of contextual relevant SOP’s and contingency plans

  7. Advice the RD, and act on the RD’s behalf in implementation of effective mitigating safety and security measures.

  8. Contribute to establishment and uphold of Country operations red lines and risk tolerance

  9. Upon request or when observation of critical shortcomings to organizational red lines, undertake MOSS audit, and recommend investigational first steps to disclose breaches of NRC policies to Regional Head of Security

Specific Responsibilities

  • Identify regional best practices and ensure learning and adaption of these across the region.

  • Compile Country and Regional analysis that support NRC ability to timely adapts programme implementation on country and regional level.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Solid technical knowledge and experience with security risk management, and critical incident management for minimum 3 years of practical experience in the field in a complex and volatile context.

Passionate towards working in security in the humanitarian sector, and collaborate and work together with different actors to promote the importance of personal conduct and behaviour in maintaining security.

If you are interested in engaging innovatively, strategically, and proactively with new and interesting challenges in one of the most complex regions in the world right now, then this position is for you!

Additional Information:

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

Duty station: Amman, Jordan

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2018-11-25

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