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Safety Adviser for the Libya INGO Forum

Tunis (Tunisia)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Tunis (Tunisia)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-23

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 The Libya INGO Forum (INGOF) is an independent network of 16 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) implementing humanitarian programs to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable population living in Libya. The INGOF provides a platform to facilitate the work of its members and support them to efficiently and effectively address key issues of common interest.

Duties and responsibilities


With the recruitment of a Safety advisor, the LIF seeks to support its members by improving the safety and security of humanitarian operations in Libya. This position encompasses significant challenges due to the variety of the INGO forum members, in term of operational volume, resources, capacity and mandates. Access constraints, and a response that is structurally remotely managed and coordinated from Tunis are also adding more complexity to INGO coordination, notably in term of safety an security. A senior humanitarian professional with experience in developing processes (such as security information sharing alerts, analysis and reporting processes) and systems from scratch to serve the INGOs community in complex environments would be an ideal profile for the position.


The main responsibilities of the LIF Safety advisor are:

  • Facilitate and lead regular INGO security meetings, briefings and workshops as often as necessary and ensure information is disseminated to relevant stakeholders. Meetings should be used to present trends, facilitate discussions among members and foster collective initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes I/NGOs, local counterparts, the UN, and other key actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information. Specifically, administrate and lead discussions on messaging platforms (eg. Whatsapp), adapting those platforms to the needs (eg. geographic focus, analysis vs. triangulation of immediate information impacting humanitarian operations, etc).
  • Provide INGOs with timely and credible security information and in-depth, nuanced contextual analysis through: daily alerts, incident reports, and weekly analytical reports.
  • Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in crisis evacuation plans.
  • Take a proactive approach to moving around areas of Libya in coordination with management and networking among LIF partners.
  • Effectively represent, promote and protect humanitarian principles of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
  • Represent interest of the Libya INGO forums in external security related fora, in particular with OCHA and UNDSS through the Saving Lives Together Framework.
  1. Master’s degree in relevant field.
  2. Fluency in English, written and verbal. Working knowledge of Arabic is welcome.
  3. Excellent computer literacy is required. Knowledge of QGIS or other mapping software is welcome. 

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  1. Experience or knowledge of Libya context is welcome.
  2. At least 5 years working experience in the humanitarian field: In a safety and security management role (including the security management role embedded in a country director or field manager position); Managing humanitarian operations in the field; In conflict-affected and volatile environments
  3. Experience within an operational INGO is required
  4. Experience with UN, DPKO missions, diplomatic community, donors, national governments and others are welcome.
  5. Advanced knowledge in humanitarian principles, International humanitarian law and human rights law, and conflict sensitivity is required.
  6. Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability in writing briefing papers, security reports and other information products.
  7. Experience or knowledge of Libya context is welcome. 
Personal qualities
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strategic thinking and strong leadership to drive change
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Ability to facilitate constructive conversations, engage key stakeholders, empower and build trust
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Analysing
We can offer

This position represents the INGO Forum and is administratively hosted by NRC 

Duty Station: Tunis, Tunisia

Duration: 6 months 

Travel: Significant travel to Libya 

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 

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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