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Health, Safety & Security Manager (Romania) - Ukraine Response


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Romania
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Security and Safety
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

The Norwegian Refugee Council has launched its humanitarian response plan for the next six months, aiming to reach 800,000 people inside Ukraine and neighbouring countries. 


The Norwegian Refugee Council has been present in Ukraine since 2014, helping more than 700,000 people with food, shelter, water, sanitation, and legal assistance. Rapid change of situation in February 2022 during which whole Ukraine became affected by the conflict required significant scale-up of emergency programmes. 

In response to the large-scale of displacement of refugees fleeing Ukraine, NRC is in the process of setting up humanitarian operations for refugees arriving in Poland, Romania and Moldova. NRC will respond, focusing on an integrated approach that combines our sectoral areas of expertise – education, protection, urban displacement outside camps, legal aid (ICLA) and shelter – working to a great extent through local partners.  

Skills & Experience

We are seeking highly qualified, resilient, dynamic professionals to respond to Ukraine crisis and support people in Ukraine and refugees in the neighbouring host countries. 

Your passion, skills, and experience can make a big difference. This mission would be a start-up in a challenging, emergency context in Europe.

Below is the general person profile that we are seeking:  

  • Substantial experience in humanitarian/emergency context in senior finance management roles. i.e.: Humanitarian Access Manager, Security Manager in Humanitarian Emergencies. Please note this is not a ''Safety at Work'' traditional position
  • Experience working in a start-up mission 
  • Strong leadership and people management skills 
  • Strong capacity building (mentoring, coaching) skills 
  • Expertise in the different programme areas and support functions (according to list of positions) 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Additional language skills (Polish, Romanian, Russian) an asset
  • Ability to be agile and to adapt to a continuously developing crisis  

The applicants passport and/or ability to obtain a Schengen visa immediately will be requirement for the positions.

What We Offer 

  • Duty Station: Suceava (Romania) 
  • Contract: 1 year contract with the possibility of extension for the majority of positions
  • NRC’s Salary Scale: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Start date: Immediately – within the next few months (depending on position) 

We also encourage you to share this widely with your other colleagues in the humanitarian sector.

We shall be collecting applications on a rolling basis and if your profile fits our immediate need then a recruiter will reach out to you.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the people of Ukraine.

Applications will be reviewed on ongoing basis. Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.