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Security Officer Afghanistan Kandahar


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kandahar
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2022-11-27

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the HSS Officer is to support the HSS Coordinator, to implement the security functions at Area Office/ Field Offices-when needed, and support the program on HSS related issues.

You can read more about this position at JD & NRC Grade Structure

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC Afghanistan Security Management Plan and SOPs
  • Implement delegated HSS tasks according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure security support to projects targeting beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to support program teams
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the area office on HSS policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security and program continuity in Kandahar ;
  • Ensure compliance to NRC Security Management Framework within the SMP and all annexes.
    Work with Security Coordinator to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans;
  • Evaluate, review, and update the hibernation and evacuation plans for NRC Kandahar and ensure that the practical preparations are in place and known to all staff involved.
  • Conduct security risk assessments of areas of operation, offices and residences. Follow up on actions to be taken to ensure compliance with minimum safety and security standards.
  • Undertake continual assessments of equipment like, Thuraya, VHF/HF etc., and the protocols by which that equipment is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met.
  • Alert security focal point/s of important events, by monitoring internet, TV and radio news in English and local languages, as well as via security alert systems. 
  • Develop ongoing relationships with local authorities as needed and other key stakeholders in the ground.
  • Work to ensure that NRC, its mission, and work in the province is known and accepted.
  • Work to encourage stakeholders to work with the NRC in ensuring that staff and programs are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities over the province.
  • Provide security input and advice in assessments to consider new NRC programs in new geographic areas.
  • In coordination with Security Coordinator liaise with relevant security actors e.g., NGO Security Focal Point, other NGO security coordinators, UN, local community stakeholders, Governors, etc.
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