NGO Safety Advisor (Safety Manager)
|Closing date||15 Jun 2020|
|Organisation||Danish Refugee Council|
|Location||Malakal, South Sudan|
We are looking for a highly qualified, self-motivated Safety Manager (NGO Safety Advisor) who is able to manage a large mobile and emergency response programme, work with diverse teams of both national and international staff, and equipped with technical skills to develop and strengthen emergency response capacity in a highly complex crisis.
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is operational in South Sudan since 2005, working with the overall aim of achieving durable solutions for displaced populations. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) started Humanitarian Mine Action in 2006.
Danish Refugee Council main programme objectives (2019-2021) in South Sudan are:
DRC primarily operates across Upper Nile and Unity states, both of which are heavily affected by conflict and experience high numbers of internally displaced populations as well as refugees in need of humanitarian assistance. DRC has operational bases in Maban, Malakal, Kodok and Aburoc in Upper Nile and in Bentiu, Mayom, Kodok and Ajuong Thok in Unity state, supported by a country-office in Juba.
DRC recently developed important multi-sectorial mobile response teams based in Juba able to rapidly respond to new and urgent humanitarian situations countrywide at short notice to conduct assessments and responses
Purpose of the post
Based in the Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, the Safety Manager will contribute to increasing access for the humanitarian community to affected populations through security information sharing, coordination, and field assessments. The NGO Safety Adviser will provide analysis and advice to other international humanitarian organisations working in the area and will also represent the NGO community at wider coordination mechanisms.
With the aim of enabling safe and conflict sensitive programming across the humanitarian community through strong context and security assessments, and understanding of the local environment, the Safety Manager plays a critical role in meeting the needs of affected populations inside and outside of the PoC. The Safety Manager will also facilitate training courses for interagency staff including; personal safety training, guard training, driver training, communications training, and incident management training.
Though Malakal as the duty station, the Safety Manager will be expected to conduct regular assessments in other locations in Upper Nile state, and elsewhere if required.
In addition to the core focus of supporting in the international community in Malakal, the Safety Manager also serves as the DRC safety focal point in Malakal.
Representation and coordination
Analysis and contingency planning
DRC safety focal point
Experience and technical competencies
Area Manager and other field-based staff, Juba support staff, Country Safety Adviser, NGO Safety Advisers (DRC), Safety Liaison Officer (DRC), security focal points (other NGO), OCHA personnel, UNMISS personnel including Military Liaison Officers, local authorities, local armed actors.
How to apply
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact email@example.com.
Applications close 15th June, 2020.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. This position will be placed at Employment Band – F2.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In the light of this, women are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employee. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics
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