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Job Vacancy at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) - Readvertised

DRC is the process of scaling up and emergency programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east.

DRC operations will initially focus on Borno and Adamawa States where DRC focus on meeting the basic needs (protection, WASH, food security and shelter) of urban caseloads and displacement camps, as well as establishing access to affected areas that have opened in recent months.

Maiduguri, Borno

The Country Safety Advisor (CSA) will manage all aspects of the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system in all of Nigeria, for both DRC and DDG programmes. 
The CSA, in consultation with local safety staff and programme manager, under the technical supervision of Regional Safety Advisor and under the direct line management of the Country Director is expected to pursue the following objectives and duties in his/her daily work:

Manage the development and implementation of the Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC’s) Safety Risk Management System (SRMS)
Ensure compliance with DRC safety policy as stated in Chapters 19 & 20 of the DRC Operations Handbook
Supervise and mentor the Local Safety Officers (LSOs) in Yola and Mubi and the Safety Focal Point (SFP) in Abuja
Develop policies and procedure, in coordination with project staff, for the safe delivery of program activities 

Risk Analysis
Conduct regular Safety Risk Assessments (SRA) for each programme area pursuant to DRC Safety Policy
Provide quality control for SRAs
Safety Improvement Plans
Based on the SRA, advise programmes on achievable and cost-effective mitigation measures through the development of contextualized Safety Improvement Plans
Supervise and monitor the progress of Safety Improvement Plans
Minimum Operating Safety Standards (MOSS)
Ensure Nigeria is compliant with the DRC global MOSS
Based on the SRA, advise programmes on context specific MOSS requirements
Monitor programme compliance with MOSS
Local Safety Rules (LSR)
Based on the SRA and MOSS, ensure all areas have updated LSR
Ensure all staff are provided with a copy of the LSR and are briefed on their responsibilities
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Ensure each programme area has appropriate SOPs developed and implemented
Monitor compliance with SOPs
Contingency Plans (CPs)
Facilitate the development of context-specific contingency plans for each programme area
Support Incident Management Teams (IMTs) with the implementation of contingency plans
Conduct regular reviews with IMTs to ensure CPs are up to date, realistic and understood
Capacity Building
Conduct - or facilitate the delivery of - safety training for staff at all levels
Ensure watchmen and guards are trained and aware of their responsibilities, in accordance with the SOPs governing access control
Develop a network of contacts through other NGOs, UNDSS, Government agencies and other useful contacts
Act as the primary representative for DRC Nigeria on safety matters
Crisis and Critical Incident Management
Act as the Country level coordinator for the Incident Management Team (IMT)
Ensure IMT members are aware of their responsibilities
Ensure IMT logs are maintained and updated as required
Advise the IMT at country and area levels on safety related issues
Act as the primary point of contact for safety related matters with the Regional Office and other local actors (UNDSS, etc)
Conduct after action reviews of all critical incidents to facilitate organizational learning
Information Management and Reporting
Maintain detailed soft and hard copy files of all relevant safety documents
Monitor the overall situation and provide regular situation reports
Maintain an up-to-date incident tracking database
Provide staff with relevant and concise safety related information and analysis, both through external and internal reports, publications, etc
Coordinate the submission of Safety Incident Reports and ensure that all SIRs are completed within 48 hours of an incident occurring
Conduct post-incident inquiries, if required, and monitor compliance with action points on SIRs
Ensure an up-to-date visitor briefing package is provided to all visitors and international staff
Conduct safety briefings for all visitors and international staff at the country level; at the field level, ensure that individual areas do the same
Provide briefings on thematic and specific issues, as requested by the Country Director or Regional Safety Advisor (RSA) Field Travel
Ensure compliance with the Field Travel SOP
Assist with the planning of field travel, including briefing escorts if required
Act as the focal point for issues related to armed escorts
When required, manager and coordinate field travel

Essential Requirements:
University degree or equivalent degree in relevant discipline
Emergency First Aid qualification (within the last year)
At least 3 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other international agencies on similar position and/or with similar duties
No less than 2 years’ experience in volatile contexts and conflict-ridden environments
INGO Security Management Experience with a proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems
Proven experience as a trainer/instructor and experience with delivering safety-related training and ability to train and convey information to non-safety personnel
Management and/or supervisory experience within an NGO
Strong initiative and self-motivated and, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principles and accountability practices
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
Proven ability to prioritize and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
Excellent communication skills, and fluent in written and spoken English
Stable, moral and robust character, a good team-player, calm and a good sense of humour

Previous exposure to HEAT is considered to be an advantageExperience working in the designated area of operations (Nigeria, West Africa)
Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures
Training in safety and disaster management
Fluent in written and spoken Housa  or notions of Housa
Military/Police experience (those with officer-level or senior non-commissioned officer rank should apply) ?
All Employees Should Master DRC's Core Competencies

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

Line Management: The SA will report to the DRC Country Director Nigeria. The SA has a technical compliance reporting line to the Regional Safety Advisor in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 
Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria with up to 50% travel between DRC offices in Nigeria - Non-family duty station
Contract: One-year contract length, renewable - Salary and other conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates, which can be found on our website under Vacancies. This position is at employment category A12.


DUE DATE: 23 August, 2017


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