The Position
    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
Overall objectives
    Manage the development and implementation of the
Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC’s) Safety Risk Management System
    Ensure compliance with DRC safety policy as stated
in Chapters 19 and 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
    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
    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
    Ensure IMT logs are maintained and updated as
    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,
    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
    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
    When required, manager and coordinate field travel
    Essential Requirements
    University degree or equivalent degree in relevant
    Emergency First Aid qualification (within the last
    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
    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
    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
    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
Preferable Requirements :
    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
    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
    Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our
vision and values
We offer – Conditions
    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.
Application Closing Date
11th December, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
here to apply online
    Only motivated applications that address the
stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a
CV will be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any
written recommendations.
Source: Mylelojobs


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