All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Country ‘Health, Safety, and Security’ (HSS) Manager will ensure the right organisational foundations are laid for a high-performance humanitarian operation in high-risk contexts. This necessitates that not only the security management system and HSS management standards are both developed and maintained, but also that the HSS manager can apply themselves to issues of humanitarian access, civil-military coordination, and incident and crisis management preparedness.

There will be a strong emphasis on national staff and general team capacity development on HSS-relevant skills and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as promoting a positive organisational culture befitting of a frontline (and sometimes ‘crossline’) humanitarian organisation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of the NRC Security Management System at national level
  • Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
  • Minimize security risks to the operations of NRC
  • Management of security staff at country office
  • Support, training, control and development of security staff in all offices
  • Prepare reports as required
  • Communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors
  • Train and develop staff in safety and security
  • Ensuring Country Management Group CMG is kept abreast on all aspects of safety management across Somalia and specifically programmes areas
  • Ensuring safety risk assessment of hard to reach areas are conducted in terms of staff movements, offices, programme activities and operational safety.
  • Ensure that all safety procedure and protocols are updated as per the security context, known, understood, implemented and adhered to by all staff.
  • Develop capacity of country, area and field level management teams to manage critical incidents and potential crises. Ensure staff trained, briefed to minimum standards in personal security.
  • Ensure the safety and security procedures are in place, are appropriate and reflect the organizational policies are reviewed on regular basis (no longer than quarterly) and that all staff is aware of and complies with these procedures.
  • Weekly reports being prepared and submitted and Technical support through consultations provided in person, by phone, or e-mail to the senior staff/program team in the field offices.


  • Minimum five years of experience from working as a senior Health Safety and Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context preferably in Africa, or the Middle East.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • Willingness to work and live in often-remote areas under basic conditions;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Experience with humanitarian access analysis, civil-military coordination
  • Experience with staff training, development, coaching, and mentoring
  • Valid driver’s license

Personal Qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing

What we can offer

12 Months of full-time contract

A Competitive salary and benefits according to International staff terms and conditions, including contributions to a pension fund

Grade: 9 in NRC’s grade structure

Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia with 60 % travel to the field

Start date: 1 March 2021

An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start!

How to Apply

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