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18 Jan 2021

Field Safety & Security Coordinator

Job Description

Position: Field Safety and Security Coordinator FSSC
Reports to: Project Manager with a Technical Line to Security Advisor
Supervision of: Nil
Duty station: Koch – Central Unity
Travel % 100%
Project number: SSFF2116
Duration and type of contract: 11 months (1st Feb 2021- 31st Dec 2021)
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
1. Role and responsibilities
General responsibilities
 To ensure safety and security of NRC personnel, NRC assets and its image/reputation in Koch/Leer
field areas. The desirable person has to take the lead when it comes to safety and security of the NRC
staff and assets.
 Support the country Safety and Security Team when and where needed
Specific responsibilities
 Conduct context, situational and risk analysis of locations coming under the programme area
 Develop mission specific Safety and Security Management Plans that includes SOPs and Contingency
 Provide support in access to targeted programme areas for the field missions
 Based on the Safety and Security Management plan ensure the team is fully equipped (for example;
first aid kits, life vests if boat travel involved etc) for the mission.
 Conduct pre-deployment trainings/briefings to all team members prior to each mission
 Ensure compliance of NRC Safety and Security Management policies and procedures
 While on deployment provide the field mission staff daily situational updates and relevant safety and
security advice in consultation with the team leader
 As per country specific Safety and Security procedures provide the Juba security office with updates
twice daily.
 Ensure timely reporting of any security incidents and/or information that may lead to an incident which
can negatively affect safety and security of NRC staff, assets, reputation and operations
 Respond to and/or assist Team Leader to respond to any security incident or accident in the field
involving any NRC staff, vehicle or asset and Rreport to NRC SA immediately
 Assess training needs and organize relevant trainings for the field team members with the assistance
of the Safety and Security Advisor
 Build and maintain contacts with other security actors in the field and at Juba level and ensure
operational linkages with other UN Agency and NGO partners involved in integrated missions as and
when appropriate.
 Submit to the Project Manager, Country Emergency Response Manager and Safety and Security
Advisor a mission report at the end of each mission highlighting any changes to Context, Situation and
Risk Assessments and to the SOPs and Contingency Plans used for the benefit of future missions.
Additional responsibilities
 Support the country Safety and Security Management Team by performing any other safety and
security management related tasks delegated/approved by the NRC Security Advisor.
 Report any and all protection concerns (general and/or related to NRC missions) to Security Advisor
 Cover for Security Advisor in his absence
 Ensure all team member are aware of the NRC Code of Conducts
2. Competencies
Professional competencies
Generic professional competencies:
 Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in security
 4 years of experience from working in security management in a humanitarian/recovery context
 Relevant experience in South Sudan will be highly recommended
 Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts
 Technical expertise in security management required
 Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
 Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
 Fluency in English, both written and verbal
 Valid driver’s license
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
 Be conversant and have good understanding of the NRC and WFP security management procedures
and the function of UNDSS in management of security of UN agencies.
 Knowledge of the context in South Sudan
 Experience in start-up, exit of programmes or similar
 Solid understanding and experience in crisis/incident management and working in complex
2. Behavioral competencies
 Ability to work under extremely stressful conditions, with very basic living conditions available.
 Travel extensively and meet deadlines at very short notice
 Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural
contexts requiring cultural sensitivity
 Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
and ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs
 Motivated and dedicated to NRC values and ways of working
 High degree of creativity and initiating new ideas
 Transparent and accountable
 Managing resources to optimize results
 Managing performance and development
 Empowering and building trust
 Handling insecure environments
3. Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the
NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
 The Job Description
 The Work and Development Plan
 The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
 The End-term Performance Review Template
 The NRC Competency Framework

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