Global Roving & Emergency Response HSS Manager At Norwegian Refugee Council

An exciting opportunity to provide health, safety, and security support, advice, and training to country, regional, and Head Offices (HO), provide support to an Emergency Response Team and/or deployers to implement an initiative or task on behalf of the HO HSS Section.

What we are looking for

Do you have experience working as an HSS manager in a humanitarian/recovery context in the field of health, safety, and/or security?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Global HSS Adviser for Incidents, Information & Technology to work closely with the project lead for strategic initiative, while continuing to develop and maintain the HSS incident management system**.**

This position involves 70% roving in regions where NRC has representation.

What you will do

Some of your specific responsibilities include:

  • Work in some of the world’s most dynamic and challenging areas.
  • Lead and monitor the implementation and compliance of the NRC HSS risk management framework and reduce risks towards NRC staff, programs, organization, beneficiaries, and assets.
  • On occasion, may be required to act as a Regional or Global Security Advisor during leave periods or vacancies.
  • Ensure that solutions respect both the rules and principles of the HSS risk management system of NRC, as well as the humanitarian standards of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence that are guiding the interventions of NRC for accessing beneficiaries.
  • Provides HSS training, including HEIST and HEAT courses and crisis management training if there is a gap in the normal training team
  • Provides mentoring or support to help build the capacity of HSS staff in the field.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working as a Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context in the field of health, safety, and/or security.
  • Formal HSS, risk management, or equivalent education preferred.
  • Proven, solid, and relevant experience in HSS work, preferably in the NGO (non-governmental organisations) or UN (United Nations) environment.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts (posted in a high-risk environment).
  • Proven experience in administration and team management.
  • Ability to handle a large workload and work under pressure.
  • Proven training skills to humanitarian organisations on security risk assessment, operational security, and/or crisis management.
  • Information analysis experience is an asset.
  • Flexible and with a strong Team spirit.
  • Result and service-oriented with excellent communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish both written and verbal required. French will be an asset.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Oslo/Home based and depending on assessments and/or start-ups.
  • Contract: national contract, 2–year contract.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions.
  • Excellent insurance
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history, and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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