Health, Safety and Security Manager At Norwegian Refugee Council

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

What we are looking for

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, resilient, and dynamic professional that will play a key role at serving as the lead technical resource on health, safety, and security risks as well as crisis management in North of Central America and Mexico.

What you will do

  1. Promote and stimulate Health, Safety and Security (HSS) risk management culture.
  2. Provide CMG with strategic advice based on changes to the context.
  3. Oversee and support HSS management to staff, assets, operations, and reputation of NRC in countries covered by NCA&M
  4. Implement the NRC Global HSS Management System at CO level and provide reports as required.
  5. Develop and maintain key HSS documents and procedures including strategy and budget.

Act as an adviser to the Crisis Management Team (CMT) leader during a crisis and take lead as and when delegated.

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

What you will bring

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior HSS Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context, preferably in Latin American contexts.
  • Professional qualifications or studies in social or political sciences, security management or related fields.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, both written and verbal.
  • Valid driver’s license.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Teguicigalpa, Honduras.
  • Contract: international or national contract, 24 months
  • Travel: up to 30%
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • 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 [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization 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.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

NRC has been working in the North of Central America (NCA) since 2014, meeting the needs of tens of thousands affected by violence and natural disasters, including the internally displaced, refugees, people in need of international protection, deported people, and their hosts.

We contribute to the development of policy aiming to protect the rights of the displaced and we call for increased humanitarian funding and engagement on processes that will generate structural changes in protection and assistance in the region.

In the past years, the number of refugees and migrants on the move in Latin America have been increasing substantially. Many try to reach the United States and Canada and the growing number of people reaching Mexico is overwhelming the border areas, and humanitarian needs are escalating. In 2022, over 2 million people were intercepted by US border forces trying to cross into the US. The recent context developments and changes of US migration policies would likely result in a high number of migrants and asylum seekers stranded in Tapachula (south of Mexico) in need of humanitarian assistance.

NRC North of Central America and Mexico (NCA&M) Country Office (CO) was established in January 2021 and NRC currently operates in four countries: in Honduras, in El Salvador, in Guatemala and in Mexico working through a national partner in the border town of Tapachula. As the magnitude of the humanitarian situation in Mexico kept increasing, NRC is planning to scale-up its programs in Mexico in 2023.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

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September 2023