Health, Safety and Security Officer in Faryab

Job Location: Faryab
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: Based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of non-profit or INGO work ex
Contract Duration: 31-Dec-2022 (Extendable)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Higher Education certificate/diploma in social sciences or related field preferred
Closing Date: 2022-01-17

About Norwegian Refugee Council:

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

Job Overview:

The purpose of the HSS Officer is to support the Field Office Coordinator, AM and HSS Coordinator to implement the security functions at a Field Office/Area Office-when needed, and support the program on HSS related-issues.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC Afghanistan Security Management Plan and SOPs
  • Implement delegated HSS tasks according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure security support to projects targeting beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to support program teams
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement


Specific responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the field office on HSS policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security and program continuity in Faryab;
  • Ensure compliance to NRC Security Management Framework within the SMP and all annexes.
  • Work with Security Coordinator to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans;
  • Evaluate, review and update the hibernation and evacuation plans for NRC Faryab and ensure that the practical preparations are in place and known to all staff involved;
  • Conduct risk assessments of offices and residences. Follow up on actions to be taken to ensure compliance with minimum safety and security standards.
  • Undertake continual assessments of equipment like, Thuraya, VHF/HF etc., and the protocols by which that equipment is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met.
  • Building acceptance to empower and expand humanitarian programming.
  • Develop ongoing relationships with local authorities as needed and other key stakeholders in the ground.
  • Work to ensure that NRC, its mission and work in the province is known and accepted.
  • Work to encourage stakeholders to work with the NRC in ensuring that staff and programs are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities over the province.
  • Provide security input and advice in assessments to consider new NRC programs in new geographic areas.
  • In coordination with Security Coordinator liaise with relevant security actors e.g., NGO Security Focal Point, other NGO security coordinators, UN, local community stakeholders, Governors, etc.

Job Requirements:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Understanding the humanitarian principles and specific sub-sector work linked to NGO field and operations contexts.
  • Ability to gain a precise understanding of the various local, regional, country and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur.
  • Previous NGO security management experience is an asset.
  • Strong verbal & written English Language skill is required.
  • Fluent in local languages.


Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Area knowledge Faryab and relevant area
  • Knowledge about security related actors in Faryab and relevant area
  • Higher Education certificate/diploma in social sciences or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years of non-profit or INGO work experience within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing security operations in the field.
  • Strong knowledge of cultural sensitivities, traditional behaviours & security context in Faryab
  • Able to travel to other provinces on daily/weekly and monthly basis when needed.
  • Advanced knowledge in communications technology, including, satellite communications, cell phone, etc.
  • Strong experience as a trainer; ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audiences.


Behavioral competencies:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Strategic thinking
  • Influencing


We Offer:

  • Monthly Salary Based on Afghanistan NRC Salary Scale
  • NRC has Medical Coverage for staff plus 4 dependents
  • Eid Bonus once per year
  • Leave and holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law
  • Top up Credit on monthly bases 

Submission Guideline:

For applying and more information, please click below on the name of the position:

Health, Safety and Security Officer - Maimana

All applicants are supposed to create and properly fill the NRC online CV profile in the system, example (personal, education, experience background etc..) and only attaching CV won’t be enough.

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