Job Title : Safety Officer
Location : Damaturu, Yobe
Contract type : National contract
The Safety Officer serves as the focal person for staff safety and security in the office and in field locations.
Supports the preparation of field travel authorisations and maintenance of staff information.
Works within the safety procedures of DRC, municipal policies and procedures and in compliance with all national acts and legislation.
The safety Officer will support the Area Manager in managing staff safety and security in Mubi.
Overall purpose of the role :
The role is responsible for supporting the day to day oversight of DRC staff movements and ensuring that key information relevant to staff safety and security is disseminated.
Advisories, Alerts and Reports to disseminate to all staff.
Administrative and Safety operational tasks that support the day to day running of the Safety Unit’s Operations.
The Safety Officer will maintain a high level of contextual awareness and strong coordination with Program and Program support teams at the field level.
The Safety Officer will report directly to the Area Manger with Technical support from Safety Coordinator and will be an integral part of DRC’s Safety Unit.
Staff movement oversight and support :
Travel Security Clearances : Prior to any movement complete all security briefings for staff traveling to high risk field locations.
Ensure that established movement tracking protocols are adhered to by both the Safety Unit and all DRC staff.
Field movement tracking : Coordinate with logistics staff when directed to support Field level movement oversight and support.
Ensure that appropriate access controls are in place for all DRC facilities
Conduct site assessments and advise on mitigation measures, as required
Security incidents and data management :
SMS Advisories : Draft and disseminate as required SMS alert advisories for DRC staff in the Safety Forum Whatsapp group when relevant and significant security incidents occur or elevated threat levels are reported
Email Advisories : Draft and disseminate detailed Email advisories for DRC staff when relevant and significant security incidents occur or elevated threat levels are reported.
Administrative and Operational support :
Guard force management : Management of the guard force through ensuring standards of readiness are maintained, guard protocols adhered to and coordination with the guard force supervisors is routinely conducted.
Ensure that guard payments and other administrative matters that have a direct impact on guard force readiness are completed in a timely manner.
Ensuring that the contracted guard force maintains a high standard of guarding for all DRC offices and residences, and when required take corrective action in coordination with the Guard force management
Asset management : Maintain the Safety Unit’s current asset register and oversight on all assets that are both utilized and stored (Thuraya phones, radio, etc).
Coordinate with the DRC Logistics and Procurement department to ensure that the overall DRC asset register reflects the Safety Unit’s current asset register.
Daily-Weekly and Monthly Security Briefing : Responsible for compiling daily, weekly and monthly report for Safety Unit.
Staff briefings : Provide DRC staff with current contextual briefings.
Support to International Visitors :
Visitor arrival packet compilation : Compile a current visitor arrival packet as directed. Responsible for maintaining the international visitor orientation record.
Visitor briefings and orientation : Conducting visitor briefings and orientation on DRC safety systems, and briefing on emergency procedures, and safe rooms etc.
Carry out any additional responsibilities and tasks as assigned by Safety Coordinator.
Tertiary education (Bachelor minimum) in Communication, Politics, Risk or related field
Experience working with NGOs, other international agencies or multinational business
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player
Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour
Proven commitment to accountability practices
Strong information technology skills
Bachelor's Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or risk management
Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions.
Demonstrative experience in INGO / NGO or UN field (operations) with experience of safety and security.
Bachelor's Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or risk management.
Salary and Conditions
In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;
The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.