Safety Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Danish Refugee Council
2d ago
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Job Details

Job Title : Safety Officer

Location : Damaturu, Yobe

Contract type : National contract

The Position

  • 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.
  • Responsibilities

    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.
  • Responsibilities

    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.
  • Key Requirements

  • 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
  • Desirable :

  • 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.
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