Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.
DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance.
It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations.
Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan.
DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the West Africa region.
DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set.
DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe.
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 :
Ensure that established movement tracking protocols are adhered to by both the Safety Unit and all DRC staff.
Administrative and Operational support :
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
Coordinate with the DRC Logistics and Procurement department to ensure that the overall DRC asset register reflects the Safety Unit’s current asset register.
Support to International Visitors :
Salary and conditions :
The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.
How to apply
The position is for NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY.
Deadline date. 10th of October 2019 Applications sent / received after the deadline will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the post may be filled before the deadline.
Note : DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.
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