Health Safety and Security Officer – NRC


About NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Job Description

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification1056
Job CategorySecurity
LocationsSouth Kordofan
Apply Before31/03/2021, 12:34
Degree LevelBachelor’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

The Security Officer will provide a range of security support within an area, country or other location.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Collect information on ongoing and forecasted security issues and share information with staff in a timely manner; maintain information on these incidents in NRC records.
  • Keep management updated on key events and contextual developments that may impact on safety and security.
  • Conduct infrastructure assessments according to minimum operational requirements
  • Participate to Security Risks Assessments to identify Security requirements and to assess if all NRC locations are compliant with NRC Security Risk Management standards.
  • Facilitate implementation and adherence of Sudan-specific SOPs, guidelines and plans.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and maintain strong relationships in order to facilitate access for implementation of program activities. Key relationships include but are not limited to: HAC, key ministries, community leaders, security forces, other NGOs
  • Work closely with Logistics to ensure proper health, safety and security resources and equipment are available and in good working order, in line with minimum standards and operational requirements.
  •  Participate to the preparation and facilitation of security trainings and awareness sessions to all staff in the area.


  • Experience from working as a HSS Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal
  • Strong inter-personal, communication and network-building skills
  • Contextual analysis skills related to the political, economic and security situation
  • Preferred to be located in South Kordofan

We offer:

NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. Our training supports employees either to perform well in their current job, or to advance into new positions, aligning their skills and capabilities to NRC’s organisational needs.

Our contract lengths vary. They are determined in line with the needs and funding of our programmes. This is on an 12 months of employment contract, with possibility of extension.

Salary/benefits are according NRC salary scale, terms, and conditions

All staff are covered by death and disability insurance. International staff are covered by complimentary travel insurance and medical insurance.

Duty station: South Kordofan, Sudan.

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.

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