Fresher Country Safety Officer NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Country Safety Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director Uganda
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a
private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the
refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is
to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution
and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the
basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with
the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief.
Job
Summary:  
The country safety officer is responsible
for the implementation of the DRC safety risk management system (SRMS)
throughout DRC’s areas of operation in Uganda. This is done in close
cooperation with the DRC Uganda country director, DRC Uganda area managers and
safety focal points, and the regional safety coordinator.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·       
Assess
safety risks for the DRC Uganda country program to facilitate program delivery.
Assessments will be undertaken as described in the DRC organizational handbook.
·       
Ensure
that MOSS and SLS audits (minimum operating safety standards & safely level
system) are regularly completed, with the input of the area managers and other
senior staff.
·       
Assist
in developing and updating the local safety rules (LSRs), standard operating
procedures (SOPs), and critical incident management plans (CIMPs).
·       
Train
local staff and safety focal points (SFPs), including in basic safety training
(B-Safe). Train drivers and, where needed, guards at DRC sites.
·       
Ensure
that safety improvement plans (SIPs) are present for all DRC Uganda sites, and
kept current.
·       
Facilitate
programme access and continuity through the provision of dependable advice,
regular sit-reps, and safety advisories, as needed.
·       
Maintain
relevant safety documentation, such as SOPs, LSRs and CIMPs, plus data and
records, including training. The online safety level system will be kept
accurate for all program sites.
·       
Ensure
that the pre-arrival safety briefings and LSRs are kept current and shared with
all visitors and new staff.
·       
Processing
all travel clearance requests (TCRs) for DRC Uganda.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·       
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Country Safety Officer job
placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in related field
·       
At least
two years of experience in the humanitarian/development sector, either in a
safety/security role or with a strong interest in safety/security.
·       
Strong
analytical and writing skills.
·       
Experience
with delivering safety-related trainings to NGO staff.
·       
Stable
and robust character with good interpersonal, communication and teamwork
skills.
·       
Strong
initiative and self-motivated, with a commitment to humanitarian principles.
·       
Languages:
Fluency in English. Fluency
in regional languages, such as Swahili and French, would be an asset.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their online
applications at the link below.
Deadline: 15th November 2019
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