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The Health, Safety & Security Officer is responsible for the implementation of all Security functions in Dadaab field office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Implement NRC’s safety and security policies at office level
  • Immediately report all breaches of safety and security procedures and all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities or assets
  • Facilitate staff evacuation in emergency situations
  • Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary safety and security equipment are available and in good condition
  • Prepare security updates and reports as required
  • Ensure proper implementation of the safety and security policies, procedures, processes and guidelines including evacuation, security audit, drills etc
  • Identify safety and security needs for Dadaab NRC compounds and premises and ensure the availability of adequate lighting, equipment and other resources
  • Train staff on safety and security, making sure that all staff members are familiar with organizational contingency plans regarding incident response
  • Provide all staff with regular safety and security briefings and updates, and ensure that all staff adhere to security policies and procedures
  • Conduct regular security and risk assessments for all NRC Dadaab operational areas and security needs.
  • Organize and facilitate staff evacuation in emergency situations or staff in critical medical conditions
  • Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information and analyses in Dadaab
  • Ensure vehicle and staff movement are monitored through structured radio checks and contacts with all field staff and vehicles
  • Ensure that all communication, security and fleet assets are recorded and assets inventory list is updated, among other procedures
  • Ensure all the necessary safety and security equipment’s are available and in good condition
  • Maintain custody of the office keys
  • Promptly inform NRC Nairobi on any field observations requiring the revision/update of standing security and safety policies or procedures
  • Supervise, assign duties, train and appraise security staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and related subject
  • Training in safety and security
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience from working as a Safety and Security Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent investigative and reporting skills
  • Excellent surveillance and emergency response skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and plan
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Working knowledge of MS office

Personal initiative

  • Team player
  • Attentive to detail
  • Proactive and reliable.

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

How to Apply

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