Jobs Opportunities : Safety Assistant

Jobs Opportunities : Safety Assistant

Jobs Opportunities : Safety Assistant

Safety Assistant
Buea , Cameroon, Norwegian Refugee Council

The purpose of the assistant position is day to day implementation of the Safety functions Responsibilities under the supervision of the Safety Officer.

Duties and responsibilities
NRC Security Standards and Procedures
  • Ensuring that minimum operating security standards and procedures are implemented in the field office and promptly report to supervisor when gaps are present –up to date list of safe havens etc;
  • Providing on the job capacity building and ad hoc trainings to NRC staff – program and support – on safety related topics;
  • Liaising with logistic team in order to ensure that communication equipment, NRC premises safety set up and contingency stocks are in place, operational and matching required standards;
  • Providing support to NRC staff that has to report on incidents or critical situations.
Supervision of Security Guards
  • Ensuring that the NRC guards have the necessary training and understanding of how to perform their duties in a professional way and in accordance to the Guard Duties Standard Operating Procedure;
  • Preparing the monthly guard schedule and ensure that the necessary guard force is present at all times at the NRC compounds (office, guesthouses and warehouses);
  • Ensuring that the guards efficiently and professionally control all movement in and out of the NRC compound;
  • Reporting any problems, unauthorized absence or disciplinary issues relating to the guards to the Safety Officer without delay;
  • Undertaking regular performance appraisal of guards as per NRC procedures.
Reporting Duties
  • Weekly and Monthly reporting to immediate supervisors and NRC safety department on security developments within the area of operations;
  • Prompt reporting to immediate supervisors and NRC safety department on security situations affecting NRC's staff and operations;
  • Prompt reporting to immediate supervisors and NRC safety department on any security incidents involving NRC staff (whether national or international), NRC premises or NRC assets;
  • Following and updating monthly work plan in coordination with immediate supervisor.
Fulfilling any other related tasks that may be assigned by supervisors, NRC Safety Department or AM/CD.

  • A minimum of 1 year of non-profit or NGO work experience within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing safe operations in the field;
  • Understanding the humanitarian principles, code of conduct and specific sub-sector work linked to NGO field and operations contexts;
  • Strong understanding of the context in the Northwest Region;
  • Advanced knowledge in communications technology, including, satellite communications, cell phone, etc.
Personal qualities
  • Ability to gain a precise understanding of the various local, regional, country and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur;
  • Previous NGO safety and security experience an asset;
  • Written and verbal English essential;
  • Fluent of the local language is essential;
  • French is an added advantage.
We can offer
Contract duration: One Year
Duty Station: Buea with frequent field travel
Beginning: ASAP
Competitive salary and benefits package 

All applications must be submitted Online at :| (c)

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