Safety Manager
Danish Refugee Council
 Vacancy No: 165796
 Section/Unit: Safety & Liaison
 Grade Level: F
 Supervisor: Country Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: One year contract
 Closing Date: 04 Oct 2022


Overall purpose of the role 

• Manage all aspects of the DRC Safety Risk Management (SRM) system for both DRC and DDG programmes within geographical area of responsibility. 
• Overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of safety and liaison within geographical area of responsibility.
• Direct manager for safety and liaison staff.


Geographic scope: Country (Sudan) 


This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

People management 
• Lead and manage the safety and liaison team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development) 
• Staff capacity building.


Safety Risk Management  
• Oversee the Safety Risk Management (SRM) process. 
• Develop area and country safety management policies, protocols and procedures.
• Facilitate Safety Risk Assessments (SRAs) and support the implementation of mitigation measures. 
• Analyze, manage and report relevant information within geographical area of responsibility. 
• Maintain relevant safety documentation, data and records for the areas of concern. 
• Develop the capacity of, and coordinate, relevant Crisis Management Teams (CMTs). 
• Technically advise on the procurement of safety-related equipment, facilities and other resources.



• Oversee engagement with the Humanitarian Aid Commission of Sudan (HAC). 

• Maintain strong understanding of processes and policies related to HAC. 

• Ensure effective completion of processes related to Visas, Permits and Technical Agreement.


Training, supervision and support 
• Support and deliver safety-related training. 
• Mentor and provide technical supervision as needed to local safety and liaison staff. 
• Facilitate surge support as required.


As Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following: 
• Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility 
• Accountable for making significant decisions on what the unit does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources. 
• Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc. 
• Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Required experience and competencies 


• Minimum 5 years of working experience as a safety and security manager/adviser with an INGO 
• At least 3 years' experience with people management 
• Proven leadership skills and a competence in people management 
• Experience working in multicultural work settings 
• Proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems 
• Experience with information gathering, analysis and report writing 
• Ability to conduct and produce high quality safety risk assessments (SRAs)  
• Experience with critical incident management 
• Experience with delivering safety-related training 
• Experience working in hostile or hazardous environments 
• Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organizations 
• Full professional proficiency in English


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:  
• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.  
• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  
• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.  
• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


Required education 


Master's degree (e.g., in political science, peace & conflict studies, history, or disaster management) or a military education.




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