Deadline: 28 January, 2021

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking to fill the role of Humanitarian Access and Safety Advisor.

DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including internally displaced people (IDPs).


  • Manage the development and implementation of the DRC safety risk management system (SRMS)
  • Facilitate programme access and continuity by providing reliable advice
  • Ensure compliance with DRC safety policy as stated in Chapters 19 and 20 of the DRC operations handbook
  • Supervise and mentor the local safety officers (LSOs) in Yola and Mubi and the safety focal point (SFP) in Abuja
  • Develop policies and procedure, in coordination with project staff, for the safe delivery of programme activities
  • Produce analysis and evaluation on the humanitarian space and access adapted to the presence of DRC in Nigeria on a regular basis
  • Provide, on request, analysis and evaluation on areas, themes, dilemmas or scenarios
  • Build a network with all stakeholders and develop a strategy to improve acceptance and access of DRC in the field
  • Work in collaboration with the regional humanitarian access and safety coordinator to harmonise and streamline DRC access strategies
  • Identify potential scenarios, indicators of change in the humanitarian space and key decision points at micro, meso and macro level
  • Keep a register of developments related to access and humanitarian space
  • Work in collaboration with the programme teams to ensure humanitarian access strategies deliver the purpose, while minimising unforeseen adverse consequences on people in need within DRC risk acceptance


  • Experience working in the designated area of operations (West Africa)
  • Management and/or supervisory experience within an NGO
  • Proven ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Stable, moral and robust character and a good team player
  • Excellent communication skills, calmness and a good sense of humour
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Emergency first aid qualification (within last year)

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Danish Refugee Council


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