Deadline: 20 October, 2021

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the role of Country Safety Coordinator.
DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
  • Develop and supervise the implementation of area safety management policies, protocols and procedures
  • Perform safety risk assessments (SRAs) and supervise the implementation of mitigation measures
  • Oversee the information management, analysis and reporting process for DRC offices within Somalia
  • Maintain relevant safety documentation, data and records for the areas of concern within SharePoint
  • Facilitate and deliver safety-related training to national and international staff
  • Mentor and provide technical supervision to safety staff per DRC location
  • Develop the capacity of and coordinate the incident management team (IMT)
  • Provide quality assurance and capacity building of armed and unarmed guards
  • Act as the focal point for contractual and procurement issues related to safety risk management, including the provision of armed security
  • Manage all safety related equipment, including communications and B6 armor vehicle(s)
  • Manage the development and implementation of the SRM process
  • Perform area-specific SRAs and conduct safety level assessments
  • Advise programme and area managers on available safety management strategies, including the transfer, avoidance, acceptance and/or control of risks
  • In cooperation with safety team leaders and security focal points, develop and supervise the implementation of area-specific safety plans, including local safety rules (LSR), standard operating procedures (SOPs), contingency plans (CPs), hibernation, relocation and evacuation plans (HRE), and minimum operating safety standards (MOSS)
  • In cooperation with safety team leaders and security focal points, develop, update and supervise the implementation of safety improvement plans (SIP) for all programmes in Somalia as needed
  • Monitor and evaluate the SRM process in Somalia, providing regular updates on the quality and progress of SRM implementation
  • Monitor and maintain the country information for the EAGL safety database
  • Monitor negotiations and developments related to access and humanitarian space
  • Establish and maintain a list of contacts throughout the region
  • Maintain and update the incident tracking database for south-central Somalia, Somaliland, and Puntland, and provide trend/pattern analysis
  • Provide advice on programme development and implementation, including programme assessments
  • Identify potential scenarios, indicators of change and key decision points
  • Oversee the implementation of field travel SOPs and planning
  • Attend NSP, UNDSS and other relevant external forums
  • Establish a network of contacts and represent DRC at security meetings
  • Provide operational safety briefings and orientation to all new and visiting staff
  • Brief new international and non-local staff on specific cultural norms and behaviours
  • Organise and coordinate the delivery of personal awareness safety training (PAST) on a quarterly basis


  • First degree or master’s degree in a relevant area
  • Two years, minimum, of INGO safety management experience with a proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualised protocols and systems
  • Detailed knowledge of radio and other telecommunication systems
  • Experience with critical incident management
  • Experience with delivering security-related training
  • Proven ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Stable and robust character, team player with a good sense of humor
  • Excellent communication skills

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Danish Refugee Council


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