Deadline:  26 April, 2022

Location: Hargeisa, Somalia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the role of Intern Safety Officer.
DRC provides direct assistance to conflict-affected populations including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
  • Support with reviewing movement requests, ensuring all information is complete, correct and assist with the supporting security risk assessment and issuing of safety guidance and advice as per the DRC Somaliland Missions Safety-related policies, plans and procedures
  • Support all field deployments and programme staff
  • Support the respective DRC Somaliland Missions logistics and fleet department with supporting field-level movement oversight
  • Support the respective AM/BM and confirm all movements are conducted and in line with the DRC Somaliland Mission Field Travel Safety and Security SoPs
  • Aid in the delivery of new staff safety orientation briefings to all new DRC Somaliland Mission staff, visitors, and consultants (both national and international) with technical support from the country safety coordinator
  • Aid the country safety coordinator by ensuring the physical protection system (access control, guards, perimeter protection, building protection) at each DRC facility at area and field level is operational
  • Assist the country safety coordinator in maintaining the safety department’s current asset register at area level while supporting the respective supply chain focal point and area level management
  • Conduct regular security risk assessments at area and field level
  • Under the supervision of the country safety coordinator, draft and disseminate, as required, SMS alert advisories for DRC staff in the safety WhatsApp group when relevant and significant security incidents occur or elevated threat levels are reported
  • Conduct regular security risk assessments with the technical guidance and support from the country safety coordinator at area level
  • While supporting the respective AM/BM and under the guidance of the country safety coordinator, ensure compliance is maintained with the safety incident reporting SoP and all safety and security incidents are reported, managed and followed up with in a timely manner


  • Diploma/bachelor’s degree in a field related to humanitarian work or risk management
  • Experience with any of the Somalian disciplined forces (police, army, etc.) will be a desired advantage
  • Certificate of discharge or recommendation from immediate supervisor
  • Microsoft Office skills, especially Microsoft Excel
  • One year, minimum, of experience working with INGOs, UN agencies, other international agencies as an intern
  • 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
  • Ability to comprehend security-related subjects as threats/risk management, security management, personal and organisational security awareness
  • English language competence, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNCTAD


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