Safety Assistant at Danish Refugee Council

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Safety Assistant at Danish Refugee


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Safety Assistant

Location: Ngala, Borno

type: National

Employment Duration: 6 months

Area of Operations: Nigeria

Reporting to: Safety Team Leader

Supervised by: Safety Team Leader


  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and the Danish Demining Group (DDG), has had an operational in Nigeria since 2015. DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally.
  • Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict- populations including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, , nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.


Staff Movement Oversight and Support:

  • Travel Security Clearances: Prior to any movement complete all security briefings for staff traveling to high risk field locations. that established movement tracking protocols are adhered to by both the Safety Unit and all DRC staff. Responsible for the submission of the Travel Request to INSO as per Humanitarian Staff Movement Protocol.
  • that appropriate access controls are in place for all DRC facilities.
  • Conduct site assessments and advise on mitigation measures, as required.
  • Field movement tracking: Coordinate with logistics staff when directed to support Field level movement oversight and support.
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Security Incidents and Data Management:

  • SMS Advisories: Draft and disseminate as required SMS alert advisories for DRC staff in the Safety Forum WhatsApp group when relevant and significant security incidents occur or elevated threat levels are reported.
  • Email Advisories: Draft and disseminate detailed email advisories for DRC staff when relevant and significant security incidents occur or elevated threat levels are reported.

Administrative and Operational Support:

  • Guard force management: Management of the guard force through ensuring standards of readiness are maintained, guard protocols adhered to and coordination with the guard force supervisors is routinely conducted.
  • that guard payments and other administrative matters that have a direct impact on guard force readiness are in a timely manner.
  • Daily-Weekly and Monthly Security Briefing: Responsible for compiling daily, weekly and monthly report for Safety Unit. 
  • Staff briefings: Provide DRC staff with current contextual briefings. 
  • Ensuring that the contracted guard force maintains a high standard of guarding for all DRC offices and residences, and when required take corrective action in coordination with the Guard force management.
  • Asset management: Maintain the Safety Unit’s current asset register and oversight on all assets that are both utilized and stored (Thuraya phones, radio, etc).  Coordinate with the DRC Logistics and Procurement department to that the overall DRC asset register reflects the Safety Unit’s current asset register.
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Support to International Visitors:

  • Visitor arrival packet compilation: Compile a current visitor arrival packet as directed. Responsible for maintaining the international visitor orientation record.
  • Visitor briefings and orientation: Conducting visitor briefings and orientation on DRC safety systems, and briefing on emergency procedures, and safe rooms etc.
  • Carry out any additional responsibilities and tasks as assigned by Safety Advisor.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a field related to Humanitarian Work or Risk Management.
  • Tertiary Education (Bachelor’s Degree minimum) in Security Operations, Communication, Criminology, Risk Management, Public Administration or related field.
  • 4 years’ experience working with NGOs, other international agencies or business.
  • Previous services with any of the Nigerian Disciplined forces (police, Army, NSCDC etc) will be a desired advantage, Certificate of discharge or recommendation from immediate supervisor will be required as proof.

Experience and Technical Competencies:

  • Computer skills (primarily MS Office applications), especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to comprehend security related subjects as threats/risk management, security management, personal and organizational security awareness.
  • Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions.
  • Demonstrative experience in INGO / NGO or UN field (operations) with experience of safety and security.
  • Stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour.
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.


  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in Kanuri and Hausa and/or other local languages appropriate to the target population.

Key Stakeholders: (Internal and External)

  • Safety and Security Department.
  • Office of the Head of Base or the Area Manager.

Salry & Benefit


  • Availability: 25.11.2021
  • Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment.
  • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for the tax returns.
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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply


  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
  • However, all applicants shall take into consideration that DRC cannot offer an international work contract to a citizen of the country of (in this specific case: Nigeria).
  • Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above .
  • The position is for Nigerian Nationals only. Residents / indigene of Ngala are encouraged to apply

Application Deadline  9th November, 2021. is a News, job, vacancy, career opportunity blog. We share daily on available Jobs, vacancies, local and international , Government/international organization loans and grants, together with daily devotionals.

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