Security Coordinator – Khartoum – Sudan (National only)


Application deadline:12.11.2020 
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council

Positions: 1
Start date: 03.01.2021 
End date: 02.01.2022

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) :

is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the Security Coordinator position is to coordinate Security risk management. This includes developing and updating Security strategies, plans and SOPs. It also includes coordinating security risk mitigation measures for safe and secure program access.

Conduct regular Security Risk Assessments to identify security requirements and to assess if all NRC locations are compliant with NRC security Risk Management standards.
Facilitate implementation and adherence of Sudan-specific SOPs, guidelines and plans (such as Security Management Plan, Hibernation Relocation & Evacuation Plan and Medical Emergency Plan)
Support Country office and field offices in achieving security compliance; including producing a regular status report for CMG
Participate in scoping/assessment missions to expand the operational capacity of NRC across the country
Support the budgeting process for inclusion of security costs; guided by SRA findings and operational needs
Present security issues at CMG level, including briefs on context and changes in context
Periodic and ad-hoc reporting to the Country Lead/Director (and the Global security manager supporting Sudan operations), including analysis of potential security concerns and conflict dynamics
Provide regular situational security updates/alerts/advisories to staff and operate the all-staff WhatsApp groups on HSS updates and HSS movement tracking
Ensure new staff, visitors and staff returning from leave receive security briefings within 24 hours of arrival
Provide security input in program planning processes, and coordinate and align security support with program plans at Country level
Design, deliver or facilitate security trainings and awareness sessions to all staff, ensuring that mandatory security trainings (as identified in the Security Management Plan) are delivered
Provide technical support and capacity building of security staff as well as outsourced guards
Leadership of security Officers and Assistants in tasks such as SRAs, training, stakeholder engagement and access negotiations in line with program requirements
Ensure the Monthly security report submissions are compiled and submitted to Head Office


Bachelor’s degree in international relations/conflict dynamics or related field: 

Minimum five years’ experience of working as a Security Officer or Coordinator in a humanitarian or development context
Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Strong knowledge and demonstrable ability to analyze the situational dynamics in Sudan
Good understanding of security management in humanitarian context, including physical security
Good understanding and experience of playing security role as an enabling function of program support
Extensive experience cultivating relationships across sectors and communities
Completed undergraduate study/ graduated from university in relevant field

Personal qualities

Strong inter-personal skills
Robust and independent problem-solving abilities
Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Handling complex environments
Empowering and building trust in teams


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