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Health Safety Security (HSS) Team Leader position


Post Published date: 22 March, 2024

Role: Health Safety and Security( HSS )Team Leader

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council NRC 

Location: Adamawa

About the HSS Team Leader Job

The purpose of the Health, Safety, Security (HSS) Team Leader position is to lead the collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination of HSS risk information internally to all NRC Area Office South staff, consultants, and visitors and liaise with relevant government departments and local leaders for unimpeded access to programming locations.

Generic responsibilities for the HSS Team Leader.

  • Ensure adherence with the NRC Area Office South Security Management Plan and SOPs.
  • Ensure security support to projects targeting beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to support Program teams.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.
  • Development of holistic and needs-based programs, including cash-based interventions and market-based programs.

Specific responsibilities for the HSS Team Leader role.

  • Work with the Area Manager, FO Coordinator, CC project managers, and coordinators on emergency preparedness for their programs, providing oversight and technical support regarding security and emergency evacuations.
  • Monitor and analyze the security situation, risks, and likely scenarios, ensuring reliable security information for informed decision-making.
  • Ensure the implementation of relevant mitigation measures in the field to reduce risks to an acceptable level.
  • Ensure all staff give informed consent based on briefing upon arrival and that updates are regularly shared with Area and Field office staff on security situations.
  • Support Area and Field Office staff in ensuring NRC’s partners have a solid HSS management system and conduct capacity-building activities when relevant.
  • Facilitate an ongoing culture of health, Safety, and security learning and arrange continuing training, including HEIST, on-site training, new staff inductions, visitor briefings, etc., in line with NRC policies.
  • Perform Liaison tasks such as tracking TARs and access negotiation alongside the AM.
  • Build relationships, negotiate with the community and the authorities, and attend meetings.
  • Support in investigations and report Safety incidents within the organization mandates to the HSS System and Line Manager while ensuring strict confidentiality.
  • Report significant incidents of NRC-related issues promptly to the appropriate management/staff using prescribed reporting forms and modalities.


  • Ensure the reports are quickly disseminated to the appropriate NRC staff and offices—Liaise with other local stakeholders and authorities at the proper level.
  • Collaborate with the Safety Department, conduct physical assessments and surveys of offices, fields, Safety protocols, vehicles, and staff residences to ensure compliance with Minimum Operating Safety Standards MOSS and Minimum Operating Residential Safety Standards MORSS.
  • Promote ideas to improve the Safety of staff and Liaison function on Operation issues in NRC AO & CO.

Eligibility Criteria for the HSS Team Leader Job

  • Experience working in Health, Safety, and Security in a humanitarian/ recovery context for at least three years.
  • Experience in risk management for implementing partners and remote management.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal.
  • Previous experience in delivering training and capacity-building activities.
  • Experience working with State and Non-state Actors in northeastern Nigeria.
  • Takes responsibility and can work under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Nigerian nationality

If interested in the job, apply with this link.


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