Technical Security and Safety Officer - Region Middle East


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs


Rights Respected, People Protected



The Middle East Regional Office based in Amman, Jordan was created in January 2014 as part of NRC’s reorganization process.  We currently have more than 3,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Palestine.  Our work is concentrated on the shelter, education, food security, legal assistance and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programs.

NRC operations in the Middle East have grown significantly in recent years and further growth is expected in the months to come. With large operations in such fluid contexts, the NRC Middle East Regional Office has a stimulating and rewarding work environment, a collaborative workforce and genuine place of passion responding to a region in crisis.


Role Specific/Purpose:

The Technical Security and Safety Officer will act as the security and safety focal point for the Middle East Regional Office (MERO) and Syria Response Office (SRO) in ensuring the safety and security of staff and assets in Jordan, through the implementation of relevant policies and procedures and risk mitigation. The Security and Safety Officer will support the Jordan Country Office and the Regional Security Advisor in risk management measures and putting measures in place to mitigate risks to NRC staff and assets.


This position will be responsible for looking after the building safety and the security guards, in addition he/she will be responsible for conducting on time security briefs to NRC visitors and new staff.

The Security and Safety Officer will be responsible for developing tools and procedures for tracking travel movements of NRC staff and for better general safety support.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

2-3 years of relevant professional experience in lieu of formal education.

A confident, assertive, and energetic person who owns tactfulness skills and the ability to deal with different external actors in a professional manner.

A team player who can work with minimum supervision. Enthusiasm to learn new things and growth, and willingness to take new tasks.

Good organization and presentation skills and attention to details.

Good command in spoken and written English is a must.

Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that basic routines related to security and safety management in MERO/SRO are followed, relevant safety equipment is installed and maintained effectively

  2. Conduct security and safety briefings to new staff and visitors, assist with training and event management.

  3. Support the Regional Security Advisor/ Head of Security in drafting of specific guidelines related to MERO/SRO including, office security and evacuation plans and conduct security and safety assessment on all MERO/SRO contracted premises

  4. Support the Regional Security Advisor/  Head of Security in the development of regional security and safety frameworks incl. security protocols/operating procedures, recording and tracking of incidents, trends analysis and similar;

  5. Manage, record and track MERO/SRO staff movements as per current security levels and advisories;

  6. Assist in the preparation of security reports.


 [12 months contract]

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty Station: Amman, Jordan

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: USG, Under-Secretary-General
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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