Safety Assistant

Dansk Flygtningehjælp

Udlandet (øvrige)

Duty Station [Benghazi, Libya]

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home. The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Who are we?

Danish refugee council has been operating in Libya and Tunisia since 2011 focusing on protection of the displaced and conflict affected population. These include refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants in Tripoli area and in the south west of the country, the population in and around Sirte affected by unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and to an increasing extent on the legal and illegal migrants and stateless populations in Libya. DRC/DDG has its head office in Tripoli and a field office in Sabha and Benghazi.

About the job

The aim of the position is to support the Safety Advisor in ensuring the safety and security of DRC staff and assets through the implementation and compliance oversight of relevant policies and procedures. The Safety Assistant plays a key role in supporting crisis and incident handling processes. The Safety Assistant will work under the supervision of the Support Services Manager with the technical support of the Safety Advisor.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Generic responsibilities

• Implement safety systems and procedures in line with DDRC policies, SOP’s and handbooks

• Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options

Specific responsibilities

• Monitor and track incidents and contextual trends as a basis for analysis relating to safety, security and access.

• Write regular as well as ad-hoc reports pertaining to security incidents, access developments and other contextual concerns in order to better inform decision-making process.

• Issue security/access advice on demand in case of significant changes in contexts.

• Issue guidance on safety & security and movement protocols

• Assist with updating security protocols for staff movement and operations inside Benghazi (including hibernation plans; Fire Safety Plans; critical incident management protocol; Duty of care for staff; etc.)

• Provide extensive support (including regarding safety, security and liaison) in the event of critical incidents

• Maintain active contact with Safety/Liaison counterparts from peer agencies (including Local Humanitarian Partners) and relevant organizations.

• Support the identification of capacity building needs and train the staff on existing safety packages as needed.

Other tasks:

• Assist in the development and implement systems and procedures related to safety and security of DRC staff and assets in Benghazi.

• Assist in the security and safety contingency and continuity planning for the office ensuring that all security plans are implemented, and emergency systems are regularly tested.

• Prepare comprehensive, accurate and timely security-related reports including recommendations to support informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the senior managers and other stakeholders.

• Provide security orientation briefing to newly arrived staff to ensure staff are well-informed of local security conditions and procedures.

• Guarantee increased safety and security awareness amongst staff through regular awareness and capacity building in all areas of operation.

• Support the Incident Management Team (IMT) for crisis and incident handling.

• Quality assure safety and security protocols and systems and advise on improvements.

• Produce assessments, projections and analyses related to important security, social, economic and political developments.

• Provide summarized security analysis as requested.

• Coordinate and liaise with other NGOs, and authorities to maintain up-to-date situational awareness and brief staff as necessary.

About you :

• Strong communication skills, with good written and spoken English

• Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office (particularly Excel and Word)

• Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and


• Experience of flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadline

• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

• Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

• Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

• Be agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Moreover, we also expect the following:

University Degree and an open attitude for learning and take on board new skills within the field of safety and security and working under the values of an international NGO.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We offer

Type of Contract: National Contract

Designation of Duty Station: Benghazi

Start date: ASAP

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: May 23 , 2019

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit


Application due:



Contract type:
National contract


Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.

DDG is part of DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, and which is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

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