Health Safety and Security Manager – Nationals

  • Contract
  • Caracas
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

What we are looking for

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, resilient and dynamic HSS Manager that will serve as the lead technical resource on health, safety and security risks as well as crisis management in Venezuela. This role acts as the technical supervisor for HSS staff in the Area Offices and provides country based analysis and input for the achievement of the Country Operations HSS policy compliance. The HSS Manager further serves as a core member the Country Management Group (CMG) and Crisis Management Team (CMT).

What you will do

  1. Promote and stimulate HSS risk management culture.
  2. Provide CMG with strategic advice based on changes to the context.
  3. Act as an adviser to the Crisis Management Team (CMT) leader during a crisis and take lead as and when delegated, ensure relevant quality control and monitoring/evaluation standards in the area 
  4. Oversee and support HSS management to staff, assets, operations and reputation of NRC in Venezuela
  5. Implement the NRC Global HSS Management System at CO level and provide reports as required.
  6. Develop and maintain key HSS documents and procedures including strategy and budget.


Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. 

What you will bring

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as an HSS Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context, 
  • Professional qualifications or studies in social or political sciences, security management or related fields.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts in international settings.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, both written and verbal.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in in Latin America is preferred, international experience is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of the context in Venezuela
  • Substantial and demonstrated prior experience as a security trainer.
  • Prior work experience in the country is highly desireable
  • Prior experience in leading security teams is desireable
  • Experience or qualifications in humanitarian access are desireable.
  • Experience in risk management for implementing partners or remote management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and access negotiations

What we offer

  • Duty station: Caracas, Venezuela
  • Contract: national contract, 12 months 
  • Travel: up to 30% 
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.


Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

Venezuela’s protracted economic, social, and political crisis has led to millions of people fleeing the country, many others being internally displaced: at least 7.6 million people are in need humanitarian assistance or protection. NRC is present in Venezuela since 2005 and works on Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) and Protection from Violence (PfV) in Zulia, Tachira, Apure and Bolivar states.


We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity


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