Norwegian Red Cross Job Vacancy: Security Coordinator - Oslo, Norway

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Security Coordinator

The Red Cross and Red Crescent is one of the largest humanitarian organisation networks worldwide with over 100 million volunteers and staff in 190 countries.

The International Department in the Norwegian Red Cross is responsible for the establishment and follow up of the Norwegian Red Cross programmes in over 25 different countries. Our main fields of focus are health and water, emergency response, prevention of disasters and support to other national Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.

The Security Coordinator has to closely follow, through multiple sources, the security situation in countries where the Norwegian Red Cross has a presence. The Security Coordinator will analyse regularly the overall situation in those countries where the Norwegian Red Cross has a presence and will give security recommendations to staff and management. (S)he will ensure that policies, practices and tools are of good quality and are regularly updated and improved.

Main tasks:
  • Collect and analyse information from our delegates in the field and other sources
  • Visit field missions and do security assessments
  • Based on this analysis formulate advices to delegates and management
  • Follow up closely deteriorating security situations in selected countries and advice delegates and management on mitigating measures
  • Lead a crisis management team when required
  • Develop and organise adequate security trainings
  • Develop and update security tools and procedures
  • Brief and debrief staff and delegates before and after field missions
  • Develop a network of security contacts and participate in relevant platforms
  • Remain updated on new developments in humanitarian security management
Required qualifications:
  • Relevant higher education
  • Proven analytical and strategic skills
  • Good understanding of security risk management methodologies
  • Field experience from one or more developing countries
  • Availability to do frequent (short term) missions in security sensitive contexts such as Afghanistan, Yemen, South Sudan, …
  • Available to work in high stress, high risk environment
  • Innovative and able to implement
  • Service minded
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Good networking and communication skills, team oriented
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Written and spoken Norwegian is an asset
  • Third language is an asset
  • Experience from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is an asset
We offer
  • A valuable and challenging experience in one of the world largest humanitarian organisation
  • A broad network, internally and externally, in an interesting and multifaceted organisation
  • Salary and benefits according to Norwegian Red Cross salary system
Commencement: 15.06.2016

The position is permanent, duty station is Oslo.

Deadline: 29.feb.2016

How to apply:
For more information please contact Toon Vandenhove on +47 41694149 or