Health, Safety, and Security Manager Palestine Gaza

Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for:

A highly qualified, experienced, and dynamic Health, Safety and Security professional to provide support to our teams in Palestine Office. The successful candidate will ensure compliance with NRC HSS minimum standards and in reducing the overall risk on NRC operations across the country. This includes developing and updating HSS strategies, plans, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as providing HSS mitigation measures for safe and secure program access. The HSS Manager is also responsible for coordinating and conduct mandatory and other tailored training courses for the country office and area office.

What you will do:

  • Monitor and analyze the context (overall security situation, risks, and most likely scenarios), ensuring reliable security information as basis for informed decision-making.
  • Work with management to ensure that the relevant mitigation measures are in place in the field and within our processes to reduce risks to an acceptable level.
  • Work with management to ensure that all staff give their informed consent based on briefing upon arrival and that updates are regularly shared on security situations.
  • Ensure that Duty of Care (DoC) HSS standards are upheld at all times and that corrective measures are implemented when weaknesses are identified in collaboration with HR.
  • Work with the Country Management Group (CMG) on emergency preparedness as it pertains to programmes, providing oversight and technical support regarding security and emergency evacuations.
  • As a key member of the Crisis Management Team (CMT), provide sustained support to operational teams and management during an incident.
  • Contribute to improve humanitarian access for NRC operations across Palestine by providing technical support on tools and strategies, ensuring capacity building for field staff and supporting Area Managers (Ams) and programme / support staff in managing access related incidents.
  • Act as HSS Department lead, establishing department objectives, directly managing HSS staff at Country Office (CO) level and ensuring coordination, harmonized systems and regular exchanges across the CO and Area Offices (AOs).
  • Support Partnership Coordinator in ensuring NRC’s partners have solid HSS management system in place also conducting capacity building activities when relevant.
  • Facilitate ongoing culture of learning as it relates to health, safety and security and arrange for ongoing training including Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), on-site training, etc. in line with NRC policies.
  • Network, communicate and cooperate with relevant external HSS actors and pursue and develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders to increase and maintain humanitarian access.
  • Contribute to NRC’s Risk Management process supporting Risk and Compliance Coordinator and other Risk Owners in identifying, assessing, and managing organizational risks.
  • Representing NRC in HSS working groups.

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

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts. Experience in the Middle East is preferable.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Experience in working with civilian and military interlocutors.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Hebrew is a plus.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Gaza.
  • Contract: 12 months (Renewal is subject to performance and funds availability)
  • Travel: 40% (to NRC operating locations)
  • 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

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.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

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.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Palestine here.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

How to apply

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your national identification card. 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.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application here by latest April 17, 2024.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]with the job title as the subject line.

Deadline: 17 Apr 2024