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Safety Manager Job in Dadaab Kenya


The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997.

Safety Manager 

Dadaab, Kenya

The Safety Manager (SM) will manage the development and implementation of the DRC Risk Management System (RMS) in order to support the safe and efficient delivery of programme activities within Kenya.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting regular Safety Risk Assessments (SRA) for each programme area pursuant to DRC Safety Policy and based on the SRA, advice programmes on mitigation measures.
  • Ensure that Kenya program is compliant with the DRC global Minimum Operating Security Standards and that all areas have updated Local Safety Rules
  • Ensure each programme area has appropriate Standard Operating Procedures; monitor compliance with SOPs and facilitate development of context-specific contingency plans
  • Conduct – or facilitate the delivery of – safety training for staff in accordance with the SOPs governing access control
Requirements
  • Must possess at least 3 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other international agencies in North Eastern Province in a management and/or supervisory role. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili, proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines are highly desirable. 
  • A stable, moral and robust character, good team-player with a good sense of humor and a proven commitment to accountability practices will be crucial to this position.
  • Emergency First Aid qualification (within the last year) will be an added advantage.
Preferable
  • Proven expertise in safety, fire, evacuation procedures, and safety and disaster management
  • Proven ability to train others; ability to explain technical information in non-technical terms
  • Fluent in written and spoken Somali
  • NGO/UN Security Management experience
Application Process

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualification and a CV. CVs longer than 4-pages will not be considered. CVs should include contact details of three professional referees. 

One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

Applications should be sent to: drcjobs@drckenya.org and have the subject heading of ”Safety Manager – Dadaab”. Deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 2, January 2013.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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