The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 30 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA’s international work covers three core areas: Mine Action and Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises response.
Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to impact millions of people for decades to follow. Mine Action and Disarmament’s vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Currently, NPA has more than 20 Mine Action Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from explosive weapons?
NPA is opening a Mine Action and Disarmament programme with the aim of protecting civilians from the threats posed by explosive ordnance (EO) in Ukraine. NPA is planning to assist displaced and non-displaced civilians with humanitarian activities such as: explosive ordnance Risk Education, Conflict Preparedness and Protection and mines and EO clearance, as well as capacity development projects. NPA’s country office is currently in Kyiv with other country bases to be open in the near future.
In this position your main responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:
- • Establish and implement country specific security management procedures in accordance with the NPA global security framework for NPA Ukraine.
- • Review country specific security management procedures on a regular basis.
- • Monitor adherence to programme security management procedures.
- • Conduct security risk assessments in order to ensure implementation of appropriate security management procedures.
- • Conduct regular visits to future NPA offices and field locations to assess security and safety conditions.
- • Conduct security training for programme staff in accordance with the NPA global security training requirements.
- • Liaise with external providers regarding security support and training (i.e. HEAT, PSD) if needed.
- • Ensure that NPA is well connected and part of all relevant interagency and security coordination mechanisms in Ukraine. Attend INGO and other interagency security coordination meetings. Liaise with UN and interagency security personnel on matters relevant for NPA in Ukraine.
- • Conduct analysis of the context and developments in relation to the security situation, including ongoing risk assessments. In particular, joint risk assessments of new areas of operations with operations and programme staff members.
- • Advise the Country Director, DMAD Programme Manager and in-country Management Team on security related issues.
- • Provide security briefings and updates to NPA HO, programme staff and visitors.
- • Liaise with national law enforcement agencies, where appropriate, on local permits and protocols impacting INGO operations and security.
To be succesfull in this role you must have:
- • Relevant higher education and/or relevant military background.
- • At least 3 years of proven professional experience in security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of INGO humanitarian operations.
- • Excellent references reflecting demonstrated teamwork, maturity of judgment, tolerance for hardship and stress, leadership and integrity of character.
- • Strong understanding and knowledge of humanitarian principles and its practical application.
- • Demonstrated knowledge of INGO security frameworks.
- • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
- • Ability and willingness to train programme partners; proven training leadership required
- • Written and verbal proficiency in English
- • Ukrainian and/or Russian as native language.
- • Excellent IT and computer literacy skills.
- • Proven negotiation skills (internal and external) in complex and stressful circumstances.
- • Strong analytical skills
In this position, the following personal qualifications are required:
- • Self-driven with integrity, initiative and ability to think and work independently
- • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
- • Organised and efficient.
- • Good team player
- • Strong health
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