Health, Safety & Security Technical Assistant

  • Contract
  • Lviv Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Norwegian Refugee Council


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s values. To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and believes that shall guide our actions and relationships. The role of the HSS Technical Assistant (HSSTA) is to assist the HSS Coordinator (HSSC) and the HSS Manager (HSSM) in conducting all Health Safety and Security (HSS) related tasks at AOW (Area Office West), inclusive AO (Area Office), Lviv and FO (Field Office), Ternopil.


Generic responsibilities

  1. Participate and assist in the production of all HSS related documents for AOW and FO
  2. Assist in the management and development of security staff in AOW
  3. Assist in the production of Security Risk Assessments AO level
  4. Assist in the production of Security Reports at Country and Office level
  5. Assist in the control of area and country security packs
  6. Assist in the updating of all relevant HSS documents at AOW
  7. Prepare reports as required
  8. Assist in drafting reports, SA (security assessments), RSA (rapid security assessments), operational procedures and plans at AOW and country level, if needed
  9. Draft purchase requests for trainings and emergencies, manage the use and keeping in storage of those items ready for emergency use
  10. Assist in drafting plans and holding trainings on HSS issues.
  11. Support AO and FO as required during leave and high intensity operations
  12. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures

Specific responsibilities

  • Assist in the production of the country weekly/daily security report
  • Control and inspect all HSS equipment that has been distributed in AOW
  • Participate in the production of Rapid Security Risk Assessments
  • Participate in the production of full Security Risk Assessments inclusive workshops
  • Control and inspect all medical equipment issued in AOW
  • Participate in the training of staff on HSS topics
  • Update and control the online security package for CO and AO
  • Update and control the content of the Ukraine CO online files and reports at AELA
  • Participate in capacity building as directed by the HSS Coordinator and HSS Manager to maintain an in-house capacity on HSS related trainings
  • Produce timely and accurate training reports based on HSS training conducted in AOW
  • Participate or individually carry in internal security audits as instructed by HSS Coordinator and HSS Manager
  • Regularly oversee and control the security briefing protocols for CO and AO
  • Manage and monitor movements
  • Update and manage the HSS budget as per HSS Manager instructions
  • Conduct any other tasks as directed by the HSS Coordinator


Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a HSS related position
  • Desirable experience in law enforcement or military
  • Ability to liaise with law enforcement agencies, military organizations and local administrations
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a varied workload in a rapidly changing work environment
  • Previous experience from working with documents that require verification and control
  • Good coordination and control skills
  • Background in implementation and training for HSS related work
  • Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian, both written and verbal is essential

Context related skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Solid knowledge of the situation in Ukraine
  • Proficiency in Office 365 and on-line related platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with solid knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge about Geographic Information System (GIS) is an asset
  • Proficiency in the use of phone applications like WhatsApp
  • Knowledge about Geographic Information System (GIS) or other mapping software
  • Knowledge of radio communications is essential
  • Experience as Duty Officer is a strong advantage

Behavioral competencies

  • Ability to handle insecure environment
  • Capacity to handle multitasking
  • A solid portion of can-do attitude
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours
  • A good portion of common sense and humor

We offer:

  • Type of contract: national employment contract until 30.12.2023 (with possible extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms, and conditions.
  • Duty station: Lviv, Ukraine.

**This vacancy is open only to Ukrainian candidates**

How to apply

Please click here to visit our website and apply. Due to the urgency of this recruitment, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Internally displaced people are strongly encouraged to apply. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. References will only be contacted after the interview.

Deadline: 27 Mar 2023