Health Safety and Security Team Leader - South Lebanon

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All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

Purpose of the role

The Health Safety and Security (HSS) Field Team Leader is responsible for overseeing various day-to-day HSS-related activities in the relevant area in line with NRC’s policies and procedures and providing direct support and interference in the implementation, standardization, and reporting of all HSS activities across the area. He/she will provide guidance on HSS matters and conduct security risk and assessments and will contribute to the production of SOPs, and security packages.


What you will do

  1. Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines, and standards
  2. Implement and train staff on NRC HSS policies and procedures.
  3. Provide daily follow-up on all HSS-related activities.
  4. Advise and support staff on HSS procedures, policies, and documents required.
  5. Prepare periodic related reports, advise on best practices, and suggest improvements.
  6. Assess, promote, and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  7. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities, stakeholders, and communities 
  8. Report all breaches of safety and security procedures and all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities, or assets.
  9. Promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards and principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC.
  10. Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and report any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action.


Specifically, you will;

  1. Develop the annual revision of field office security plans, evacuation plans, relocation, hibernation, and other related procedures, and provide necessary feedback for the country security plan.
  2. Oversee the regular inspections/assess the needs of the office/warehouse compound, vehicles, centers, and residential apartments, in addition to site assessments for all new rental premises providing guidance and procedures for achieving full compliance with the mandatory mitigation measures and compliance.
  3. Monitor, analyze, and update the local political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal (PESTEL) context on a regular basis and as necessary. Assess possible developments and impacts on current and/or future NRC operations and environment.
  4. Conduct deconfliction and participatory security risk assessments as required.
  5. Support Area Manager in dealing with access-related issues for NRC
  6. Support programme staff in planning and implementing risk mitigation strategies to improve access to hard-to-reach areas or new areas of operation.
  7. Support the Area Management in establishing and maintaining contacts with the authorities in the area of operation and in crisis, incident, and post-incident management.
  8. Record and map safety and security incidents both internally in NRC and within the context, in general, to be used as a guide for adapting set policies and procedures as needed.

Assist in the preparation and submission of incident reports and ensure timely preparation of the subject weekly report while maintaining an incident database.

  1. Ensure that incidents are mapped, conduct post-incident analysis, and follow up on resolution as necessary.
  2. Conduct security training and inductions for new and existing NRC staff while ensuring all relevant training is conducted on a regular basis, as coordinated with country HSS Adviser. Maintain HSS training records, and develop training materials in response to the evolving context.
  3. Ensure own understanding of Duty of Care approaches, to support NRC staff in conjunction with other key stakeholders.
  4. Update Health, Safety, and Security protocols and related plans, evacuation, relocation, hibernation, medevac, and crisis management procedures and ensure staff are briefed on these documents. Issue advisories to staff and management as necessary on issues related to health, safety, security, and country context and challenges in the corresponding area
  5. Maintain active formal /informal contact and relations with Safety/Liaison counterparts from peer agencies and support Local Humanitarian Partners in managing safety and security and carrying out sound security risk assessments relevant to the programs they implement on behalf of NRC.


Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Health, Safety, and Security in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Desirable experience in law enforcement or military
  • Fluency in English and Arabic both written and verbal
  • Sound knowledge of the context in Lebanon
  • Experience in staff management, mentoring, coaching, training
  • Advanced computer skills in Office 365 and Microsoft programs
  • Sound knowledge of operational risk management


Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their jobs. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Coping with change
  • Analysing


What We Offer

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

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Kindly note that empty or incomplete applications as well as CVs received via email will not be considered official and will not be processed.



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Last modified: 
30 Nov, 2023
Intervention Sector(s):
Application Deadline:
Friday, 8 December 2023
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
12 months, renewable based on funding, performance and need for the position
Salary Range:
2000 to 2500 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon