Security Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th April, 2019

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced security professional to work as the Security Manager in one of our biggest humanitarian operations. Someone who is a skilled negotiator, has a knack for information management and exudes confidence when leading critical incident responses. If this sounds like you, read below for more details about the position and we look forward to receiving your application, today. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis even before the closing date.


Afghanistan remains a protracted and complex emergency. Conflict-induced displacement and recurrent natural disasters occur at the same time as ongoing return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) established operations in Afghanistan in 2003. We respond across Afghanistan, including in hard-to-access provinces, by providing Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance, Education, Shelter, Food & Livelihoods, Camp Management and Emergency programmes. For the past 2 years the NRC Afghanistan programme has grown exponentially. With a dedicated team of over 1000 staff, in 5 areas offices and 8 field offices, our operations are spread across Afghanistan reaching highly volatile environments with lifesaving assistance and protection.

NRC has been a champion for principled humanitarian access and this position will contribute towards the ambition to stay and deliver assistance as well as to reach people in hard-to-reach areas. The government, UN agencies, donors and other stakeholders now recognize NRC as one of the most significant and important humanitarian players in Afghanistan.


This position manages security staff in Kabul and provides technical assistance and compliance monitoring to dispersed operational offices. In the coming year, the position will concentrate on ensuring that structures and systems for security management are in place and being utilised. The position provides strategic advice to the Country Management Group on security, staff safety and risk management.

The Security Manager reports to the Country Director.


We are seeking a university graduate in relevant field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience working as a Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context. Expertise in responding to security incidents, establishing security policy procedures, conducting security assessments, and documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. A seasoned manager who will manage and build the technical capacity of our security national staff. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.


  • Development and implementation of the NRC Security Management System at national level.
  • Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS).
  • Minimize security risks to the operations of NRC.
  • Management of security staff at country office.
  • Supporting the development/implementation of a robust security structure in Area offices.
  • Provide the security context for programme implementation.
  • Facilitating principled humanitarian access negotiations.
  • Monitoring compliance to security plans and Standard Operating Procedures.


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