Norwegian People's Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Mine Action, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People's Aid has about 12000 members in Norway and 2400 staff worldwide. We work in 36 countries around the world, and in 2017 we will have an expected turnover of 1000 MNOK.

Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) is looking for an experienced Security Manager to establish and maintain security support systems for NPA's programmes in South Sudan as well as to provide up to date security analysis and risk assessments. You have strong international experience in security assessment, planning and implementation of safety and security procedures from conflict areas, preferably with experience in South Sudan, strong negotiation and analytical skills as well as managerial and leadership skills. The Security Manager is part of the country management team and responsibie to advice and support the Country Director and the management team on all security related issues. The Security Manger works closely with the NPA Head Office (HO) Security Team.

Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) has been involved in humanitarian work in South Sudan since 1986 and the programme is one of NPA's largest country portfolios. The Country Office is located in the capital Juba. NPA runs three multi-sector programmes in Humanitarian Relief, Food Security and Livelihoods and Civil Society Development, with an annual turnover of approximately 15 million USD. We have some 200 employees in the organisation, and our activities are dispersed throughout the country.

In this role you will:

  • Establish and implement security systems (including policies, plans, procedures) for NPA South Sudan in line with existing NPA security policies and approach.
  • Monitor adherance to programme security systems as per approved procedures.
  • Develop and conduct comprehensive security risk assessments in order to ensure implementation of appropriate security plans/procedures.
  • Conduct security training for staff in order to ensure awareness and promote inclusion, participation, and leadership among the entire NPA team.
  • Ensure that NPA is well connected and part of all relevant interagency and security coordination mechanisms in South Sudan and liase with the relevant agencies and authorities.
  • Advise the Country Director and Managment Team on security related issues.
  • Conduct analysis of the context and developments in relation to the security situation, including ongoing risk assessments and analyse security incident reports (trends, threaths).
  • Provide the Country Director, Crisis Management Team and the Head Office Security Team with briefs and updates on a regular basis/as necessary and advise and support Programme Managers and the Country Director with regard to implementation of the security management system, including management of security incidents.
  • Provide crisis management support to senior management for incident response, reporting and analysis.
  • Ensure that the supporting departments (Finanance, HR, Administration, Information Management and Logistics) have appropriate systems in place to facilitate good security management.

What you bring to the team:

  • Strong international experience in security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of INGO humanitarian operations in conflict affected countries.
  • Analytical capability and ability to process sensitive information with discretion.
  • Proven negotiation skills (internal and external) in complex and stressful circumstances.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Solid experience to provide training, advice and support.
  • Good writing skills and proficiency in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, discretion and impartiality.
  • Good team player.

We consider it an advantage if you also have the following as part of your background:

  • Experience from South Sudan or comparable context.
  • Experienced in supporting multiple field offices in conflict areas.
  • Capacity building skills.

In return we offer:

  • Salary: In addition to base salary, our salary package for this position includes post allowance, hardship allowance and a hazard allowance specific for South Sudan*
  • Accommodation: NPA will provide free accommodation
  • Leave: We recognise the harsh conditions of working in the South Sudanese context and the need for time off to recuperate. We have an R&R rotation system in the programme, and in addition we offer five weeks annual leave** 
  • Flights: NPA provides three international flights per year in addition to contract start and end flights*
  • Insurance: You will be covered by NPA's comprehensive insurance package which includes travel insurance, group life insurance, accident insurance and worker's compensation insurance
  • Health checks: Will be provided in connection with assumption of duty, and on an annual basis
  • Contract: A one-year contract with possibility for renewal 
  • In general we emphasise the importance of strong health, cross-cultural communication skills, positive attitude, creativity and the ability to work under pressure and difficult conditions. One of NPA's overall objectives is to promote gender equality in our organization, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information about NPA, please see NPA's website at             

Please apply online by the closing date of 3rd December 2017. Applications will be reviewed continuously and NPA reserves the right to call for interviews before the deadline.

For questions on professional technical scope of the postion contact Country Director Hanna Mollan on

* Terms apply according to NPA's internal regulations

* *Terms for annual holiday follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act

Please apply online as instructed on this website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.

Contact person

Kay Gamst

Advisor Security