Security & Welfare Delegate

  • Contractor
  • Kyiv Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Danish Red Cross profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Danish Red Cross


Make a difference in the lives of others by safeguarding their safety and well-being.

The Danish Red Cross is seeking a skilled and experienced Security & Welfare Delegate to join our team in Ukraine. In this crucial role, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff while they deliver essential humanitarian assistance in a complex and challenging environment.

Danish Red Cross (DRC) has been present in Eurasia for more than 20 years and is currently active in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DPRK, Nepal, Myanmar, and Ukraine with approximately 70 staff in the region.

The Ukraine office currently has around 40 staff employed, which are based in 4 different locations (Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Kropyvnytskyi and Mykolaiv). Approx 15 international staff and 25 national staff. DRC has a fleet of 15 vehicles.

About the Role

It is important to note that in Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has the security mandate and thereby sets the direction for security. It is the responsibility to ensure DRC is compliant and engages and acts as liaison between ICRC and DRC on security related matters.

As a Security & Welfare Delegate, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive security risk management (SRM) advice and support to the Country Manager (CM) and the Danish Red Cross country office team. You will also oversee the security of our fleet of vehicles and implement measures to enhance staff welfare and wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide professional SRM advice and support to the CM and the Danish Red Cross country office team
  • Liaise and coordinate with the ICRC, IFRC, and other relevant Movement partners on security matters
  • Monitor the security/threat environment and provide advice in changing contexts
  • Carry out security risk and threat assessments
  • Identify security (and safety) risk management measures and ensure contingency plans are in place and up to date for all DRC locations
  • Respond to/follow up on security incidents and assist the CM in incident analysis and staff communication/measures
  • Draft/update country security and contingency documentation
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of security regulations and processes
  • Establish and maintain effective liaison relations with external agencies and humanitarian security focal points
  • Participate in relevant security meetings both internally and externally
  • Work with Ukraine Red Cross Society (URCS) on their security plans
  • Provide or source general or more specific training where relevant (e.g., UXO awareness), including emergency drills
  • Lead the staff wellbeing group
  • Provide welfare updates to Senior Management
  • Develop staff well-being initiatives together with HR/admin and support the CM in staff wellbeing work
  • Implementing security measures for the office vehicles
  • Conducting safety training sessions for drivers
  • Ensuring that drivers adhere to safety regulations and traffic rules
  • Monitoring and addressing any unsafe driving practices
  • Ensuring that vehicles are in optimal condition for operation
  • Monitoring fuel consumption and expenses

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years’ experience in security for international organisations
  • Experience in Ukraine or the region is an added advantage
  • Red Cross Movement experience is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated success in incident management
  • Understanding of fleet management
  • Experience with staff well-being areas
  • Proactive, able to identify gaps and initiate new systems and procedures
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to the humanitarian principles of the Red Cross Movement

Employment conditions

The starting date is expected to be as soon as possible and preferably not later than 1 March 2024. The length of the contract is 1 year with the possibility to be extended. Your duty station will be in Kyiv. The position is a non-family duty station and will include R&R benefits for as long as the security situation deems it necessary.

Travelling to other areas of Ukraine will take place to the degree that is needed and the security situation in-country allows. For security reasons, please also highlight if you have already had HEAT training or similar, and the date of this training.

The salary including allowances and pension is competitive and will be depending on qualifications and experience. DRC’s objective is to recruit as local as possible, and as global as necessary.

Further information

You can also contact Country Manager Jakob Harbo on [email protected] if you have further questions.

Application deadline will be 11 Feb. and interviews may be conducted on on-going basis due to the urgency of the vacancy.

Your application and CV should be uploaded via the DRC web page

How to apply

deadline: 11-Feb-24

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