Access and Safety Team Leader

Temps complet
Band G, Level 0
LocalisationLocalisation :buea-region-sud_ouest-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :21/09/2020   Catégorie : Temps complet Salaire : Band G, Level 0
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Position: Access and Safety Team Leader

Number of Positions: 01

Location: Buea, South West Cameroon

Contract type: National Fixed Term contract

Start date: 20th October 2020


Overall purpose of the role

  • Responsible for the implementation of the DRC Safety Risk Management System, with a strong focus on conducting Safety Risk Assessments in the field
  • Provide professional security advice, support, guidance, and expertise to DRC staff
  • Enable, ensure, contextualize and report compliance to DRC MOSS security management system, while achieving effective access and continuity of operations through close cooperation with programmes
  • Enabling DRC staff to conduct their work in a confident, safe, appropriate and effective manner


Geographic scope: Base (Buea)

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the development of base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.


Main responsibilities


  • Act as the local focal point for safety co-ordination and information sharing between the relevant national actors within the area of operations
  • Collect, verify, analyze and report information that affects, or may affect, DRC operations
  • Establish a network of contacts that supports DRC safety and access in operations
  • Track safety related incidents and developments and provide trend/pattern analysis to facilitate programme access.
  • Undertake and support others to undertake Risk Assessments (RAs) and facilitate the implementation of mitigation measures.
  • Manage safety related information and provide all staff with regular safety updates and advisories.
  • Maintain relevant safety documentation, data and records (training register, incident tracking, maps, etc.)
  • Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain safety information and analysis
  • Represent DRC at inter-agency safety fora.
  • Focal point for the procurement of safety-related equipment, facilities and other resources within Ninewa.



  • Develop and maintain DRC’s access strategy for NW/SW operations. Lead on DRC gaining and maintaining access for principled humanitarian response.
  • Guide program and support service teams on conflict sensitive programming to maintain access objectives.
  • Lead on coordination with relevant focal points to secure safe and principled access to DRC operation areas.



  • Conduct analysis to inform robust access approaches in current and anticipated operational areas
  • Assist in training on safety procedures as required for program staff
  • Provide Safety and Security advice on programme development and implementation



  • Implement safety policies, protocols and procedures related to the safe implementation of programme activities
  • Engage and participate in Safety related training as directed by Line Manager
  • Supervise and monitor the development and implementation of context specific MOSS
  • Mentor safety colleagues on an ongoing basis in the area of safety and security management
  • Supervise the implementation of physical and asset protection protocols and regulations
  • Conduct regular site assessments and advise on mitigation measures
  • Assist in the development and implementation of contingency plans; such as medical emergency, evacuation and incident management, movement briefings and contextualization of movement plan.



  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager;
  • Conduct duties in accordance with programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct.
  • Make sure to spread a positive image of DRC and its activities by explaining what DRC is doing and why DRC operates in that way.


As Team Leader the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for people management of employees in the same area of work
  • Accountable for ensuring that agreed work plans and tasks set by the next-level up Manager are implemented on time
  • Hiring and termination of employees and conducting performance appraisals (closely overseen by the next-level manager)


Required experience and competencies

  • At least 3 years' experience in field safety and of operating in a hostile security environments
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Familiarity with humanitarian principles and practices
  • Fluency in Pidgin


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


Required education

Master's degree in political science, peace & conflict studies, history, disaster management or a military education.


Knowledge of context: Minimum 10 years working / studying / living in South West or North West Cameroon. Applications that do not demonstrate this will not be considered.


Application Process

Applications including a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English should be sent to  by  28th September 2020.

Subject of the email should be ‘A & S Team Leader’

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Method of Application Application Process Applications including a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English should be sent to  by  28th September 2020. Subject of the email should be ‘A & S Team Leader’

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