Humanitarian Access and Security Coordinator منسق سلامة ووصول انساني

Humanitarian Access and Security Coordinator منسق سلامة ووصول انساني

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 4832

Job Title: Humanitarian Access and Security Coordinator منسق سلامة ووصول انساني

Application deadline: 01.05.2021

Job Requirements:

Education: University degree in Management, Political Sciences, or related field, preferred. Technical degree or certification in related field with significant applicable experience.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 years of non-profit or NGO work experience within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing humanitarian security operations in the field.
  • Understanding the humanitarian principles, code of conduct and specific sub-sector work linked to NGO field and operations contexts.
  • Advanced knowledge in communications technology, including, satellite communications, cell phone mediums, etc.
  • Strong experience as a trainer; ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience of gaining a precise and impartial understanding of local, regional and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur.
  • Experience in NES strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience with the organization is strongly preferred .

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Proven experience as a professional and reliable manager (including management of people and projects)
  • Highly skilled in organizing large-scale, fast-paced, responsive field programs.
  • Situational awareness and opportunity awareness
  • Solid ability to provide team building, coaching, and development for staff as well as encourage cross-functional collaboration and cooperation.
  • Exceptional organizational and coordination skills

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent IRC at forums and with external stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills essential with experience in conflict resolution essential
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of working successfully with local stakeholders such as local and international NGOs, government, etc. with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Proven ability to design and lead training engagements with staff and partners to enhance skills and adapt to changing program demands.

Languages Required/Preferred:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required

Computer/Other Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Standards of Professional Conduct: organization workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the organization Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality.  In accordance with these values, the organization operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: the organization is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Attention Returning National Candidates the organization strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the organization MENA Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package.

Working Environment

The security level is 3 (Orange) NES. Staff must comply with all the organization security policies and procedures applicable to international staff.

The organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer which considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Job Description:

Safety and Security Management Planning

  • Provide technical support to the CD and Field Director NES on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security and program continuity.
  • Evaluate, review and update security management plans on a regular basis. Reference and ensure compliance to the organization Security Management Framework within the SMP and all annexes.
  • Work with the CD, Field Director NES and Field Coordinators to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans.
  • Evaluate, review and update the hibernation and evacuation plans for all organization’s offices and residences in NES and ensure that practical preparations are in place and known to all relevant staff.
  • Conduct risk assessments of contracted and prospective offices and residences. Follow up on actions to be taken to ensure compliance with safety and security standards.
  • Undertake continual assessments of equipment, and the protocols by which that equipment is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met.
  • Provide and implement best possible solutions for use of equipment to facilitate communication between staff, including proposing safe alternative means of communication and equipment.
  • Ensure safety and security protocols, reporting mechanisms, and capacity building initiatives account for gender-specific risks, staff profiles and background, and are sensitive to local contexts.

Humanitarian Access Management

  • Develop and implement humanitarian access strategies and approaches tailored to local contexts in field sites.
  • Ensure humanitarian access approaches are responsive to local context and include overarching community engagement components.
  • Develop ongoing relationships with local authorities and other power brokers in NES.
  • Work to ensure that the organization, its mission and work in all areas of operation is known and accepted.
  • Work to encourage stakeholders to collaborate with the organization in ensuring that staff and programs are safe and given permission to continue humanitarian activities .
  • Provide technical input and advice on assessments to consider the organization programming in new geographic locations.
  • In coordination with NES Operations and Program Coordinators, liaise with relevant security actors e.g., NGO Security Focal Points, NGO security coordinators, NCCI, INSO, NES NGO Forum, local community stakeholders, Governors, Civil Councils, HAO, etc.
  • Maintain a high level of preparedness vis-a-vis predicted contextual fluctuations operationally and programmatically.

Networking and Liaison

  • Maintain a network of the organization security focal points as well as external professional contacts and counterparts.
  • Provide timely feedback on questions and technical assistance requests from country program team members, MENA regional staff and HQ.
  • Monitor and provide support and reporting on NGO field security initiatives, as required.
  • Identify, create and maintain a network with NGO/UN and other humanitarian access and security specialists appropriate to this region.
  • Facilitate regional NGO security coordination through networking, collaboration and coordination with humanitarian actors.

Training and Capacity Building

  • Update and implement staff capacity development plan in line with the regional Humanitarian Access & Security Capacity Development Strategy.
  • Work closely with the Regional Security Capacity Building Coordinator to identify learning and development needs across the country program.
  • Provide regular trainings for the organization’s staff on humanitarian principles and safety and security preparedness. Training(s) may include Standard Operational Procedures; Humanitarian Negotiations; Contextual Understanding; Safety and Security Risk Management; Incident Management & Reporting; etc.
  • Liaise with partners to assess capacity building needs and provide advice and support where feasible and necessary.
  • Work with relevant internal focal points to develop and review information and on-boarding package for new hires and visitors.

Context Understanding and Reporting

  • Compile and submit regular reports that track incidents and trends in humanitarian access and local security contexts within organization’s areas of operation.
  • Submit daily contextual updates as needed to relevant field and program management staff.
  • Work closely with the organization field management teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately. Ensure that final incident reports are provided when the organization is closing the case.
  • Monitor the operating environment in the region, identify new threats, assess organization vulnerabilities and recommend possible responses.
  • Coordinate regularly with the RSSD on safety and security and fulfill reporting requirements to the region.
  • Contribute to local-level conflict sensitivity analysis.
  • Provide credible information and contextual understanding of localized and country-wide security situations and incidents along with appropriate advice to the organization field and program management staff.

Program Development

  • Participate in program design in close cooperation with Program staff.
  • Support Program Coordinators and field management staff in developing conflict-sensitive and contextually appropriate approaches in NES.
  • Participate in program review meetings and contribute to implementation plans to ensure the timely, safe, and secure delivery of organization’s service to beneficiaries.
  • Advise program and field management teams on context-specific risks pertaining to humanitarian access, safety, and security, and contribute to the development and implementation of mitigation measures and plans.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Contribute to the development of country emergency preparedness plans.
  • As required, support and advise the country leadership during humanitarian or security/safety emergencies.
  • Assist with the humanitarian access and security component (situation analysis and background information, security assessments) of Emergency Response Team deployments
  • Contribute to the development of operational and programmatic contingency plans that respond to different emergency scenarios .

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development

  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of the security members in field offices.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.
  • Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing guidance on career paths.
  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.
  • Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate. As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train and develop capability and capacity of national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by the end of assignment.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the organization Global HR Policies and Procedures and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.

Job Overview/Summary

Under the supervision of the Senior Humanitarian Access and Security Coordinator, the Humanitarian Access Coordinator supervises a team of Humanitarian Access personnel to safely enable the delivery of essential services in North-East Syria (NES).  She/he will develop and oversee the implementation of humanitarian access and security management systems and protocols in line with humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs, duty of care principles, and organization’s strategy.

She or he will identify changes and trends in the humanitarian access and security environment in Syria, develop and oversee the implementation of responsive plans, standard operating procedures and contingency plans, and facilitate training and capacity building of both management and field staff. She or he will provide expert humanitarian access and security risk management advice to all levels of organization’s staff in the country office on building relationships with stakeholders, negotiating and mediating humanitarian access, contextual understanding, managing critical incidents, and providing timely advisories. She or he will work closely with key stakeholders to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate and known to staff, and in line with global safety and security standards.


Reports to:           Humanitarian Access Senior Coordinator and Field Director

Supervision:            Humanitarian Access Deputy Manager (1) Humanitarian Access Officers (6)

Coordinates with:  Humanitarian Access & Security Learning & Development Senior Manager, Humanitarian Access Coordinator NWS

Internal: Deputy Directors, Field Director NES, Field Coordinators Program and Operations Coordinators, Partnerships staff, Supply Chain and HR Departments.

Functional Areas

  • Contextual understanding: Raising level of understanding; Informing decision making; Supporting program development; Supporting program implementation; Supporting regular reporting.
  • Risk & Context Assessments: Assessing levels of risk; Developing mitigations; Informing decisions; Supporting program development.
  • Program Support: Issue expert advice; Embedding access/security into programs; Streamlining functions and responsibilities; Engaging with difficult situations; Supporting with field incidents/ethical dilemmas; Preparing for and supporting in emergencies; Reporting.
  • Humanitarian Negotiations: Negotiating access; Field representation; Acceptance approaches; Humanitarian principles.
  • Safety & Security Management: Identification and mitigation of safety and security risks; Development of appropriate procedures; Regular monitoring and reporting
  • Incident Management: Managing incidents in the field; Accurate and timely reporting.
  • Capacity Development & Strengthening: Implementation of regional strategy objectives; Raising level of awareness and competency; Strategic engagement with partners and capability sharing.
  • Due Diligence: Risk reduction; Good stewardship; Raise level of understanding.

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