Ended Humanitarian Access & Security Manager 

The Job

Position: Humanitarian Access & Security Manager     

Report to: Humanitarian Acces Coordinator

Department: Safety & Security

Duty Station: Aden with 50% travel time in IRC operational areas (20% North, 30% South)

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Scope/job purpose:

The Humanitarian Access & Security Manager (HASM) is a member of the Senior Security Management Team (SSMT), reporting to the Country Response Coordinator and manages two Safety & Security Officers for the IRC Yemen program.
The HASM will supervise and manage the Safety and Security Officers (SSOs), to safely enable the delivery of essential services to women, men, and children inside Yemen. She or 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 IRC's strategy with the support of the Country Response Coordinator.
She or he will provide humanitarian access and security risk management advice to Country Response Coordinator 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 the Country Response Coordinator, Field Coordinator (FC), Sr Field Manager (SFM) and Program Coordinators (PC) 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.
Working closely with the Country Response Coordinator, she or he will help maximize the effectiveness of IRC's activities in Yemen by contributing to the design and ongoing adaptation of programming to ensure it is contextually appropriate. Where applicable, she or he will also provide guidance and support to partner organizations and ensure the capacity building of IRC staff, incentive workers, and partners with active hands-on collaboration.

Female candidates are highly encourage to apply.

Detailed Major responsibilities and tasks:

Networking, Liaison & Acceptance

  • Establish and maintain relations and a network of contacts allowing the collection of information related with the humanitarian access in Yemen, specifically in the areas of intervention.
  • Develop and update list of contacts and stakeholder map per district/ sub-district in Yemen.
  • Develop and regularly update internal maps on safe and un-safe areas, in coordination with Country Response Coordinator.
  • Identify barriers to access and support the program teams develop strategies to address. Support the program teams to develop and implement community engagement strategies that promote acceptance and access.

Monitoring, Reporting & Analysis

  • Assess the situation in Yemen for collecting information from formal and informal network and/or the team and/or electronic means (email, blogs, webpages, twitter, etc.).
  • Report immediately to the line manager and internal stakeholders any sudden changes on the access in the areas where IRC operates. Provide contextual and data inputs into humanitarian situation reporting and share them to the program teams.
  • Provide contextual and data inputs into humanitarian situation reporting and share them to the program teams and Country Response Coordinator.
  • In coordination with the Country Response Coordinator adapt and develop as needed security guidelines for the field team.
  • Provide comprehensive, neutral and non-partisan information on security risks, threats and incidents to Country Response Coordinator.

Training / Capacity Building

  • Develop and deliver training materials, coaching and advice for staff and partners addressing humanitarian access issues with the support of Country Response Coordinator.
  • Promote and support integration of humanitarian access approaches into program design, implementation and operation.
  • With the assistance of the Country Response Coordinator, build up the capacity, awareness and preparedness of staff to deal with security-related risks, threats and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular trainings/ briefings to national and international staff and IRC visitors when deemed necessary.
  • Providing regular trainings for IRC staff on security preparedness, prevention and response. Training(s) may include SOPs; Contingency Plans (CPs); Security Management; Incident Reporting; Prevention and Response Mechanisms; and Communications.

Humanitarian Access Management

Develop and implement humanitarian access strategies and approaches tailored to local contexts in field sites throughout Yemen. Ensure humanitarian access approaches are responsive to local context and include overarching community engagement components.
Work to encourage stakeholders to work with the IRC in ensuring that staff and programs are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities in Yemen.

Other Key responsibilities:

  • Implement security policies, protocols and procedures with the support of Country Response Coordinator;
  • Train and supervise Security Officers and guards with the support of Country Response Coordinator;
  • Attend meetings with other managers to determine operational needs;
  • Review reports on incidents and breaches;
  • Analyze data to form proposals for improvements (e.g. review of existing Security Management Plans);
  • Engage in Daily Base with the Security Officers to ensure that the daily operations across Yemen meets operational requirements;
  • Liaise with the Security Officer and Field Managers to track current security related issues and implement solutions;

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Country Response Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Field and support operations and programs teams, Program Coordinators & Managers

External: NGO counterparts and UN

Required qualification and experience

  • Advanced studies or equivalent experience in political science, humanitarian affairs, security or other areas:
  • 3years experience from which 2 years are in a managerial level in humanitarian access, risk reduction or relevant field, with NGO experience preferred;
  • Knowledge and experience working with authorities and external stakeholders and ability to network and build relations
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles, risk management and access challenges
  • Ability to work in a fluid, unpredictable and complex security environment
  • Ability to work with others of different backgrounds and identities
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including capacities to negotiate with non-government stakeholders

Desired qualification and skills

  • First aid training certificates.
  • EOD training certificates.
  • Any other security training certificate.
  • Train of trainers certificate.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their CVs in English to Aden.Recruitment@rescue.org not later than 14 February 2019 putting Humanitarian Access & Security Manager as the email subject to be considered

  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 30 January 2019
  • Deadline: 14 February 2019

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