Requisition ID: req6524
Job Title: Humanitarian Access and Security Manager - Anbar
Sector: Safety & Security
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community, the IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected populations from several operational bases across Iraq. Our activities focus primarily on the supply of vital medications and medical equipment, non-food items, water and sanitation and women and children s protection, and form part of an over-arching humanitarian response in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and the region that seeks to assist refugees, IDPs and war-affected people survive conflict and displacement.
The Humanitarian Access & Security Manager (HASM) responsibility is to monitor the overall security situation, enforce security regulations and provide sound and timely advice to IRC Iraq staff and management in order to support the safe access and efficient delivery of program activities in the designated areas of operations in Anbar governorate. The HASM will advise on and implement the IRC Security Management Plan for Iraq, under the supervision of Anbar Field Coordinator and technical support from the Humanitarian Access and Security Coordinator (HASC).
The HASM contributes in the analysis of accessibility in and within Anbar Governorate in order to facilitate useful information for the planning of humanitarian intervention and IRC programming. The HASM supports the field coordinator in evaluating access constraints for the IRC intervention in Anbar. The HASM will maintain, improve and expand principled humanitarian access to conflict-affected populations in area of responsibility through liaison, analysis, monitoring, reporting and training.
Networking, Liaison and Acceptance
• Establish and maintain informal relations and a network of contacts in Anbar Governorate, allowing the collection of information related with the humanitarian access in Anbar, specifically in the areas of current or planned intervention.
• Assist Field Coordinator in developing and updating list of contacts (formal/ informal) and create a stakeholders map per district/ sub-district.
• Develop and regularly update internal maps on safe and insecure areas.
• Identify barriers to access and support field management to develop strategies to address identified barriers.
• Support the management to develop and implement community engagement strategies that promote acceptance and access.
• Building Acceptance to empower and expand humanitarian programming
Access, Safety and Security Management Planning
• Provide technical support to the HASC on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security and program continuity;
• Work with the Field Coordinator and HASC to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans;
• Evaluate, review and update the hibernation and evacuation plans for all IRC premises in Anbar, and ensure that the practical preparations are in place and known to all staff involved;
• Conduct risk assessments of contracted and prospective offices and residences.
• Undertake continual assessments of equipment to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met.
• Conduct safety inspections such as; monthly fire extinguishers, smoke/fire detectors and inspection of IRC facilities as it pertains to health and safety.
• Report immediately to the line manager and internal stakeholders any sudden changes on the access in the areas where IRC operates
• Uphold the mission, values, and spirit of IRC.
• Follow and enforce all IRC codes of conduct and policies (worldwide and in-country).
• Report any violations to appropriate IRC authority, and participate in preventative initiatives.
• Actively seek opportunities that will complement ability to fulfill position s responsibilities as well as further professional development, such as taking part in internal and external trainings.
• Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Monitoring, Analysis and Supervision
• Submit daily/weekly contextual updates as needed to the Field Coordinator and the HASC;
• Provide comprehensive, neutral and non-partisan information on security risks, threats and incidents, and contribute to IRC s periodic emergency trigger monitoring;
• Provide technical input and advice in assessments to consider new IRC programs in new geographic areas, and technical input in the writing of new program proposals as required;
• Work closely with IRC 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.
• Coordinate regularly with the FC on Access, safety and security, and fulfill reporting requirements to the region.
• Assist in designing and delivering the required trainings to field-based staff, ensuring that course content remains up-to-date, is adapted according to the target audience, and that refresher trainings are carried out for all staff in accordance with a pre-determined schedule.
• Assist in providing regular trainings for IRC staff on security preparedness, prevention and response. Training(s) may include Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs); Contingency Plans (CPs); Security Management; Incident Reporting; Prevention and Response Mechanisms; and Communications
• Bachelor degree and sufficient years of work experience
• 2 to 4 years of work experience in humanitarian access, safety & security or other related.
• Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
• Stable, moral and robust character and a good team-player
• Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humor
• Proven commitment to accountability practices with strong communication network in the province
• Strong information technology and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Fluent Arabic, and fluency in written and spoken English is preferred.
• Training or experience in crisis management, preferable
• Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures, preferable
• Training in safety and disaster management, preferable