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Humanitarian Access and Acceptance Manager (National Position)

Acción contra el Hambre España

General job description

  • the HAAM is responsible for ensuring safe access and building acceptance among the key stakeholders,
  • Responsible for monitoring the daily security operations, implement security policies, regulations, rules, and norms and make sure that the mission manages properly external and internal risks promoting a safe environment for employers and visitors to perform its duties. To develop mission information management strategy and its implementation at mission level.
  • oversees the security management in the mission.
  • Supervised by the country director, who is the decision maker, and works in coordination and collaboration with the logistics coordinator.
  • The operational security management relies in the hands of the HAAM supported by the Logistic Coordinator and the heads of base.
  • Will establish and maintain a network of contacts, collect the security related information related to the context, will analyze the risks and propose the risk reduction measures associated to the identified risks. Delegate tasks and duties to the support staff.
  • Will also oversee training and sensitizing the staff in security related issues.
  • Is responsible for the implementation of the security management tools (security plan and it’s update when necessary).

Key activities

Objective 1: Collect, analyze and disseminate the security and context evolution information.

  • Collection of information.

    • Create and maintain a network of contacts (INGOs and NNGO’s, Embassies, Civil Society, etc.)
    • Follow up the international, national and local media.
    • Systematic organisation of the security and context evolution security information, particularly the one related to the one that could affect the ACF – Spain mission.
    • Keep an incident data base.
    • Create and maintain a mapping representation system of the security and context evolution information.
      Prepare reports and/or make presentations on security context analysis and (in)security developments.
      Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches.
  • Representation.

    • Assist to the regular and ad hoc meetings related to security (UNDSS, OCHA…).
    • Organize and conduct security meetings with relevant actors in the intervention area.
    • Meet and inform local stakeholders to promote ACF – Spain’s values and principles as part of the acceptance strategy.
  • Information analysis.

    • Analyse the security data base in order to anticipate the possible evolution of the conflict as well as the tendencies related to the risks.
    • Analyse the information collected and put them in perspective with the evolution of the context.
    • Collect and analyse security data to determine security needs, security program goals, or program accomplishments.
  • Dissemination of information.

    • Update the Log Coordinator and rest of relevant coordinators about the security situation.
    • Update the mission team with the most relevant security related information.
    • Prepare a weekly, monthly and year security report related to the evolution of context and incidents.
    • Prepare and disseminate the relevant security alerts and warnings.

Objective 2: Elaborate, promote and manage Action Against Hunger Operational Humanitarian Access and Acceptance Strategy

  • Develop and follow up area-level access and acceptance strategies in collaboration with Action Against Hunger teams
  • Support the development, roll-out, utilization and flexible application of global technical and operational guidance and materials related to humanitarian access, acceptance, negotiation and associated topics.
  • Ensure access and acceptance related analysis, plans, issues and incidents are conducted and documented.
  • Map, plan, and coordinate systemic ongoing engagement with all key stakeholders by respective Action Against Hunger staff, as it related to humanitarian access.
  • Advise and support on key subject areas such as acceptance, humanitarian principles, humanitarian negotiation, humanitarian-military relations and engagement with armed groups.
  • Share cross-context learning with field and management colleagues across the organization and contribute to a community of practice and culture of learning for humanitarian access.

Objective 3: Evaluate, mitigate and follow up the security related risks

  • Monitor and evaluate on a regular basis the security risks within the mission
  • Evaluate the risks of the locations where ACF – Spain is working (included premises and programs).
  • Propose the specific security rules for the mission, bases and activities in order to reduce the risk identified.
  • Take the necessary measures for the reduction of the exposure to the threats and the impact.
  • Support the heads of project for the identification of the relevant actors important for the security management in the areas of work
  • Validate staff field movement from security point of view. Work closely with the other departments on monthly and weekly planning of staff movement and travel to the field
  • In case of incidents, prepare or support the preparation of incident reports and transfer them to the relevant persons in the mission and HQ. Will also oversee the follow up of the incident in the decisions and recommendations.
  • Conduct physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with security policies and regulations.
  • Plan security for special and high-risk events

Objective 4: Train and sensitize the team on security issues

  • Train the team (national and international) in security related issues according to their responsibilities, keeping particularly in mind the acceptance strategy.
  • Brief and debrief the team on security related issues

Objective 5: Implementation update and constant follow up of the security management tools

  • Prepare a security plan according to the methodology and formats described in the AAH– Spain’s Logistics Kit.
  • Assure the constant monitoring and follow up of the security plan
  • Make sure the security plan is known by all staff in accordance to their profile
  • Make sure the plan is always updated and validated (duty of care).
  • Order security-related supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Assist in emergency management and contingency planning.

Candidate description

– Master degree or an equivalent in a field that is relevant to the position

– International Humanitarian Law, Security management, Logistics, Disaster Risk Management, Duty of Care, Compliance.

– 3 to 5 years, Verbal and written communication skills, Professional personal presentation, Customer service orientation, Information management, Organizing and planning, Attention to detail, Initiative, Reliability, Stress tolerance

– Humanitarian sector knowledge: required

– Action Against the Hunger knowledge: Preferable

– Languages: upper intermediate level of English and Arabic are compulsory

– Mobility (national/ international): Based in Damascus with the possibility to travel within and outside of Syria

Remuneration package

Contract period: 6 months renewable base on Action Against Hunger fund and performance.

Salary/benefits: According to Action Against Hunger’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

Duty station: Damascus

– Candidates may be contacted for other suitable positions within Action Against Hunger.

– Due to the high-number of application received, only potential applicants will be contacted.

-Applications will be assessed and vacancy might be closed before the end of the announcement as per qualifications availability.
– The organization is committed to the principles of non-discrimination and diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people.

In the process of recruitment, selection and appointment Action Against Hunger implement a range of procedures and actions including Criminal Background Checks/ International vetting/Certificate of good conduct to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and abuse is prevented

How to apply

interested candidates meeting the requirements should apply through this link:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by the HR Department.

Note. – Given the urgency of this position, the vacancy may close on or before the deadline.

Action Against Hunger provides equal opportunities to candidates regardless of their origin, nationality, race, gender, regional and sexual orientation. This vision aims to integrate equal treatment and opportunities among females and men in all HR processes and policies within the organization.

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