Liaison, Access and Security Officer _ Gaza

  • Contractor
  • Gaza occupied Palestinian territory
  • TBD USD / Year
  • MedGlobal profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Job Title: Liaison, Access and Security Officer

Job location: Gaza

Report to: Country Representative

Job Code: GA002


MedGlobal is a global humanitarian non-profit organization providing medical and health education services to people in need, including refugees and displaced persons, in disaster and underserved regions. The organization is composed of medical and public health professionals of diverse backgrounds.


MedGlobal Code of Conduct reflects the profession’s core set of beliefs and values of care, respect, trust, and integrity. These beliefs and values are fundamental to MedGlobal employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, officers’ coordinators, and directors to guide their practice and conduct.

The Code is organized into categories, as follows:

  1. Always act with fairness, honesty, integrity, and openness; respect the opinions of others and treat all with equality and dignity without regard to gender, race, color, creed, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, disability, age, or sexual orientation.
  2. Provide a positive and valued experience for those receiving service within and outside MedGlobal.


Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to MedGlobal, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work.

MedGlobal is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.


MedGlobal provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. MedGlobal employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside the organization.


The Liaison, Access, and Security Officer for MedGlobal in Gaza will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful and safe delivery of programs. Responsibilities include monitoring security situations, enforcing regulations, and providing timely advice to MedGlobal staff. The officer will implement the Humanitarian Security Management Plan, advise on humanitarian access and security risk management, and contribute to program design. Additionally, the role involves building relationships, negotiating access, managing incidents, and offering guidance to partner organizations. Capacity building for staff and partners is a key aspect, emphasizing active collaboration and contextual appropriateness. Overall, the officer aims to maximize MedGlobal’s effectiveness in Gaza.


The “Liaison, Access and Security Assistant” will be responsible but not limited to:

The Liaison, Access, and Security Assistant will play a key role in the timely and quality delivery of MedGlobal’s programs in Gaza by providing support on a range of tasks related the access, safety and security, and the UN and authorities liaison in the whole Gaza where MedGlobal will be establishing operations.

Liaison and Access

  • Coordinate and liaison with authorities and stakeholders on Gaza level and on the level of WHO Gaza in the strip.
  • Ensure with local stakeholders that MedGlobal staff have access to target areas.
  • Coordinate with Access Support Unit ASU and Coordination and Liaison Administration CLA units on a daily basis to ensure best route and movements for MedGlobal staff and movement in advance.
  • Access Emergency Coordination Portal ECP to submit the daily movements to the UN coordination unit to notify the authorities.
  • Supervise MedGlobal vehicles and drivers, and to make regular assessment of the vehicle safety and functionality.
  • Ensure that MedGlobal is compliant with legal, administrative, and access requirements, i.e.

registration, MoU, sub-agreements, movement permits, visa, etc.

  • Closely coordinate access and security matters with Country Director, Programmes and

Operations departments.

  • Represent MedGlobal at security and access forums, network with NGO colleagues in similar positions.


  • Regularly analyze context and risks, providing frequent clear verbal and written updates to the MedGlobal management team.
  • Maintain contact list of relevant UN entities and Non-Government Organizations working in Gaza.
  • Conduct specific access and security assessments as per MedGlobal needs, i.e. area assessment, actors analysis, road assessment, compound or guest house assessment etc.
  • Suggest risk-mitigating measures and changes in procedures based on risk assessment outcomes Develops specific contingency plans for Gaza office and areas of activities as dictated by the security context. This is not limited to Hibernation, Relocation and Evacuation.
  • Update and upgrade security and safety-related documentation, i.e. risk assessment, safety and

security management plans, medical plans etc.

  • He /She ensures that all safety measures regarding fire hazards are in place and fire-fighting

equipment is serviceable in all MedGlobal facilities.

  • Develop MedGlobal country Security SOPs, Manuals in close coordination with CR.
  • Carry out basic safety trainings to all staff including Firefighting drills, building evacuation and

new staff induction.

  • Supports the country representative to implement SOPs and security protocols and procedures

in all the field offices.

  • Establish and maintain an information network to successfully provide corroborated information

and early warnings.

  • Verify security situation in destination areas and along access routes, issuing travel clearance for MedGlobal staff.
  • The job may also require working on different shifts even during evenings, weekends, holidays

and special events, but normally follows a 48-hour a week schedule.

  • Participates in developing Security Risk Assessments and sites assessments for new Offices,

Warehouses and hotels accommodations as well as other assignments of activities locations.

  • Serve as a focal point for incident reporting, follow-up incidents as per authority given by the Country Director.
  • When a security issue falls inside or outside the jurisdiction of the organization, the security should be able to report the matter to the appropriate authorities.
  • Undertakes any security-related duties assigned to him/her by his/her supervisor.


  • Bachelor degree in relevant field, with experience of 5 years as a security officer
  • English and Arabic languages: good speaking and writing.
  • Computer skills: good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to solve practical problems quickly and efficiently when the need arises.
  • Able to help in writing and developing security policies and procedures for the security department.
  • Able to communicate well and be suspicious with all relevant activities for security, to gather
  • information and report to his/her supervisor.
  • Able to coordinate for the internal organization.
  • Must possess management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, multi-tasker, and flexible work style

How to apply

To apply for this position, please apply through the above link:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Deadline: 27 Feb 2024

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