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Job overview:

The Humanitarian Access Security and Safety Manager (HASSM) will advise, update and implement IRC security standards and requirements under the oversight of the National Security and Safety Advisor (CSSA) ). The HASSM will provide support for the expansion of programming in SWS and build acceptance of IRC’s humanitarian presence and efforts in the Baidoa region by liaising closely with local stakeholders and partners. The HASSM will be based in Baidoa with regular travel to all field sites, providing support, capacity building and documentation to field leaders (field coordinators and managers) as well as all focal points security (men and women) within the country programme. He/she will support the National Safety and Security Advisor as required.

Safety and security management planning

  • Provide technical support to Baidoa office and Country Program (as requested) on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff security, operational security and program continuity.
  • Develop, review and update the Security Management Plan (SMP) for Baidoa. Help ensure that field sites have up-to-date SMPs, including security risk assessments, SOPs and context-specific contingency plans. Reference and ensure compliance with the IRC Security Management Framework.
  • Work with field management and the Deputy Director of Operations to develop, consolidate and implement operational procedures and contingency plans.
  • Assess, review and update evacuation plans for Baidoa and ensure practical preparations are in place and known to staff.
  • Perform risk assessments of contracted and prospective offices and residences. Follow up on actions to be taken to ensure compliance with safety and security standards, including the specific point raised by the Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) team.
  • Undertake regular assessments of equipment and protocols for the use of this equipment, to ensure minimum safety requirements are met.
  • Conduct regular in-person and remote safety and security assessments at each field location to assess level of compliance with relevant security plans and procedures designed for each geographic area.
  • In coordination with the CSSA, liaise with relevant security actors (e.g. NGOs, UN and other security focal points) and attend relevant coordination meetings.

Program support and humanitarian access

  • Collaborate with the program team to ensure that the IRC, its mission and its work in the areas of operations are known and accepted.

  • Develop ongoing relationships with community elders and other stakeholders to ensure the IRC’s mission and work within SWS is known, accepted and safe.

  • Provide technical input and guidance in assessments and proposals for potential IRC programming in new geographies, as required.

  • Support local partners to ensure proper compliance with IRC safety and security standards and requirements according to the level of responsibility mentioned in the legal clause of the partnership agreement (for example: 50% / 50% for the project REACH/GAVI)

  • Design and revise the acceptance strategy in collaboration with the CSSA.

  • Ensure that the stakeholder mapping/analysis is updated and reviewed regularly (every 6 months).

  • Work closely with the regional humanitarian access team to ensure the strategy is appropriate

and implemented.

  • Ensure appropriate support to field staff through regular site visits, producing reports with action points to monitor, including

Monitoring, analysis, reports

  • Produce and/or review Incident Reports (PIRs) submitted by the field (within 24 hours). Work with CSSA and field teams to ensure proper incident management.
  • Provide credible information and contextual understanding of localized security situations and incidents, as well as appropriate advice and analysis to IRC field management, CSSA and program management staff.
  • Compile and submit monthly security reports that track incidents and trends in the IRC area of ​​operation. Submit daily background updates to CSSA.
  • Coordinate with CSSA to produce the Daily Situation Report (DSR) by 12:00 p.m. and share with CSSA and leaders in the field.

Safety training and orientation

  • Work closely with CSSA to identify learning and development needs. The training plan must be sent to the CSSA and the management in the field before October each year.
  • Provide regular training to staff based on identified needs. Trainings may include SOPs, humanitarian negotiations, contextual understanding, risk management, incident management and reporting, humanitarian principles, safety and security preparedness, etc. Mentor field leaders and field security focal points.
  • Maintain, review and update the IRC security briefing package for new staff and visitors
  • Provide arrival information to new and returning visitors to Baidoa.

Professional experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in non-profit organizations or NGOs within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated abilities in planning, organizing and executing security operations on field.
  • Experience in applying humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and ideally specific sub-sector work related to NGO field operations contexts.
  • Previous experience as a trainer with the ability to develop, implement, facilitate and deliver learning to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to gain an accurate understanding of different local, regional, national and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and ongoing security and political situations as they arise.
  • Experience working in complex humanitarian contexts supporting changing program and partner priorities in emergency or refugee settings.
  • Good working knowledge of communication systems (satellite communications, VHF/HF radio).
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong sense of personal integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team spirit and problem solving skills; desire to learn
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage large amounts of information and prioritize work

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Gender equality: The IRC is committed to closing 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 safety protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and inclusion: At IRC, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values ​​diversity. Organizations that are diverse in terms of age, gender identity, race, physical or mental ability, nationality, and outlook are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe work environment where everyone, regardless of background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So bring your whole being to work.

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Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply