IRC Humanitarian Access Safety and Security Officer Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

IRC Humanitarian Access Safety and Security Officer Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

IRC Ethiopia looking for “Humanitarian Access Safety and Security Officer”.

Applicants with a BA Degree may apply on or before 28th May, 2024.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association, at the request of Albert Einstein, and changing its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the similar Emergency Rescue Committee, the IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster.

IRC Humanitarian Access Safety and Security Officer Jobs 2024

The IRC has published a job vacancy announcement on 13th May, 2024 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Humanitarian Access Safety and Security Officer to be based in Asosa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Position Humanitarian Access Safety and Security Officer
Location Asosa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification BA Degree
Experience Required Minimum Two (02) year’s
Application Deadline 28th May, 2024

IRC Job Vacancy 2024

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and implementing humanitarian access strategies and approaches tailored to local contexts in field sites throughout areas of operations.
  • Work to ensure that IRC, its mission, and work in the areas of operations is known and accepted.
  • Work to encourage collaborators to work with the IRC in ensuring that staff and programs are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities in areas of operations.
  • Provide technical input and advice in assessments to consider new IRC programs in new geographic areas, and regular assessment reviews for existing locations.
  • Assist in the continued development of Humanitarian Access Safety and Security teams and activities across areas of operations.
  • Be responsible for and advise on the implementation and review of tailored acceptance strategies.
  • Work with appropriate IRC units, including HR, to ensure timely and appropriate follow-up to violations of IRC’s Code of Conduct, in addition to operational breaches of humanitarian principles.
  • Undertake continual assessment of equipment, and the protocols by which that equipment is used, to ensure that minimal conditions for security are being met.
  • Work with Security Unit to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans.
  • Ensure replenishment of hibernation kit, first aid kit.
  • Update security incident database regularly.
  • Establish and maintain contact with various actors (local authorities, NGOs, UN agencies, security forces, etc.)
  • Work with Field/Camp managers and program teams at field level to build network and acceptance in local communities where IRC operates.
  • Advise the field leadership on the possibilities of access to the different operation areas.
  • Develop ongoing relationships with community leaders and other power brokers within the IRC operational areas.
  • Work to ensure that IRC, its mission, and work within the IRC operational areas are known and accepted.
  • Strive to encourage stakeholders to work with the IRC in ensuring that staff and programs are safe, secured and allowed to continue humanitarian activities.
  • HASSO is required to be ethical and responsible in dealing with various actors for IRC business/operations.
  • Identify, establish, and manage context appropriate approach to assure IRC facilities are secure – i.e., third party security companies or directly hired IRC security guards.
  • Compile and submit monthly security reporting that track incidents and trends within the IRC’s area of operation. Submit daily contextual updates as needed.
  • Work closely with IRC teams in BGRS to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately. Ensure also that final incident reports are provided when IRC is closing the case.
  • Render administrative support to Access Manager and SSAM in providing regular training for IRC staff on security preparedness, prevention, and response. Training(s) may include SOPs; Contingency Plans (CPs) as hibernation, relocations, and evacuations; Security Management; Incident Reporting; Prevention and Response Mechanisms; and Communications.
  • Maintain, review, and update the IRC Ethiopia Security Information package for new staff (orientations for 48hours and 21 days).
  • Promote and actively participate in initiatives and efforts to build team engagement, inclusion, and cohesion in IRC Assosa Field Office.
  • Foster ongoing learning, honest dialogue, and reflection to strengthen safeguarding and to promote IRC values and adherence to IRC policies.

Position in Organization:

  • Requisition ID: req51518
  • Job Title: Humanitarian Access Safety, and Security Officer
  • Sector: Safety & Security
  • Employment Category: Regular
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Open to Expatriates: No
  • Location: Assosa, Ethiopia

Minimum Requirement:


  • BA/MA graduate in Law, Political Science and International Relations, Peace Studies, Security Studies, or related social science fields
  • Minimum of two years for degree holders and one year of relevant experience for postgraduate, five years of relevant experience for diploma holders.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in supporting development of humanitarian access strategies and approaches within humanitarian assistance or development programs.
  • Experience in support facilitation of trainings and learning to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to gain a precise understanding of the various local, regional, country, and international policies, operational policies, and interactions providing clear analysis of given and unfolding access, safety, security, and political situations when they occur.

Language Skills:

  • Fluent in English, local language is a plus.

How to Apply IRC Humanitarian Access Safety and Security Officer Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: 28th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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