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Senior Security and Access Coordinator – IRC

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Title:  

Senior Security and Access Coordinator

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Adama,Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Senior Security and Access Coordinator


  • Promote the development of appropriate security information networks relevant to all IRC teams working in Ethiopia
  • Responsible to be a full and active part of Country Senior Management discussions on programs, strategies, operations
  • Make strategic input to Programs and Grants in designing new programs and project proposals to donors
  • Support managers/teams in collecting and disseminating relevant security information thus enabling line management to manage security and safety effectively. This includes the security level and its implication
  • Act as a close advisor to CD on context and security analysis in order to help decision making
  • Support staff in methods ensuring security information is recorded and analyzed regularly, and help management provide regular, concise and clear written security updates
  • Provide technical input and advice in assessments to consider new IRC programs in new geographic areas, and regular assessment reviews for existing locations.
  • Make sure that at least once a year, a dedicated meeting is organized at SMT level to discuss IRC risk appetite for each location.
  • Work with SMT, Technical Coordinators and the Grants team to ensure security budgets and staffing levels are in alignment with the assessed levels of risk in each location.
  • Attend relevant security meetings led by the Security Coordinator
  • Design and deliver security management training to all field office senior staff and security focal points
  • Design and supervise the implementation of awareness training strategy for all staff, and SMT
  • Undertake regular program site assessments of IRC new locations or existing program facing context change
  • Monitor the Review of the security plans and policies by the Security Coordinator
  • Maintain an updated list and contacts with focal points across the programs
  • Liaise with other agency security focal points, including NGOs, UN and local authorities concerned for security related issues
  • Develop weekly security update and progress reports for submission to Country Director and Regional Safety & Security Director
  • Maintain confidentiality, impartiality and neutrality in all aspects of security arrangements.
  • Develop periodic context analysis (internal and external) including: incident maps, stakeholder analysis, review of existing security management arrangements and capacity assessment.

Job Requirement:                       



  • University Degree.


  •  Relevant overall experience of 5-7 years, with at least 2 years of management experience in complex and volatile environments, preferably with INGOs.


  • Highest moral and professional integrity
  • Broad understanding of the work of the IRC in the humanitarian context
  • Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment
  • Able to handle sensitive information with strict confidentiality
  • Able to maintain impartiality and neutrality in all aspects of  his/her work
  • Good convincing and influencing skills;
  • Good computer skills
  • Understanding of country’s legal frameworks
  • Experience in comprehensive security management
  • Proven level of technical security expertise
  • Demonstrated coaching, training and capacity building skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and pro-active problem-solving skills

  How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to: Click Here

Deadline: 15, August , 2023.


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