Deputy Security & Humanitarian Access Coordinator at action against hunger


Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Security & Humanitarian Access Coordinator

 Maiduguri, Borno
Reporting to: Security and Humanitarian Access Coordinator
Proposed start date: January 2024

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the implementation of security procedures and plans and ensure that all practical preparations are in place and known to all relevant staff;
  • Ensure teams’ proper application of security measures and procedures;
  • Coordinate purchase requisitions and interventions with the Logistics Department, and participate in the budgeting process of the project cycle management;
  • Develop and maintain a network of stakeholders in order to retain an up-to-date understanding of the context and humanitarian access in Northern Nigeria;
  • Represent ACF in front of stakeholder (I/L/NGO, UN, local authorities and community stakeholders) for security matters, in coordination with the Security & Humanitarian Access Coordination and Area Coordinator;
  • Continuously collect information on all aspects of security and prepare regular Sitreps & written reports on context, security and humanitarian access, both for line manager and wider ACF country office staff;
  • Use available information and understanding of the security context to advise the Security & Humanitarian Access Coordinator, Area Coordinator, and other Coordination staff on security measures for ACF staff and operations;
  • Oversee the consolidation of incidents database in areas ACF is conducting its activities.
  • Report incidents as they arise;
  • Coordinate and/or oversee safety assessments prior to team deployment to new field areas;
  • Lead security, safety and access, as well as incident management trainings for ACF coordination & field staff;
  • Contribute to the dissemination and enforcement of security rules by ACF staff;
  • Contribute to critical incidents management and participate in the crisis management team;
  • Participate and lead business continuity with base personnel in case of hibernation, evacuation and relocation;
  • Coordinate and facilitate medical evacuations in coordination with Coordination Office and external providers;
  • Ensure the interim role in case of absence of the Security & Humanitarian Access Coordinator;
  • Technical support to Field Managers for security-related matters, notably in Borno;
  • Assist Security & Humanitarian Access Coordinator contracted guards’ technical management & relations with security service providers, notably in Borno.

Position Requirements

  • A University Degree or equivalent;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in safety and security with INGOs in Nigeria is required;
  • Existing network to influential actors in the North East of Nigeria (e.g. on security, political, social, cultural, and religious levels);
  • Personal qualities: rigor, resistance to stress, capacity to handle an important workload, proactivity & autonomy, good communication skills, ability to maintain strict confidentiality;
  • Excellent analytical skills, writing and speaking;
  • Mastery of English and Hausa is a must;
  • Knowledge of local languages in Borno and French is a plus;
  • Excellent knowledge of the humanitarian environment in the BAY states;
  • Demonstrable experience in security management;
  • Prior experience with ACF is a plus;
  • Knowledge of geographical information system (GIS) is a plus.

Application Closing Date
19th December, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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