Solidarites International

Access & Security Coordinator

Solidarites International

Job Description

   

Desired start date: September 2022
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Amman, with regular visits to the field

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has been working in Syria since 2012.

The mission employs approx. 350 staff, and has an approx. EUR 25 million EUR budget for 2022.

There are 3 implementing field bases in Syria (2 in North East Syria/NES, 1 in North West Syria/NWS) with the Coordination based in Amman - Jordan.

The Syria mission is dedicated to work in challenging contexts to provide lifesaving activities to the population affected by the conflict. A turn from lifesaving activities to more post-Emergency/development has also been undertaken.

More specifically:

  • NES programs provide an integrated assistance in the WASH, NFI, Shelter and Livelihoods sectors to displaced populations and host communities affected by the conflict.
  • NWS programs provide WASH and NFI/Winterization support to affected populations.

To learn more about the mission, please click here.

ABOUT THE JOB

Role

The Humanitarian Access & Security Coordinator (HAS) Coordinator supports the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director and the Field Coordinators in the adaptation of SI safety & security framework to the current context. More specifically:

  • S/He coordinates efforts to access to new hard-to-reach areas, in close collaboration with Fields Coordinators, Security Managers and advisors and CD.
  • S/He monitors, eases and implements general safety, security and HA trainings to all SI staff over the duration of his/her mission.

Main responsibilities

  1. Review SI Syria Mission HA, safety & security documentation;
  2. Humanitarian Access, safety and security operationalization
  3. Recruitment and training of the security focal points and SI Staff in general
  4. Security Analysis

Specific objectives

  • Review SI Syria Mission HA, safety & security documentation
  • Ensure operationalization of security processes
  • Recruitment and training of the security focal points and SI Staff in general
  • Security Analysis

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Contribute to efforts at mission level to expand to new hard to reach areas
  • Train and accompany staff on HA assessment

/! Please note this position requires the HAS Co to travel on short notice, often in difficult circumstances.

Academic background

  • University degree in a related area (BA, MA): international relations, international emergency response …

Experience and technical skills

  • 5 years of practical experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences (Access Working Group, donors) including in complex and stressful circumstances (local authorities, community representatives, Armed Groups Leaders…)
  • Substantial experience of working in conflict-affected areas and of associated risks to personal and organizational security
  • Security assessment/review experience
  • Proven critical analysis skills
  • A sound understanding of gender related challenges
  • Microsoft Office Pack, working knowledge of spread sheet and Database Management

+ Experience and / or knowledge of the Syrian crisis is a major asset.

+ Experience with SI is a major asset.

Soft skills & personality

  • Strong capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities
  • Strong diplomatic skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Problem-solving and pro-activity
  • Excellent intercultural skills
  • Consulting skills: ability to advise and support field staff in a consultative manner
  • Training skills: ability to build the capacity diverse audiences

+ Commitment to the international humanitarian principles.

Language

  • Bilingual in English
  • Arabic language skills is a major asset

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried position
According to experience, starting from EUR 2 640 gross / per month (2400 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance, paid monthly); and a Per Diem of USD 785 / per month.
SI covers both the accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's residency and the field.

Living conditions

Living conditions in Amman are very good with access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes... Most products (food, clothing…) are easily accessible in Amman. Security risks are extremely low and restrictions are very limited.

However, on the field bases, living conditions are more basic, with fewer opportunities for socialization, as well as some individual movements’ restrictions. Security levels vary according to the different geographical locations and changes of context.

Breaks
During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months.

SI provides a USD 850 break allowance.

For example, for a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have 7 working days off at 3, 6 and 9 month.

In addition to these, SI adds 1 additional monthly rest day / per month of work, i.e. 12 additional days off for a one-year contract.

Medical insurances
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package, which includes all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system, including war risks.

Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English.

Please note the vacancy may close before the deadline.

For more information about SI, please consult our website.

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