A HUMANITARIAN ACCESS AND SECURITY HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - AFGHANISTAN (TO BE BASED FIRST IN AMMAN)

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: Action Contre la Faim France
Closing date: 23 Sep 2021

<![CDATA[Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency - has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health - Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection - Food Security and Livelihoods - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - Advocacy. In 2019, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 17 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org

RESPONSIBILITIES

The position is to be based in Kabul, however, due to the current situation, the Humanitarian Access and Security Head of Department will start working from our offices in Amman. The future incumbent is expected to start ASAP.

Under the Country Director's responsibility, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of ACF operations in Afghanistan; while leading on the provision of safe and secure access, allowing ACF to be at the cutting edge of the operational implementation.

You main responsibilities will be the following :
Mission 1: Define and implement ACF security management system
Mission 2: Lead on the development of the Mission humanitarian access strategy, its implementation, monitoring/impact assessment and review/update
Mission 3: Train and make ACF staff aware of political & security environment, management systems, policies and SOPs
Mission 4: Management of the HAS department and security focal points
REQUESTED PROFILE

You have an education in Safety and Security Management for NGOs, or have relevant experience showing the qualification
You have experience in Afghanistan and at least 1 other humanitarian context in a similar position
You are a critical thinker, and adopt an evidence-based approach to humanitarian access, security and safety management
You have expertise in modern access and security practices and global issues affecting the aid sector and have comprehensive knowledge of the Afghan political and security context
You have the ability to work within a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic team, with heavy movement restrictions
You have previous INGO work experiences in access and security management in violent environments
You have extensive knowledge of individual and organisational security issues, expertise in threat/risk assessment, security management and security awareness in violent environments
You have the ability to adapt to the beneficiary' needs while balancing community and security actors' demands
You have experience in crisis/incident management, and incident reporting, mapping, and quantitative analysis
You have proven facilitation/pedagogical skills to conduct effectively and efficiently training and briefings
You are self-motivated and autonomous individual in a highly stressful environment
You have proven analytical and writing skills; from complex multi-layered political and security topics, ability to come out concisely with simple theories underpinned by evidence-based arguments
You speak fluently English (written and verbal) and knowledge of national language Pashto & Dari is an asset.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

Contract:

12 months fixed term contract (under French legislation)
Compensation & Benefits:

Monthly gross salary from 2 450 to 2 800 EUR upon experience
Per diem and living allowance: 145EUR + 238EUR net, field paid.
+ 450EUR of monthly gross salary as country allowance.
+ 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
+ Child allowance, limited to 5 children.
Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
Individual room in guesthouse covered

Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

Leaves and RnR:

25 days of paid leaves per year.
+ 20 RnR per year.
+ 215 EUR at each RnR period (averagely every 8 weeks).
Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference]]>

How to apply:

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