People in Need is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be fundamental values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.
Throughout our over 26 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.
We are part of Alliance 2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectiveness, both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe. In our over 16 years operation in Ethiopia, has focused on projects in five main areas of interest: Education and Social protection, Environment, Livelihood and Agriculture, Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency programs.
PIN currently invites qualified applicants for the position of Access Manager .
Length of Contract : Definite employment contract (12 months)
Access Manager (AM) is an essential team member of Ethiopia CP Logistics Unit. Access Manager is responsible for PIN field-based approach to access and security aspects of PIN operations in high-risk conflict environments, with the guidance and supervision from the Logistics Unit Coordinator and Country Director.
- Closely coordinates access and security requirements with the Logistics Unit Coordinator (Log Coordinator ), Country Director (CD) and Program teams.
- Directly communicates with PIN staff about access and security related responsibilities and systematically working with the Log Coordinator and CD on their capacity building.
- Continuously assesses threats in high-risk conflict areas where PIN operates, quickly providing updates to the Log Coordinator and CD for enabling to adjust PIN operations based on risk assessment results.
- Contributes to CP contingency planning, supporting phases of preparedness and execution.
- Conducts specific access and security assessments as per PIN needs, i.e. area assessment, road assessment and actors’ analysis.
- Maps existing local services and referral systems in PIN interventions areas to access and/or mobilize when a crisis occurs.
- Responsible for comprehensive procedures concerning PIN staff and cargo movement, travel clearances, verification of situation along access routes and areas of PIN operations.
- Closely collaborates with the Log Coordinator and CD to deliver context specific briefings and security training for PIN staff.
- Oversees workable relations with local authorities and other key actors shaping the security environment. Engages with existing humanitarian partners and national networks on case management.
- Designs PIN procedures for usage of various communication tools; personal protective equipment; hibernation, relocation and evacuation equipment.
- Administers needs and functionality of sat phones within the CP. Oversees in close cooperation with the Log Coordinator the necessary registration process of the sat phones.
- Maintains information network to provide corroborated information and early warnings
- In charge of pertinent system of security flash alerts for PIN staff
- Troubleshoots access and security issues as per authority given by the Log Coordinator and Country Director.
- Is an essential member of PIN crisis management team with focus on prevention, preparedness and response measures? Contributes into timely management of and learning from security incidents in line with PIN Security policy & procedures.
- Represents PIN at access and security forums, regularly networks with NGO colleagues on similar positions.
- Follows PIN involvement in potential deconfliction mechanisms and provides regular updates to the Log Coordinator and CD.
- Regularly updates access, security and safety related documentation for PIN intervention areas, i.e. access strategy, risk assessment, (SOPs for specific intervention areas, medical access plans.
- Ensures that effective and accountable report handling procedures related to the security system are in place and applied in PIN intervention areas.
- Appropriate university Bachelor degree, preferably in the fields of humanitarian and development studies domains.
- Minimum four years of proven field work experience and training in security/access/safety domains.
- Solid assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills.
- Basic knowledge and experience in development of security related technical tools guidelines and systems.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Able to travel to the field very frequently and stay in the field as per field necessity.
- Good command of MS Package (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
- Good understanding of English and Amharic in both written and spoken, knowledge of other local language is plus.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Three references (will be crosschecked/contacted)
How to Apply
Interested applicants for the position should fill the application form and send their CV and Cover letter as soon as possible via following the link: Apply-Access Manager position-PIN Until August 14,2022.
Should any information needed please contact using: [email protected]
Please note: PIN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.