Humanitarian Access and Liaison Assistant, Assistante Accès Humanitaire et Liaison, Maroua , Buea, The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Humanitarian Access and Liaison Assistant, Assistante Accès Humanitaire et Liaison, Maroua , Buea, The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req41149

Job Title: Humanitarian Access and Liaison Assistant

Sector: Safety & Security

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Mamfe, SWR-Cameroon

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Humanitarian Access and Liaison Officer, the Humanitarian Access, and Liaison Assistant (HALA) is responsible for facilitating humanitarian access and the safety and security of IRC personnel and assets at the SW Region with focus on MEME and MANYU Divisions, of Cameroon. He/She will be the dedicated Security Focal Point (SFP) for all IRC staff and visitors in these Divisions. The position is however not limited to only these two Divisions as the HALA will also support the HALO on issues in Fako Division as requested from time to time.

Specific responsibilities:


Planning and documentation of all security related field activities in the SW.

Organize and produce Security Risk Analysis regularly in a participatory manner.

Participate actively in the development of Security Management Plans (SMP) including procedures and contingency plans adapted.

Ensure that pre-arrival and on arrival documents are constantly updated and operational.

Evaluate and maintain contingency plans adapted to the local context, especially for hibernation, relocation, and evacuation.

Send monthly security reports indicating the status of each document and updating the security context of the country.

Obtain relevant security-related information from the field sites and regularly update the HALO for the Country’s Daily Situation Report.

Keep records of incidents and maintain the incident tracker for record purposes and monthly reports.

Support Humanitarian Access.

Support leadership in defining and implementing a humanitarian access strategy for Meme and Manyu Divisions.

Establish and maintain contact with various key stakeholders.

Establish and maintain working relationships with key community leaders in IRC’s intervention sites.

Work with program teams to increase acceptance in local communities where IRC implements projects.

Advise leadership on access opportunities in remote risk areas.

Identify and report information and events that could have an impact on IRC operations. Participate in developing scenarios with the rest of the leadership.

Work closely with all IRC staff to ensure that safety and security incidents are reported in accordance with IRC standards.

Conduct trainings and Security Briefings for all staff and visitors.

Develop and implement a training plan for IRC staff, with a focus on field staff (level 1, personal safety).

Organize personal safety and security training for all staff every 3 months.

Conduct training for Security Guards twice a year.

Facilitate the implementation of the remote security training strategy.

Monitor and replace or service security equipment in IRC buildings (fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, etc.).

Ensure the replenishment of hibernation kits in Offices and Guest House (where applicable)

Ensure that each IRC office and Guest House (where applicable) has an evacuation plan in case of fire.

Conduct a regular building assessment to identify any vulnerabilities and recommend actions.

The Humanitarian Access and Liaison Assistant will provide support to the HALO, in the event of a security or safety incident affecting IRC staff.

The Humanitarian Access and Liaison Assistant may work on any other task requested by his supervisor, particularly in support of the program or support services teams.


Qualifications (Academic and Professional) Required:

University degree in Conflict Management, Political Science, Security, or any other relevant social science qualification.

At least 2 years of experience in a security management position, or similar position in the humanitarian context , coaching Strong skills in security analysis, including risk assessment for humanitarian access; very good knowledge of the NWSW context as well as the security context of the country;

Have knowledge of computer tools and current software Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Proven ability in organization and accuracy of information

Have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in an organized and independent way.

Have a very high degree of integrity.

Good organizational skills, in communication and interpersonal skills.

Good disposition and skills for writing reports.

Fluent in English language (spoken and written).

Place of Submission of Applications

The complete files should be submitted online or can also be deposited in an anonymous envelope bearing the mention: “Humanitarian Access and Liaison Assistant” in the offices of IRC in  Buea 100m from John Chi Church Bokwango road, Bamenda Governor’s street.

NB: Deadline for admissibility of files: April 20th, 2022, at 5 p.m. prompt.

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