CARE is Looking for Area Humanitarian Access Officer (Re-Advertisement)

  • Added Date: Monday, 26 July 2021
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 08 August 2021

CARE seeks a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security. CARE provides cross-border humanitarian assistance in Syria, and refugee assistance within southern Turkey to people affected by the Syrian crisis. In response to CARE increased Syrian response cross-border humanitarian works the program is now endeavoring to undertake an inside NW Syria direct implementation to address humanitarian needs, enhance the quality of our programming and maximum response capacity and support to CAREโ€™s partners. We are looking for a bright, dynamic, innovative and resourceful person to join the Area office in the capacity of Area Humanitarian Access Officer to be based in Jarablus, northern Aleppo, Syria.

Job Summary

CARE is seeking a talented Area Humanitarian access Officer who is responsible for maintaining oversight of operational humanitarian accessissues and implementing CARE safety protocols and procedures across CAREโ€™s field and program locations northern Aleppo as they relate to CAREโ€™s response program. This position is based in Jarabulus in NW Syria, with a significant period of time spent visiting field locations and providing support to other members of CAREโ€™s Area office Team. The Humanitarian access Officer will be the first responder to security incidents in his/hers operational areas, notifying Area manager, other staff members, the Safety and Security Manager (Turkey ), and Country Representative of security incidents and initiating local contingency plans.

Post purpose:

The Area Humanitarian access Officer ( NW Syria) under the direct supervision of the Area Manager and Safety and Security Manager is responsible for maintaining oversight of operational safety and security issues and implementing CARE safety protocols and procedures across CAREโ€™s field and program locations. This position is based in Jarabulus, NW Syria, with the possibility of percentage of time spent in Jarablus & Azaz. A significant period of time spent visiting field locations and providing support to the Safety and Security Manager and other members of the Security Management Team. The AHAO will provide support for Response programming inside NW Syria and when necessary support other partner consortiums.

Whilst supporting the overarching mission objective of CARE and providing the safest possible working environments for CARE field staff, the Area Humanitarian access Officer will, through sound risk and threat analysis, consistent implementation of SOPs and contingency plans, work with staff, partners, communities and counterparts to reduce operational security risks to the lowest possible level. Supporting this aim, the Area Humanitarian access Officer will be responsible for; supervising the daily access of staff to program areas, the provision of routine and timely assessments and incident reports to the Area manager and Safety and Security Manager.The AHAO ensures that CARE staff are informed of security and safety issues and ensure that staff understand and follow SOPs and local security procedures. The Humanitarian access Officer will report non-compliance issues to the Area manager and the Safety and Security Manager .

Key to the success of this post will be is the ability to effectively communicate security concerns to staff and management whilst balancing risks against programming imperatives. The Area Humanitarian access Officer is expected to be able to solve problems at a local level and demonstrate a consistent approach to the management of operational security risks. In recruiting a Humanitarian access Officer post, it is expected that the incumbent will help establish an effective local liaison profile.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Describe the major responsibilities, principal tasks, competencies and end results for which the position is accountable (limit responsibilities to five). Include WHY it is done and the impact to the organization. List the responsibilities in the order of importance and state the percentage of time the employee spends on each responsibility during a typical year.

Employees who supervise other regular employees on a continuous basis should have Staff Management as the number one Job Responsibility. Full supervision includes: performance management, hiring, terminating, developing and coaching the employee in the course of his/her duties. The general rule of thumb for percentage of time for management of others is 5% per direct report. Example: If a supervisor has six direct reports then at least 30% of his/her job should be allocated to supervising those employees.

Job Responsibility #1: Planning and Preparation:

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The HAO ( NW Syria ) will be responsible for:

โ€ข Conduct and update the security assessment for CARE's area of operation and facilities.

โ€ข Monitoring the security environment in operational areas, updating and detailing risk assessments as required.

โ€ข Providing routine and incident reports either through regular reporting lines to the Safety and Security officer / S Manager ( CARE Turkey ) and Area manager or directly to the Country Director where required.

โ€ข Support the development of a safety and security culture that is enhanced by sound procedures and practices.

โ€ข Accompany staff on field missions on an as needed basis.

โ€ข Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure that CARE staff can maintain access to program areas.

โ€ข Make sure there is always a system for tracking that suits the work of the programme in case the security situation changes.

โ€ข Ensure all the communication and Saftey equipment are functioning by doing a weekly check and raise a report to Area manager and SSSM.

โ€ข Ensure all of the safety equipment and hibernation/ first aid kits are serviceable and in place in all of CARE's offices & guesthouses NW Syria by doing a monthly check.

โ€ข Supervise the office and warehouse security guards.

โ€ข Promotes the completion of CARE Academy Saftey and Security Modules by all CARE Area staff.

Job Responsibility #2 Procedures and Protocols:

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The HAO will deliver on the implementation of country office S&S SOPs and provide the following services:

โ€ข Maintain high levels of oversight for physical security issues at offices and private residences.

โ€ข Maintain local security information trees and disseminate security flash alerts and advisories to staff/partners as and when required.

โ€ข Monitor SOPs, supporting the development of new procedures to match security challenges and operational realities as they present.

โ€ข Regularly monitor the implementation of all Saftey and security policies, planning, and procedures, ensuring they are well understood and fully adopted by all staff in the area office and project bases.

โ€ข Attend local security network meetings.

โ€ข Reporting non compliance of procedures or security breaches to the SSSM/ AM / CD.

โ€ข Prepare briefing materials in local languages.

โ€ข Continually monitor and assess the context and situation to determine the extent of risk and vulnerability of CARE area office personnel and resources in all operations, provide regural SITREPs to to CARE Turkey SSO / SSSM.

โ€ข Provide daily security advice and support to the area staff in order to ensure safe passage in the field by monitoring and gathering information on a daily basis.

โ€ข Support applications for mission clearance from program staff.

Job Responsibility #3 Act in a Crisis:

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The NW Syria AHAO is required to be the first responder for any safety or security incident involving CARE staff or assets in their operational areas. Responsibilities include:

โ€ข Support the CARE Turkey SSO / SSSM with the preparation of situational analysis, briefing materials and contingency response advice.

โ€ข Investigate and follow up on security incidents where CARE staff or assets are involved.

โ€ข Be deployed on short notice to support operations in any CARE program area.

โ€ข Prepare internal reports.

Job Responsibility #4 Administration and Support:

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โ€ข Briefing all new staff and CARE area visitors to the operational area on local security conditions and protocols.

โ€ข Provide weekly security update reports for the Area team & CARE Turkey SSO

โ€ข Develop and enable local level liaison in the responsible areas of operation.

โ€ข Immediate incident reports to the International AM and SSSM.

โ€ข Perform regular checks to ensure that first aid kits and fire extinguishers are located appropriately in all CARE area facilities and vehicles and meet standards, replenishing and calling extinguisher specialists as needed.

โ€ข Any other duties as required.

Qualifications (Know-How)

Education/Training

Required

โ€ข Bachelor's degree is required. Bachelor's degree in a related field will be desirable.

โ€ข Previous Safety and Security training

โ€ข NGO experience

Desired

โ€ข Certified training in Policing, Military, Security, International NGOโ€™s, or related fields.

Experience

Number of months/ years of previous professional experience in a similar position

Required

โ€ข Experience and at least 3 plus years experience in the field of NGO security or similar positions working and living in NW Syria.

โ€ข A commitment to working constructively with members of other teams and a service-oriented attitude.

โ€ข Understands the complexity and values of non-profit organizations

โ€ข Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.

โ€ข Ability to work as a team player and to gain credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all level.

โ€ข Skills in networking and contextual analysis.

โ€ข Positive, solution-driven, respectful, and with a โ€˜can-doโ€™ attitude.

Desired

ยท Proven experience in complex environments in a similar position with an NGO or Development context is an advantage

ยท Work in a multi-lingual environment or as a translator in an official capacity.

ยท Trained in safety and security regulations, including HEAT.

Technical Skills

Required

โ€ข Can-Do Attitude

โ€ข Creative approach in attracting the best candidates for CARE;

โ€ข Competent and literate in Arabic and English verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions.

โ€ข Ability to work effectively with others at all levels.

โ€ข IT literate, MS โ€“ Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and maps.

โ€ข Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions.

โ€ข Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of the Syrian Conflict.

โ€ข Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels

โ€ข Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis, and strategic planning skills

โ€ข Strong knowledge on Do No Harm and commitment to humanitarian principles

โ€ข Ability to work well in unstable and changing security environments.

โ€ข Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.

โ€ข Strong skills in interpersonal communications, able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders in a complex, multi-actor environment.

โ€ข Strong skills in written communication, including effective report writing

โ€ข Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work effectively across a wide variety of cultural contexts.

โ€ข Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application.

Desired

โ€ข Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills.

โ€ข Working knowledge of Turkish, both spoken and written

โ€ข Understanding and appreciation of local and western culture and current security challenges.

โ€ข Experience in access negotiations.

โ€ข Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues

Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse, and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
A valid identity is required for work possession, and the candidate can start work in CARE only upon delivery of all the required documents, also upon submitting any fake or incorrect document, the job offer will be canceled or the employment contract will be terminated if the falsification of files or certificates is detected. Later.

This vacancy is archived.

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