HI Humanitarian Access & Security Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

HI Humanitarian Access & Security Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description:

  • Working along with the Emergency Preparedness Officer (from HQ) and supervising a Liaison Officer, the Humanitarian Access & Security Expert will ensure the security and access evaluation in order to identify the main physical, administrative and security constraints for HI to establish and launch operations in Tigray.

  • He/she will prepare the evaluation visit on the field, finalize a risks analysis for future HI intervention in the area, identify most the appropriate mitigation measures, security requirements and modalities/means to support the operational strategic definition, develop local contacts/connections to ensure acceptance and authorization clearance, and frame the security protocols of future HI operations in Tigray.

  • Responsibility 1: Contributes to HI’s understanding of the context of the Tigray region

    • identifies key actors;

    • identifies access obstacles and proposes solutions/recommendations ;

    • follows the evolution of local, national, regional and international context;

    • supports the diversification of information sources and capitalize information about key contacts;

    • develops networking in order to gather and cross check information coming from the field;

    • represents HI externally on security matters;

    • ensures the development of local partnerships as necessary;

    • contributes to recruitment and briefing of a national liaison officer.

  • Responsibility 2: Produces and updates the risk analysis of the Tigray region.

    • identifies dangers and threats to HI activities and personnel;

    • identifies HI-specific vulnerabilities.

    • proposes risk mitigation measures for a potential HI intervention.

  • Responsibility 3: Operational security management of the assessment mission.

    • reports all incidents;

    • ensures that the mission is in-line
    with HI’s security policy;

    • follows up the application of security procedures, analyses and formalized lessons learnt ;

    • participates to the planning and implementation of security procedures (tracking, communication, etc.);

    • incident management support when needed;

    • ensures regular reporting to HI HQ and HI Program Director;

    • brief assessment colleagues and Ethiopia program director on security risks and guidance prior to mission.


    • University degree or equivalent experience in international relations, security, or humanitarian action.

    • HEAT certified.

    • Certificate in humanitarian negotiation.

    • Certificate in security management.


    • Proven experience of developing and implementing security plans and analysis tools.

    • Proven experience of working in conflict-affected areas.

    • Incident Management experience.

    • Proven experience in producing of quality reports and documents, including maps.


    • Good written and spoken English is essential.

    • Humanitarian negotiation skills.

    • Previous knowledge of the region and the context is preferred.

    Personal qualities:

    • Ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; HI Humanitarian Access & Security Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

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