International Rescue Committee NGO NEW job vacancy

Senior Security and Access Coordinator – Readvertisement

Job Description:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a humanitarian organization that responds to the world’s worst crises and assists people in rebuilding their lives…

Job Overview/Summary:

As the Senior Security and Access Coordinator, you will report directly to the Country Director and receive technical supervision from the Regional Safety & Security Director…

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Safety & Security

    • Develop appropriate security information networks for all IRC teams in Ethiopia.
    • Participate in Country Senior Management discussions, offering strategic input to programs and proposals.
    • Collect and disseminate relevant security information to enable effective security management.
    • Advise the Country Director on contextual and security analysis to support decision-making.
    • Conduct security management training and program site assessments, ensuring regular updates.
  2. Crisis Preparedness and Response

    • Coordinate with relevant departments to develop operational and programmatic contingency plans.
    • Build capacity of Critical Incident Management Teams and Safety and Security Management Teams.
    • Maintain up-to-date evacuation plans for international staff.
    • Participate in global working groups related to Duty of Care topics.
  3. Access/Liaison

    • Build relationships with local stakeholders, formal and informal, including government authorities and armed groups.
    • Develop and implement access strategies tailored to local contexts.
    • Ensure humanitarian access approaches are responsive to the local context and promote community engagement.
    • Compile reports on incidents, trends, and local security contexts.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: University Degree
  • Work Experience: 5-7 years of relevant experience, including 2 years in management roles in complex and volatile environments, preferably with INGOs.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
    • Highest moral and professional integrity
    • Understanding of IRC’s work in the humanitarian context
    • Ability to work under pressure in unstable security environments
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to handle sensitive information
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Familiarity with security management and crisis response
    • Coaching, training, and capacity-building experience

Language Skills:

Fluency in English is required.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply through the IRC Online Recruitment Website using the following link:

Please include three references from current and former employers. Applications will not be returned, and phone calls or personal visits are discouraged.

Only short-listed candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be contacted. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter should include:

  • Name of the position you are applying for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective for applying to the job
  • Permanent address and present address (if different), telephone number, and email address
  • Disclosure of any family relationships with existing IRC employees

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