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Humanitarian Access and Security Advisor - Erbil, Iraq

Duration : 12 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Iraq  Salary & Benefits Living & Security conditions in this base

General description of the position

You'll have to support the FCs and the CD in the security management and the definition of the humanitarian access strategy, and streamline security in all aspects of ACF programs in Iraq.  

Main responsabilities
  • Collect of information and context analysis
  • Design the Humanitarian Access strategy 
  • Provide technical support to the bases (FCs and Liaision & Security Officers)
  • Awereness and training 

Do you fit the requested profile ?

Previous experience in security management in volatile environnement mandatory as well as in INGO 

 ACF experience is an asset, and previous experience as a Field Coordinator will be highly appreciated.

You understand the humanitarian principles, the code of conduct, the specific sub-sector work linked to the NGO field and the operations contexts.

You've got strong excel skills (database, datas analysis, etc.)

You have good communication skills, and you are acknowledge for your ability to work in a multicultural team and your stress management skills.

Yout are fluent in English.

Arabic / Kurdish language skills are a plus.


Specific conditions / Salary

Contract12 months fixed term contract under french legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

  • Monthly gross salary from 2 688€ to 3 433€ upon experience.
  • Per diem and living allowance: 487 € net (field paid)
  • + 12 % of monthly gross salary as country allowance
  • + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • + Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation:

  • Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
  • Individual room in guesthouse covered 

 Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

 Leaves and RnR

  • 25 days of paid leaves per year.
  • + 20 RnR per year.   
  • + 215 € at each RnR period (averagely 1 week every 12 weeks)
  • Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference (Turkey).

 Training : Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.

Work context

As of today, ACF Iraq is operational in Erbil and Dohuk Governorates of Kurdistan region of Iraq, as well as in Ninewa Governorate of Iraq, and is working on the expansion of its response to South and Central Iraq. 

Throughout 2017, ACF has been implementing its humanitarian response in Iraq with an integrated, multi-sectorial approach, addressing WASH, MHCP, Food Security & Livelihoods, as well as Nutrition-related needs of the Syrian refugees and the Iraqi IDP population in camp and non-camp settings.  As of December 2017, ACF’s team is running operations of approximatively  9 million EUR. The main donors of the mission are OFDA, SIDA, UNICEF,  OCHA, WFP, RDPP, SDC, CDC and ACF.

In 2018, ACF is willing to continue the provision of humanitarian response in the areas still presenting urgent needs while designing and rolling out post-emergency / recovery interventions.

ACF is strongly involved in the coordination mechanisms, is an active member of the national WASH, FSL, Health, Protection and NFI/Shelter Clusters. 

Manager word:
  • The ongoing opening of a base in Mosul (highly volatile  environment) will require a close follow-up (context analysis,  implementation of new security procedures, etc.)
  • 2018 strategy aims to extend ACF presence in Central/South Iraq with security assessments to come
  • The recruitment of a National Security & Liaison officer will require capactiy building. 

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