Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Niamey, Niger

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the role of Safety and Security Coordinator.

IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation.


  • Develop and implement humanitarian access strategies and approaches tailored to local contexts in field sites throughout Niger
  • Ensure humanitarian access approaches are responsive to local context and include overarching community engagement components
  • Ensure the IRC field humanitarian access teams conduct principled and sustainable negotiations with relevant actors in Niger in line with humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs, duty of care principles, and the IRC’s Strategic Action Plan (SAP)
  • Work to ensure that IRC’s work in the areas of operations is known and accepted
  • Work to encourage stakeholders to work with the IRC in ensuring staff and programmes are safe and allowed to continue humanitarian activities in Niger
  • Provide technical input and advice in assessments to consider new IRC programmes in new geographic areas, and regular assessment reviews for existing locations
  • Assist in the continued development of humanitarian access and security teams and activities across Niger
  • Oversee and advise on the implementation and review of tailored acceptance strategies
  • Maintain a high level of preparedness vis-a-vis predicted contextual fluctuations operationally and programmatically
  • Enhance IRC image and acceptance within the community and amongst stakeholders by providing guidance on inclusive visibility strategies


  • University degree in Management, Political Science, or a related field
  • Technical degree or certification in a related field with significant applicable experience
  • Five years, minimum, of nonprofit or NGO-work experience within international humanitarian assistance programmes with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organising and executing humanitarian security operations in the field
  • Understanding of regional and local context, dynamics, and access limitations related to gender, disability, religion, tradition, and local norms
  • Knowledge of communications technology, including, satellite communications, cell phone, etc
  • Strong trainer experience
  • Ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audience members
  • Experience of gaining a precise and impartial understanding of local, regional and international policies
  • Sahel experience strongly preferred

To apply and for more information, click here.

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