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Humanitarian Access & Security Manager – Gaza

Closing date15 Jul 2024
OrganisationHandicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
LocationGaza, occupied Palestinian territory
External URL https://apply.workable.com/hi-jobs/j/23DFE5027A/

Place: Gaza
Duration of contract: 6 months renewable, adjutable according to your availability
Starting date: July 2024
Closing date for applications: 15th July 2024

Application Review on a Rolling Basis: Due to the urgency of this recruitment, we encourage interested candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible. Our recruitment team will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis.

We need you to support our field teams in deploying this massive emergency response. Your help can make a difference. Join us!

The Palestine mission is part of the MASHRIQ regional programme, which covers Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. HI in 2023 has been implementing a mix of humanitarian and development projects in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including a long-term rehabilitation project in Gaza. HI is also the coordinator of the Rehabilitation Platforms in Gaza and in the West Bank (two coordination bodies among all rehabilitation actors in each area).

The new conflict between Hamas and Israel in October 2023 has created a major humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Around 27,000 Palestinians have been killed, more than 60,000 have been injured, and several thousand among them have suffered from amputations or permanent impairments. HI is managing a complex humanitarian operation in the Gaza Strip, with extreme challenges in terms of access and security. In addition, HI is also implementing a mix of emergency response and preparedness activities in the West Bank, with several access and security challenges.

HI current response spans these sectors: humanitarian logistics, physical rehabilitation, mental health and psychosocial support, education in emergencies, emergency preparedness armed violence reduction / humanitarian mine action, disability mainstreaming/inclusion in humanitarian action, advocacy and distribution of health, hygiene, and NFI kits.

Main challenges: very high security risks, very complex humanitarian access challenges, and major logistics constraints in Gaza; security risks, access constraints, and potential further escalation in West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Reporting to the Humanitarian Access & Security Manager (HASM) Palestine, based in Jerusalem (under recruitment), with dotted-line management of the Area Manager – Gaza (for national staff security) and the Area Manager Support (for expatriates security), the HASM Gaza will be in charge of supporting security management and access negotiation in Gaza.

You will be supported by 1 HAS Officer and 1 Tracking Officer. More positions might be recruited in the future.

– Ensures the implementation of HI’s security policy, operational guide and new security guidelines,
– Represents HI externally with regard to security matters concerning his/her country.

– Context monitoring, strengthening acceptance and humanitarian access,
– Continuously monitors and analyses developments in the local, national and regional humanitarian context and the actors involved, identifies obstacles to access and opportunities for improvement,
– Supports the HASM Palestine in Jerusalem, Programme Director / Country Manager with the development of the programme’s access strategy, and helps implement it,
– Provides advice and guidance on evolving security risks, necessary resources, security frameworks, documents and strategies, and shares best practices for the safe and secure management of HI activities in the country.

– Gaza Strip: In normal times, the security is unpredictable, with long calm periods followed by short bouts of armed confrontation. Security rules are tight with controlled movement. Systems for hibernation and evacuation are in place. In the current crisis the whole population is at constant risk due to frequent airstrikes. HI’s team has relocated to Rafah governorate. HI has setup a solid system with for security management, although the risks will remain high as long as the war continues.


  • At least 6 years of overall professional experience in access and security functions,
  • At least 3 years of experience in conflict-affected countries,
  • Negotiation skills,
  • Proactiveness and productivity,
  • Past experience in Middle Eastern countries, plus Arabic and/or Hebrew are strong assets.

At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team

  • 3 to 4 months renewable International contract starting from July 2024
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 3500€ gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 775.24€ net/month – paid in the field
  • Hardship: 500 € net/month – paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 5 days every 8 weeks => + possible transport/package support.
  • Position: unaccompanied
  • Housing: Collective / individual taken in charge by HI

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link: https://apply.workable.com/j/23DFE5027A
Only successful candidates will be contacted.


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