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Security and Access Manager for Ukraine

Closing date
OrganisationPeople in Need
LocationLviv, Ukraine
External URL https://www.peopleinneed.net/career/security-and-access-manager-for-ukraine-1293jo

About People in Need:

PIN is one of the largest non-profit organisations in Central / Eastern Europe focusing primarily on humanitarian aid and development assistance. They work in over 22 countries all over and have more than 1,500 employees.

PIN has been present in Ukraine since 2014 with a large-scale portfolio of humanitarian interventions on the both sides of the contact line. In the aftermaths of the Russian invasion, PIN is significantly increasing its humanitarian response across Western, Central and Eastern Ukraine including neighboring countries, strengthening its program team and support departments including Security and Access

Job overview

Security Manager / Access Coordinator is an essential team member of PIN Ukraine Country Management Team. SM / AC is responsible for PIN comprehensive approach to access and security aspects of PIN operations in Ukraine, supervised by the Country Director and with a strong technical link to the PIN global security advisor.


  • Coordinates access and security requirements with Country Director, Programs and Operations, particularly with the logistic department
  • Directly supervises PIN Security coordinator
  • Oversees access and security related responsibilities of all PIN Ukraine staff and systematically works on their capacity building
  • Continuously assesses threats in large-scale and high-risk conflict environment, quickly adjusting PIN operations based on risk assessment results
  • Responsible for thorough contingency planning, directly managing phases of preparedness and execution
  • Conducts specific access and security assessments as per PIN needs, i.e. area assessment, road assessment and actors’ analysis
  • Responsible for comprehensive procedures concerning PIN staff and cargo movement, travel clearances, verification of situation along access routes and areas of PIN operations
  • Directly delivers context specific briefings and advanced security trainings for PIN staff
  • Oversees workable relations with local authorities and other key actors shaping the security environment
  • Designs PIN procedures for usage of various communication tools; advanced personal protective equipment; hibernation, relocation and evacuation equipment
  • Maintains information network to provide corroborated information and early warnings
  • In charge of pertinent system of security flash alerts for PIN staff
  • Troubleshoots access and security issues as per authority given by the Country Director
  • Is an essential member of PIN crisis management team with focus on prevention, preparedness measures and capacity building of regular crisis management team members
  • Represents PIN at access and security forums, regularly networks with NGO peers, UN, national authorities and other stakeholders
  • Supervises PIN involvement in potential deconfliction mechanisms
  • Regularly updates access, security and safety related documentation, i.e. access strategy, risk assessment, safety and security management plans, medical plans


  • Previous experience from humanitarian sector and insecure environment
  • Experience with security / access aspects of INGOs operations
  • Program or logistic background preferred
  • Reliable, proactive, problem-solving and easygoing personality
  • Training skills
  • Fluent English required
  • Russian or Ukrainian an advantage

PIN offer:

  • Rewarding and dynamic environment of a well-established humanitarian organisation
  • Salary as per PIN salary scales
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Sick days
  • Support of professional and personal development
  • Open and friendly organisational culture

How to Apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send PIN your CV (no longer than 4 pages) and short cover via this application form. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).


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