Humanitarian Access and Security Manager

Published On

13 Sep 2023

Company Information

Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Humanitarian Access and Security Manager

Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh



Job Context

  • Handicap International- Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, focusing on creating sustainable changes to ensure the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in Bangladesh in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects that assist in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection, and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host populations affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static method are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MHPSS.
  • HI is currently implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices (Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
  • Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistics
  • Number of staff: Around 308 National staff and 04 international staff
  • HI, is looking for a Humanitarian Access and Security Manager for its entire Bangladesh Mission programme. The Humanitarian Access and Security Manager (HAS) Manager`s role is to help ensure the security of HI personnel and assets, by ensuring that risk analyses, security frameworks, protocols, and tools are in place while overseeing their correct and effective implementation. To this end, the HAS Manager is involved in the planning and monitoring of operations and plays a key role in incident management. The HAS Manager is also responsible for strengthening HI`s analytical, dialogue, and negotiation capacities to ensure that populations have full access to humanitarian assistance.
  • Line Manager: Country Director
  • Type of Contract: Fixed-term
  • Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to October 2024
  • (Contract duration will be initially 01 year from the date of joining)
  • Job Location: Cox`s Bazar
  • Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.

Job Responsibilities

  • Mission 1: Contribute to country strategies in line with overall strategies.
  • Guiding the strategy and security framework through the active promotion of HI’s institutional policy and the optimization of our resources
  • STRATOP: Contribute to the drafting and revision (when needed) and implementation of the operational strategy (StratOp) within the framework of its responsibilities.
  • RISKS: Create and update risk analysis tables as part of his/her responsibilities, and propose and implement risk management measures.
  • INCIDENTS: Contribute to the reporting of incidents within the scope of his/her responsibilities.
  • INDICATORS: Produce, compile, and analyze data for the scoreboard.
  • REPRESENTATION: Ensure HI’s external representation on security issues concerning its county (e.g., forums, operational and strategic alliances); guarantee the development of local partnerships necessary for the development of activities in the country.
  • Mission 2: Operational Security management
  • Context analysis: monitoring and analyzing the evolution of the local, regional, national, and international context.
  • Programme network: Support the diversification of information sources and capitalize on information from key contacts.
  • HAS network: Develop own network to collect and verify information from the field operation and offices.
  • Ensure good internal coordination on all security-related matters, especially with operations and logistics for safety aspects.
  • Security framework:
  • Conduct risk analysis workshops with all staff on the program
  • Support the development, update, and implementation of the HI safety system in the program (procedures, documents, and tools);
  • Ensure the application of security procedures, analyses, and experiences gained.
  • Security management:
  • Provide security analysis and recommendations to the Country Director, Country Manager, and Area Manager; and participate in the planning of operations and the resulting security framework.
  • Provide advice and guidance on evolving security risks, resource requirements, security frameworks and documents, strategies, and sharing of best practices for the security management of HI activities in the country, including input into the definition of future project proposals.
  • Conduct regular field visits for security assessments, and to support provincial offices.
  • Incident management :
  • Participate in incident/crisis management: analysis, technical support, recommendations, implementation, reporting, lessons learned, and adjustment of frameworks…
  • Reinforce as much as necessary the level of acceptance of HI in the different intervention areas.
  • Ensure its role of alert and “check & balance” in the monitoring and management of the program’s security.
  • Mission 3: Humanitarian Access
  • Continuously analyze the humanitarian context, identify obstacles to access, opportunities for improvement, and key actors
  • Support the Country Director and/or Country/Area Manager:
  • In creating a program-specific strategy to improve humanitarian access
  • In contacting and conducting humanitarian negotiations with authorities and key actors
  • In the preparation of exploratory visits and the opening of new areas
  • Mission 4: Capacity Building and Training on Security and Access
  • Assess the needs of HI staff on the program (national and international)
  • Support the implementation of a HAS training plan for all HI staff (including internal and external training);
  • Ensuring the training and continuous capacity building of security staff,
  • Develop the security culture within the program.
  • Integrate new arrivals,
  • Conduct regular security updates for all staff.
  • promote internal coordination with all departments concerned (information sharing, bilateral meetings, etc.)

Employment Status



  • Work at Office

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Humanitarian Security, Security Management, Management, Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science, or any relevant field.
  • Preferable: Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Technical/professional certification in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if you don’t have the specific and required educational qualification mentioned in the advertisement”.

Experience Requirements

  • At least 5 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • Age at least 18 years
  • At least 05 years of experience in a volatile security context with security responsibilities or the access and security humanitarian sector
  • Experience in security context and security risk analysis
  • Skills in developing mitigation measures concerning humanitarian security approaches
  • Skills in developing the access strategy
  • Experience Security incident/crisis management
  • Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Job Location

Cox’s Bazar


  • Tk. 112070 – 129941 (Monthly)
  • A hardship allowance will be added to working in Cox`s Bazar District.
    Salary will be determined based on experience, qualification, and budget availability.
    Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
  • Festival Bonus: 2
  • Medical Coverage: Staff & dependents will get general/outpatient, hospitalization, dental, and optical, medical insurance facilities as per the HI policy.
  • Maternity Coverage: Staff & dependents will get maternity medical coverage facilities as per the HI policy.
  • Group Life Insurance Coverage: Staff will get the death benefit, accidental benefit, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability benefit, and critical illness benefit.
  • Leave: Staff will get sick leave, annual leave, medical leave, and event leave as per HI policy.
  • Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.

Job Source Online Job Posting.

Published on: 13 Sep 2023


Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Age: Age at least 18 years

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar

Salary: Tk. 112070 – 129941 (Monthly)

Application Deadline: 30 Sep 2023

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Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 02 References (Current/Last Supervisor only) including the Head of HR of the current employer to by Saturday, 30 September 2023. Only Bangladeshi national candidates are eligible to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified, potential, matched female candidates and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred in case of similar qualifications to other candidates.

HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

HI is committed to a safe workplace for all people to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. The humanitarian principles focus on equity and inclusion with a solid commitment to these values. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values in their personal and professional life.

Any persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon a successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.

Apply Procedure

Application Deadline : 30 Sep 2023

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