Head of Safety and Access Unit (Coordinator)

at People In Need - PIN
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 4, 2023
Currency ETB


Our Profile

People in Need is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be fundamental values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.

Throughout our over 25 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.

We are part of Alliance 2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectiveness, both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe. In our over 16 years operation in Ethiopia, has focused on projects in five main areas of interest: Education and Social protection, Environment, Livelihood and Agriculture, Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency programs.

More information at www.peopleinneed.cz  or HERE.

PIN currently is seeking energetic, disciplined, responsible Head of Safety and Access  Unit - Coordinator

Length of Contract: definite (12 months with 60 days probation period.)


Head of Safety and Access Unit (The Unit Head) is a key member of the Country Management Team of People in Need (PIN) in Ethiopia. The purpose of this position is to ensure that PIN national personnel and the international staff and their families are working within an environment consistent with accepted minimum safety and security standards. This encompasses the training of staff in Safety and Access (S&A) awareness and the development of S&A Policies protocols, plans and of mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility in PIN operations. Also consists of advising the Country Director on S&A challenges, developing risk assessments and proposing risk reduction measures in addition to developing, maintaining, updating and implementing when necessary, security protocols and operating procedures according to the changing situation. The Unit Head directly supervises a team of Access Managers.


  • Supports the CD in the overall management of Safety and Access in the CP.
  • Ensures risk assessment for all new projects and locations is conducted accurately and timely and as a result suggests and implements key mitigations and strategies to reduce potential risks.
  • Monitors changes in context across the country, issues early warning to Country Director, plans for and executes mitigations and contingencies.
  • Provides context reports to the CD, CMT and HQ Security Advisor on a weekly basis. Provides concise and clear verbal/written Safety updates to the CD and HQ Security Advisor when relevant.
  • Conduct regular/ongoing information gathering trend analysis thorough data collection/information gathering.
  • Reviews and provides update about the Safety and Access management procedures and contingency plans on regular and ad hoc basis upon the CD’s request, in compliance with PIN local requirements.
  • Responsible for implementation of key Safety and Access SOPs related to movement, premises, communication and specific project activities and propose up date and upgrade of the SOPs or implementation tools.
  • Supports the CD with incident response, reporting and post-incident action and follow-up.
  • Responsible for development and bi-annual updates of CP Risk register Tool in close cooperation with the CD.
  • In cooperation with the CD, provide a detailed and appropriate initial Safety briefing to all newly arriving staff and visitors; including general safety policies and procedures, site specific issues and an analysis of the present local security situation.
  • Plans & Conducts regular Safety and Access awareness trainings in accordance with policies and procedures and in accordance with PIN standards on an annual and ad hoc base under guidance of the CD.
  • Responsible for maintenance and implementation of work safety regulations and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining reliable medical plan on a country level, including pre-selection of medical centers, ambulances and domestic medevacs in close support of the CD
  • Responsible for maintaining all up-to-date contacts with the available medical facilities in the PIN operating areas and regional capital cities.
  • Responsible for contingency and evacuation plans preparedness in close support of the CD
  • Responsible for establishing and implementing procedures related to COVID-19 in close support of the CD.
  • Responsible for up-to-date wide network of contacts among external actors to allow independent verification of situation and quick troubleshooting in case of access issues
  • Actively participates in information exchange with partners, peer NGO, NGO coordination networks and UN, as per the authority given by the CD
  • Closely connected with any security networks/platforms, specific involvement at the A2015 security network.


  • Standard work schedule of 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday
  • Per diems for working and Accommodation outside of the duty office depending on the location
  • Transport Allowance
  • Emergency allowance for the emergency program staffs
  • Bank loan facilities
  • 20 days of paid annual and after 5 years of work an extra paid day for every year
  • Extra days of paid leaves for selected holidays
  • Medical insurance, including spouse and children
  • Accident insurance for all injuries during work time based on the law
  • Pension contribution of 11 % from PIN
  • Paternity leave of extra 2 paid days above the mandatory 3 days
  • Maternity leave according to the law and extra financial motherhood support
  • Monthly mobile phone hybrid tariff
  • PIN supports fast career growth and internal mobility
  • International environment with opportunities to learn from other PIN’s country programs
  • Extensive Capacity Building program, both internal and external trainings, including the Induction training
  • Internal online learning opportunities, such as access to PIN’s e-learning platform and webinars
  • Affordable hot meals available at the office canteen
  • Annual staff retreat
  • Friendly and fair work environment with small collective where everyone knows each other

Job Requirements

  • An appropriate university degree, preferably in the fields of safety and access management, international relations or journalism
  • Proven 5+ field work experience and training as a professional Safety and Access Manager.


  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills.
  • High level of knowledge and experience in development of security & safety related technical tools guidelines and systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to travel to the field very frequently and stay in the field as per field necessity.
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