Sr. Humanitarian Access Officer

Vacancy Number:01-04-2021-IMC
Title: Sr. Humanitarian Access Officer
Duration:8 Month
Exp.: 2021-04-17-(1 Week From now)
Jobs no:1
Salary:as per organizational salary scale


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City: Kabul
Country: AF


Education:Bachelor’s degree.
Work Experience:5 Years

Very strong oral and written communication skill in English and Pashto Dari also required.

Fluency in English language (written spoken comprehension)

Knowledge and experience working with all authorities and stakeholders in Afghanistan.

Five years previous experience with a humanitarian NGO in Afghanistan.

Three years previous experience managing humanitarian projects in eastern or northern provinces.

Bachelor’s degree.

Proven ability to create network and build relations in Afghanistan.

Understanding of humanitarian principles and access challenges in Afghanistan

Ability to frequently travel to the provinces is a must.

NO prior work experience with security firms or Afghan or international security forces is a must.

Duties & Responsibilities

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the Country Director (and Deputy CD in CD’s absence) and working closely with the program and security staff in Kabul and the provinces the Senior Humanitarian Access Officer will (1) advise IMC Afghanistan on site selection for project activities in or near areas of conflict; (2) represent IMC Afghanistan in Humanitarian Access Group meetings and follow-up; (3) represent IMC Afghanistan in discussions about access with other NGOs in Afghanistan; (4) advise and/or represent IMC Afghanistan on access issues with the Government and/or armed groups; and (5) train IMC Afghanistan staff as necessary on access issues such as the UNOCHA Joint Operating Principles.


Establish and maintain informal relations and a network of contracts in targeted areas in Afghanistan allowing the collection of information related with the humanitarian access in country specifically in the areas of current or planned programs.

Develop and update list of contracts (formal/informal) and create a stakeholder’s map per province/distract.

Develop and regularly update internal maps on accessible/inaccessible areas.

Identify barriers to access and develop strategies to address identified barriers.

Support the management to develop and implement community engagement strategies that promote acceptance and access.

Assess the situation in areas of operation for collecting information from formal and informal networks and/or the teams in the fields and/or other NGOs/partners working in the area.

Monitor open sources to collect compile and report information including incidents and trends pertinent to humanitarian access in area of responsibility.

Collect information on humanitarian access and report regularly to SMT.

Provide and coordinate information for areas within areas of operation where people in need are not able to access humanitarian assistance.

Report immediately to the country director and deputy country director any sudden changes on the access in the areas where IMC operates.

Suggest to field management and the program teams’ proper actions directed to promote the humanitarian intervention of IMC in areas with limited access.

Provide recommendations for potential adjustments to SOPs to maintain improve or expand humanitarian access.

Provide assistance to the country director and program staff for provision of technical input and advice in assessments to consider potential new IMC programs in new geographic areas and technical input in the writing of new program proposals as required.

Provide assistance to country director and relevant program teams to promote integration of humanitarian access approaches into program design implementation and operation.

Training & Capacity Building

Develop and deliver training materials coaching and advice for staff and partners addressing humanitarian access issues.


Facilitate the proper circulation of information on access.

Participation in external access coordination meetings/led by the UN INSO ACBAR and others.

Submission Guideline

You are kindly requested to send your written CV or resume through email and mention the vacancy number province and title of the position in the subject line. Application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for written test. Interested candidates should send their application to the following email address:

Email: [email protected]

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