Access Manager

Type of position: Paid job

Location: Erbil with frequent travel within region

Starting date: ASAP

Contract Length: 12 -18 months (with possibility of prolongation)

Reports To: Country Director

Organization context:

People in Need delivers assistance in Northern Syria addressing the needs of IDPs and hosting communities in several sector such as food security, education and WASH. PIN is well established organization with several field offices, direct implementation and more then 300 employees. Main office sits in Erbil and provides support services to field teams inside Syria.


Security Management Plans

  • Assessing overall security context in areas where PIN implements
  • Managing local access teams in order to ensure safe operational environment for implementation teams
  • Responsible for regular revision of PIN security management plans – Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans, Crisis Management etc.
  • Incidents and Crisis Management
  • Responsible for security incidents follow up and lessons learned


  • Member of Country Management Team, leading body for duty of care at the mission level
  • Responsible for professional development of members of Security Dept.
  • Maintain close cooperation with Programs and Support departments
  • Organize internal and external trainings for PIN staff and partners

Analysis and Assessments

  • Conduct contextual security assessments and analysis
  • Provide regular risk/ threat assessments and propose the implementation of measures to manage or mitigate risks
  • Regularly monitor ongoing threats and development and predict possible outcomes


  • Liaise with NGO Security Coordination agencies, Alliance 2015 and other partners
  • Establish and maintain information network to be able to provide verified information and early warnings
  • Regular reporting to Country Directors, HQ and Donors
  • Financial management of security budget

We require


Education and Experience:

  • At least two years of experience with security management in volatile contexts
  • Experience working in complex and challenging environments desirable
  • Previous working experience from Middle East contexts is advantage

Skills and Personality Requirements:

  • Rigorous and with high attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and prescience skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm despite setbacks, managing and meeting deadlines
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness and willingness to travel to remote places in the field, maintaining good relationships with all members of staff
  • Full and clean driving licence
  • Empathy with the values of People in Need
  • Fluent in English 

We offer

PIN offers:

  • Flexible and challenging working environment with room for personal growth
  • Starting salary defined by PIN salary scale (up to 3 600 EUR commensurate with experience including per diem)
  • 5 weeks of paid leave per year, with flights home every 6 months + 2 regional flight tickets/year
  • In country accommodation, medical insurance, medical and psychological helpdesk support