Job announcement: Humanitarian Access and Security Manager M/F

Actions Against Hunger is an International Non Governmental Organiztion (NGO), apolitical, non
denominational and non-profit. For our operations in Cameroon, we are looking for a:

Base: Buea (south west region)
Number of positions : 1
Contract duration: 7 months
start date: 1/09/2023
supervised by: Field Cordinator
Location : Buea

Mission 1: Implement and update Actionn Against Hungers humanitarian access strategy 

  • Participate and support in negotiations on humanitarian access with all the involved stakeholders
  • Lead the preparation for humanitarian access negotiations by Action Against Hunger in the South West region
  • Lead and support the HAS South West staff in reaching humanitarian access for AAH in the South West region
  • Establish a strong network with external stakeholders
  • Regularly update Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian access strategy and make sure it is in line with the program implementation strategy and security protocols;
  • Capitalize all data in appropriate tools such as actor mapping, Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Access Strategy tools, etc;
  • Produce regular analysis notes on access specifying possible impacts on operations
  • Plan, implement, supervise with the HAS staff and supported by the HAS HoD trainings on access; Action Against Hunger’s security policies for national and international staff; Humanitarian Principle, Ation Against Hungers Charter/Values;
  • Visit bases and operational sites to ensure a clear understanding of Action Against Hunger’s risk profile in the field
  • Support the Field Coordinator (FC) in access related issues

Mission 2: Define and implement AAH security management system 

  • Collect and analyze security and political context information and support FC & HAS HoD for his/her context follow up and analysis; share analyses with the FC & Coordination team (CD & HAS HoD)
  • Alert the FC and later on to the Coordination team (CD & HAS HoD) on changes to the context and establish likely forthcoming scenarios
  • Animate the writing process of the base security plan and design base contingency plans
  • Ensure – in collaboration with the FC - that security plan documents are up to date and meet the required AAH standard
  • Ensure that the above security plans are effectively disseminated and put in place through the HAS team in the South West
  • Lead the South West HAS team in providing an effective risk analysis and support FC in designing organization of his/her security management system (context analysis, security plan writing, operational security management, internal communication)
  • Advise the FC on movement validation to field, and prepare the mitigation measures for those movements with the HAS team
  • Monitor the implementation of security action plan, mitigation measures and procedures
  • Ensure that deviations from the security plans are reported to the FC and later on to Coordination team (HAS HoD & CD)
  • Evaluate the operational management of security and provide appropriate support toLogistics and FC
  • Understand programs and contribute to their design to make sure safety and security is included in them
  • Lead plan guide and participate in assessments in potential new operation areas
  • Support management of incidents and crises in collaboration with FC, HAS HoD and the Country Director, as well as with any designated HQ Crisis Cell
  • Supervise the incident reporting system of the base, make sure corrective measures are implemented
  • Lead on drafting of Weekly and Monthly HAS Reports from the base to Coordination
  • Ensure sufficient funding; and budget management, for the correct staffing / equipping of the security team through participation in budget building processes
  • Ongoing liaison with various key internal & external stakeholders
  • Participate in any Humanitarian Access & Security related internal & external coordination forum

Mission 3: Train Action Against Hunger’s staff and raise awareness on the security environment, procedures and rules 

  • Ensure briefing plans for every new Action Against Hunger’s employee as well as visitors (security rules and procedures) within 24 hours of arrival in the base
  • Ensure that regular awareness sessions for Action Against Hunger’s employees are completed (situation updates, security rules and procedures)
  • Organize / supervise specific simulation exercise / trainings for categories of employees as needed, ensuring understanding awareness and compliance of staff with the necessary ways of action in the specific environment
  • Build professional development plans for AAH HAS staff in the South West with the technical support of HAS HoD
  • Lead real time review sessions of HAS tools being used in the South West region


  • Candidate should hold a Masters degree in Social sciences or humanitarian related field.
  • Atleast 2 years or more of professional experience in a similar position in an emergency context.
  • Experience with Action Against Hunger and in the same position would be an advantage.


  • Team management
  • Sense of organization and management of priorities
  • Good analytical skills - sense of diplomacy
  • Strong sense of confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good expression skills (oral and written)
  • Mastery of management and IT tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Skills in logistics management and purchasing procedures is an asset.
Commitment to gender equality
  • Commitment to respect and apply Action Against Hunger's gender policy
  • Integrate the gender approach in activities
  • Contribute to a gender-sensitive working environment and avoid discrimination


Action Against Hunger believes that every person with whom it comes into contact, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic origin, has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Action Against Hunger will not tolerate abuse and exploitation by staff, related staff, partners or suppliers.

The employee must undergo at least one Safeguarding training, comply with Action Against Hungers Safeguarding-PSEA policy, enforce it and apply it for the duration of his/her contract.


Our recruitment procedure has 3 key steps : 

1. A pre-selection on the basis of the files submitted (only candidates whose skills and experience matches with the profile are selected for the test) ;
2. Written test
3. Oral Interview

For each step, only selected candidates are contacted.

Applications (including a CV, a letter of motivation, and references) must be submitted ONLY using the LINK

Indicating the title of the position and reference BU-HR-072023-03 in subject of application by 5:30 PM on the 3rd of August 2023.

In response to the urgent need, applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.
The application should be addressed To the attention of: Head of Human resources department, Action Against Hunger Cameroon
Only selected candidates will be selected for tests and interview!

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