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Humanitarian Access and Security Analyst (Re-Advertised)

Rationale/Objective for Position

  • The Humanitarian Access and Security Analyst in collaboration with the Head of the ASA Unit will be responsible for developing the MSF EA Humanitarian Access and Security policy, framework, protocols and templates in line with MSF’s strategy and humanitarian principles.
  • The job holder is also responsible for capacity-building; and strengthening learning and development to achieve a holistic and inclusive management strategy for humanitarian access, safety, and security.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Humanitarian Access Management:

  • Support MSF missions/projects working in the region by evaluating access constraints and developing access-specific strategies.
  • Closely monitor contextual developments and map key crisis drivers (deteriorating factors, structural inequalities, response trends, access issues) at local, national, and regional level to contextualize security and humanitarian access constraints.
  • Generate and disseminate regular humanitarian access and security analysis reports of the most recent trends and relevant information in a concise and engaging way, focusing on contextual dynamics in the region and country-specific.
  • Develop and promote a conflict-sensitive mapping and response mechanism, build capacity of field teams on conflict sensitivity principles, analysis and reporting.
  • Support missions/desks on request for humanitarian and Security related thematic-topics with evidence -based analysis and recommendation.
  • Support internal process aiming at anticipatory action (risk monitoring for early warning and early action, forecasting exercises, scenario planning).

Safety and Security Management:

  • Carry out analysis and develop reports on regional safety and security to inform management decisions on security risks and opportunities.
  • Conduct context, Security and Humanitarian analysis in the region and as per the support requests from other MSF OCs/Cells in the region.
  • Develop a quality assurance framework for safety and security systems and procedures to ensure regular evaluation, review and update of security management plans and SOPs.

Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building:

  • In collaboration with the Head of the ASA Unit, Training and Learning Unit and other peers in the MSF movement, develop/review training modules, and plan and facilitate Humanitarian Access, Safety and Security trainings.
  • Conduct training with exercises and simulations for the EA Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT).
  • Implement strategies to enhance safety and security culture at all levels.

Critical Incident Management:

  • In collaboration with the Head of the ASA unit, develop and organize a solid critical incident management protocol for EA Critical Incident Management Team and Field Incident Management Team.
  • Regularly review critical incident management protocol requirements and ensure that these are functioning properly including but not limited a dedicated room, equipment, refresher SILT/CIM training and action plan follow-up.

Partnership and External Representation:

  • Engage with partners to share capacity, capability, and experience pertaining to humanitarian access and security in the region.
  • Liaise with peers and actively participate in meetings at relevant humanitarian fora, including the MSF Intersection/Security/Access meetings, NGO Security Focal Points, INSO, NGO Forums at the regional level.

Other Responsibilities

  • Lead Security Advisory in the Critical Management Team in the absence of the Access and Security Unit Lead.


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  • A Bachelor’s degree in Management, Political Sciences, Safety or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Technical degree or certification in a related field with significant applicable experience.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required. Portuguese/Italian/Spanish is a plus.


  • At least seven (7) years of non-profit NGO work experience within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing, and executing humanitarian operations safely in the Field.
  • Experience working with the UNDSS, INSO, INGO forum and similar institutions is an added advantage.
  • Country Director/Project Coordinator experience is an added advantage.
  • Strong experience as a trainer; ability to develop, implement, facilitate, and impart learning.
  • Proven experience in analysis and report writing on access, security, and safety issues.


Technical Competencies

  • Ability to provide clear, dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur.
  • Good understanding of regional and local context, dynamics, and access limitations.
  • Ability to provide team building, coaching, and development for staff as well as encourage cross-functional collaboration and cooperation.
  • Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively represent MSF at forums and with external stakeholders.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, with the ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to design and lead training engagements with staff and partners to enhance skills and adapt to changing program demands.

Behavioral/General Competencies

  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • People Management and Development
  • Networking and Building Relationships
  • Security awareness and Management

ICT Cybersecurity Officer

As ICT Cybersecurity Officer your role is:

  • to contribute to the definition and to lead the implementation of the ICT Cybersecurity strategy of the OCB ICT Unit,
  • to contribute to the definition and to lead the implementation of technical policies and procedures, providing guidelines for the improvement of information security and data privacy,
  • to establish a security-aware culture, both within the technical ICT teams in Brussels and in the countries of interventions, as well as in the organisation as a whole; to protect the integrity of ICT infrastructure, to safeguard data (be it medical, financial, HR, or other) against loss or theft,
  • to minimise the risk of reputational damage to the organization in case of security incidents.

This role applies to all OCB countries of interventions as well as to the headquarters in Brussels.

You play the role of advisor/subject matter expert on behalf of the ICT Team, by promoting best practices and preventive measure related to Cybersecurity for our infrastructure, digital ecosystem and projects.


  • Coordinate the ICT cybersecurity improvement priorities and roadmap for OCB
  • Be the focal point for the organisation in case of ICT security breaches and threats
  • Contribute to the design and lead the implementation of security policies aimed at avoiding, and/or minimizing the impact of security incidents and the necessary control mechanisms to make sure that these policies are being applied
  • Document security breaches, evaluate impact and implement mitigation plans
  • Contribute to the design and lead the implementation of an incident-response and business continuity strategies to be applied when a security incident does occur aimed at reducing the impact of such security incidents
  • Lead the Cybersecurity working group with representatives from the different team of the ICT organisation (approximately 8 people)
  • Work closely with other key members of the ICT Unit to ensure that key interventions identified as part of the cybersecurity roadmap are implemented timely and according to the relevant security controls
  • Review and keep up to date the cybersecurity chapters in the Safety and Security Management SOPs
  • Participate in intersectional groups and network related to cybersecurity
  • Assess the level of ICT security both of HQ and of the different countries of interventions and their projectsby performing audits and evaluations and formulate concrete steps to address any shortcomings
  • Work closely with the entities/people in charge of security in general (Operations (OPS) and finance Risk Management Units) or data protection (DPO – Data Protection Officer) to ensure consistency of policies and procedures and share information in relation to potential or detected incidents
  • Promote and enable a security-aware mindset:
  • within the ICT unit, by giving technical guidance and facilitating trainings
  • among the staff responsible for ICT in the countries of interventions and their projects, by creating the needed documentation, policies and guidelines and by giving trainings to increase the awareness of and knowledge about the subject of ICT security
  • within OCB as a whole, by presenting and motivating the importance of the topic to different stakeholders within the organization


Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in computer science, Information System Management, Engineering, Business administration, or related areas, or equivalent by demonstrated experience
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in securing ICT infrastructure (both Cloud and on premise)
  • Experience with both software development and IT operations
  • Experience in performing risk, business impact, and vulnerability assessments, and in defining and implementing the appropriate safeguards to address the identified risks is mandatory
  • Experience in designing and implementing security-related projects
  • Experience in Change management
  • Experience with Central of Internet Security (CIS) Controls or other security frameworks is an asset
  • CISSP Certification is an asset
  • International MSF experience or with another international NGO is an asset
  • Experience in the area of medical data protection is an asset


  • Excellent understanding of information security concepts, protocols, industry best practices and strategies
  • Excellent understanding of modern IT operations:
  • Networking
  • Different operating systems, including at least Linux and Windows
  • Virtualisation
  • Containerisation
  • Cloud computing
  • Configuration management
  • Excellent understanding of modern software development methodologies and tools and their security implications. including a good understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Excellent knowledge of different aspects of (web) application security
  • Understanding of GDPR and other legal frameworks concerning data privacy and IT security
  • Sense of urgency; Immediate attention to security incidents
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited managerial supervision and be able to establish strong relationships with remote stakeholders
  • Team player; understanding of needs and constraints of different teams
  • Ability to take initiative


  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in French is an asset

Deadline for applications: 1st of January 2024

Please, send your CV and cover letter to and mention “ICT Cybersecurity Officer” in the subject of your email.

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