Globaldev careers: The security coordinator

Nour Koussaibany, humanitarian access and security coordinator for Lebanon at the International Rescue Committee. Photo by: IRC

BARCELONA — Nour Koussaibany starts the day by catching up on regional news and checking in with team coordinators and staff members in the field. But as the humanitarian access and security coordinator for Lebanon with the International Rescue Committee, there is no typical day beyond that.

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Koussaibany, who has a background in economics and political science, had been working in logistics and security until the Syrian refugee crisis in 2014 created a demand for her to concentrate solely on the latter.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.