Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.
INSO provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs operating in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries.
INSO is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands- the international city of peace and justice.
Nigeria Country Office and presence across Lake Chad Basin
Since registering in Nigeria in 2016, INSO has developed a strong regional approach, supporting NGOs working on the Lake Chad Basin region. The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) coordination is based in Abuja, Nigeria and oversees the operational office in Maiduguri. We also coordinate with our platforms in Cameroon and Niger.
As Safety Advisor- East, you will combine a strong humanitarian and safety background with experience in a similar risk context with a clear understanding of humanitarian safety principles, conflict analysis and a flexible, outgoing personality.
Safety Advisor positions are highly rewarding roles, offering a unique opportunity to work in a close-knit team giving security analysis and advice that is not only some of the best of its kind, but that is also vital to the efforts of the NGO community to deliver aid and assistance to the thousands of people who need it. You will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice and communicate to an excellent standard of English.
- Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
- Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through; daily incident alerts, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analytical reports.
- Facilitate and lead regional NGO community security roundtables.
- Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in crisis evacuation planning.
- Manage a small office team, including supervision of national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration.
- Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO’s mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
- Support the Deputy Director for Support and the Director in the development of context-specific analysis across the region
- Fluency in English (written and spoken).
- Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
- Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
- Strong writing and proven analytical abilities.
- Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles
- Recent experience in the Lake Chad Basin region – ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent – and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics and context.
- Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
Key Personal Competencies
- A good listener
- An effective communicator
- Excellent analyst
- Team player
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- A people manager
Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract based in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, €4,550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per calendar month and 7 days of R&R every 2 months with an allowance of €1250 each R&R cycle, housing, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.
INSO’s Safeguarding Policy
INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.
How to apply
Please send the following to [email protected] and reference ‘SA East’ in the subject line of your email.
- Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page max).
- Up to date CV.
- One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10-page max).
Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.). Only short-listed candidates with be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.