Safety Advisor – Mobile- Lake Chad Basin (French & English fluency required) 303 views6 applications


International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) – Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Safety Advisor – Mobile- Lake Chad Basin (French & English fluency required)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Details

  • We are seeking an experienced individual to join our team as INSO Mobile Safety Advisor.
  • The Mobile Safety Advisor for Lake Chad Basin (LCB) will combine a strong humanitarian and safety background with experience of a similar country risk context, a clear understanding of humanitarian safety principles, conflict analysis and with a flexible, outgoing personality he  /  she will be able to interpret and articulate and publish best information and principled, expert advice to a broad range of humanitarian actors.

Job Summary

  • 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.
  • Successful candidates will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice, communicate to an excellent standard of English both verbally and in writing, and above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • The Mobile Safety Advisor is a roving specialist who is frequently deployed to our regional offices (Nigeria and Cameroon) in order to cover standard SA duties whilst the regional SA is out of office, and to support local teams in crisis situation or with trainings and on-the-job orientations. Frequent travels and flexibility in adjusting to different regional teams and situations are key requirements of this post.
  • In addition, the applicant will be able to identify trends and patterns within quantitative datasets of security incidents, linking this information to broader political and socio-economic developments.
  • The applicant must also be an appropriate representative of INSO among a diverse and important audience of members and a wide network of contacts, including UN agencies, international donors and organizations, local communities and their leaders.
  • In addition to providing potentially life-saving advice and analysis, our Safety Advisor must consistently represent INSO’s mandate of neutrality and independence, while upholding humanitarian principles and actively promoting the improvement of operating practices, to allow access to be retained and expanded, and vital services to be delivered safely and promptly.

Major Responsibilities

  • 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 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 Regional Analyst in development of context-specific analysis across the region

Mandatory Requirements

  • Fluency in English & French (written and spoken).
  • Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in insecure / conflict-affected environments.
  • Strong writing and proven analytical abilities (proven written / published sample requested).
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles and their application.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Minimum 1 recent year experience in Lake Chad Basin Region – ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent – and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics and context.
  • Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
  • Experience with NGO security and / or project management.

Key Personal Competencies:

  • A good listener
  • An effective communicator
  • Excellent analyst
  • Team player

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. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:

  • All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.
  • INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.
  • All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card).
  • All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.).
  • All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment

Terms & Conditions
12-month contract based in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, €4,550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 3 months with an allowance of €1000 each R&R cycle, housing, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.

Application Closing Date
28th October, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send the following below to: [email protected] and reference ‘SA Mobile’ in the subject line of your email.

Your Application should include the following:

  • Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page maximum).
  • Up to date CV (2-page maximum).
  • Contact information for 3 referees (preferably, work-related and from previous line managers)
  • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10-page maximum).

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
  • Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

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The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of 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 services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.ContextContemporary armed conflict poses unprecedented challenges to humanitarian organisations in delivering aid to vulnerable populations.Whereas in the context of international armed conflicts aid workers are attributed formally recognised protection under international humanitarian law; today the changing nature of conflicts and the proliferation of non-state armed groups often mean that this assurance is no longer guaranteed.Across the globe, aid workers are subject to violent attacks with 2 - 4 deaths per week worldwide.While many NGOs take individual measures to mitigate the risks, coordinated action between agencies - seen by many as the more important requirement -  has lagged behind with no common system at field level prior to 2011.INSO was designed to fill this gap and today provides the humanitarian sector with a globally standardised mechanism for establishing and operating such platforms wherever they are needed.Humanitarian AccessHumanitarian access is the ability of NGOs to reach populations in need as well as the ability of those populations to reach the aid and protection they need. It is a complex and ever changing dynamic involving a host of considerations and challenges.INSO works to support the first side of this equation - NGOs accessing populations in need - by improving situational awareness and enabling humanitarians to make more evidence-based access decisions.Of course, situational awareness alone does not create humanitarian access - and can do the opposite - but where NGOs are seeking to expand access high quality, relevant and up to date safety information has been shown to play a vital role in the process.AccountabilityAny co-operation mechanism is only as good as the participation it enjoys from its members, which is why all INSO platforms are started and monitored by the humanitarian communities they serve through a voluntary Advisory Board.Each Advisory Board represents the NGO community towards INSO in that country and holds concrete powers to set the services and monitor INSO's performance in delivering them.This simple yet highly effective mechanism guarantees transparency, participation and accountability even as the context changes.Internally, INSO ensures the confidential management of information and registration processes and provides a comprehensive internal policy environment that guarantees accountability and protects against risk.ImpactSince 2011, INSO has revolutionized the humanitarian safety coordination sector by introducing a robust and high quality field safety platform model that has been deployed in some of the world’s most high-risk settings.The strong focus on humanitarian principles and exclusive NGO-only membership criteria have caused INSO to become generally accepted as a standard component of modern humanitarian response offering independent frontline reporting and coordination services that save lives, strengthen operational practice and enable humanitarian access.

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0 USD Maiduguri, Borno CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week International NGO Safety Organisation – INSO

International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) - Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Safety Advisor - Mobile- Lake Chad Basin (French & English fluency required)Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Details
  • We are seeking an experienced individual to join our team as INSO Mobile Safety Advisor.
  • The Mobile Safety Advisor for Lake Chad Basin (LCB) will combine a strong humanitarian and safety background with experience of a similar country risk context, a clear understanding of humanitarian safety principles, conflict analysis and with a flexible, outgoing personality he  /  she will be able to interpret and articulate and publish best information and principled, expert advice to a broad range of humanitarian actors.
Job Summary
  • 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.
  • Successful candidates will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice, communicate to an excellent standard of English both verbally and in writing, and above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • The Mobile Safety Advisor is a roving specialist who is frequently deployed to our regional offices (Nigeria and Cameroon) in order to cover standard SA duties whilst the regional SA is out of office, and to support local teams in crisis situation or with trainings and on-the-job orientations. Frequent travels and flexibility in adjusting to different regional teams and situations are key requirements of this post.
  • In addition, the applicant will be able to identify trends and patterns within quantitative datasets of security incidents, linking this information to broader political and socio-economic developments.
  • The applicant must also be an appropriate representative of INSO among a diverse and important audience of members and a wide network of contacts, including UN agencies, international donors and organizations, local communities and their leaders.
  • In addition to providing potentially life-saving advice and analysis, our Safety Advisor must consistently represent INSO's mandate of neutrality and independence, while upholding humanitarian principles and actively promoting the improvement of operating practices, to allow access to be retained and expanded, and vital services to be delivered safely and promptly.
Major Responsibilities
  • 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 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 Regional Analyst in development of context-specific analysis across the region
Mandatory Requirements
  • Fluency in English & French (written and spoken).
  • Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in insecure / conflict-affected environments.
  • Strong writing and proven analytical abilities (proven written / published sample requested).
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles and their application.
Preferred Characteristics:
  • Minimum 1 recent year experience in Lake Chad Basin Region - ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent - and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics and context.
  • Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
  • Experience with NGO security and / or project management.
Key Personal Competencies:
  • A good listener
  • An effective communicator
  • Excellent analyst
  • Team player
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. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:
  • All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.
  • INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.
  • All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card).
  • All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.).
  • All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment
Terms & Conditions 12-month contract based in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, €4,550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 3 months with an allowance of €1000 each R&R cycle, housing, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.
Application Closing Date 28th October, 2020.

How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send the following below to: [email protected] and reference ‘SA Mobile’ in the subject line of your email.Your Application should include the following:

  • Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page maximum).
  • Up to date CV (2-page maximum).
  • Contact information for 3 referees (preferably, work-related and from previous line managers)
  • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10-page maximum).

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
  • Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.
2020-10-29

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