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Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international charity 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 services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

The Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.

Today, the Organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in twelve of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles and professionalism.

Training Officer

INSO Nigeria Country Office

Since becoming registered in Nigeria, INSO has developed a strong country wide approach, supporting NGOs working on Lake Chad Basin Crisis from all neighbouring countries. The coordination office operates from Abuja overseeing two operational offices in Maiduguri, Nigeria and in Maroua, Cameroon.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as Training Officer to be based in Abuja with regular travel to the field.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to facilitate and deliver high quality training and to support the Training Manager in the ongoing improvement of INSO LCB’s training courses.

Major Responsibilities:

Training Facilitation and Development

  • Support the line manager in course design, preparation, and delivery
  • Take the lead in delivering classroom presentations and facilitate engaging training courses as directed by the line manager, to include:
  • Hostile Environment Individual Safety Training (HEIST)
  • Security Management (Basic and Advanced)
  • Crisis Management
  • Hostile Environment First Aid Training-First Responder (HEFAT-FR)
  • Other relevant training, as directed
  • Regularly travel to Maiduguri and the northeast to help deliver security management and crisis management courses
  • Participate in the development of new training courses and adjustment of existing courses with the line manager using adult learning methodologies

Provide logistical support

  • Manage the course participant lists as directed by the line manager
  • Assist in producing training presentations, course handouts, facilitator notes, lesson plans, and aids as directed by the line manager
  • When appropriate, assist the Training Assistant in managing training course and facility logistical demands

Guide the training strategy

  • Participate proactively in the development of INSO’s regional training strategy
  • Monitor course feedback systems
  • Support the line manager in monitoring and evaluation of training delivery and impact
  • Support the line manager further developing course appraisal and feedback systems

Other responsibilities                                                                       

  • When appropriate (e.g. in the absence of the Training Assistant), work closely with INSO LCB’s logistics, human resources and administration, and finance departments to manage the training program’s requirements
  • Be prepared to carry out other reasonable duties that may arise, as requested by line management

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Degree in education or a post-graduate diploma in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant practical experience.
  • At least one year of experience in training delivery
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities, and principles of humanitarian NGOs
  • Proven presentation/facilitator skills using adult learning methodologies
  • Ability to carry out basic administrative and logistical tasks
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Professional working proficiency in English

Preferred Characteristics:

  • At least one year of humanitarian experience in a safety or security management role
  • Political, social, and historical knowledge of the region
  • Security/safety training course attendance
  • First aid qualification
  • User knowledge of GPS, Thuraya satellite phone, and VHF communications
  • Professional working fluency in Hausa. Knowledge of other local languages is an advantage

Key Personal Competencies

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work with limited supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and close-knit team

Method of Application

Interested persons are requested to send the following to ([email protected]) and reference ‘INSO – Training Officer’ in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

  • 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).

Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.).

INSO does not accept or ask for payment for any Job.

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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 Abuja CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week International NGO Safety Organisation – INSO

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international charity 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 services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

The Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.

Today, the Organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in twelve of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles and professionalism.

Training Officer

INSO Nigeria Country Office

Since becoming registered in Nigeria, INSO has developed a strong country wide approach, supporting NGOs working on Lake Chad Basin Crisis from all neighbouring countries. The coordination office operates from Abuja overseeing two operational offices in Maiduguri, Nigeria and in Maroua, Cameroon.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as Training Officer to be based in Abuja with regular travel to the field.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to facilitate and deliver high quality training and to support the Training Manager in the ongoing improvement of INSO LCB’s training courses.

Major Responsibilities:

Training Facilitation and Development

  • Support the line manager in course design, preparation, and delivery
  • Take the lead in delivering classroom presentations and facilitate engaging training courses as directed by the line manager, to include:
  • Hostile Environment Individual Safety Training (HEIST)
  • Security Management (Basic and Advanced)
  • Crisis Management
  • Hostile Environment First Aid Training-First Responder (HEFAT-FR)
  • Other relevant training, as directed
  • Regularly travel to Maiduguri and the northeast to help deliver security management and crisis management courses
  • Participate in the development of new training courses and adjustment of existing courses with the line manager using adult learning methodologies

Provide logistical support

  • Manage the course participant lists as directed by the line manager
  • Assist in producing training presentations, course handouts, facilitator notes, lesson plans, and aids as directed by the line manager
  • When appropriate, assist the Training Assistant in managing training course and facility logistical demands

Guide the training strategy

  • Participate proactively in the development of INSO’s regional training strategy
  • Monitor course feedback systems
  • Support the line manager in monitoring and evaluation of training delivery and impact
  • Support the line manager further developing course appraisal and feedback systems

Other responsibilities                                                                       

  • When appropriate (e.g. in the absence of the Training Assistant), work closely with INSO LCB’s logistics, human resources and administration, and finance departments to manage the training program’s requirements
  • Be prepared to carry out other reasonable duties that may arise, as requested by line management

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Degree in education or a post-graduate diploma in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant practical experience.
  • At least one year of experience in training delivery
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities, and principles of humanitarian NGOs
  • Proven presentation/facilitator skills using adult learning methodologies
  • Ability to carry out basic administrative and logistical tasks
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Professional working proficiency in English

Preferred Characteristics:

  • At least one year of humanitarian experience in a safety or security management role
  • Political, social, and historical knowledge of the region
  • Security/safety training course attendance
  • First aid qualification
  • User knowledge of GPS, Thuraya satellite phone, and VHF communications
  • Professional working fluency in Hausa. Knowledge of other local languages is an advantage

Key Personal Competencies

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work with limited supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and close-knit team

Method of Application

Interested persons are requested to send the following to ([email protected]) and reference ‘INSO – Training Officer’ in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

  • 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).

Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.).

INSO does not accept or ask for payment for any Job.

2019-08-29

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