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  • Assistant Safety Advisory (Community Liaison Officer) at International NGO Safety Organisation

  • Posted on: 5 October, 2018 Deadline: 4 November, 2018
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  • 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. 

    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.

    Assistant Safety Advisory (Community Liaison Officer)



    The Assistant Safety Advisor, Community Liaison Officer, will assist the Safety Advisor and Regional Analyst with high-level engagement and networking with traditional authorities, community and religious leaders.

    INSO Nigeria Country Office

    Since becoming registered in Nigeria, INSO has developed a strong regional approach, supporting NGOs operating in the context of the humanitarian crisis within the Lake Chad Basin region. The coordination office operates from Abuja overseeing the operational offices in Maiduguri (Nigeria), Maroua (Cameroon) and Diffa (Niger).

    We are actually seeking for an Assistant Safety Advisor, Community Liaison Officer based in Maiduguri.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Network with traditional authorities such as heads of villages, district heads and emirs
    • Network with religious leaders, including chief imams, independent imams, Muslim scholars, and representatives of Muslim associations
    • Promote humanitarian actors’ neutrality and independence towards traditional authorities and religious leaders
    • Develop and maintain a contact database
    • Assist the Safety Advisor and Regional Analyst in the preparation of special reports
    • Assist in the delivery of other request INSO Services
    • Adhere to INSO safety policies and procedures
    • Adopt professional conduct and positive attitude

    Mandatory Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge either in Islamic studies, in Sharia Law or the Koran
    • At least two (2) years’ experience in networking with traditional authorities and religious leaders in North Eastern Nigeria, preferably in Borno State.
    • Excellent written and spoken English, Hausa, Kanuri and Arabic
    • Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet)
    • Nigerian nationality

    Preferred characteristics:

    • Degree in Islamic studies or sharia law
    • Previous experience working for NGOs
    • Familiarity with the Lake Chad Basin region outside North East Nigeria (Diffa region of Niger, Far North Cameroon, Lac in Chad)
    • Broader existing network across the Lake Chad Basin

    Key Personal Competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • High level of confidentiality and integrity
    • Experience of working under high pressure, in fast-paced environments
    • Strong organizational skills ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner

    Method of Application

    Only candidates meeting the mentioned criteria are invited to apply by sending their file to the email address:, writing in the subject of the mail: “INSO Assistant Safety Advisor, Community Liaison Officer - Maiduguri”

    In order to be considered the application must contain the two (2) following documents:

    Curriculum Vitae (up to 3 pages maximum)

    Cover Letter specifying how your profile and experience meet the mandatory requirements.

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