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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.
Safety Advisor- Mobile- Lake Chad Basin
We are seeking an experienced individual to join our team as INSO Mobile Safety Advisor (MSA) to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
The Mobile Safety Advisor for Nigeria 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.
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, Niger 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.
Key Personal Competencies
Terms & Conditions:
12-month contract with a start date ASAP,*** *€4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days’ annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every two months, global medical coverage, AD&D coverage.
Reviews and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and the post will be closed once a suitable candidate is found, so interested candidates matching mandatory requirements are requested to apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference “INSO SA Mobile - LCB” 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 maximum).
Up to date CV (2-page maximum).
Contact information for 3 referees (preferably, work-related and from previous line managers)
Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.