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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

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    LCB Director Assistant

     

    Details:

    The Director’s Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and project cycle’s reporting support to the CD and in his/her absence to the acting director. This position requires travel across the Lake Chad Basin Region (Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria).

    Organisation Background

    Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international 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.

    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 eleven of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

    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 seeking for a Director’s Assistant to support the Director of the Lake Chad Basin region in the following areas:

    • Office Management
    • Project Cycle Management
    • Donors’ Reporting
    • Travel Management

    In order to qualify as successful candidate, you should have:

    Mandatory Qualifications:

    • Degree in Business, Management or administration related studies.
    • At least two (2) two years’ experience in supporting organisations’ Senior Management
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Working knowledge of French
    • Desirable experience with humanitarian NGOs.
    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)
    • Nigerian nationality

    Key Personal Competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Knowledge of project cycle management
    • High level of confidentiality and integrity
    • Experience of working under high pressure, in fast-paced environments
    • Strong service orientation with the ability to proactively approach clients to understand their needs and to find effective solutions
    • Strong organizational skills ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner

    Method of Application

    Interested persons are requested to send the following to (jobs@nga.ngosafety.org) and reference ‘INSO – Training Officer’ OR INSO LCB Director Assistant - Abuja” 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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