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 data sets 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 :
weekly analytical reports.* Facilitate and lead regional NGO community security round-tables.* 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.
specific analysis across the region
Mandatory Requirements :
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 :
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.