International NGO Safety Organisation Job in Nigeria for a Safety Advisor – North

INSO supports the humanitarian community with vital coordination and information services that save lives and improve access.

Nigeria is now in its opening phase. A coordination office will be
opened in Abuja, and an operational office in Maiduguri. INSO Nigeria
will focus its operations on North Eastern part of Nigeria.

Job Title:  Safety Advisor – North

Job Description
are now seeking a suitable candidate to join our team as a Safety
Advisor for North Eastern Nigeria, based in Maiduguri, with frequent
travels throughout the region. This is a truly unique and rewarding
role, and will effectively help bring vital aid to thousands of people
that have been trapped and displaced by violence.

The 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.

He/She will be
able to represent INSO to a diverse and important audience of members,
and wide network of contacts including UN agencies, international donors
and international organisations to local communities and community
leaders, extolling humanitarian principles and good safety practices and
throughout seeking and advocating access to those at risk and whose
suffering will be eased where humanitarian access can be achieved and
aid delivered

Further responsibilities include: (The list
of responsibilities is not exhaustive: other tasks may be requested to
adapt to operational needs.)

  • Establish and maintain
    an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military
    forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain
    credible and relevant safety information.
  • Provide NGOs with
    timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the
    local security situation through: daily FLASH alerts, weekly incident
    lists, bi-weekly and quarterly analytical reports.
  • Facilitate
    and lead regular NGO community security roundtables in your region of
    responsibility, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
  • 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 supervising national staff (10) and oversight of local logistics and administration.
  • Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO’s mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
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Mandatory Requirements

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years spent in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
  • Proven writing and analytical abilities (sample requested).
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices & principles and their application
Preferred Characteristics: (Not mandatory, but advantageous. Please specify in cover letter)

  • Master degree in Journalism, Communication, Political Sciences,
  • History, or other relevant field Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields
  • Minimum
    of two (2) recent years of experience in Nigeria, and demonstrate
    advanced knowledge with the historical and current social, political,
    and security contexts within the region.
  • Experience with NGO security and/or project management
  • Direct experience and involvement in a crisis management role.
  • Detailed understanding of INSO mandate and services.
  • Existing (relevant) local information networks and contacts.
  • Information management and GIS skills

and Conditions:
12 month contract (renewable), €4550 per month salary,
global medical coverage, €150000 AD&D coverage. 7 Days of R&R
every two months. 4 days of leave per full month (when calculating the
leave days the count starts on the first working day after you depart
and then week-ends and public holidays are counted in the calculation).
Based in Maiduguri (non-family duty station). Accommodation provided by

Starting Date: ASAP

How to apply:

Interested persons are requested to send the following to no later than 17:00GMT on 30 Sept 2016 and reference ‘SA Nigeria’ in the subject line of your email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements,
    your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 page
  • Up to date CV (5 page maximum).
  • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English, which
    demonstrates your analytical and reporting abilities (10 page maximum).
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Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other
writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under
2MB if possible.

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