Information Manager at International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) - 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Information Manager

Location: Abuja
Career Category: Information Management

Job Summary

  • Reporting to Deputy Director the primary aim of the position is to develop high-quality data visualization products including maps and graphs, effectively manage INSO’s database as well as the registration process of INSO’s partners.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong background in GIS and Information Management, with inquisitive and detail-oriented, and have significant experience building and leading high-performing teams.

Major Responsibilities
GIS activities:

  • Identify map information needs and sources in collaboration with the Research & Analysis and Operations teams.
  • Collect geographical data for analysis and presentation.
  • Produce high-quality maps, graphs and other products to support INSO Nigeria’s analysis and facilitate NGOs’ understanding of the conflict.
  • Provide GIS-relevant inputs on field missions intended to gather data for INSO Nigeria outputs, including maps.

Incident Database Management:

  • Ensure that information contained in the Nigeria Incident Database is correctly categorized, promptly updated and of easy access to its users.
  • Monitor the accuracy and quality of data collected by Field Offices.


  • Monitor the registration and update of Nigeria-registered partners through INSO’s Partners Portal (IPP).


  • Supervise and support the Information Officer and GIS Officer (national positions).

Technical Support:

  • Closely work with Program, Operations and Training departments in order to understand and respond to their needs.
  • Train Information Officer, the Assistant Safety Advisor or any other position with data-entry responsibilities on Database Management.
  • Manage and regularly update SharePoint folders with relevant materials.
  • Elaborate materials for advertising INSO services under the guidance of the correspondent departments.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Fluency in English Mandatory.
  • Master's Degree or equivalent in GIS, Geography, Information Systems or relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in GIS and data visualization in a similar humanitarian organization and context.
  • Extensive experience with ArcGIS for data management and manipulation, strong ArcGIS technical skills including creating topologically correct shapefiles and geodatabases.
  • Strong cartographic skills, including the development of templates and adherence to cartographic standards, are highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience with Excel, Access and Foxpro.
  • Familiarity with QGIS and online-geoservices (such as highly is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to GIS and the management of information in crises contexts.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in security and/or political mapping.
  • Knowledge of analytical software (Tableau, SPSS, PowerBI).
  • Prior knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin context is an asset, working experience in this region is a plus.
  • Working experience with humanitarian organizations, particularly with NGOs.
  • Staff management experience.

Key Personal Competencies:

  • A people manager
  • Quiet demeanour in stressful or crisis situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • A good listener
  • An effective communicator
  • Team player

Terms & Conditions

  • 12-month contract, 
  • € 4550 per month salary, 
  • 4 days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months with €750 Allowance, global medical coverage (excluding USA), 
  • USD 200,000 AD&D coverage.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: using "Information Manager" as the subject of the mail.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 pages maximum).
  • Updated CV (3 pages maximum).
  • Please do not send any additional information (such as copies of certificates, copies of diplomas, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:

  • INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:
  • All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.
  • INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.
  • All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide valid proof of identity (passport, ID card);
  • All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.);
  • All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Application Deadline  8th December, 2021.

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