Safety Advisor Assistant at the 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.
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 Assistant
Job TypeFull Time
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 actually seeking for a Safety Advisor Assistant to support the Safety Advisor in North Eastern Nigeria in the following areas:
Collection and verification of safety information
Delivery of other INSO Scheduled Services
Delivery of other INSO Request Service
The ASA will support the Safety Advisor (SA) by assisting in the collection and verification of safety information in the North Eastern region of Nigeria, as well as assisting the SA in the preparation of relevant safety reports and incident lists.
Assist in the collection and verification of safety information.
Liaise closely with NGOs, the UN, Local Authorities, and others to obtain relevant contextual information for NGOs use
Alongside DSA 3, monitor and guide INSO’s Field Monitors
Monitor media to collect relevant information for NGOs use
Contribute to writing safety reports and threat warnings in collaboration with the SA or the DSA
Conduct regular field trips to develop local expertise of the context
Develop a source network outside of the FMs and NGO community
Assist in delivery of other INSO Scheduled Services
After verification of information through multiple sources, produce comprehensive daily and weekly incident lists to be sent to the SA and the DSA
Check the database each time it has been updated by the Info Team in Abuja to ensure no errors have occurred
Support the rapid collection of information for Alerts and Reports
Take the lead on drafting Roundtable PowerPoint presentations
Assist in the delivery of other INSO Request Services
Provide inputs to site safety review on request by NGOs and in collaboration with the SA and DSA
Respond pro-actively to any relevant information request of NGOs in terms of safety
Support during crisis, on request, in close collaboration with the SA and the DSA in term of information management
Adhere to INSO safety policies and procedures.
Fully comply with INSO policy directives;
Observe and maintain the confidentiality and safety of all NGO information;
Observe and maintain the confidentiality and safety of any documentation/procedures as outlined by INSO
Adopts professional conduct and positive attitude
Other tasks may be requested and should be executed diligently
Manage your time in the office effectively.
Work to ensure a positive working atmosphere by enhancing a cordial working relationship.
Bachelor in either, Journalism, Communication, Political Sciences, History, or any other equivalent diploma
At least 3 years of Police, Military, and/or NGO safety work experience or as a data entry analyst
Excellent English writing skills as well as a fluent conversational level of at least one of the following languages: Hausa, Kanuri or other local languages relevant to North Eastern Nigeria.
A good understanding of NGO approaches to safety
A proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key safety interlocutors in the North Eastern Region
Excellent Computer skills and knowledge of Windows and Office programs
Key Personal Competencies
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
High level of confidentiality and integrity
Experience of working under high pressure, in fast-paced environments
Strong organizational skills ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner
Strong skills in data management
Method of Application
Only candidates meeting the mentioned criteria are invited to apply by sending their file to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, writing in the subject of the mail: “INSO SA Assistant – Maiduguri”
In order to be considered the application must contain the two (2) following documents:
Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages maximum)
Cover Letter specifying how your profile and experience meet the mandatory requirements.