Safety Advisor, Mobile
-based in Hargeisa, Somaliland
CLOSING DATE: 25TH JULY 2021
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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.
INSO provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs operating in 14 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles, and professionalism.
As of April 2019, INSO is registered as a charity in the Netherlands with its global headquarters now based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.
INSO Somalia/Somaliland seeks to address the growing challenge of safety in the NGO community in Somalia/Somaliland through the provision of specialized, coordinated, and focused safety management support. It recognizes the insecure operating environment all NGOs face in Somalia/Somaliland and the collective value of enhancing safety preparedness and support. The project provides the NGO community with its own safety focal point and tailored safety support services through 3 main services: Research & Analysis (provision of regular reports, safety risk assessments and briefings); Capacity building (provision of various trainings); and Response (provision of support to crisis management in response to critical incidents).
The Safety Advisor, Mobile will be responsible for a range of analysis tasks, providing advice, production of well written briefs and identification of trends and patterns within quantitative datasets of security incidents.
The start date for the position is 1st September 2021.
* Proactively participate in defining INSO strategy and upon request, participate in drafting of proposals based on that strategy
* Follow-up the action plan based on the strategy and respective reports against it
* Participate in the capitalization and development of the Institutional memory of INSO
* Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, and other national and international actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
* Participate in humanitarian coordination meetings and provide access and security enabling information.
* Provide NGOs with timely and credible information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through alerts, reports, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analytical reports.
* Facilitate and lead regional NGO community security roundtables.
* Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in crisis evacuation planning.
* Provide technical backstopping to regional teams when respective Safety Advisors are on leave
* Translate perspective of regional teams’ operations into insights which can improve the quality and efficiency of INSO programming.
* Acts as a country analyst incorporating various regional perspective.
* Effectively represent, promote, and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.
* Pro-actively collect information relevant to NGOs safety and security: create and maintain a diversified network of information sources (Governments, NGOs, journalists, internet, elders, businesses etc) and shared with the regional offices.
* Assist in INSO training activities as required by the Deputy Director in coordination with the Training manager.
* Assist the Deputy Director (DD) to undertake his/her duties and coordinating the regional teams, and updating or developing new INSO products such as access briefs, access map, area of influence, etc.
* Supervise all missions to update the existing access briefs or producing new ones.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* Fluency in English to an impeccably high standard (written and spoken).
* Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
* Significant experience living or working in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
* Outstanding writing and analytical skills (samples will be requested).
* Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices & principles and their application.
* Ability to adapt to multi-cultural and diverse social backgrounds.
* Understanding and commitment to the humanitarian principles of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.
* Recent professional experience in Somalia/Somaliland in the humanitarian sector- ideally in an NGO safety or analytical role or equivalent - and demonstrable understanding of the context.
* Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
* Existing information networks.
Key Personal Competencies:
* Excellent analyst
* Team player
* Strong interpersonal skills
* A good listener
* An effective communicator
* A proactive thinker
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 a 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.
Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with expected start date on 1st September 2021, €4,550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month, 7 days of R&R every three months, €1,250 allowance each R&R cycle, housing, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.
How to apply:
Interested applicants are requested to send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Safety Advisor” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
* Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO Somalia/Somaliland (2-page maximum).
* Updated CV (5-page maximum).
* One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10-page maximum, for internal candidates a longer analytical INSO report for which you are the sole author will be accepted).
Please do not send any additional information (such as copies of certificates, copies of diplomas, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.