International NGO Safety Organisation
International vacancy

Regional Analyst – Lake Chad Basin

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Deadline: 10 May 2023
This postion is closed
Required: Fluency in English, strong working knowledge of French

Organisation background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organisation 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 works in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries with its headquarters in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.


 INSO Nigeria, Lake Chad Basin

 INSO Lake Chad Basin began in April 2016 with the establishment of an office in Maiduguri, Nigeria.  The Maiduguri field office is supported by a country office in Abuja, and the platform currently supports more than 70 NGOs working in Nigeria. An upsurge of conflict between armed groups has led to increased humanitarian needs. By providing analysis and advice on the dynamic security environment, we are assisting partners to stay and deliver aid to people who are displaced and in need.  Working with INSO in the Lake Chad basin region, will give you the unique opportunity to directly enable NGOs to do their job safely.

 The Regional Analyst will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, with regular travel, and reports to the Country Director- Lake Chad Basin and Director of Analysis & Research.


Job summary

You will be responsible for delivering a suite a of products assessing regional factors that impact humanitarian safety and access. While based in Nigeria and overseen by the Country Director in Abuja, your analysis will cover the Lake Chad Basin including:

  • North-eastern Nigeria.
  • Northern Cameroon.
  • Western Chad.
  • Eastern Niger.

Additionally, one of your priorities will be cultivating a regional audience among INSO’s NGO partners to better understand and service their needs.


Major responsibilities

Service delivery

  • Prepare and produce scheduled reports that assist NGO partners by assessing prevalent regional conflict dynamics and their impact on humanitarian safety and access.
  • Manage and deliver ad-hoc products on emerging regional challenges to humanitarian safety and access.
  • Contribute to other country office products and inform decision-making at the regional level.
  • Offer a responsive, tailored analysis service directly to INSO’s NGO partners upon their request.
  • Convene and contribute to regional NGO coordination meetings and fora with humanitarian counterparts to discuss regional safety and access.


Program development

  • Monitor regional developments through a diverse range of sources, such as NGOs, the UN, civil society organisations, research institutes and media outlets.
  • Cultivate an active network of contacts within the broader humanitarian community as well as other relevant stakeholders for information sharing, analytical exchanges, and coordination.
  • Liaise and coordinate with INSO’s Director of Analysis and Research to enable analytical capacity building in the country office.
  • Effectively represent and protect INSO’s principles of independence, impartiality and neutrality as well as actively promoting INSO within the humanitarian community.


Mandatory requirements

  • Exemplary command of English; professional fluency in French
  • Graduate-level education in political science, history, or humanitarian studies, or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to provide operationally relevant analysis to a wide-ranging audience.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in an analytical capacity preferably working on conflict or post-conflict contexts
  • Experience working in NGOs, international organisations, consultancy, or journalism.
  • Acceptance and strong understanding of humanitarian principles
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and their application
  • Excellent networking, diplomatic, and representative communication skills



  • Experience delivering a partner-focused advisory service.
  • Experience designing and delivering products based on close partner engagement.
  • Regional experience and / or information networks
  • Experience in insecure / conflict-affected environments
  • Experience in staff capacity development and training
  • Detailed understanding of INSO’s mandate & services


Key personal competencies

  • Conceptual, critical and creative thinking.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organised and diligent work ethic.
  • Enthusiastic and reliable team player.
  • Cultural and situational sensitivity.


 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.


 Terms & Conditions

 12-month contract, €4,550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months, an allowance of €1,250 each R&R, global medical coverage (excluding USA), $200,000 AD&D coverage.


 How to Apply

 Please send the following to and reference “Regional Analyst LCB” in the subject line of the email.

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO.
  • Updated CV.
  • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (5-page max).

Please do not send any additional information.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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