International NGO Safety Organisation
International vacancy

Regional Analyst – Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Deadline: 17 March 2023
This postion is closed
Required: Fluency in English

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 provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs operating in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries.


INSO is registered in the Netherlands with its headquarters based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.


INSO Ukraine

INSO Ukraine opened in 2015. Since the escalation of conflict in February 2022, it has rapidly expanded to a full platform serving the needs of NGOs in a fast-evolving conflict. Currently, 142 national and international NGOs receive INSO services. Our country office is in Kyiv, supported by field offices in Lviv, Dnipro, and Odesa. The scale and intensity of the Ukraine conflict have seen significant humanitarian safety challenges. As part of INSO Ukraine, you will play a key role in supporting NGOs and helping aid to reach people in need.


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Country Director and technical guidance of the Director of Analysis and Research, you will be responsible for complementing INSO’s existing country-specific and global products through identification and assessment of regional factors that shape humanitarian safety and access. Should the conflict escalate beyond Ukraine’s borders and trigger a humanitarian crisis requiring the response of NGOs, you may support NGOs through analysis of the operating environment.

The Regional Analyst is based in Kyiv, with the possibility of occasional travel to INSO’s three other regional offices in Odessa, Dnipro, and Lviv, as well as across some of Ukraine’s borders, and reports to the Country Director.


Major Responsibilities 

Service Delivery

  • Prepare and produce scheduled reports that assist NGO partners by assessing 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 using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Contribute to other country office products and inform programmatic decision-making, and contingency plans at the regional level.
  • Offer analysis service directly to INSO’s NGO partners upon their request on topics relevant to NGO safety and access.
  • Convene and contribute to regional humanitarian coordination meetings to discuss regional solutions to issues pertaining to safety and access.


Programme Development

  • Monitor, collate, and verify regional developments from a diverse range of information, such as NGOs, the UN, civil society organisations, research institutes, and media sources.
  • Cultivate an active network of contacts within the broader humanitarian community as well as other relevant stakeholders for information sharing, analytical exchanges, and operational coordination.
  • Liaise with INSO’s Director of Analysis and Research for initiatives related to ensuring analytical quality and standards in-country.
  • Effectively represent and protect INSO’s principles of independence, impartiality and neutrality and actively promote INSO as an integral member of the humanitarian community.



  • Exemplary command of English
  • Graduate level education in conflict, political science, security, or humanitarian studies, or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in or on conflict or post-conflict contexts, preferably in an analytical capacity
  • Experience working in NGOs, international organisations, think tanks, research, or journalism
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian principles
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices
  • Excellent networking and communication skills


Preferred Characteristics

  • Strong comprehension and training in conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity and/or do no harm
  • Fluency in regional languages
  • Existing information networks
  • Experience working in Ukraine or the region
  • Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments
  • Experience in crisis management
  • Detailed understanding of INSO’s mandate & services


Key Personal Competencies

  • Conceptual, critical and creative thinking
  • Managing complex problems
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organised and diligent work ethic
  • Empowering and inclusive team player
  • Cultural and situational sensitivity
  • Principled and consummate professional


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, 1,200 EUR monthly housing allowance, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months, global medical coverage (excluding USA), $200,000 AD&D coverage


How to Apply

Please send the following to and reference “Regional Analyst” 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 (10 page max).

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


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