International NGO Safety Organisation
International vacancy

Safety Advisor – Emergency Response Ukraine

Location: Lublin or Rzeszow, Poland with potential move to Lviv, Ukraine
Deadline: 12 March 2022
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Required: Fluent English + Knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian

Organisation Background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international NGO 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 18 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles, and professionalism.

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


INSO Ukraine

In response to the conflict escalation and new humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, INSO is scaling up its operations – from a small-scale monitoring mission in Donetska and Luhanska Oblasts to a full-scale NGO safety platform with country-wide coverage and the relevant cross-border component. In support of the INSO field team in Ukraine, an emergency response surge team has been deployed to Poland. This position will be based in Poland near the Ukrainian border with the intent of moving the work location to Lviv, Ukraine. We will consider remote-based candidates if they are the right fit for this role.


Job Summary

We are now seeking a qualified and experienced analyst to join our team as a Safety Advisor- Emergency Response for Ukraine. The ideal candidate will be fluent in English with a strong working knowledge of Russian and/ or Ukrainian languages, with experience in the region and expertise with conflict-induced humanitarian crises. This is an emergency context, and you need to be available immediately.

Safety Advisor positions are leaders of INSOs analysis, crisis support, and coordination services. The role offers a unique opportunity to join and shape INSO’s emergency response in this complex and growing crisis by providing support to dozens of humanitarian organisations on the ground or preparing to deploy. Successful candidates will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts give sound practical safety, security, and access advice.


Major Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain an active information network, including NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
  • Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through daily alerts and analytical reports.
  • Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO’s mandate of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.


Mandatory Requirements

  • Fluency in English and good working knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian.
  • Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills and the keenest eye for detail.
  • Significant experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
  • Personal and professional resilience in a fast-moving, high output, quality-driven program.
  • Experience in humanitarian project management and/or risk management and/or humanitarian access & coordination sectors.
  • Independent drive, motivation, excellence, and ability to operate and sustainably manage staff and teams under strict systems and deadlines.
  • Well-developed personal, personnel, organisational, and team management skills and standards in a diverse multi-cultural setting.
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
  • Graduate-level education in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.


Preferred Characteristics

  • Recent professional experience in Ukraine, preferably in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
  • Existing local information networks.


Key Personal Competencies

  • A good listener
  • An effective communicator
  • Excellent analyst
  • Team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outgoing and proactive personality


INSO’s Safeguarding Policy

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection, and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees, and volunteers. We will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.


Terms & Conditions

3-month contract (renewable), €4550 per month salary, four calendar days annual leave per month and seven days of R&R, accommodation, global medical coverage (excluding the USA), USD 200,000 AD&D coverage.


How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to and reference “SA Ukraine” in the email’s subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the job requirements and your motivation for applying (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, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

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