International NGO Safety Organisation
International vacancy

Safety Advisor – North, Mozambique

Location: Pemba, Mozambique
Deadline: 2 March 2023
This postion is closed
Required: Fluency in English, working knowledge of Portuguese

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 headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands- the international city of peace and justice.


INSO Mozambique

 Mozambique is one of INSO’s newest platforms where services started in September 2022. The conflict in northern Mozambique contributes to regional insecurity and a growing humanitarian crisis. The INSO Country Office is in the capital, Maputo.  We cover the northern region with a field office in Pemba. A second field office will open in 2023 in Beira, covering the central region. The platform launched in 2022 and supports 54 NGOs. Working with INSO Mozambique, you will directly support humanitarian efforts through advice and analysis that helps partners to stay safe.


Job Summary

Safety Advisor positions are highly rewarding roles, offering a unique opportunity to work in a close-knit team giving security analysis and advice that is vital to the efforts of the NGO community to deliver aid and assistance to the thousands of people who need it.

You will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyze complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice and above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.


Main Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other 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 reports, weekly incident lists, bi-weekly analytical reports, and other thematic 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.
  • Manage a small office team, including supervision of national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration.
  • Effectively represent, promote, and protect INSO’s mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.


Mandatory Requirements

  • Working knowledge of Portuguese.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Graduate level education and/or experience in a relevant field.
  • Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills.
  • Personal and professional resilience in a fast-moving, high-output, quality-driven program.
  • Independent drive, motivation, and excellence.
  • Well-developed personal, organisational and team management skills and standards in a diverse multicultural setting.
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.


Preferred Characteristics

  • Prior experience with INSO
  • Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
  • Existing regional information networks.
  • Detailed understanding of INSO mandate & services.
  • Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
  • Experience in the humanitarian, and/or risk management and/or humanitarian access sectors.
  • Experience working in Mozambique with a demonstrable understanding of the context, alternatively experience in another African country


 Personal Attributes

  • Highly organised
  • Effective communicator
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • Capacity to work in multicultural environments.


Terms & Conditions

12-month contract based in Pemba, Cabo Delgado with €4,550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 3 months with an allowance of €1000 each R&R cycle, housing, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.


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.


How to apply

Please send the follow to  referencing “SA North” in the subject line of the email.

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, 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 maximum).

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


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