International NGO Safety Organisation
International vacancy

Safety Advisor(s)- Mobile

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Deadline: 5 April 2023
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 works in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries with its headquarters in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.


INSO Afghanistan:

Afghanistan is where INSO began in 2002 as a joint-organisation initiative before becoming an independent NGO in 2011. INSO Afghanistan provides services to more than 260 national and international NGOs from our Country Office in Kabul and six field offices in Kandahar, Khost, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Mazar-e Sharif and Herat. Afghanistan remains one of the most complex environments for humanitarians; it is unpredictable and there is a chronic reliance on aid and capacity building. These complexities make Afghanistan one of the most challenging and rewarding countries to work.


Job Summary:

We are looking for two new Safety Advisors to be based in Kabul with travel throughout the country.  One position would ideally start in early May while the second position will be available this summer.

As the Safety Advisor-Mobile, you will have 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 to the thousands of people who need it. You will explore local dynamics and develop an understanding of what is relevant to NGOs seeking to inform strategic decision-making and programming. You will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex issues and contexts, give practical safety and security advice, and share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain an active information network to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
  • Provide NGOs with timely and credible safety information and contextual analysis of the local operating environment.
  • Develop analytical products on regional and country-wide dynamics or developments of relevance to NGOs.
  • Facilitate and lead regional NGO roundtables.
  • Assist NGOs in developing their own safety management capacities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site surveys, and assisting in crisis planning.
  • Manage small office teams, 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:

  • Fluency in English.
  • Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills and the keenest eye for detail.
  • Personal and professional resilience in a fast moving, high output, quality-driven program.
  • Independent drive, motivation and excellence; 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:

  • Prior experience in an inter-agency role.
  • Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
  • Prior experience in Afghanistan or a similar context.
  • Local language skills.
  • 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 and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.


Terms & Conditions:

12-month renewable contract. €4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 2 months with a €1250 R&R allowance each cycle, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and AD&D insurance.

How to apply:

Please send the following to and reference ‘SA Mobile’ in the subject line.   Applications should be in English and include:

  • An updated CV (maximum 3 pages).
  • A one-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for INSO and how your qualifications align with the competencies required for the role.
  • 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.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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