Safety Advisor – Mobile, South Sudan
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 South Sudan
Founded in 2018, INSO South Sudan addresses the insecure operating environment all NGOs face in the country. The platform currently supports 246 NGOs including a large number of local partners, enhancing safety preparedness and providing support through reports, alerts, training and more. We cover all ten states and three administrative areas in South Sudan with a country office in Juba and field offices in Yambio, Wau, Rumbek, Bentiu, Malakal, and Bor. Working with INSO South Sudan offers you the chance to be part of a dynamic and growing program alongside a diverse team.
We are now hiring our Safety Advisor- Mobile. This position in based in Juba and reports to the Deputy Director.
As Safety Advisor- Mobile, you will work in a close-knit team giving security analysis and advice that is not only some of the best of its kind, but that is also 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 analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice.
- Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, etc. to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
- Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation.
- Facilitate and lead regional NGO community security roundtables.
- Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities 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.
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
- Masters level education or equivalent in a relevant field.
- Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills.
- Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
- Personal and professional resilience in a fast-moving, high-output, quality-driven program.
- Experience in the humanitarian, and/or risk management and/or humanitarian access sectors.
- Independent drive, motivation, and excellence, and ability to operate and sustainably manage staff and teams under strict systems and deadlines.
- Well-developed personal, organisational and team management skills and standards in a diverse multicultural setting.
- Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.
- Recent experience in South Sudan – ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent.
- Demonstrable understanding of security dynamics in South Sudan.
- Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
- Existing information networks.
- Local language skills.
Key Personal Competencies:
- A good listener
- An effective communicator
- Excellent analyst
- Team player
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- A people manager
Terms & Conditions:
12-month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 calendar days of R&R every two months, €1250 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 following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October with reference “SA- Mobile” in the subject line of the email:
- Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements and your motivation for applying (2 pages max).
- Updated CV (4-5 pages max).
- One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10 pages max).
Please do not send any additional information. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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