Safety Advisor(s) – South Sudan
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 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 South Sudan
INSO South Sudan launched operations in 2018 and currently assists approximately 240 international and national NGO partners. Specifically, the program provides the NGO community with tailored safety support through three main services: Capacity Building, Information and Advice, and Response.
INSO has recently established six field offices in addition to the Country Office in Juba to be able to service the humanitarian community more efficiently in various locations around the country.
We are now seeking experienced individuals to join our team as Safety Advisors in the field.
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 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. Successful candidates will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice, communicate to an excellent standard of English both verbally and in writing, and above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.
- Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes 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 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.
- 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
Interested applicants are requested to send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 June with reference “Safety Advisor” in the subject line of the email.
The application must include:
- 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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