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Organisation Background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organization that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of 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 countries.

INSO Mozambique

INSO provide support to enhance the delivery of aid and preserve the safety of staff employed by NGOs offering humanitarian and emergency assistance to the people living in the northern regions of the country. By joining INSO Mozambique you will be supporting the humanitarian programs working to help the people that have been displaced and lost their livelihoods.

Job Summary

The Safety Advisor lead INSO service delivery in a geographic region, and represent INSO... towards the authorities, the stakeholders, the partners, and the humanitarian community. As areas coordinators, INSO Safety Advisors lead a local team in 1 or several field offices. Safety Advisors provide 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. They build and maintain a diverse network of contacts, articulate complex political and socio-economic analysis from an objective, neutral perspective, produce and disseminate written products and deliver briefings on a time-sensitive basis. They identify trends and patterns within quantitative datasets of security incidents, and support partners with crisis management, when asked so. Safety adviser also represent INSO among a diverse and important audience of members and a wide network of contacts, including UN agencies, international donors and organizations, local communities, and their leaders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• As INSO specialist for the area of responsibility, provide qualified advisories to NGOs on safety and security management, and access management whilst managing and developing the capacities of INSOs team dedicated to the area.
• 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 national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration.
• Effectively represent, promote, and protect INSO’s mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
• Support to NGOs with real time incident and crisis management.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
• 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 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.
• Graduate level education in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.

Nice to Have:
• Prior experience in an inter-agency role.
• Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
• Existing information networks.

Personal Attributes
• Confidentiality, integrity, and a sense of conflict-of-interest prevention.
• Self-motivation, courtesy, and humility.
• Team spirit and good management of interpersonal relationships.
• Know how to plan and organize your work.
• Be flexible, dynamic, know how to propose initiatives.
• Be able to work under pressure.
• Effective communicator.
• Capacity to work in multicultural environments.

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.

How to Apply

Please submit completed applications and reference SAFETY ADVISOR in the subject line. Applications should be in English and include:
• An updated CV (maximum 3 pages).
• A one-page cover letter detailing why you are interested in working for INSO and how your qualifications align specifically with the competencies required for the role.

Please do not send any additional information. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
Nampula Mozambique


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