Location: Garowe, Puntland, Somalia
Application deadline: October 22, 2020
Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) is an international charity 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 services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions. The organization has grown from an innovative start-up to become a globally recognized charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.
Today, with more than 900 employees globally, INSO provides daily support to 1000 NGOs operating in 14 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles, and professionalism.
As of April 2019, INSO is registered as a charity in the Netherlands with its global headquarters now based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.
INSO Somalia Country Office
INSO Somalia seeks to address the growing challenge of safety in the NGO community in Somalia through the provision of specialized, coordinated, and focused safety management support. It recognizes the insecure operating environment all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing safety preparedness and support.
The project provides the NGO community with its own safety focal point and tailored safety support services through 3 main services: Research & Analysis (provision of regular reports, safety risk assessments, and briefings); Capacity building (provision of various training); and Response (provision of support to crisis management in response to critical incidents).
We are now seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as the Safety Advisor-Puntland/Galmudug Region, a position based in Garowe.
The start date for the position is December 2020.
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 analyze 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.
INSO Representative in Puntland/Galmudug, providing high-level liaison and coordination services with NGOs, UN, line Ministers, and other relevant actors to support and maintain credible security and safety-related information
To manage INSO team in Puntland/Galmudug region.
To produce timely and credible reports and contextual analysis with his team in close collaboration with the Deputy Director with a focus on Puntland/Galmudug.
To supervise national staff, and account for all the expenses and contracts with suppliers of INSO in Puntland/Galmudug in coordination with the Operations Manager & Finance Manager.
To support NGOs on security management and organize any emergency response, upon request.
Effectively represent, promote, and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.
Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills and attention to detail.
Significant experience in volatile 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, personnel, organizational, 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
Recent professional experience in Somalia in the humanitarian sector.
Prior experience in an inter-agency role.
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 interpersonal skills
A people manager
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.
As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:
All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references;
INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address;
All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified;
The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card);
All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing, etc.);
All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.
Terms & Conditions:
12-month contract with an expected start date on 1st December 2020, €4,550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month, 7 days of R&R every two months, €1,250 allowance each R&R cycle, housing, global medical coverage, and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.
How to apply:
Interested applicants are requested to send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Safety Advisor” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO Somalia (2-page maximum).
Updated CV (5-page maximum).
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 (such as copies of certificates, copies of diplomas, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2 MB if possible.