Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of 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 Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.
Today the Organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in twelve of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.
INSO Mali Country Office:
INSO Burkina Faso is now in its opening phase, with a new office to be opened in Dori. Operations in Burkina Faso will be under the supervision and in a joint program with INSO Mali, to propose a regional response to the Sahel Crisis. INSO Mali has been operating since 2013 and launched full services in 2014, with a coordination office in Bamako, and operational offices in Gao and Mopti-Sevare.
We are seeking an experienced individual to join our team as Safety Advisor (SA) to be based in Dori - Burkina Faso.
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 incident alerts, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analytical 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.
- Fluency in French and English (written and spoken).
- Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
- Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
- Strong writing and proven analytical abilities (proven written/published sample requested).
- Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles and their application.
- Minimum 1 recent year experience in Burkina Faso or in the Sahel crisis - ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent - and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics and context.
- Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
- Experience with NGO liaison with armed forces and armed groups (CMCoord).
- Experience in staff capacity development and training
- Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
- Local language skills.
- Detailed understanding of INSO mandate & services.
Key Personal Competencies
- A good listener
- An effective communicator
- Excellent analyst
- Team player
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- A people manager
Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with expected start date of 01 September 2018, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months, global medical coverage, AD&D coverage.