International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) Regional Safety Advisor Counterpart Job in Dadaab Kenya June 2014


Background: INSO is the new global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety.

In response to rising levels of violence against aid workers worldwide, our core mission is to assist humanitarian agencies in conducting their operations safely and to minimize the risks faced by their staff and beneficiaries.

We achieve this through the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) – which work on the ground alongside our NGO partners in violent or insecure contexts – to provide high quality, real-time information and analysis of the local security conditions.

We aim to support informed decision making by improving agencies immediate situational awareness, and to defend impartial humanitarian action by providing information that is free from a political agenda.

Vacancy: Regional Safety Advisor Counterpart

Program: INSO Kenya
Supervised by: Regional Safety Analyst (RSA), Dadaab
Location: Dadaab

The National Counterpart will work with the supervision of the Regional Safety Analyst (RSA) and ensure the implementation of all INSO safety and security services as specified in the INSO Scope of Services (SoS) and or line management policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides NGOs with credible information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation.
  • Liaise closely with NGOs, the UN, the military, and other national and international security agencies to obtain relevant information for NGOs use.
  • Contribute to writing comprehensive weekly reports on the provincial and regional security situation, as it relates to NGOs
  • Produce daily incident reports, threat warnings and facilitating weekly NGO security meetings in his/her region of responsibility.
  • Manage, lead, orient, supervise and discipline all staff under line management in accordance with INSO policy.
  • Collect security related information and develop regional information networks.
  • Assist in the delivery of INSO Services, as defined under the Scope of Services
  • Background in Security/Risk Management
  • Experience in Security Information Management
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills with ability to research and present complex issues in a clear and concise manner
  • A good understanding of NGO approaches to security
  • Previous military, police and/or NGO security experience
  • A proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key security interlocutors
  • Minimum 5 years work experience
  • Staff management experience
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Windows and Office programs
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and Somali languages desirable
  • Strong understanding of security issues in NEP and Somalia 
Interested applicants should apply by sending a comprehensive CV and a covering letter explaining why they are suited for the role and what they can bring to the position to

The closing date for applications is 1st  July 2014.

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