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7 Jul 2020

Safety Advisor- Mobile

Job Description

South Sudan Jobs ( southsudanJobs.com )

 

Organisation Background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (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 organisation has grown from an innovative start-up to become a globally recognised 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 has been registered as a charity in the Netherlands with its global headquarters based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.

INSO South Sudan Country Office

INSO South Sudan launched operations in 2018 and currently assists approximately 220 NGO partners through its main office in Juba. Specifically, the programme provides the NGO community with tailored safety support through three main services: Capacity Building (provision of training to humanitarian workers); Information and Advice (provision of regular context reports, risk assessments and tailored advice on humanitarian access); and Response (support during crisis and critical incident management).

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Mobile Safety Advisor, to be based in Juba and possibly a field location at a later date.

Job Summary:

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.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in NGO safety and security and good analytical skills. She/he will be an outgoing, inquisitive and detail-oriented individual, with experience in building and leading high performing teams. The candidate will also have the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, communicate at an excellent level of English – both verbally and in writing, and above all else shares INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.

Major Responsibilities:

* 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.

Mandatory Requirements:

* 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 programme.
* 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.

Preferred Characteristics:

* Minimum 1 recent year experience in South Sudan – ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent
* Demonstrable understanding of security dynamics in South Sudan
* Employment history that reflects experience in both security
and civilian fields
* 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 with expected start date of 10 September 2020, €4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per worked month and 7 calendar days of R&R every two months along with a €1000 allowance per R&R cycle, housing at the duty station, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and 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. 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.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@ssd.ngosafety.org before 31 July 2020 with reference “Safety Advisor” in the subject line of the email. The application must include:
* Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 pages maximum).
* Updated CV (5 pages maximum).
* One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10 pages maximum).
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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 2MB if possible.

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