Roving Safety Advisor

Location: Syria
Closing date: 31 Dec 2015

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Roving Safety Advisor, who will be covering north, east and south Syria on ad hoc basis. The position entails frequent travels throughout the region. This is a truly unique and rewarding role, and will effectively help bring vital aid to thousands of people that have been trapped and displaced by violence.

The Roving Safety Advisor will combine a strong humanitarian and safety background with experience of a similar country risk context, a clear understanding of humanitarian safety principles, conflict analysis and with a flexible, outgoing personality he/she will be able to interpret and articulate and publish best information and principled, expert advice to a broad range of humanitarian actors.

He/She will be able to represent INSO to a diverse and important audience of members, and wide network of contacts including UN agencies, international donors and international organisations to local communities and community leaders, extolling humanitarian principles and good safety practices and throughout seeking and advocating access to those at risk and whose suffering will be eased where humanitarian access can be achieved and aid delivered.

The Roving Safety Advisor position is being offered on a 1-year renewable term.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, armed 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 FLASH alerts, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analytical reports.
Facilitate and lead regular NGO community security roundtables in regional capitals, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy documents, and assisting in crisis evacuation planning.
Manage a small office team, including supervising national staff, at time remotely.
Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.

Mandatory Requirements:
Fluent in English (written and spoken).
Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 3 years spent in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
Proven writing and analytical abilities (sample requested).
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices & principles and their application.

Preferred Characteristics:
Minimum 1 recent year experience of Syria - ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent - and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics.
Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
Existing information networks in Syria, Lebanon or Jordan.
Local language skills.
Experience in staff capacity development and training.
Diplomatic and mature personality

How To Apply:
Interested persons are requested to send the following to: no later than 17:00GMT on the 31st of December 2015