Safety Advisor , Afghanistan

Location: Afghanistan
Closing date: 15 Dec 2015

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as Safety Advisor for Western Afghanistan, based in Herat.

This is a highly rewarding role, 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.

Safety Advisor positions are offered on a 1-year renewable term.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
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 FLASH 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.

Mandatory Requirements:
Fluent in English (written and spoken).
Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
Significant experience 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 in Afghanistan - 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
Local language skills.

How To Apply
Interested persons are requested to send application to no later than 17:00GMT on 15 December 2015