Dec 18, 2015

Safety Advisor , Nigeria

Location: Nigeria
Closing date: 15 Jan 2016

We are now seeking experts to join our team as a Safety Advisor for North Eastern Nigeria, based in Maiduguri, with 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 Safety Advisor for Nigeria 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

Further responsibilities include:
(The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive: other tasks may be requested to adapt to operational needs.)
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, bi-weekly and quarterly analytical reports.
Facilitate and lead regular NGO community security roundtables in your region of responsibility, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
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 supervising national staff (10) 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.
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: (Not mandatory, but advantageous. Please specify in cover letter)
Master degree in Journalism, Communication, Political Sciences, History, or other relevant field
Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields
Minimum of two (2) recent years of experience in Nigeria, and demonstrate advanced knowledge with the historical and current social, political, and security contexts within the region.
Experience with NGO security and/or project management
Direct experience and involvement in a crisis management role.
Detailed understanding of INSO mandate and services.
Existing (relevant) local information networks and contacts.
Information management and GIS skills

How To Apply
Interested persons are requested to send application to: no later than 17:00GMT on 15 January 2016