Mar 12, 2016

Safety Advisor - Mobile , Africa

Location: Central Africa Republic
Closing date: 16 Apr 2016

Terms & Conditions: 12 month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month, global medical coverage, €75000 AD&D coverage. Projected start date in April/May 2016.

INSO supports the humanitarian community with vital coordination and information services that save lives and improve access.

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as an INSO Safety Advisor – Mobile based in Bangui, Central African Republic with frequent travels/stays in INSO sub-regional offices in Bossangoa (North region) and Bambari (East region). The Safety Advisor is responsible for delivery of INSO’s services to all NGO members in his/her area of responsibility and will combine a strong safety background with experience of the country context, a clear understanding of humanitarian safety principles and a flexible, outgoing personality.

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

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Assist the country director with coordination, representation and crisis assistance to NGO in Bangui and in the region. • Travel to the sub-regional offices and stand-in for safety advisors in Bangui, Bambari and Bossangoa during their leaves/absences • Assist the country director and the safety advisors with recruitment and training of INSO field monitors in each prefecture. • 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 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 and oversight of local logistics and administration. • Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.

Mandatory Requirements:

• Fluent in FRENCH (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 in CAR - 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 • English or local language skills. • Experience in staff capacity development and training.

How To Apply:
Interested persons are requested to send applications to no later than 17:00GMT on the 10 April 2016