Safety Advisor

Job location: Afghanistan
Closing date: 22 Oct 2023

Salary:  €4550 per month

Job Summary:

As a Safety Advisor, you will have a unique opportunity to work in a close-knit team giving security analysis and advice that is vital to the efforts of the NGO community to deliver aid to the thousands of people who need it. You will explore local dynamics and develop an understanding of what is relevant to NGOs seeking to inform strategic decision-making and programming. You will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex issues and contexts, give practical safety and security advice, and share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.

This position is based in a field office and reports to the Deputy Director.

Major Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain an active information network to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
Provide NGOs with timely and credible safety information and contextual analysis of the local operating environment.
Develop analytical products on regional and country-wide dynamics or developments of relevance to NGOs.
Facilitate and lead regional NGO roundtables.
Assist NGOs in developing their own safety management capacities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site surveys, and assisting in crisis planning.
Manage small office teams, 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.
Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills and the keenest eye for detail.
Personal and professional resilience in a fast moving, high output, quality-driven program.
Experience in the humanitarian, and/or risk management and/or humanitarian access sectors.
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.
Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
Graduate level education in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Characteristics:

Prior experience in an inter-agency role.
Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
Prior experience in Afghanistan or a similar context.
Local language skills.
Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
Existing local information networks.
Ability to manage staff and teams under strict systems and deadlines.

Key Personal Competencies

A good listener
An effective communicator
Excellent analyst
Team player
Excellent interpersonal skills
Outgoing and proactive personality

Terms & Conditions:

12-month renewable contract. €4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 2 months with a €1250 R&R allowance each cycle, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and AD&D insurance.

How to apply:
Please send the following by clicking the above link and reference ‘Safety Advisor’ in the subject line. Applications should be in English and include: An updated CV (maximum 3 pages).
A one-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for us and how your qualifications align with the competencies required for the role.
One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10-page maximum).

Please do not send any additional information. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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