Safety Advisor- East, Nigeria
Job Location: Nigeria
Closing date 31 Jul 2023

Salary: €4550 per month
The Safety Advisor East is based in Maiduguri and reports to the Deputy Director.

Job Summary:
Safety Advisor positions are highly rewarding roles, offering 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 and assistance to the thousands of people who need it.
You will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyze complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice and above all else share our commitment to humanitarian principles.

Major Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, etc. to obtain credible and relevant safety information.
Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation.
Facilitate and lead regional NGO community security roundtables.
Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities and assisting in crisis evacuation planning.
Manage a small team, 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.


Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
Masters level education or equivalent in a relevant field.
Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills.
Personal and professional resilience in a fast-moving, high-output, quality-driven program.
Independent drive, motivation, and excellence, and ability to operate and sustainably manage staff and teams under strict systems and deadlines.
Well-developed personal, organisational and team management skills and standards in a diverse multicultural setting.
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.

Preferred Characteristics:

Recent experience in Nigeria.
Demonstrable understanding of security dynamics in the Lake Chad Basin.
Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
Experience in the humanitarian, humanitarian access or risk management sectors.
Existing information networks.
Local language skills.

Key Personal Competencies

Good listener
Effective communicator
Excellent analyst
Team player
Excellent interpersonal skills

Our Safeguarding Policy

We are fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.

Terms & Conditions: 

12-month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 2 months with an R&R allowance of 1250 EUR, global medical coverage (excluding USA), $200,000 AD&D coverage.
How to apply:
Please send the following and reference “Safety Advisor East” in the subject line of the email. (Click above for email)
– Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying.
– Updated CV.
– One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10 page max).

Please do not send any additional information. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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