Safety Advisor – Mobile

Job Location:  Somalia
Closing date21 Jun 2023

Base Salary: €4550 per month

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Deputy Director, you will be responsible for a range of analysis tasks, providing advice, production of written briefs, and identification of trends and patterns within quantitative datasets of security incidents. This position is based in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Mobile Safety Advisors provide roving gap-filling capacity to the team. They provide in-situ or remote coverage to the regional team when the Safety Advisor for the region is on leave. Due to exposure to different regional teams and frequent travels, they are also well placed to act as the country analyst incorporating various regional perspectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through daily alerts and reports, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analytical reports.
Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities.
Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO’s mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
Cover all regional Safety Advisor duties when absent including simultaneous coverage of several regions.
Support with sharing of best practices and team capacity development.
Support with monitoring and improving compliance in field team deliveries.
Assist INSO training activities in coordination with the Training Manager.
Assist the Deputy Director in coordinating the regional teams; update and develop new INSO products such as access briefs, access maps, area of influence, etc.

Mandatory Requirements

Fluency in English
Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills and a keen eye for detail
Graduate-level education or equivalent work experience
Experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments
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.
Independent drive, motivation, and excellence, and ability to operate and sustainably manage staff and teams under strict systems and deadlines.
Acceptance and strong understanding of humanitarian principles
Strong understanding of humanitarian access issues
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and their application

Preferred Characteristics

Experience working in Somalia/Somaliland with a demonstrable understanding of the context
Existing information networks and/or local language skills

Key personal competencies

Good listener
Effective communicator
Team player
Excellent interpersonal skills

Terms & Conditions:
12-month renewable contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month, and 7 calendar days of R&R every 10 weeks with a €1,250 R&R allowance each cycle, housing, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and AD&D insurance.

How to apply
Please submit via email after clicking the “Apply for Vacancy” button, placereference “SA- Mobile” in the subject line by 21st June 2023; Applications should be in English and include: A one-page cover letter detailing why you are interested in the vacancy and how your qualifications align specifically with the competencies required for the role (2 pages max).
Updated CV (3 pages max).
One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10 pages max).

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

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