Safety Advisor , Africa

Employer: INSO
Closing date August 7, 2016 

Location: Bamako  Mali

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 – Central based in Bamako, Mali with travels in the field and stays in INSO sub-regional offices for approximately 60% of the time spent on duty. 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 Bamako and in the Central region.
Travel regularly to the sub-regional offices and field sites (for approx. 60% of time on duty) to support local teams, deepen INSO analysis and enhance NGO coordination in situ.
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 (both 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.
Mature, calm and easy-going personality.

Preferred Characteristics
Minimum 1 recent year experience in Mali – 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, with strong preference for candidates with previous experience in security forces or police.
Experience with Civ-Mil coordination.
Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
Existing local information networks.
English and local language skills.
Experience in staff capacity development and training.

Terms & Conditions
12 month contract, €4550 per month salary
4 days annual leave per month
Global medical coverage, €150000 AD&D coverage.
Projected start date in September 2016.

How to apply

Interested persons are requested to send the following to no later than 17:00GMT on the 07 August 2016. Please ensure to reference ‘INSO Safety Advisor – Mali in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1 page maximum).
Up to date CV (5 page maximum).
One relevant and substantive writing sample in French that demonstrates your excellent analytical and reporting ability (10 page maximum).

Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.