Safety Advisor

Location: Kabul Afghanistan

Terms & Conditions: 12 month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every three months, global medical coverage, €150,000 AD&D coverage

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 INSO Safety Advisor - Central Region, based in our regional field office in Kabul. Expected start date: October 2016.

SA positions are highly rewarding roles, offering a unique opportunity to work in a close knit team giving security analysis and advice that is not only some of the best of its kind, but that is also vital to the efforts of the NGO community to deliver aid and assistance to the thousands of people who need it. Successful candidates will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice, communicate to an excellent standard of English both verbally and in writing, and above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.

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

Key Areas of Responsibility:
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 regional NGO community security roundtables.
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 supervision 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 English (written and spoken).

Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.

Significant experience 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 Afghanistan - 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
Local language skills.


Interested persons are requested to send the following to no later than 17:00GMT on 31 August 2016 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Safety Advisor - Afghanistan’ 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 English that demonstrates your 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.