Mobile Safety Advisor

Employer:  International NGO Safety Organisation
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic
Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

Terms & Conditions: 12 month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month, 7 days of RNR every 3 months, global medical coverage, €150000 AD&D coverage. Projected start date in September/October 2016.

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 – Mobile based in Bangui, Central African Republic with frequent travels/stays in INSO CAR sub-regional offices in Bossangoa (North region) and Bambari (East region) and in other field locations. The Mobile Safety Advisor assists the team with gap-filling for absent Safety Advisors and with improved territorial out-reach to NGOs in hubs outside INSO sub-regional offices. While gap-filling for absent Safety Advisors, the Mobile Safety Advisor is responsible for delivery of INSO’s services to all NGO members in his/her area of responsibility. The successful candidate 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 Bangui and other regions of CAR.
Travel to the sub-regional offices and stand-in for safety advisors in Bangui, Bambari and Bossangoa during their leaves/absences
Assist the country director and the safety advisors with recruitment and training of INSO field monitors in each prefecture.
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:
Excellent written and spoken French.
Proven writing and analytical abilities (sample requested).
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices & principles and their application.
Minimum 3 years spent in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
Graduate level education or equivalent work experience.
Flexibility and mobility (the position requires frequent travels and stays in field locations).

Preferred Characteristics:
Minimum 1 recent year experience in CAR - ideally in an NGO safety role or equivalent - and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics.
Previous direct (employment with INSO) or indirect (member of a partner NGO) working experience with INSO.
Employment history that reflects experience with NGO security and/or humanitarian project management.
Direct experience in crisis management
English or local language skills.
Experience in staff capacity development and training.
GIS/Mapping skills.

Interested persons are requested to send the following to no later than 17:00GMT on the 31 August 2016 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Safety Advisor – CAR Mobile' 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 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.