Internation NGO Safety Organisation

Assistant Safety Advisor

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Job Overview

Organisation Background:

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.

INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a highly valued component in the humanitarian safety coordination system. With operations in 16 countries, INSO has revolutionized the humanitarian safety coordination sector by introducing a robust and high-quality field safety platform model that has been deployed in some of the world’s most high-risk settings.

The strong focus on humanitarian principles and exclusive NGO-only membership criteria have meant that INSO is now accepted as a standard component of modern humanitarian response offering independent frontline reporting and coordination services that save lives, strengthen operational practice and enable humanitarian access.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles &professionalism.

INSO Iraq launched in 2014 and currently serves more than 220 international and national NGOs. INSO Iraq supports partners from its country office in Erbil. Our partners rely on INSO analysis and advice to deliver services to people in need. Humanitarian organisations in Iraq continue to face safety and access challenges across the country. Working with INSO Iraq will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of humanitarian programming in a country affected by protracted instability and conflict.

INSO Iraq is now seeking an experienced professional to join our team as Assistant Safety Advisor in Erbil Office.

Overall Purpose of Role:

Under direct supervision of the Safety Advisor, the Assistant Safety Advisor is involved in information collection, verification and data input into CHDC. They assist the SA and the Deputy SA with (but not limited to) the development and management of a local information network, and provide liaison with NGO using INSO services in the region.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a diversified and consistent network of contacts at the communal and regional levels (population, local authorities, NGOs, UN, army, other national and international security bodies, law enforcement agencies, etc.).
  • Develop, verify, and summarise safety and security information in a concise and actionable format. Enter the information into CHDC.
  • Proactively ensure daily liaison with field monitors and submit Requests for Information to deadlines.
  • Assist the SA and the Deputy in the preparation of relevant reports, area assessments, and other INSO products.
  • Assist the SA and the Deputy in visualising and analysing data by using charts and mapping tools.
  • Help to enhance INSO information collection capacity in the region.
  • Act at short notice with due regard to developing events.
  • Ensure strict compliance with INSO HR, financial and logistics procedures.



Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Fluency in English/Arabic/Kurdish (as relevant), both written and spoken.
  • University degree (Bachelor) in social sciences, humanitarian affairs, security or a related field, or a relevant practical experience.
  • Significant experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
  • Excellent knowledge of the region, understanding of geography, demography and conflict dynamics.
  • Ability to periodically travel to other destinations in the region and beyond.
  • Experience in the humanitarian, and/or risk management and/or humanitarian access sectors.
  • A good understanding of NGO approaches to security.
  • A proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with partners.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Office, SharePoint, and mapping software/applications.

Nice to Have:

  • Excellent oral ability in the national languages, written a plus.
  • Knowledge of context in the region of assignment.
  • Skills in context and humanitarian access analysis.
  • Acceptance and understanding of humanitarian principles.


Personal Attributes

  • Confidentiality, integrity, and a sense of conflict-of-interest prevention.
  • Self-motivation, courtesy, and humility.
  • Team spirit and good management of interpersonal relationships.
  • Know how to plan and organize your work.
  • Be flexible, dynamic, know how to propose initiatives.
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Capacity to work in multicultural environments.
  • Analytical mindset.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:

  • INSO is 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. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:
  • All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least three satisfactory professional references.
  • INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.
  • All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card).
  • All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.).
  • All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.


Terms & Conditions: 12 months contract with expected start date ASAP.


How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send a completed application (requirement below)to [email protected], referencing “Assistant Safety Advisor” in the subject line of the email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Application requirements:

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, how you intend to contribute to the main responsibilities, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (1 page maximum).
  • Updated CV (3 page maximum).

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


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