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  • 10/04/17--23:51: Mali: Director - Mali
  • Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
    Country: Mali
    Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

    Organisation Background

    Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British 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.

    The Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.

    Today the Organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in twelve of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

    INSO Central Mali Country Office

    Since 2014, INSO Mali provides services to enhance the delivery of humanitarian aid and preserve the safety of staff employed by 135 Malian and International NGOs that deliver humanitarian and emergency assistance. INSO Mali is strongly engaged with NGO partners in coordination on humanitarian safety and access.

    We are currently seeking an experienced humanitarian professional to lead our team as Director ofMali programme.

    Job Summary:

    The INSO Director sets the overall strategic framework within which all other programme elements occur and provides leadership, coordination, representation, supervision and management in relation to all staff and services. The Director will be an experienced and emotionally mature individual with advanced understanding of humanitarian operations at leadership level. He/She will be a committed and accountable humanitarian professional.

    The Director will possess solid programme and human resources management skills and will be a natural and confident communicator, consensus-builder and networker. Successful candidates will combine keen intellect and analytical skills with pragmatism, patience and a good sense of humour. They will enjoy the challenge of translating strategic concepts in to workable practices in difficult environments. Ideal candidates will come from an NGO/humanitarian background (senior management and programs) and are not required to have military/police backgrounds.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Coordination of all staff and resources in the delivery of INSO services, including production of information and analysis (monthly briefings, quarterly and biweekly analytical reports, situational reports), high-level engagement and briefings, surveys, training and capacity building, and emergency support as needed.
    • Staff management
    • Professional development of INSO staff; recruitment as required.
    • Ensuring quality, relevance, and value of INSO’s services, making changes when necessary.
    • Programme management, including annual funding strategy, budget management, donor reporting and contractual compliance.
    • Compliance with INSO’s global policy in operational and administrative areas.
    • Building and maintaining a strong network of relevant contacts.

    Mandatory Requirements:

    • Previous experience as an NGO Country Director. Relevant experience in humanitarian safety.
    • Minimum of one year of recent experience in Mali, and advanced knowledge of local history and current social, political, and security contexts within the region.
    • Master’s Degree-level of education or equivalent work experience in a relevant field (please specify).
    • Minimum of five (5) years in conflict affected contexts.
    • Minimum three (3 years) in an NGO senior management role and crisis management.
    • Exemplary command of written and spoken French language.
    • Proven analytical skills
    • Experience with humanitarian grant management, donor proposals and reporting
    • Experience with budget management and monitoring.
    • A strong understanding and acceptance of humanitarian principles.
    • Solid understanding of principles and practices in broad humanitarian action, NGO safety and risk management, humanitarian access, and civil-military coordination.
    • Outgoing and confident personality, and a calm demeanour during crises. A self-starter who takes initiative to achieve results.
    • Excellent networking, diplomatic, and representative communication skills.
    • Flexibility to frequently work within irregular hours and within austere environments.

    Preferred Characteristics:

    • Direct experience and involvement in a crisis management role.
    • Experience in a highly-visible interagency role and in NGO coordination (humanitarian safety platforms, NGO coordination platforms, etc).
    • Previous INSO experience (as a team member, a member of INSO’s country advisory board or as a beneficiary closely involved with the programme) Detailed understanding of INSO mandate and services.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Existing (relevant) local information networks and contacts.

    Key Personal Competencies:

    • Ability to lead projects and people to deadlines
    • Excellent analyst, able to deliver quality briefings and analytical reports
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • A good listener
    • An effective communicator
    • Team player
    • A people manager
    • Quiet demeanour in stressful or crisis situations

    *Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with expected start date of***15 January 201**8**,*** €5500 per month salary,4 days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months,global medical coverage, USD $200,000 AD&D coverage


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@ngosafety.org and reference “INSO Director Mali” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    • Cover Letter in French specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 page maximum).
    • Updated CV (5 page maximum).
    • One relevant and substantive writing sample in French, which demonstrates your analytical and reporting abilities (10 page maximum, but may be less).

    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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    Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

    Organisation Background

    Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British 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.

    The Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a highly valued component in the humanitarian safety coordination system.

    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 eleven of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

    INSO Afghanistan Country Office

    INSO (formerly ANSO – Afghanistan NGO Safety Organisation) began in Afghanistan in 2002 as a joint platform before becoming fully independent in 2009, and subsequently an international NGO in its own right in 2011. INSO Afghanistan provides services to enhance the delivery of aid and preserve the safety of staff employed by over 260 Afghan and International NGOs that provide humanitarian and emergency assistance to people living in the country.

    We are now seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as I**NSO Safety Advisor** for the Northeastern region, based in our regional field office in Kunduz City.

    Job Summary:

    Safety Advisor 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.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • 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:

    • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
    • Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills and the keenest eye for detail
    • Significant experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.
    • Personal and professional resilience in a fast moving, high output, quality-driven programme
    • 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
    • Well-developed personal, personnel, organisational and team management skills and standards in a diverse multi-cultural setting
    • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles
    • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
    • Graduate level education in a relevant field or equivalent work experience

    Preferred Characteristics:

    • Recent professional experience in Afghanistan – ideally in the humanitarian sector
    • Prior experience in an inter-agency role
    • Local language skills
    • Experience with NGO security and/or project management
    • Existing information networks and/or local language skills

    Key Personal Competencies

    • A good listener
    • An effective communicator
    • Excellent analyst
    • Team player
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • A people manager
    • Outgoing and proactive personality

    Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with expected start date of 03 January 2018, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every three months, global medical coverage, USD $200,000 AD&D coverage


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@ngosafety.org and reference “INSO Safety Advisor Kunduz, AFGHANISTAN” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO Afghanistan (2 page maximum).
    • Updated CV (5 page maximum).
    • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10-page maximum, for internal candidates a longer analytical INSO report for which you are the sole author will be accepted).

    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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    Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
    Country: United Arab Emirates
    Closing date: 17 Nov 2017

    Organisation Background

    Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable pillar of the humanitarian coordination architecture.

    Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 800 NGOs across a dozen of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

    As we continue to grow in organisational size and complexity, we are now seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our Headquarters team as Director of Human Resources overseeing global policy and procedures for our +600 national and international personnel.

    This is a very exciting opportunity to help build a global humanitarian initiative from the ground up and will suit highly motivated HR professionals driven by creativity and innovation.

    The ideal candidate will currently be working as a senior HR director/manager in the NGO sector but perhaps looking to take on more decision-making responsibility and work with more autonomy and creativity alongside like-minded colleagues in a friendly and innovative environment where you can really make a difference.

    As a relatively new organisation, the environment is one of a ‘start-up’ where the Director will be required to work without a script to conceptualize, draft and implement policies and regulations that match the organisations principles and intent.

    With guidance from the Executive Director, the Director of HR will be expected to take a firm lead in the strategic development of an HR Department including setting objectives, targets and indicators, developing and implementing relevant policies and procedures, setting and staffing an organisational structure and orienting, training and supervising HR functions across the whole organisation.

    The Director of Human Resources post is being offered on a 2-year renewable basis and is based out of our Operational Support Office (OSO) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with occasional travel to field sites as mandatory (30% of time minimum). The position reports to the Executive Director, will oversee one HR Manager Manager and co-ordinates HR personnel in each country office.

    Main Areas of Responsibility:

    • Lead the regular review and updating of INSO International Personnel Regulations to take account of organisational learning, legal requirements and best practices.
    • Design and write a new INSO National Staff Regulations document incorporating organisational principles and intent as well as national regulations.
    • Oversee the application and implementation of National and International Personnel Regulations in each INSO Country Office.
    • Design and roll out an HR Training and Orientation package to induct new employees into INSO procedures.
    • Develop and directly implement innovative organisational recruitment strategies and processes to find the right candidate for the right post at the right time.
    • Develop and implement holistic policies and procedures for staff (national & international) professional capacity development to improve both performance and retention.
    • Lead exit/change management procedures to ensure positive transition for departing/transferring employees.
    • Manage the production, collection, retention and use of HR related documentation and materials for use in audit and reporting as required.
    • Identify policy and systems gap and develop new regulations and policies to fill them as required.
    • Co-ordinate with technical staff to develop and maintain an online Employee Portal and HR newsletter to improve organisation-wide communications and visibility on HR issues.
    • Establish and maintain a principled, transparent, communicative and creative 'atmosphere' on human resource management.
    • Provide timely, professional support services to Country Offices and other Sections as required including; preparation of contracts, vacancy postings, applicant screening and interviews, reference checks, pre-deployment orientations and policy interpretations/advice as needed.
    • Coordinate with Finance Department in production of staff payroll and taxation.
    • Where available, manage staff benefit plans.
    • Oversee compliance with UAE labour law and employee registration for all UAE based employees.
    • Devise and implement metrics (KPI) for the effective monitoring and reporting on key HR indicators for presentation to Executive and Board.
    • Other HR-related duties as assigned time to time by the Executive Director.

    Ideal Requirements:

    First and foremost, INSO is looking for strategic intelligence and commitment to purpose. While the following represent the most likely ideal candidate, we are happy to hear from anyone who sees a strong alignment between this and their personal goals.

    • MSc/MA level of education in a field relevant to humanitarian action
    • Specialised degree/diploma/certificate in Human Resource Management (Current member of an HR association SHRM, HRMA, HRMI, etc. is preferable)
    • >5 years experience in the humanitarian/NGO sector in any field/role.
    • >3 years experience specifically in NGO Human Resources at a senior level (2 years with other NGO senior management experience)
    • Experience conceptualizing, writing and implementing organisational policy documents and systems.
    • Fluent in English both written and spoken
    • Experience in management of international and national staff
    • Experience of major donor regulations (ECHO, DFID, USAID) in relation to HR
    • Demonstrable understanding of, and personal commitment to, humanitarian ethics and common personnel principles
    • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally to INSO field sites in conflict and post-conflict settings.
    • Organised, solution-oriented, emotionally mature and easy going personality.

    Added Advantages:

    • Fluent in another language (ideally French or Arabic)
    • Existing knowledge of INSO and its mission.

    How to apply:

    INSO is a unique organisation and we are looking for the ultimate people person.

    You should be experienced, smart, organised, considerate, emotionally mature and with a genuine commitment towards INSO's humanitarian safety mission. In return we offer rewarding and engaging work in a relaxed yet professional setting with a real sense of accomplishment, purpose and teamwork.

    If this sound like what you are looking for, then please send your CV and cover letter to:jobs@ngosafety.org

    Please include "**Director HR**" in the subject line of your email.

    Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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