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Regional Safety Advisor Counterpart Assistant Job in Isiolo

Background: INSO is the new global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety.

In response to rising levels of violence against aid workers worldwide, our core mission is to assist humanitarian agencies in conducting their operations safely and to minimize the risks faced by their staff and beneficiaries.

We achieve this through the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) - which work on the ground alongside our NGO partners in violent or insecure contexts - to provide high quality, real-time information and analysis of the local security conditions.

We aim to support informed decision making, by improving agencies immediate situational awareness, and to defend impartial humanitarian action by providing information that is free from a political agenda.

Current Vacancy: Regional Safety Advisor Counterpart Assistant

Program: INSO Kenya

Supervised by: Regional Safety Advisor – National Counterpart, Isiolo

Location: Isiolo

The Counterpart Assistant will work with the supervision of the Regional Safety Advisor – National Counterpart (RSA-NC) and ensure the implementation of all INSO safety and security services as specified in the INSO Scope of Services (SoS) and or line management policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the RSA-NC in the provision of NGOs with credible information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation.
  • Assist the RSA-NC in the collection of security information concerning their region, drawing on an existing network of contacts in the security and humanitarian realm and on an existing understanding of local security conditions.
  • Manage, under the supervision of the RSA-NC, the process of drawing up the weekly security incident list.
  • Contribute to writing comprehensive weekly reports on the provincial and regional security situation, as it relates to NGOs.
  • Maintain, under the supervision of the RSA-NC, the regional contact list, of NGOs and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintain and control the Isiolo cash disbursement & cashbooks.
  • To assist the Nairobi Office Administrator in financial and contract archives.
  • To assist the Nairobi Office Administrator  in the HR national staff administration
  • Provide office support services in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness within the INSO office

Qualifications:
  • Background in Security/Risk Management
  • Experience in Security Information Management
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Solid writing skills with ability to research and present complex issues in a clear and concise manner
  • A proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key security interlocutors
  • Minimum 2 years work experience
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Windows and Office programs

Interested applicants should apply by sending a comprehensive CV and a covering letter explaining why they are suited for the role and what they can bring to the position to info.ken@ngosafety.org.


The closing date for applications is 15th October 2013.

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