Thursday, 28 January 2016

Assistant Safety Advisor (ASA)

INSO Kenya is recruiting:

Position: 1 (One) Assistant Safety Advisor (ASA)

Location: Kakuma
 
Starting Date: from March 2016
 
Duration of the Contract: 1 year renewable

1. INSO Kenya Background

INSO is a global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety and to the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) in volatile or insecure contexts.

INSO Kenya aims to support security awareness and security management capabilities amongst NGOs within Kenya.
 
 
We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as Assistant Safety Advisor (ASA) who will based in Kakuma. 

2. Purpose of Position

The ASA will support the Deputy Safety Advisor (DSA) East and by extension, Safety Advisor (SA) Central by: 
  • Assisting in the collection and verification of security information
  • Assisting the DSA in the preparation of relevant security reports
  • Producing and maintain the weekly incident list
  • Helping to enhance information collection capacity at Kakuma and Turkana County at large
3. Reporting

Reports to the Deputy Safety Advisor (DSA) East

4. Key Responsibilities: 

The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive: other tasks may be requested to adapt operational needs.

Assist in the collection and verification of security information
  • Liaise closely with NGOs, the UN, the military, and other national and international security agencies to collect relevant information for NGOs use.
  • Monitor media to collect relevant information for NGOs use
  • Contribute to writing security reports and threat warnings in collaboration with the DSA
  • Conduct regular field trips to develop local expertise of the context (Turkana County)
Produce a Weekly incident list
  • After verification of information, produce a comprehensive weekly incident list to be send to the DSA
Assist in the delivery of other INSO Request Services
  • Perform site security review on request by NGOs and in close collaboration with the
  • Respond pro-actively to any relevant request of NGOs in terms of safety and security
  • Support requesting NGOs in times of crisis on request, in close collaboration with the DSA/SA
Adhere to INSO security policies and procedures
  • Fully comply with INSO policy directives;
  • Observe and maintain the confidentiality and security of all NGO information;
  • Observe and maintain the confidentiality and security of any documentation/procedures as outlined by Director
Adopts professional conduct and positive attitude
  • Other tasks may be requested and should be executed diligently
  • Manage your time in the office effectively.
  • Work to ensure a positive working atmosphere by enhancing a cordial working relationship.
5. Posting details: 

This position is based in Kakuma but involves frequent trips in Turkana County
 
The position requires the holder to be able to undertake tasks at short notice with due regard to the security environment
 
The holder must display a high degree of ethic and with a high sense of responsibility 
 
This position requires a degree of flexibility with respect  to working hours 

6. Mandatory Requirements:
  • Bachelor in either, Journalism, Communication, Political Sciences, History, or any other equivalent diploma
  • At least 5 years of military, police and/or NGO security work experience
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • A good understanding of NGO approaches to security
  • Proven extensive network of contacts with security interlocutors across the country
  • A proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key security interlocutors
  • Excellent Computer skills and knowledge of Windows and Office programs
  • Kenyan nationality
7.  Preferred Characteristics: (Applicants SHOULD have 1 or more of these)
  • 2 or more years of work  experience with NGOs
  • Deep understanding of the Kenyan security environment and its historical context
  • Experience in high quality report production
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of engagement
  • Staff management experience
8. How to Apply: 

Interested persons are requested to send the following to info.ken@ngosafety.org no later than 17:00GMT on the 25th February 2016 and ensure to reference ‘Assistant Safety Advisor’ 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 (2 page maximum).
  • Up to date CV (5 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.

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