Latest Jobs at the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) for Training Managers

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO), founded in 2011,  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.
We are seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team in the position below:


Job Title: Training Manager
Location: Nigeria
Job Summary

  • The primary aim of the post is the development and nation-wide delivery of various training courses to assist International NGOs in security and crisis management, as well as personal security trainings (HEIST).
  • In contrast to many training positions – an INSO Trainer is also responsible for monitoring and advising on the operational application of the training on an ongoing basis after the event.
  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced humanitarian training professional – curriculum development, delivery and impact monitoring – with a keen interest in INSO, the Nigerian context and a passion for capacity building of local NGOs.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the delivering and development of the Basic & Advanced Security Management and Crisis Management courses; as well as the development and implementation of the Hostile Environment Individual Safety Training.
  • (When requested) conduct an adequate needs assessment to identify additional training needs of NGOs within the scope of the INSO mandate.
  • Research and develop robust NGO Security & Crisis Management modules that enables local NGOs to develop their own comprehensive Security Plans and Policies based upon their specific programming, mandate, and needs.
  • Constantly review, evaluate and adapt to the context developed training materials as necessary and identify and suggest other training areas where INSO can add sustainable and operational value to NGO practice.
  • Manage the public perceptions of INSO’ work to establish and maintain recognition of its mandate for independence, impartiality and neutrality.
  • Responsible for the management of the Training team, with a clear understanding of the pressures associated with operating in hostile environments (recruitment, appraisal, work plan, authorization of movement, mission orders, leave request disciplinary measures etc.). Team management will include responsibility for the logistics and financial needs of the Training team in link with the Senior Administration and Finance Officer.
  • Develop, implement and oversee INSO internal staff development training for national and expatriate staff in the field of security management.
  • Design and incorporate monitoring and evaluation tool that allow for the ongoing adaptation and improvement of the security and crisis management courses over the period as well as the monitoring of the application of the module components in NGO operations.
  • Prepare post-training reports to the program manager with lessons learned and analysis.
  • Assist senior management staff in the day to day running of the country programme and provide support to operations where required.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Qualified Safety & Security Trainer with both academic and practical experience in NGO security management and up to date knowledge of sector specific trends and developments.
  • At least 5 years providing training in the humanitarian safety sector, specifically at the field level.
  • Experience in design, development and delivery of bespoke safety training curriculums for NGOs, including Hostile Environment Individual Security Trainings.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and mentoring national staff.
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities, and principles of humanitarian NGOs and NGO approaches to security.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural and close-knit team to deliver tangible results on a deadline.
  • Personable with a good sense of humor and a fair amount of patience.
  • At least 3 years working in volatile, conflict affected environments and working knowledge of Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin neighbouring countries’ security dynamics.
  • Fluent in French and English (written and spoken)

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Existing political, social, or historical knowledge of the region.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and mentoring national staff.

Terms & Conditions
12-month contract with expected start date of 2nd Mid-September 2017, €4 550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months with a €750 allowance per each R&R cycle, in-country housing provided, global medical coverage and AD&D coverage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send the following below to: [email protected] and ensure to reference ‘INSO Training Manager – Nigeria’ in the subject line of your email.A failure to do this may result in your application not being opened:

  • 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).
  • Up to three relevant pieces of evidence of your ability as a trainer.
  • Evidence could include curriculums or modules you have developed, samples of your presentation material, a summary of feedback forms from participants, policy writing samples, etc.


  • Applicants failing to submit all required elements and not meeting the mandatory requirements will not be reviewed.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted .
  • Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible


Application Deadline: 30th August, 2017.

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