New Jobs at International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) for Training Officers

The International NGO Safety Organisation (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 NIGERIA aims to support safety awareness and safety management capabilities amongst NGOs within Nigeria.
We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team in the position below:



Job Title: Training Officer
 Abuja, with frequent travels in the region.
Job Summary

  • The primary aim of the post is to assist the training manager in the development and delivery of nation-wide delivery of various training courses.
  • These courses’ aim are 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 NGOs’ capacity.

Major Responsibilities
Personally, deliver classroom inputs and facilitate dynamic and interesting training courses as directed by the line manager, to include:

  • Hostile Environment Individual Safety Training (HEIST)
  • Basic Security Management Training
  • Advanced Security Management Training
  • Crisis Management Training
  • Other relevant training as directed.
  • Organise trainings’ logistics, prepare training schedules, be responsible for advertising, planning & preparation for courses under the supervision of the training manager
  • Promote the development of new training courses with the line manager utilizing adult learning methodologies.
  • Prepare post-training reports to the training manager with lessons learned and analysis
  • Assist the training manager in the day to day running of the country programme and provide support to operations where required

Mandatory Requirements

  • Qualified Trainer with both academic and practical experience and up to date knowledge of sector specific trends and developments.
  • At least 1 years providing training in the security sector, specifically at the field level.
  • 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.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Existing political, social, or historical knowledge of the region.
  • At least 1 year humanitarian experience
  • User knowledge of GPS, Thuraya satellite phone and VHF communications.

Terms & Conditions

  • 12-month contract with expected start date of 1st October 2017 N661,082 per month Gross salary, 2 days annual leave per month and full corporate NHIS medical coverage.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send the following documents below to: [email protected] and ensure to reference “INSO Training Officer – Nigeria” in the subject line of your email.


  • 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).
  • One writing sample of analytical previously undertaken

Note: 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: 10th September, 2017.

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