Security Advisor – East – Nigeria

Context of the organization:

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) is an international non-governmental organization that supports humanitarian 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, security data and maps, crisis management support, personal.

INSO provides daily support to over 1,000 NGOs operating in 16 of the world’s most dangerous countries.

INSO is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, the international city of peace and justice.

Nigeria Country Office and presence in the Lake Chad Basin

Since registering in Nigeria in 2016, INSO has developed a strong regional approach, supporting NGOs working in the Lake Chad Basin region. The Lake Chad Basin Coordination (LCB) is based in Abuja, Nigeria, and oversees the operational office in Maiduguri. We also coordinate with our platforms in Cameroon and Niger.

As a Security Advisor – East, you will combine a strong humanitarian and security background with experience in a similar risk context with a clear understanding of humanitarian security principles, conflict analysis and a flexible and outgoing personality.

Summary of work

Security Advisor positions are highly rewarding roles, offering a unique opportunity to work as part of a tight-knit team providing security analysis and advice that is not only among the best of its kind, but also essential to community efforts. NGOs to bring aid and assistance to thousands of people in need. You will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyze complex security issues and contexts, provide sound practical security advice and communicate with an excellent level of English.

Main responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, UN, military forces and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant security information.
  • Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through; daily incident alerts, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analysis reports.
  • Facilitate and lead regional NGO community safety roundtables.
  • Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capabilities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site security surveys and assisting with crisis evacuation planning.
  • Manage a small office team, including supervision of national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration.
  • Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO’s mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
  • Support the Deputy Director of Support and the Director in the development of context-specific analyzes in the region

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Higher education or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in insecure/conflict affected environments.
  • Strong writing skills and proven analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian security practices and principles

Favorite Features:

  • Recent experience in the Lake Chad Basin region – ideally in an NGO or equivalent security role – and demonstrable understanding of the security dynamics and context.
  • Experience with NGO security and/or project management.

Key personal skills

  • A good listener
  • An effective communicator
  • Excellent analyst
  • team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A people manager


Terms and conditions: 12 month contract based in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, salary €4,550 per month, 4 days annual leave per calendar month and 7 days R&R every 2 months with allowance €1,250 per R&R cycle, housing, comprehensive medical coverage (outside the United States), and AD&D coverage of $200,000.

INSO Safeguard Policy

INSO is fully committed to the safe recruitment, screening and vetting of all potential new staff, directors and volunteers and we will ensure strict adherence to our Code of Conduct and Safeguard Policy throughout the recruitment process.

How to register

Please send the following to [email protected] and reference ‘SA East’ in the subject of your email.

  • Cover letter detailing how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation to apply and what you hope to bring to INSO (1 page max).
  • Up-to-date resume.
  • A relevant and substantial writing example in English that demonstrates your ability to analyze and report (10 pages maximum).

Please do not send additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.). Only the preselected candidates will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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