Analyst – International NGO Safety Organisation

Organisation Background
Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) 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.
INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.
The Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.
Today the Organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in twelve of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

INSO Somalia Country Office
INSO Somalia (formerly NSP) started in April 2015.
INSO Somalia provides services to enhance the delivery of aid and preserve the safety of staff employed by over 160 Somali and International NGOs in the country. Specifically, the program provides the NGO community with tailored safety support through 3 main services: Research & Analysis (provision of regular reports, safety risk assessments and briefings); Capacity building (provision of various safety trainings); and Response (support to crisis management in response to critical incidents).
We are seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as ANALYST to be based in NAIROBI with some travel to Somalia / Somaliland.
Job Summary
The main purpose of this position is to:
• Gather data from the field offices and open sources, enter the data into a database and prepare it for inclusion in INSO daily reports
• Prepare reports on specific issues and themes, as requested by the unit’s head.

Major Responsibilities:
(The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive: other tasks may be requested to adapt to operational needs)

Ø Data Gathering and Analysis:
• Process, edit and analyse complex information for the production of security reports
• Liaise with field officers in Somalia for confirmation and verification of reports
• Ensure information collected is cross-checked, credible and timely
• Follow up events and prepare statistical reports whenever required
• Pro-actively collect information relevant to NGOs safety and security. Monitor all major Somalia news websites to capture all security incidents which will affect NGOs directly or indirectly
• Report immediately any security incident concerning NGOs or other breaking news.

Ø Reporting:
• Prepare the daily reports, in coordination with the other team members and under the direction of the line manager
• Under direction of the line manager, support other team members in the preparation of bi-weekly reports, quarterly reports, special reports, area briefs, maps, advisories and field assessments
• Proof-read reports, and ensure that reports are of high quality and compliant with INSO standards both in terms of content, style and formatting
• Ensure a high confidentiality of requests and reports.
Ø Management of the Database:
Support the information assistant on tasks related to data entry, data extraction and maintenance of INSO incidents database, including (but not limited to):
• Entering into INSO database all the incidents mentioned in the INSO daily reports
• Ensuring quality tagging of all the incidents
• Upon request of the line manager, extracting from the database lists of incidents and/or statistics for specific locations, timeframes and/or types of incidents
• Monitoring and reporting on the state of data entry and potential database bugs.
Ø Others:
As a member of the Research and Analysis team, when required, the Analyst will support the other team members in their daily tasks, upon request from his/her line manager. This includes – but is not limited to:
• Participate upon request in the briefing and training of NGOs in link with the Training Manager
• Participate in field trips/assessments.

Requirements:
• Candidates having a strong research and/or journalistic background, demonstrated analytical skills, and experience specific to Somalia are invited to apply.
• Five years of work experience are required, preferably in positions requiring high level information sourcing, processing, analysis and writing.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Sciences, History, Anthropology or other Social Sciences or English literature is strongly preferred
• Demonstrated ability to source, analyse and process information
• Precision, ability to not make any mistakes while entering data
• Demonstrated ability to author well-structured, well-researched and analytically sound reports.
• Languages: English (working language): fluent with excellent writing capacities, Somali (working language): mother tongue
• Proven strong writing skills and good command of English
• Computer skills: familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Earth.
• Previous experience with NGOs or UN humanitarian agencies is an advantage.

Characteristics:
• This position is based in Nairobi, with some travel to the field
• The position requires the holder to be able to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised.
• The selected candidate must be able to plan and manage their own time effectively.
• The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions
• This position requires a degree of flexibility with respect to working hours.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested persons are requested to send the following to jobs@som.ngosafety.org with the reference ‘INSO ANALYST – NAIROBI’ in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
• A cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory and preferred requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-2 pages)
• An updated CV (max 2 pages)
• Contact information for three work-related referees
• A relevant and substantive writing sample in English, which demonstrates your analytical and reporting abilities (max. 5 pages). Applications received without writing sample will not be considered.

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