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Recruitment Notice: Assistant Safety Advisor

Presentation of the INGO:

INSO is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) dedicated to supporting humanitarian access for NGOs. We provide timely, reliable, and objective analysis of local conditions that impact humanitarian operations. INSO enhances information sharing and coordination among NGOs, ensuring the neutrality of humanitarian aid while working collaboratively. Our focus areas include humanitarian access issues and best practices for information monitoring. We offer alerts, recommendations, analysis, and precise contextual, statistical, and cartographic data. Additionally, INSO organizes coordination meetings and trainings.

Job Title: Assistant Safety Advisor Location: Bamenda & Buea, Cameroon Department: Programs Reports To: Safety Advisor Start Date: June 2024

Job Summary

The Assistant Safety Advisor (ASA) will play a crucial role in supporting the Safety Advisor (SA) by gathering and verifying safety information in the Northwest & Southwest regions of Cameroon. The ASA will also assist in preparing safety reports and incident lists.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Information Gathering and Verification: Collect and verify safety-related information from various sources.

  • Liaison and Networking: Collaborate with NGOs, the UN, local authorities, and other stakeholders to gather relevant contextual information for NGO use.

  • Field Monitor Support: Monitor and guide INSO’s Field Monitors alongside the Deputy Safety Advisor (DSA).

  • Media Monitoring: Track media outlets to collect relevant information for NGO use.

  • Reporting: Contribute to the writing of safety reports and threat warnings in collaboration with the SA and DSA.

  • Field Expertise: Conduct regular field visits to develop a deep understanding of the local context.

  • Network Development: Work to establish and maintain a network of contacts beyond the Field Monitor and NGO community.

  • INSO Services: Assist in the delivery of other scheduled INSO services.

  • Incident Reporting: After thorough verification, produce comprehensive daily and weekly incident lists for the SA and DSA.

  • Database Maintenance: Ensure accuracy in the database by reviewing updates from the Yaounde Info Team.

  • Alert and Report Support: Assist in the rapid collection of information for alerts and reports.

  • Roundtable Presentations: Take the lead in drafting PowerPoint presentations for Roundtable meetings.

  • Additional Services: Assist in the delivery of other INSO request services.

  • Site Safety Reviews: Provide input on site safety reviews upon NGO request, collaborating with the SA and DSA.

  • Information Requests: Proactively respond to NGO inquiries regarding safety information.

  • Crisis Support: Provide information management support during crises, as needed, in collaboration with the SA and DSA.

  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to INSO’s safety policies and procedures.

  • Policy Compliance: Strictly comply with all INSO policy directives.

  • Confidentiality: Maintain the confidentiality and safety of all NGO information.

  • Document Security: Safeguard any documentation/procedures as outlined by INSO.

Professional Conduct and Attitude:

  • Upholds a professional demeanor and maintains a positive attitude at all times.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Completes other assigned tasks diligently and efficiently.
  • Manages time effectively to meet deadlines and prioritize workload.
  • Contributes to a positive and collaborative work environment.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Political Science, History, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in police, military, NGO safety work, or data analysis.
  • Language Skills: Excellent written and spoken English. Fluency in at least one local language relevant to the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.
  • NGO Safety Knowledge: Strong understanding of NGO safety approaches and best practices.
  • Relationship Building: Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key safety stakeholders in the Northwest and Southwest regions.
  • Technical Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office Suite.
  • Nationality: Must be a Cameroonian citizen.

Key Competencies:

  • Contextual Understanding: Deep knowledge of and curiosity about the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting.
  • Integrity: Maintains a high level of confidentiality and demonstrates unwavering integrity.
  • Adaptability: Thrives under pressure in fast-paced environments and adapts quickly to changing situations.
  • Organization: Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities independently.
  • Data Management: Strong skills in data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

INSO Safeguarding Policy

INSO is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding in recruitment. We will conduct thorough background checks and ensure adherence to our code of conduct and safeguarding policies throughout the hiring process. This includes:

  • Obtaining at least two satisfactory professional references.
  • Addressing significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes in employer or address.
  • Verifying essential qualifications and professional credentials.
  • Requiring a valid identity document.
  • Providing new hires with orientation on INSO’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Requiring all staff to sign and adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Application Submission:

Please submit your application (cover letter, detailed CV, and contact information for at least three references) to email

  • In the email subject line, please indicate “02ASABAM24” for the Bamenda position or “04ASABUE24” for the Buea position.
  • Additionally, please complete the online application form at:

Deadline for applications : 26/05/2024 at 23:45.

NB: Please note that applications will be processed spontaneously after receipt, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we are not able to give feedback to all candidates.

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  1. Monsieur le directeur,
    je viens très respectueusement auprès de votre haute personnalité solliciter le poste d’assistante de direction.
    en effet, je suis diplômée d’un Baccalauréat ACA ( Action et Communication Administrative) et d’un CAPIET en Bureautique et Communication Administrative. Ainsi, la gestion administrative me fascine et j’aimerais y faire carrière dans votre aimable structure.
    je joindrai à ma demande un CV détaillant mon parcours académique et professionnel si besoin.
    dans l’attente d’une suite favorable, veuillez agréer Monsieur, l’expression de mes sincères salutations distinguées.


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