INSO Training Manager Job in South Sudan

Job Vacancy: Training Manager, South Sudan

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 South Sudan Country Office: INSO launched operations in South Sudan in early 2018. INSO South Sudan aims to provide free services to more than 100 local and international NGOs in the country to enhance the delivery of aid and preserve the safety of their staff.

Specifically, the programme shall provide the NGO community with tailored safety support through three main services: Capacity Building (provision of training to humanitarian workers); Information and Advice (provision of regular context reports, risk assessments and tailored advice on humanitarian access); and Response (support during crisis and critical incident management). INSO services are envisioned to cover the whole country, with field offices expected to open in 2018.

INSO South Sudan is recruiting an experienced humanitarian training professional – curriculum development, delivery and impact monitoring – with a keen interest in INSO, the South Sudanese context and a passion for capacity building of local NGOs.

Job Summary: The Training Manager oversees the development and delivery of training courses to assist both national and international NGOs in organizational safety and crisis management, as well as personal risk mitigation. 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 and also assisting in internal management of internal organizational risk mitigation.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in NGO safety and security, be outgoing, inquisitive and detail oriented, and have significant experience building and delivering high quality curriculum along with impact monitoring.

He/she will also have the ability to adapt training to the prevailing context. The ideal candidate will also above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and delivery and of the Basic & Advanced Safety Management, First Aid, and Crisis Management courses; as well as the development and implementation of other context specific courses.
  • Will support the country management in organizational risk management through drafting and implementation of safety documents including but not limited to risk assessments, safety plans, SOPs, and medevac plans.
  • 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 and international NGOs to develop their own comprehensive safety plans and policies based upon their specific programming, mandate, and needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Help manage the public perceptions of INSO’s work to establish and maintain recognition of its mandate for independence, impartiality and neutrality.
  • Manage 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 management of the training team in tandem with senior management.
  • Develop, implement and oversee INSO internal staff development training for national and expatriate staff in the field of safety management.
  • 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:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Graduate level education in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
  • Independent drive and ability to operate and sustainably manage staff and teams under strict systems and deadlines.
  • Well-developed organisational and team management skills and standards.
  • A minimum of 2 years providing training in the humanitarian safety sector, specifically at the field level.
  • Experience in design and development of bespoke safety training curriculums for NGOs.
  • At least 1 year working in conflict affected environments
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities, and principles of humanitarian NGOs and NGO approaches to security.
  • Ability to excel in a multicultural work environment.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Recent experience working in South Sudan, ideally in an NGO safety training role or equivalent – and demonstrable understanding of the context.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and mentoring national staff.

Key Personal Competencies:

  • A good listener
  • An effective communicator
  • Team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Terms and Conditions:

  • 12-month contract with an expected start date of 16 April 2018,
  • €4 550 per month salary,
  • 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 3 months with a €1000 allowance per each R&R cycle,
  • in-country housing provided,
  • global medical coverage and AD&D coverage.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to

and reference “INSO Training Manager-SSD” 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).

Closing date: 25 March 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that during the course of the recruitment process, up to three relevant pieces of evidence of your ability as a trainer will be required. Evidence can include training needs assessments, 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, not following the above instructions, and not meeting the mandatory requirements will not be reviewed.

Please do not send any additional information (such as copies of certificates, copies of diplomas, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

Community Development, Education and Training, NGO and UN
Updated: February 25, 2018 — 4:53 pm