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7 Jan 2019


Job Description


Position:                                FIELD MONITOR

Location:                                DHUUSAMAREEB

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 supports 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 recognized charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in eleven of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

INSO Somalia

INSO Somalia seeks to address the growing challenges of safety in the NGO community in Somalia/Somaliland through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused safety management support. It recognizes the insecure operating environment all NGOs face in Somalia/Somaliland and the collective value of enhancing safety preparedness and support.  The project provides the NGO community with its own safety focal point and tailored safety support services through 3 main services: Research & Analysis (provision of regular reports, safety risk assessments and briefings); Capacity building (provision of various trainings); and Response (provision of support to crisis management in response to critical incidents).

Job Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Safety Advisor (DSA), the Field Monitor (FM) will assist in collection of safety information, maintain and manage a positive and respected public image of INSO among regional actors, ensure confidentiality of information provided by NGOs and other actors and adhere to INSO Policies and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Assist in collection of safetyinformation
  • At a minimum check in with the DSA to provide contextual information every day, to include the following priorities:
    1. NGO incidents
    2. For-profit development agency and IO incidents
    3. Threats, targeted killings, and intimidation
    4. AS/IS, AMISOM, and SNA movements or intentions
    5. Political- clan conflict
    6. General incidents
    7. Natural disasters
  • Assist the SA & DSA to collect detailed information on NGO incidents
  • Upon hearing about any security incident in your assigned area, immediatelyinform the DSA about the incident then attempt to verify it through another source, then pass on the results of your checks
  • Be responsive to calls from INSO staff. If mobile coverage gaps exist in the area you reside or spend time in, then you cannot fulfill your duties
  • Assist INSO in developing and maintaining contacts with NGOs in every district traveled to
  • After acquiring the SA’s approval, travel to the districts to collect information and develop new contacts continuously
  • Assist the SAA in maintaining INSO actor and district maps
  • If capable, escort and/or translate for the SA on selected field missions
  1. To maintain and manage a positive and respected public image of INSO among regional actors
  • Able to clearly explain the mandate and role of INSO to the NGO community and other relevant actors when tasked to by the SA
  • If not a low-profile FM, maintain dedicated formal and informal relations with senior NGO managers/coordinators and other non-security staff to facilitate information sharing and build trust
  1. Ensure confidentiality of information provided by NGOs and other actors
  • Seek permission from the SA prior to sharing any information knowledgeable to you.
  • Ensure that the names of NGOs are not included in external communications
  1. Adhere to INSO Policies and procedures
  • Fully Comply with INSO policy directives
  • Observe and maintain the confidentiality and security of all NGO information
  • Observe and maintain the confidentiality and security of any documentation/procedures as outlined by INSO
  • FM does not carry documents that would identify him/her as an NGO employee when on a road mission outside of his/her home base, to include incident notes
  • FM’s phone should be set not to store call logs whenever possible; if this is not possible, the FM must clear call logs before proceeding outside of his/her home base
  • Only with permission of the SA does the FM approach parties to the conflict to introduce him/herself
  1. Any Other Tasks
  • Conduct some research to better understand ongoing local dynamics in the area.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Must be Somali National
  • Secondary School Education
  • 1 to 2years of work experience in positions requiring information sourcing, processing and sharing
  • Excellent oral and written skills in Somali; Oral Skills in English will be an added advantage
  • Ability to relate and network with key stakeholders in Somali

Key Personal Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Courteous, tactful and ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and prioritization of work
  • High level of confidentiality and Integrity
  • Team Player


International NGO Safety Organization (INSO)- is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as FIELD MONITOR to be based in Dhuusumareeb.

This position is open for Somali Nationals ONLY.

Reporting to the Deputy Safety Advisor (DSA), the Field Monitor will:

  1. Assist in collection of safety information
  2. Maintain and manage a positive and respected public image of INSO among regional actors
  3. Ensure confidentiality of information provided by NGOs and other actors
  4. Adhere to INSO Policies and procedures.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send the following to before 28THJanuary 2018and reference Field Monitor- Dhuusumareebinthe subject line of the email.

  • Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page maximum).
  • An updated CV (2-page maximum).


  • 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.
  • INSO does not accept or request for payment for any job

INSO is an Equal Opportunity employer

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