Country Director, Finance Manager, Information Manager, Training Manager, Yaoundé, International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

Country Director, Finance Manager, Information Manager, Training Manager, Yaoundé, International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Country Director- Cameroon

based in Yaounde, Cameroon

Closing date 25th August 2021

COUNTRY DIRECTOR – Cameroon

-based in Yaoundé, with travel to Far North, North West and South West Regions

Closing date: 25 August 2021

Organisation Background

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international 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 strong focus on humanitarian principles and exclusive NGO-only membership criteria have meant that INSO is now accepted as a standard component of modern humanitarian response offering independent frontline reporting and coordination services that save lives, strengthen operational practice and enable humanitarian access.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in 17 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

INSO Cameroon

INSO has been covering the Far North region of the country under INSO’s Lake Chad Basin regional platform that supports more than 121 NGOs to deliver vital aid and assistance to 8 million people across the region. INSO Cameroon will now become a stand-alone platform and continue to cover the Far North region from Maroua and extend the operation to the north-west and south-west regions with a field office in Buea and the country office in Yaounde.

INSO is now seeking an experienced professional to join our team as Country Director for Cameroon.

Job Summary

The INSO Country Director sets the overall strategic framework within which all other program elements occur and provides leadership, coordination, representation, supervision and management in relation to all staff and services. The Country Director will be an experienced and emotionally mature individual with advanced understanding of humanitarian operations at the leadership level. The Country Director will also be a confirmed analyst with experience in delivering written and oral analysis on impact of conflicts on humanitarian safety.

The Country Director will possess solid program and human resources management skills and will be a natural and confident communicator, consensus-builder and networker. Successful candidates will combine keen intellect and analytical skills with pragmatism, patience and a good sense of humour. They will enjoy the challenge of translating strategic concepts into workable practices in difficult environments. Ideal candidates will come from an NGO/humanitarian background (senior management and programs) and are not required to have military/police backgrounds.

This position is a particularly challenging and rewarding role with a high level of external representation and regional liaison with other INSO offices. You will have the opportunity to see the positive impact INSO products and services have on our partners while working with a dedicated regional and global team of humanitarians who love their jobs.

The main challenges during 2021/2022 will consist in stabilising the quality of services as achieved by the initial development team, and to keep developing INSO’s networking especially in NOSO and external coordination (including relations with the Government, active support to other coordination structures such as the SHINGO platforms, the donor group, etc). Coordination with INSO country offices in the region (Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso) and ensuring compliance with INSO policies and guidelines will also be an important part of this stabilisation phase.

Major Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the stabilisation phase of the program.

* Coordination of all staff and resources in Cameroon country office including, internal coordination of the country management team, grants management, host government regulatory, donor reporting and representation of INSO towards stakeholders.

* Programme management, including annual funding strategy, budget management, and contractual compliance. Direct grant and contract management responsibilities.

* Compliance with INSO’s global policy in operational and administrative areas.

* Quality control and direct contributions to the delivery of INSO services including; production of information and analysis (written biweekly and situational reports, expert use of INSO Conflict and Humanitarian Data Center – CHDC – incident database), high-level engagement and briefings, surveys, training and capacity building, and emergency support as needed.

* Coordination with INSO offices in Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Burkina for coherence of analysis and approach.

Mandatory Requirements:

* Previous experience as an NGO Country Director or equivalent management experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts (at least 3-5 years).

* Experience with management of multi-donor projects. Knowledge of donor policies and procedures (DG ECHO, FCDO, SDC, USAID-BHA,Etc). This includes PCM, budget management and monitoring, donor liaison and reporting.

* French fluency (written and spoken), English Fluency (written and spoken)

* Master’s Degree-level of education or equivalent work experience in a relevant field

* Proven analytical skills

* Solid understanding of principles and practices in broad humanitarian action, NGO safety and risk management, humanitarian access, and civil-military coordination.

Preferred Characteristics

* A year’s (recent) experience working in LCB/Central Africa response with a humanitarian NGO and demonstrable understanding of the context.

* Experience in staff capacity development and training.

* First-hand experience of crisis management.

* Prior experience in an inter-agency role.

* Existing information networks and/or local language skills.

* Detailed understanding of INSO mandate & services.

Key Personal Competencies

* A good listener

* An effective communicator

* Excellent analyst

* Team player

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* A people manager

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:

* All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references;

* INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address;

* All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified;

* The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card);

* All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.);

* All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.

Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract, €5500 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months with €750 allowance each R&R cycle, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@hq.ngosafety.org and reference “Country Director- Cameroon” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

* Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 pages maximum).

* Updated CV (5 pages maximum).

* One relevant and substantive writing sample, which demonstrates your analytical and reporting abilities (10 pages maximum).

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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.

Finance Manager- Cameroon (French & English required)

based in Yaounde, Cameroon

Closing date 25th August 2021

FINANCE MANAGER – Cameroon

-based in Yaoundé, with travel

Closing date: 25 August 2021

Organisation Background

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international 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 strong focus on humanitarian principles and exclusive NGO-only membership criteria have meant that INSO is now accepted as a standard component of modern humanitarian response offering independent frontline reporting and coordination services that save lives, strengthen operational practice and enable humanitarian access.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in 17 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

INSO Cameroon

INSO has been covering the Far North region of the country under INSO’s Lake Chad Basin regional platform that supports more than 121 NGOs to deliver vital aid and assistance to 8 million people across the region. INSO Cameroon will now become a stand-alone platform and continue to cover the Far North region from Maroua and extend the operation to the north-west and south-west regions (with a field office in Buea) with the country office in Yaounde.

INSO is now seeking an experienced professional to join our team as Finance Manager for Cameroon.

Job Summary

The Finance Manager works closely with the Country Director and has the responsibility to protect the financial health and integrity of the project by enforcing appropriate accounting and financial procedures and policies, providing timely and accurate financial information to enable project orientation, planning and decision, meeting the external reporting and audit requirements, orienting staff in financial management, audits and procedures compliance among other duties.

Major Responsibilities:

* Oversee the financial activities of the project, assume the financial record keeping function; control and reconcile the documentation, uploads the financial information in SUNSYSTEM.

* Set up and maintain a filing system of financial documentation.

* Give a clear picture to management of the financial position of the project with reports on donors’ budget adherence or budget variances.

* Maintain an adequate project cash flow, prepares cash requests and follows donors’ disbursements.

* Meet external reporting deadlines, prepares budgets and reports with exactness and compliance and liaises with donors and HQ when necessary.

* Maintain healthy financial practices across the project, and enforces finance working documents and trainings as needed to ensure staff adherence.

* Act as a focal point during audits, timely enforces internal and external audit recommendations.

* Review and authorise transactions within his/her threshold.

* Manage the finance department, partakes in recruitment, orientation, and training of staff with financial functions.

Mandatory Requirements:

* Exemplary command of French and English (written and spoken).

* At least 5 years of experience with a similar position in NGO sector

* Professional accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA, ACA etc) or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Management or Economics.

* Proficiency in the use of Accounting software (preferably SUNSYSTEM), Q&A reporting tool and Excel.

* Donor/contract management experience and donor policy knowledge (preferably DG ECHO, OFDA(BHA), SDC and DFID(FCDO)).

* Ability to handle multi- donors and multi-year budgets.

* Ability to process large amount of data.

* High attention in details and accuracy.

* Ability to direct and supervise.

* Understanding of humanitarian principles and practices.

* Willingness to work in insecure countries.

Preferred Characteristics

Professional experience in Cameroon or neighboring countries

Key Personal Competencies

* Highly organised and capable to deliver work with tight deadlines

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* People management skills

* A good listener

* An effective communicator

* Excellent analytical skills

* Team player

* Able to work in a multicultural environment

* Quiet demeanour in stressful or crisis situations?

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:

* All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.

* INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.

* All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.

* The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card);

* All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.);

* All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.

Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract, €5000 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months with €750 allowance each R&R cycle, global medical coverage (excluding USA) , USD $200,000 AD&D coverage

How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@cmr.ngosafety.org and reference “FINANCE MANAGER” in the subject line of the email.

The application must include:

* Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 pages maximum).

* Updated CV (5 pages maximum).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.

Information Manager- Cameroon (French & English)

based in Yaounde, Cameroon

Closing date 25th August 2021

INFORMATION MANAGER- Cameroon

-based in Yaounde

Closing date: 25 August 2021

Organisation Background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an International 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 helps NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improves their situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in seventeen of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance and professionalism.

INSO Cameroon

INSO has been covering the Far North region of the country under INSO’s Lake Chad Basin regional platform that supports more than 121 NGOs to deliver vital aid and assistance to 8 million people across the region. INSO Cameroon will continue to cover the Far North region from Maroua and extend the operation to the north-west and south-west regions (with a field office in Buea) and the country office in Yaounde.

INSO is now seeking an experienced professional to join our team as Information Manager for Cameroon.

Job Summary:

The primary aim of the position is to develop high quality data visualization products including maps and graphs, effectively manage INSO’s database as well as the registration process of INSO’s partners.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in GIS and Information Management, with inquisitive and detail oriented, and have significant experience building and leading high-performing teams

Major Responsibilities:

GIS activities

* Identify map information needs and sources in collaboration with the Research & Analysis and Operations teams.

* Collect geographical data for analysis and presentation.

* Produce high quality maps, graphs and other products to support INSO’s analysis and facilitate NGOs’ understanding of the conflict.

* Provide GIS-relevant inputs on field missions intended to gather data for INSO outputs, including maps.

Incident Database Management

* Ensure that information contained in the Cameroon Incident Database is correctly categorized, promptly updated and of easy access to its users.

* Monitor the accuracy and quality of data collected by Field Offices.

Registration

* Monitor the registration and update of INSO-registered partners through INSO’s Partners Portal (IPP).

Management

* Supervise and support the Information Officer and GIS Officer (national positions).

Technical Support

* Closely work with Program, Operations and Training departments in order to understand and respond to their needs.

* Train Information Officer, the Assistant Safety Advisor or any other position with data-entry responsibilities on Database Management.

* Manage and regularly update SharePoint folders with relevant materials.

* Elaborate materials for advertising INSO services under the guidance of the correspondent departments.

Mandatory Requirements:

* Fluency in English and French.

* Master’s degree or equivalent in GIS, Geography, Information Systems or relevant field.

* 3-5 years of experience in GIS and data visualization in a similar humanitarian organization and context.

* Extensive experience with ArcGIS for data management and manipulation, strong ArcGIS technical skills including creating topologically correct shapefiles and geodatabases.

* Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to GIS and the management of information in crises contexts.

* Strong cartographic skills, including the development of templates and adherence to cartographic standards are highly desirable.

* Extensive experience with Excel, Access and Foxpro.

* Familiarity with QGIS and online-geoservices (such as Carto.com) highly is desirable.

* Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

Preferred Requirements

* Experience in security and/or political mapping.

* Knowledge of analytical software (Tableau, SPSS, PowerBI).

* Prior knowledge of the Camerooncontext is an asset, working experience in this region a plus.

* Working experience with humanitarian organizations, particularly with NGOs.

* Staff management experience.

Key Personal Competencies:

* A people manager

* Quiet demeanour in stressful or crisis situations

* A good listener

* An effective communicator

* Team player

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Excellent analytical skills

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:

* All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.

* INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.

* All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.

* The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card);

* All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.);

* All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.

Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months with €750 Allowance, global medical coverage (excluding USA), USD 200,000 AD&D coverage

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send a completed application to jobs@cmr.ngosafety.org, referencing Information Manager” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application requirements:

* Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 pages maximum).

* Updated CV (3 pages maximum).

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.

Training Manager- Cameroon (French & English required)

based in Yaounde, Cameroon with travel

Closing date 25th August 2021

TRAINING MANAGER-Cameroon

-Based in Yaoundé, with frequent field travel to Far North, North-west/South-west

Closing date: 25 August 2021

Organisation Background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an International 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 helps NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improves their situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in seventeen of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance and professionalism.

INSO Cameroon

The Cameroon programme, until June 2021, was covering the Far North region of the country under INSO’s Lake Chad Basin regional programme that supported over 121 NGOs to deliver vitally needed aid and assistance to an estimated 8 million people in need across the region. First launched as an emergency response operation in 2016, INSO LCB has grown to become a regional programme, present in the Lake Chad Basin. INSO will continue to cover the Far North region from Maroua and open a field office in Buea to cover the South-West and North-West regions, as well as a country office in Yaoundé.

INSO is now seeking an experienced professional to join our team as Training Manager for Cameroon.

Job Summary:

The primary aims of the post are to lead and deliver security management trainings to international NGOs operating in Cameroon in contrast to many training positions, an INSO Trainer is also responsible for monitoring and advising on the operational application of the training after the courses have finished.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced humanitarian training professional with experience in curriculum development, delivery and impact monitoring and with a keen interest in INSO, Cameroon and/or the Lake Chad Basin context, and a passion for capacity building of NGOs.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for the development and delivery of; Introduction to Safety and Security, Essentials of NGO Security Management, Advanced NGO Safety Management, Crisis Management courses, and Humanitarian Negotiations; as well as the development and implementation of other context specific courses.

* When requested, conduct an adequate needs assessment to identify additional training needs of NGOs within the scope of the INSO mandate.

* Design and incorporate monitoring and evaluation tools to enhance and contribute to INSO’s quality approach.

* 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.

* Prepare post-training reports to the program manager with lessons learned and analysis.

* Maintain a thorough and accessible database of training and training participant data.

* Assist senior management staff in the day to day running of the country programme and provide support to operations where required.

Mandatory Requirements:

* Experienced safety and security trainer with both academic and practical experience (prior military service or law enforcement, experience considered).

* At least 2 years providing training in the humanitarian safety sector, specifically at the field level.

* Experience in design, development, and delivery of safety training curriculums for NGOs.

* At least 3 years working in conflict environments, preferably as a humanitarian worker.

* Experience working with diverse teams and able to organize people around deadline-driven events.

* Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities, and principles of humanitarian NGO approaches to security.

* Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural and close-knit team to deliver results on a deadline.

* Fluent in French and English (written and spoken)

* Willingness and ability to travel to the field, including in remote and insecure locations.

Preferred Characteristics

* Experience in staff capacity development and training.

* Experience with NGO project management, including donor reporting and relations.

* First-hand experience of crisis management.

* Prior experience in an inter-agency role.

* Existing information networks and/or local language skills.

* Detailed understanding of INSO mandate & services.

* Working knowledge of Cameroon and Lake Chad Basin neighboring countries’ security dynamics.

Key Personal Competencies

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

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:

* All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references;

* INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address;

* All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified;

* The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card);

* All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.);

* All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.

Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months with €750 Allowance, global medical coverage (excluding USA), USD 200,000 AD&D coverage

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send a completed application (requirement below) to jobs@cmr.ngosafety.org, referencing “Training Manager” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Application requirements:

* Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 pages maximum).

* Updated CV (5 pages maximum).

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.

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