Training Assistant at The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) – APPLY NOW!

  • Full Time
  • Lagos

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

Job Title: Training Assistant

Company: The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

Location: Lagos

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.

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a highly valued component in the humanitarian safety coordination system. With operations in 11 countries, INSO has revolutionized the humanitarian safety coordination sector by introducing a robust and high quality field safety platform model that has been deployed in some of the world’s most high-risk settings.

INSO Nigeria Country Office

Since becoming registered in Nigeria, INSO has developed a strong country wide approach, supporting over 60 organisations working on Lake Chad Basin Crisis from all neighboring countries. The Coordination Office operates from Abuja overseeing two operational offices in Maiduguri (Nigeria) and in Maroua (Cameroon).

Presently INSO is seeking an experienced individual to join our Training Department as Training Assistant, to be based in Abuja, with possible travels inside Nigeria.

Job Summary

The primary aim of the position is to assist and support the training team in administration, logistics, finance, procurement and general management of the training programmes conducted in Nigeria.

Our ideal candidate will be highly organized, have experience working with humanitarian organisations and training programmes, and be willing to learn. The candidate will be outgoing, motivated and self-directed, taking initiative when needed. Lastly, they should have a keen interest in INSO, the Nigerian context and a passion for capacity building of NGOs’ capacity.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist the training manager in the planning, budgeting, logistics, administration, and management of the training programme.
  • Interface directly with internal support staff and stakeholders on all matters related to administration, logistics, finance, and procurement for training events.
  • Manage day to day correspondence, reports, and other documents related to the training programme.
  • Advertise training courses, compile and organise all trainee applications. Prepare attendance rosters and assist in the planning & preparation for courses under the supervision of the training manager.
  • Manage and maintain an inventory of serviceable training supplies, materials, and equipment, including safe storage and accountability.
  • Assist in the preparation, compilation, recording and filing of post-training reports and evaluations with lessons learned and analysis.
  • Assist the training manager in the day to day running of the country programme and training sessions and provide support to operations where required.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Post-Secondary diploma in relevant field
  • Efficient use of Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Demonstrable experience in administration, logistics, budgeting and procurement
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills; able to work independently
  • Willingness to learn and ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural and close-knit team to deliver tangible results on a deadline
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with different kind of interlocutors

Preferred Characteristics

  • At least 1-year experience working with International NGOs
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities, and principles of humanitarian NGOs and NGO approaches to security. Field experience a plus
  • Supervisory or training position
  • Existing political, social, or historical knowledge of the region
  • Fluent in Hausa
  • Driving license

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates meeting the specified criteria are invited to apply by sending the following documentation to jobs@nga.ngosafety.org

  • Cover letter (1 page max) – specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO.
  • Up to date CV (4 pages max).

The reference ‘INSO Training Assistant – Nigeria’ OR ‘INSO – Deputy Safety Advisor – Maiduguri OR ‘INSO Driver (Abuja) – Nigeria’ should be included in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date – Friday, May 31, 2019.

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

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@nga.ngosafety.org