Training Manager At International NGO Safety Organisation

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.

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in 14 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

INSO Afghanistan Office

INSO began in Afghanistan in 2002 as a joint platform and became an international NGO in 2011. INSO Afghanistan provides services to enhance the delivery of aid and preserve the safety of staff employed by more than 270 Afghan and International NGOs that provide humanitarian and emergency assistance to people living in the country.

Job Summary

We are now seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as the Training Manager, a position based in Kabul City with frequent travel to the regions. The tentative start date for this position is 01 August 2021, although the selected candidate will be encouraged to start as soon as possible, and some flexibility exists in the start date as well.

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 and humanitarian access. In contrast to many training positions, an INSO Training Manager is also responsible for monitoring and advising on the operational application of the training on an ongoing basis after the event and assists 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 have the ability to adapt training to the prevailing context. The ideal candidate will above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.

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, Personal Safety, First aid 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 and build INSO training strategy in Afghanistan.

* Constantly review 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.

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

* 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.

* Comply with INSO service delivery standards and procedures.

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 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.


* Recent experience working in Afghanistan and demonstrable understanding of the context.

* Local language skills.

Key Personal Competencies

* A good listener

* An effective communicator

* Team player

* Excellent interpersonal skills

Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with a start date as soon as possible, €4550 per month salary, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 2 months with a €1000 allowance per each R&R cycle, in-country housing provided, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.

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.

How to apply

Interested persons are requested to send the following to, referencing “TRAINING MANAGER” in the 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)

* Up to date CV (4-page maximum).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

Please note that during the course of the recruitment process, you may be required to provide up to three relevant pieces of evidence of your ability as a trainer. 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.

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

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