Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international charity that supports humanitarian 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, with more than 900 employees globally, INSO provides daily support to more than 930 NGOs operating in 14 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles and professionalism.
As of April 2019, INSO is registered as a charity in the Netherlands with its global headquarters now based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.
Please note that any start date is provisional and deployment may be delayed due to COVID-19 related travel bans and regulations. INSO suspended all international duty travel, including international deployments, on 16th March 2020 until further notice. As the situation is evolving, we will be re-evaluating the travel suspension on a regular basis.
INSO is currently in the process of incorporating and upgrading its extensive repositories of in-country data from each of our 14 programmes into the Conflict and Humanitarian Data Centre (CHDC), INSO’s own innovative, interactive and internally designed software application. With instant access to a real-time conflict activity dashboard, comprehensive incident datasets and data visualisation tools, the CHDC will enable the adoption and enhance the application of evidence-based decision-making by INSO’s NGO partners regarding humanitarian safety and access.
By combining its unique access to CHDC and INSO’s in-country teams, with a firm understanding of relevant narratives and complementary sources within and beyond the community, the overall aim of this position is to address the strategic priorities and programmatic needs of NGO HQs through bespoke analysis, catered briefings and thematic research that assess challenges related to humanitarian safety and access. Primarily, the immediate objective is to develop, write and publish INSO’s Key Data Analysis, our global monthly report on NGO incident trends, in coordination with the Global Information Manager.
Initially, the Global Research Analyst will report to, and is the responsibility of, the Chief Analyst, who is a member of INSO’s Global Senior Management Team based at HQ in The Hague. As the CHDC Department develops, the Global Research Analyst will become a key member within a broader team dedicated to providing NGO HQs with global products, services, coordination and training.
The position and duties of this post require a great degree of flexibility and adaptation. Hence, within reasonable limits, the Global Research Analyst may be required to carry out tasks that may not be explicitly detailed in this job description but are aligned with INSO principles and mandate.