Training Manager, Lake Chad Basin at International NGO Safety Organisation,Abuja-Nigeria

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

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

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 neighbouring countries. The coordination office operates from Abuja overseeing an operational office in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The country program is also establishing operational offices in Maroua, Cameroon and Diffa, Niger.

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Training Manager to be based in Abuja with frequent travels in the region.

Job Summary:

The primary aim of the post is the continued development and nation-wide delivery of various training courses to assist International NGOs in personal safety and security management trainings. In contrast to many training positions – an INSO Trainer is also responsible for monitoring and advising on the operational application of the training on an ongoing basis after the event.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced humanitarian training professional – curriculum development, delivery and impact monitoring – with a keen interest in INSO, the Nigerian context and a passion for capacity building of local NGOs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of the training team and delivery requirements:
  • Team management will include responsibility for the logistics and financial needs of the Training team in coordination with the Administration, Finance, and HR.
  • Deployment of other training staff in support of delivery/ monitoring requirements.
  • Development of annual training strategy and budget.
  • Responsible for the delivery of:
  • Basic & Advanced Security Management and Crisis Management Courses
  • Hostile Environment Individual Safety Training (HEIST)
  • Hostile Environment First Aid Training – First Responder (HEFAT- FR)
  • Develop, implement and oversee INSO internal staff development training for national and expatriate staff in the field of security management.
  • Constantly review, evaluate and adapt to the context developed training materials as necessary and identify and suggest other training areas (through needs assessments) where INSO can add sustainable and operational value to NGO practice.
  • Prepare post-training reports to the program manager with lessons learned and analysis
  • Continually improve NGO Security & Crisis Management modules that enable local NGOs to develop their own comprehensive Security Plans and Policies based upon their specific programming, mandate, and needs.
  • Design and incorporate monitoring and evaluation tool that allow for the ongoing adaptation and improvement of the security and crisis management courses over the period as well as the monitoring of the application of the module components in NGO operations.
  • Manage the public perceptions of INSO’ work to establish and maintain recognition of its mandate for independence, impartiality and neutrality.
  • Assist senior management staff in the day to day running of the country programme and provide support to operations where required.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Qualified Safety & Security Trainer with both academic and practical experience (prior military service, UN, law enforcement, etc. considered.
  • At least 2 years providing training in the humanitarian safety sector, specifically at the field level.
  • Experience in design, development and delivery of bespoke safety training curriculums for NGOs.
  • At least 3 years working in volatile, conflict affected environments.
  • Experience working with diverse teams and able to organize people around a deadline driven events.
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities, and principles of humanitarian NGOs and NGO approaches to security.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural and close-knit team to deliver tangible results on a deadline.
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) with a working knowledge of French.
  • Willingness and ability to travel around the Lake Chad Basin region.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin neighbouring countries’ security dynamics.
  • Ability to deliver trainings in both French and English.

Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with expected start date on or before 01st September 2018, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 3 calendar days of R&R every 3 months, global medical coverage, AD&D coverage.


Interested persons are requested to send the following to and ensure to reference ‘INSO Training Manager – LCB’ in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Cover letter (2 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 (5 page max).

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

Closing date: 10 Jul 2018

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