Intern – INSO


02 Oct 2018


Organization background
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 recognised 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 Monitoring

INSO Monitoring supports humanitarian preparedness and response in Medium Risk contexts.

While operating with the same rigorous quality standards of a regular INSO mission, INSO Monitoring offers its partners the following services:

1. Alerts on conflict and access incidents affecting the humanitarian community.

2. Monitoring of incident data.

3. Monthly briefings to partners.

As with all INSO services, INSO Monitoring is only available to non-profit humanitarian & development NGOs (local and international) working to assist the people of Ukraine.

We are now looking for an Intern to join country team. The post is to be based at our country office in Kyiv, Ukraine.


Job Summary

The Intern will have a clear understanding and commitment to humanitarian principles, s/he will be skilled in English and s/he will be able to interpret and articulate information in a comprehensible manner and have a keen eye for details.


Further responsibilities include: (The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive: other tasks may be requested to adapt to operational needs.)

* Closely monitor developments in conflict area on a daily basis. Inform Deputy Monitor Officer, Information Management Officer and Operations team immediately upon occurrence of an incident or in anticipation of an event.

* Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information.

* Follow up and collect detailed information on all incidents, especially where an NGO is involved or may later be affected.

* Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through: written and verbal alerts, monthly reports.


Reports to: Deputy Monitoring Officer; Head of Mission.


Mandatory Requirements

* Ukrainian national.

* Fluency in English both written and spoken.

* Graduate level education or equivalent work experience preferably in humanitarian or security sector in insecure/conflict-affected environments.

* Proven writing and analytical abilities.

* Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian principles and their application.


Preferred Characteristics: (Not mandatory, but advantageous. Please specify in cover letter)

· Experience with NGO security and/or project management.

· Degree in Political Sciences, Journalism, Communication, History, or other relevant field.

· Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.

· Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the historical and current social, political, and security contexts within the region.

· Detailed understanding of INSO mandate and services.

· Information management and GIS skills.


Terms & Conditions: 

We offer:

* One month internship agreement: 1 November – 1 December 2018.

* Work in a small environment with a great team of dedicated professionals.

* Gain excellent experience in safety coordination sector with the well reputed global organisation.

* Nice downtown office with proximity to subway station.

* Part-time employment possible.


How to Apply:

Interested persons are requested to send the following to before 24h00 GMT on 09 October 2018 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Intern, Kyiv” in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

* 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.

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