Regional Analyst – Lake Chad Basin at International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

Regional Analyst – Lake Chad Basin at International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)


International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) – 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Regional Analyst – Lake Chad Basin

Location: Abuja
Duration: 12 Months Contract

INSO Nigeria, Lake Chad Basin

  • INSO Lake Chad Basin began in April 2016 with the establishment of an office in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
  • The Maiduguri field office is supported by a country office in Abuja, and the platform currently supports more than 70 NGOs working in Nigeria. An upsurge of conflict between armed groups has led to increased humanitarian needs.
  • By providing analysis and advice on the dynamic security environment, we are assisting partners to stay and deliver aid to people who are displaced and in need.
  • Working with INSO in the Lake Chad basin region, will give you the unique opportunity to directly enable NGOs to do their job safely.
  • The Regional Analyst will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, with regular travel, and reports to the Country Director- Lake Chad Basin and Director of Analysis & Research.

Job Summary

  • You will be responsible for delivering a suite a of products assessing regional factors that impact humanitarian safety and access.
  • While based in Nigeria and overseen by the Country Director in Abuja, your analysis will cover the Lake Chad Basin including:
    • North-eastern Nigeria.
    • Northern Cameroon.
    • Western Chad.
    • Eastern Niger.
  • Additionally, one of your priorities will be cultivating a regional audience among INSO’s NGO partners to better understand and service their needs.

Major Responsibilities
Service Delivery:

  • Prepare and produce scheduled reports that assist NGO partners by assessing prevalent regional conflict dynamics and their impact on humanitarian safety and access.
  • Manage and deliver ad-hoc products on emerging regional challenges to humanitarian safety and access.
  • Contribute to other country office products and inform decision-making at the regional level.
  • Offer a responsive, tailored analysis service directly to INSO’s NGO partners upon their request.
  • Convene and contribute to regional NGO coordination meetings and fora with humanitarian counterparts to discuss regional safety and access.

Program Development:

  • Monitor regional developments through a diverse range of sources, such as NGOs, the UN, civil society organisations, research institutes and media outlets.
  • Cultivate an active network of contacts within the broader humanitarian community as well as other relevant stakeholders for information sharing, analytical exchanges, and coordination.
  • Liaise and coordinate with INSO’s Director of Analysis and Research to enable analytical capacity building in the country office.
  • Effectively represent and protect INSO’s principles of independence, impartiality and neutrality as well as actively promoting INSO within the humanitarian community.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Graduate level education in Political Science, History or Humanitarian Studies or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working in NGOs, international organisations, consultancy, or journalism.
  • Acceptance and strong understanding of humanitarian principles
  • Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and their application
  • Excellent networking, diplomatic, and representative communication skills
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in an analytical capacity preferably working on conflict or post-conflict contexts
  • Exemplary command of English; professional fluency in French
  • Proven ability to provide operationally relevant analysis to a wide-ranging audience.


  • Experience delivering a partner-focused advisory service.
  • Experience designing and delivering products based on close partner engagement.
  • Regional experience and / or information networks
  • Experience in insecure / conflict-affected environments
  • Experience in staff capacity development and training
  • Detailed understanding of INSO’s mandate & services

Key Personal Competencies:

  • Conceptual, critical and creative thinking.
  • Enthusiastic and reliable team player.
  • Cultural and situational sensitivity.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organised and diligent work ethic.

Terms & Conditions

  • 12 month contract
  • 4,550 Euro per month salary
  • 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 3 days of R&R every 3 months
  • An allowance of €1,250 each R&R, global medical coverage (excluding USA)
  • $200,000 AD&D coverage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their complete Applications to: [email protected] using “Regional Analyst LCB” as the subject of the email.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) – specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO.
  • Updated CV.
  • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (5-page max).

Application Deadline 10th May, 2023.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
  • Please do not send any additional information

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