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Information Manager в Міжнародну організацію з безпеки

Міжнародна організація з безпеки шукає Information Manager. Дедлайн - 28 січня 2019 р. (далі - англ.).

Information Manager, Kyiv

Closing date: 28 January 2019

Position Title               : Information Manager

Line Manager              : Head of Mission

Duty Station                : Kyiv, Ukraine

Estimated Start Date    : As soon as possible

Organisation 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 Ukraine Monitoring Mission

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.
  4. Independent Security Advisory services

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 a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as Information Manager to be based in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Job Summary:

The primary aim of the position is to develop high quality data visualization products including maps and graphs, effectively manage INSO’s database as well as the registration process of INSO’s partners.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in GIS and Information Management, be inquisitive and detail oriented, and have significant experience building and leading high performing teams.

Major Responsibilities:

GIS activities

  • Identify map information needs and sources in collaboration with the Research & Analysis and Operations teams.
  • Collect geographical data for analysis and presentation.
  • Produce high quality maps, graphs and other products to support INSO’s analysis and facilitate NGOs’ understanding of the conflict.
  • Provide GIS-relevant inputs on field missions intended to gather data for INSO outputs, including maps.

Incident Database Management

  • Ensure that information contained in INSO Incident Database is correctly categorized, promptly updated and of easy access to its users.
  • Monitor the accuracy and quality of data collected by Field Offices.


  • Monitor the registration and update of INSO-registered partners through INSO’s Partners Portal.

Technical Support

  • Closely work with Operation department in order to understand and respond to their needs.
  • Train Deputy Monitoring Officers, the Monitoring Officer Assistant or any other position with data-entry responsibilities on Database Management.
  • Manage and regularly update Sharepoint folders with relevant materials.
  • Elaborate materials for advertising INSO services under the guidance of the correspondent departments.
  • Assist in implementation of IT and Information policies.
  • The holder must safeguard the access of information by unauthorized parties.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in GIS, Geography, Information Systems or relevant field.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • 3-5 years of experience in GIS and data visualization in a similar humanitarian organization and context.
  • Extensive experience with ArcGIS for data management and manipulation, strong ArcGIS technical skills including creating topologically correct shapefiles and geodatabases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to GIS and the management of information in crises contexts.
  • Strong cartographic skills, including the development of templates and adherence to cartographic standards are highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience with Excel and Microsoft Office Products
  • Familiarity with QGIS and online-geoservices (such as highly is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (Written and Spoken)
  • Experience in security and/or political mapping.
  • Knowledge of analytical software.
  • Working experience with humanitarian organizations, particularly with NGOs.
  • Staff management experience. 

Key Personal Competencies:

  • Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles and practices.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised.
  • Strong work ethic and capacity to take responsibility for his/her own actions.
  • Meeting of tight deadlines, with the availability to work during weekends if necessary. 

Terms & Conditions:

10-month contract with expected start date of 04 February 2019, with probationary period and possible extension subject to funding.

Remuneration is in line with INSO Ukraine salary scale; Annual leave and public holidays per Ukraine Labour law, national private medical coverage. 

How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to  before 24h00 GMT on 28 January 2019 and reference INSO Information Manager, Kyivin the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • 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 (2-page maximum).

Please do not send any additional information (such as copies of certificates, copies of diplomas, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.


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