INSO Deputy Monitoring Officer Jobs in Kenya

INSO Deputy Monitoring Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Head of Mission (HoM) Kenya, the Deputy Monitoring Officer, South (DMO-South) will ensure delivery of all INSO Services in line with Service Delivery Standards (SDS) and other policies and procedures.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Delivery of INSO Services

    INSO Alerts

  • Be on the lookout/vigilant on occurrences and incidents requiring immediate operational response

  • Verification of Incidents/occurrences

  • Drafting Alerts as per the guidelines

  • In collaboration with the HoM, review the Alerts

  • Prompt publication of Alert Reports as they occur

    INSO Reports

  • Be on the lookout/vigilant on occurrences and incidents requiring immediate operational response

  • Verification of Incidents/occurrences

  • Drafting Alerts as per the guidelines

  • In collaboration with the HoM, review the Alerts and issue updates accordingly

  • Publication of Alerts

    Weekly Incident List

  • Gather incidents occurring within the week in coordination with the Field Monitors

    Monthly Reports

  • Contribute to the drafting of the report by providing inputs from your area of coverage to the HoM as per the guidelines

    Independent Safety Advisor Services

  • Upon request by NGOs, and in coordination with HoM, respond to day to day requests from individual registered NGOs, this could include (but is not limited to) advice on a planned travel, incident management, general or tailored-made briefings or third-party referrals.

    Site Security Review Service/Compound Assessment

  • In coordination with HoM, assist NGOs upon request to conduct a site security review of any NGO facility (residence, office, sub-office, warehouse etc.) and provide written report with recommendations.

    Crisis Assistance

  • In coordination with the HoM, and in relation to security matters of extreme urgency or sensitivity - such as life-threatening injury, armed attack, fatality or kidnapping - provide expert assistance to senior NGO crisis responders with urgent advisory, information or referral services such as liaison with quick reaction forces (QRF), reference to medical services or advice on incident management


  • Prepare weekly reports (SitRep) for HoM

    Monthly Country Directors Briefing

  • Assist the HoM in preparation and where necessary presentation of the briefs


  • Liaise closely with NGOs, the UN, the military and other national and international security agencies to obtain relevant information for NGOs use.

  • Conduct field trips to develop expertise of the local context or through constant communication with local partners, including NGOs

    Line Management

  • Manage, guide, orient, supervise field monitors in Coast, Nairobi, Western, Nyanza, Narok/Nakuru regions in accordance with INSO Regulations

  • Conduct Performance Appraisals of Field monitors

  • Support Field Monitors in setting annual objectives and monitor progress of the objectives.


  • Observe and maintain confidentiality and safety of any documentation or procedures as outlined by INSO Policies;

  • Observe and maintain confidentiality and safety of all NGO information.

    Lines of Communication

  • The Head of Mission is your point of contact.

  • The above duties are not
    exhaustive; flexibility is expected as you may be assigned any other duties that may not be listed above to meet the needs of the programme.

    Mandatory Requirements

  • Kenyan citizenship

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Sciences, History, Anthropology, Social Sciences or any other equivalent qualification.

  • 2 to 3 years of work experience in positions requiring high level information, processing, analysis and writing on safety or any other related work

  • Excellent oral and written skills in English

  • Excellent understanding of approach to safety

  • Ability to relate and network with key stakeholders in Kenya

  • Excellent computer skills

    Key Personal Competencies

  • Excellent organizational skills and prioritization of work

  • High level of confidentiality and Integrity

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Computer Skills

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Team Player

    INSO’s Safeguarding Policy

  • INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.

    As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:

  • All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.

  • INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.

  • All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.

  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card).

  • All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.).

  • All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send the following to

  • before 9th October 2020 with reference Deputy Monitoring Officer, South in the subject line of the email.

  • Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page maximum).

  • An updated CV (2-page maximum).


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

  • Please DO NOT send any additional information (certificates, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

  • INSO does not accept or request for payment for any job

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