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GIS Officer at International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)

International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO)Abuja, Nigeria Networking and Tech Support
Full Time

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports humanitarian 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 provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs operating in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries.

INSO is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands- the international city of peace and justice.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the INSO Information Manager, the GIS Officer will be responsible for conception, preparation, and production of appropriate static- and web-maps for INSO’s informational outputs and ensure dynamic linkages between GIS data and INSO’s Incident Database.

Key Objectives

  • Identify map information needs in collaboration with the Information Management Team
  •  Identify and access map information sources.
  • Identify obstacles related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of information and develop appropriate improvement strategies.
  •  Produce and maintain high-quality, security-relevant static- and web-maps, including security incident mapping; area of influence mapping; and the production of detailed risk maps for key roads and cities.
  • Provide GIS-relevant inputs on field missions intended to gather data for INSO outputs, including maps.
  • Work closely with the Information Officer to ensure accurate and regularly updated linkages between GIS maps and INSO’s Incident Database.
  • Collaborate with information team on the migration and operation of INSO Incident Database system.
  • Provide support in production of any other visuals like graphics, flowcharts, mind maps etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Information Systems, Computer Sciences, or relevant field.
  • Fluency in English language, both written and verbal.
  •  2 years of relevant work experience, preferably with an NGO.
  • Excellent skills in ArcGIS Pro, QGIS and Microsoft Office tools.
  • Be systematic, proactive, innovative, self-motivated and detail oriented.

 Nice to Have:

  • Be systematic, proactive, innovative, motivated and have attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Working experience with humanitarian organizations, particularly with NGOs.

 Personal Attributes

  • 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.
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • Confidentiality, integrity, and a sense of conflict-of-interest prevention.
  • Self-motivation, courtesy, and humility.
  • Capacity to work in multicultural environments.

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