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COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Head of Mission

Location: 
Abuja
Starting Date: 19th March, 2018

Description of the Position

  • The Head of Mission provides leadership and strategic direction of COOPI’s operations in Nigeria and is responsible for the implementation and development  of the country programme in line with COOPI’s organisational and country strategy, policies and procedures. The HoM is also responsible for the management and capacity building of the staff, securing donor funding and to represent the organisation to the government, donors, and other appropriate bodies – including clusters, UN agencies and the media. The HoM reports directly to the Area Manager at the HQ. The position is based in Abuja.
Responsibilities
Institutional relations:

  • He/she manages relations with the main institutional donors and with potential ones. He/she represents COOPI in the country/area by engaging in relations with institutions, NGOs, local and international organizations and partners. He/she also is responsible of the organization’s reputation in the country.
Strategy and planning:
  • He/she verifies and proposes to the Area Manager the intervention priorities to consolidate the organization’s opportunity to be more involved in the country.
  • He/she contributes to the definition of the Country Strategy and proposes the country planning (projects and coordination).
Projects’ management:
  • He/she coordinates and directly monitors projects, guaranteeing the correct implementation in conformity with the contractual obligations and donors’ procedures, and in line with COOPI’s procedures and management standards.
  • He/she coordinates the elaboration, writing and documents’ preparation for presenting new projects, referring to the Area Manager and the headquarters support offices.
  • He/she is responsible for the preparation of projects reports and all the monitoring documents requested by the central headquarters.
  • He/she ensures the transmission of all official and administrative project documents to the central headquarters.
Country office management:
  • He/she is responsible for all different aspects related to the country office management: economic and financial situation, local regulations, office organization charts, logistics, local and expatriate personnel management, in conformity with the organization’s guidelines.
  • He/she guarantees the respect of the country’s legislation and administrative regulation.
Staff management:
  • He/she is responsible for the local staff management.
  • He/she participates and supports the Area Manager and the Human Resources office in the selection of the expatriate staff.
  • He/she coordinates and monitors the country’s expatriate staff management.
Safety:
  • He/she is responsible for the expatriate staff security, for the correct implementation and respect of the general security rules.
Economic and financial management:
  • He/she is responsible for the country’s economic result. He/she supervises the financial management and ensures – through the administrative function – that all financial reporting deadlines and donor/COOPI’s procedures are respected.
  • He/she participates to the projects/coordination budget preparation.
  • He/she has the signature for all COOPI’s bank accounts in the country.
Visibility:
  • He/she cooperates with the Communication and Fund-Raising office for all communication, awareness and fund raising activities implemented in and for the country.
Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
  • Advanced degree in International Education, International Development, Health and Nutrition or a related field or equivalent work.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the humanitarian field and in a similar position, with a track record of success and results achieved;
  • Previous experience with an international humanitarian NGO is an advantage;
  • Desirable experience of working on EU/ECHO, USAid/OFDA and UN projects;
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Strong supervisory abilities, and demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with the relevant actors;
  • Very good inter-personal and writing communication skills;
  • Ability to organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Valid driving license.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online




Job Title: Food Security Program Manager

Location
: Yobe 

Role Purpose

  • He/she is responsible for the project’s execution, in technical, economic/financial terms, and in terms of resources management on field, in compliance with COOPI and the donor’s procedures.
  • He/she ensures the expected results attainment in budget management.
Responsibilities
Activity planning and management: 

  • In cooperation with the project staff, he/she plans and monitors the activities’progress, in compliance with the contract signed with the donor and with COOPI and the donor’s procedures.
Administrative and financial management:
  • In collaboration with the Project Administrator/Administrative Coordinator he/she plans all expenditures to make.
  • He/she regularly monitors all made expenditures.
  • He/she supervises accounting and the project cash safe/bank account management and, where there was no dedicated staff, he/she directly manages the accounting and the project cash safe/bank accounts, making use of the instruments made available by the organization (Merlino).
  • In cooperation with the Project Administrator and in coordination with the Administrative Coordinator he/she prepares the Purchases Plan.
  • He/she ensures the organization and donor’s procedures respect when purchasing goods and services.
Reporting:
  • In coordination with the Head of Mission ad with the Administrative Coordinator, he/she ensures the preparation, in compliance with the deadlines, of all financial and narrative reports – interim and final – expected by the project.
  • He/she is responsible for the preparation of all formal communication and contract modifications requests (ex. budget modification) of the projects he manages.
Staff Management:
  • In coordination with the Head of Mission and in compliance with the country’s rules/laws and with the COOPI’s regulation in the country, he/she selects the local staff to be employed in projects, and manages any other project’s expatriate staff.
  • By making use of the organization’s tools he/she evaluates the local staff employed for projects and he/she participates to the evaluation of his/her own project, upon request by his/her direct supervisor.
  • He/she coordinates and supervises the work done by all the project staff, in compliance with the organization’s security procedures.
  • He/she is responsible for the initial and continuous training of the local staff under his/her responsibility.
Goods Management:
  • He/she is responsible of the correct management of all goods purchased for the project, both directly and purchased by other offices/field offices8.
  • For all goods purchased by the project he/she updates the inventory, in cooperation with the Administrative Coordinator.
Institutional Relations:
  • In relation to the project of his/her competence, he/she communicates with the donors’ officers, the local authorities which are competent in the aspects related to the project, the project’s partners and beneficiaries, in compliance with the organization’s guidelines.
New projects’ writing:
  • Upon request by his/her direct supervisor, and cooperating with the project staff, he/she elaborates, writes and prepares all necessary documents to present new projects, in accordance with the organization’s processes and procedures.
Requirements
  • Advanced degree in Food Security, Livelihood or related field or equivalent work.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the humanitarian field as project or programme manager or in a similar position. Demonstrated experience in food distribution or related field.
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Strong supervisory abilities, and demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with the relevant actors;
  • Very good inter-personal and writing communication skills;
  • Ability to organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Valid driving license.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online




Job Title: Protection Project Manager, UNICEF

Location:
 Potiskum, Yobe
Donor: UNICEF
Starting Date: 19th February, 2018.
Duration: 1 year

Scope of the Vacancy
  • The Project Manager is responsible for the overall activities’ planning, execution and reporting of his/her projects.
  • He/she is directly assigned to, and responsible of the supervision of all logistics, HR, financial and overall functioning aspects for his projects.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of base and in link with the Program Coordinator, he/she:
  • Designs the detailed work plan in line with the project guidelines and description, guaranteeing the smooth implementation of all the activities on-time, on-quality and on-budget;
  • Contributes in consolidating the case management referral network by establishing proficient collaboration with the partners working in the targeted areas and actively suggesting gaps and recommendations to the supervisors;
  • Contributes and approves the line of training designed by the Child Protection Officer;
  • Represents COOPI with the local / State authorities and partners (SEMA, MSWSD, MYASD, NGOs and UN agencies at local level Protection Working Group meetings);
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and head of base, prepares all the formal communication and contract modification requests (ex. budget modification) of the project;
  • Manages the goods purchased for the project; for all goods purchased by the project, support updates of the inventory and guarantee the respect of the policies and guidelines, in cooperation with the Logistics Office;
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and in synergy with the specific reporting lines of the projects, promotes and manages relations with the local government institutions, NGOs, and other local partners available in the area;
  • Executes any other task necessary to good and timely completion of the projects, identified in mutual agreement.
  • In cooperation and synergy with the project staff, plans and monitors the activities’ progress, in compliance with the contract signed with the donor, with donor’s and COOPI’s procedures, and with the specific Project Structure and Reporting Lines definition, making use of the financial instruments provided by the organization;
  • In collaboration with the Administrative and the Logistics team, plans and monitors the expenditures in line with the project’s implementation needs;
  • In cooperation with the Program Coordinator, finalizes the data provided by the Child Protection Officer, supports the preparation, in compliance with the deadlines, of the narrative reports expected by the donors and by the partners;
  • Coordinates the overall project: supervises the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the staff; monitors the accuracy and efficiency of the case management activities; in collaboration with the Child Protection Officer, deals with possible cases which cannot be addressed by the available and ongoing referral network;
  • In coordination with the Administrative team, supports in hiring of new staff directly related to the project and conducts staff appraisals Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
  • Master's Degree in Education, Legal Studies, Sociology, Political Science and /or Humanities or any related field.
  • At least 3 years of working experience in/with INGO on Protection area
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Excellent in English (oral and written)
  • Experience in designing and conducting training in INEE and Child Protection issues especially in the areas of human rights, gender, capacity building, added advantage, SGBV
  • Ability to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally)
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • team player, effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humour
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads, and deadlines.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct, understands other international development guidelines.

Deadline: 19th February, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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