Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Job in Nigeria for a Child Protection Project Manager

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italian humanitarian
non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. COOPI aims to
help the world’s poorest to improve their access to healthcare, food,
and financial security, and to overcome their special vulnerability to
wars, civil
conflicts and natural disasters. For 50 years of long-term
support and constant presence in the field, COOPI has been engaged in
breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to specific emergencies
in numerous sectors, including Food Security, Humanitarian Aid,
Health, Socio-Economical Services, Water and Sanitation, Human Rights,
Education and Training, Migrations and Sustainable Energy.

With more than 3,900 humanitarian workers employed, and an average of
180 projects per year across 24 countries throughout Africa, Latin
America and the Middle East, COOPI is the biggest Italian NGO. During
its 50 years of activity, COOPI has successfully completed over 1,600
projects in 63 countries, involving 55.000 local operators and ensuring
direct benefits to approximately 100 Million people.

Cooperazione Internazionale is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Child Protection Project Manager
Location:
Yobe
Job Description

  • The Child Protection Project Manager will be responsible for the
    overall activities’ planning, execution and reporting of the projects
    he/she is directly assigned to, and of the supervision of all the other
    projects and of the Field Base office logistics, HR, financial and
    overall functioning.
  • The project’s activities are implemented in Potiskum, Damaturu
    and Fika LGAs, targeting children at risk and Unaccompanied and
    Separated Children (UASCs) within the IDP and host communities of those
    target LGAs in Yobe state.
  • The project includes registration, case management, service
    provision, referrals and capacity building of government and community
    stakeholders.
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Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Child Protection Project Manager:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 Manager 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 coordination with the Country Administrator, 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);
  • 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;
  • 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 Assistant, the Country
    Administrator and the Logistics team, plans and monitors the
    expenditures in line with the project’s implementation needs;
  • In cooperation with the Program Manager, 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;
  • 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 Manager, prepares all the
    formal communication and contract modification requests (ex. budget
    modification) of the project;
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor.
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: hr.nigeria@coopi.org specifying in the e-mail subject: “Application for Child Protection Project Manager in Potiskum”.

E-mail applications inclusive of:

  • CV (max 3 pages)
  • Cover Letter (max 1 page)
  • Scanned copies of University Degrees (originals to be presented if shortlisted).

Application Deadline  9th December, 2016.

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