Latest Vacancies at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Head of Mission
Location: Abuja
Starting Date: 08 May, 2017
Duration: 12 months
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 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.
  • He/she coordinates the elaboration, writing and documents’
    preparation for presenting new projects, referring to the Area Manager
    and the headquarters support offices.

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

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Previous experience with an international humanitarian NGO is an advantage;
  • Desirable experience of working on EU/ECHO, USAid/OFDA and UN projects;
  • 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 for this Position

Job Title: Logistics and Security Coordinator
Locations:
Abuja, Yobe and Borno
Type of Contract:
Fixed Term Contract
Duration:
12 months renewable
Starting Date:
ASAP
Context and Background
Since the declaration of state of emergency in the Nigerian federal
States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, the escalation of the Boko Haram
insurgency has led to multiple displacement crises, with communities
fleeing their area of origin to take refuge in camps or host
communities. In 2014 there was a substantial increase in violence
related to Boko Haram and the counter insurgency operations,
consequently creating acute and largely unmet humanitarian needs, as
IDPs are cut off from their homes and livelihoods, basic services,
kinship and social ties.
In September 2014, COOPI began operating in north eastern Nigeria in
response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the insurgency,
established its operation in Bauchi State and later expanded to Yobe
State considering the heightened presence of IDPs in the LGAs of Fika,
Damaturu, Potiskum, Geidam and Yunusari. Recently, COOPI initiated a
Food Security and Nutrition intervention in Kaga LGA (Borno State) and
establishes a presence in Maiduguri to launch an Education and
Protection projects.
COOPI is currently operating in 5 LGAs in Yobe State, reaching about
25,000 individuals among IDPs and host communities with a multi-sectoral
intervention covering nutrition, food security and child protection.
COOPI has recently developed a cash & voucher based response system
in Nigeria to address the food insecure communities while integrating
this approach with a nutrition component – community outreach, referral
system, IYCF campaign and appropriate therapeutic services addressed to
malnourished children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Given the unfolding large scale emergency in the north eastern Nigeria,
COOPI plans to scale up its current operations in Yobe state and reach
newly accessible areas, in addition to areas receiving Nigerian
returnees from Niger, with its multi-sectoral services including food
security, cash transfer programming, nutrition and protection.
Role Purpose

  • He/she is responsible for the country’s logistics and security.
  • He/she ensures the coordination and management of all aspects
    related to the country’s logistics and particularly: purchase
    procedures, goods/services supply, the transport systems and the
    technical organization of the work of all COOPI’s field offices in the
    country, in accordance with what is defined by the procedures.
  • As well as this, under the supervision and in coordination with
    the Head of Mission and in close collaboration with the HQ, he/she is
    responsible for the security aspects of the mission:
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Responsibilities

  • Country Logistics coordination: He/she coordinates the country
    logistics function, both at Country Coordination level and at field
    office level in Yobe and Borno States. He/she ensures that the logistics
    works correctly in qualitative and quantitative terms, at all
    different levels and in compliance with the procedures.
  • Purchases’ management: He/she ensures the correct application of
    the procedures – COOPI and the donors – related to goods and services’
    purchases (including planning and necessary documents); he/she follows
    the suppliers performance in compliance with COOPI’s standards. He/she
    ensures that the selection process for goods and services and the
    contracts assignment (calls for tenders) occur in a transparent and
    coherent way.
  • Goods and stock management: He/she ensures that all goods are
    included in the inventory, and controlled when entering and exiting the
    storage space.
  • He/she ensures the stock monitoring and the use of instruments
    for report writing; He/she monitors the correct goods’ use and
    conservation.
  • He/she ensures that the correct maintenance of the immovable
    goods is performed and that the country is provided with rules for
    correctly making use of these goods.
  • Staff management: He/she coordinates, supervises and evaluates
    the logistical staff work. He/she ensures the training of the country’s
    logistical staff.
  • Vehicles and machines management: In collaboration with the
    supervised staff, he/she ensures the machines/vehicles’ utilization
    planning.
  • He/she ensures that vehicles’ maintenance and repair are carried
    out and that all monitoring reports and regular checks are correctly
    performed. He/she ensures that, relatively to the use of vehicles and
    machines, the organization’s procedures and the country’s rules are
    followed.
  • Logistics reports: He/she ensures that all logistic-related
    reports are produced according to what is stated by the COOPI’s
    procedures and the Country Regulation (vehicles and goods’ management,
    supplies, purchases, storage space, staff reports etc.)
  • Institutional relations: Upon delegation by the Head of Mission,
    he/she represents the organization at all logistical clusters and at
    security coordination meetings

Security:

  • He/she is responsible for the application, the update and the
    dissemination of the country security regulation at central and field
    level.
  • He/she is responsible for conducting security and risk
    assessment in COOPI areas of intervention, participating to security
    meeting at central level.
  • He/she is responsible for all goods and organization’s
    properties security; he/she cooperates and supports the Head of
    Mission/Area Coordinator about the expatriate and local staff security.

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in International Education, International
    Development, Health and Nutrition or a related field or equivalent work.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the humanitarian field as
    logistics coordinator or in a similar position. Demonstrated experience
    in procurement, distribution, stock management, fleet management,
    communications, and security.
  • 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;
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • 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.
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Job Title: Food Security Program Manager
Location:
Yobe State and Abuja
Type of contract:
Fixed Term Contract
Duration:
12 months renewable
Starting date:
ASAP
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 offices. 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.

Profile

  • 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.
  • 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;
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • 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.

Note: Please send their CV’s and cover letter with 3 references.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Application Deadline: 28th May, 2017.

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