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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: Case Worker Location: Borno Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Case Worker will be responsible for the collection of information needed to identify, register, analyze the needs of children at risk, including Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs), design the follow-up plan for each identified child and actively contribute in case management, collaborating with the other Case Workers and with the Community Support Case Workers to deal directly with the beneficiaries in the targeted areas.
Main Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the Protection Officer, he/she:
  • Collects the information needed to identify, registers, analyzes the needs of any child at risk, including UASC;
  • Designs the case plan for the identified child at risk;
  • Conducts registration and case management activities as assigned by the Case Worker Supervisor;
  • Fills the standard forms of registration accurately for the case management and follow-up;
  • Contributes in the success of the trainings for community leaders, also by accompanying them directly on the field;
  • Joins actively the case management meetings and trainings to raise gaps and recommendations based on the daily work on the field;
  • Supports the data-entry activities providing the proper information about each child at risk from the caseload;
  • Communicates regularly with the Case Worker Supervisor for updates on achievements and challenges and any changes in the community’s social context and security status;
  • Ensures that all documentation for Case management of Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs) and children at risk is conducted and filed according to required standards of data protection and confidentiality;
  • Collects and documents success stories for reports;
  • Adopts standard operating procedure (SOPs) for the Child Protection and case management system and data management protocols;
  • Performs any other necessary action related to the position to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Team Leader
  • Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of COOPI Nigeria if requested by his/her supervisor.
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  • Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
Minimum Requirements
  • Diploma in Education or other relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 1 year) working in complex emergency context as Case worker
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)
Preferred:
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
    Job Title: Case Worker Supervisor Location: Borno Background
  • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.
Scope of the Vacancy
  • The Case Worker Supervisor acts as the focal point of a specific geographical area), and within that area, monitors the case management daily activities and the efficiency and effectiveness of the team of Case Workers and Community Support Case Workers.
  • He/She is accountable for the monitoring of the cases and will propose possible change in the team configuration depending on the actual case load in the designated geographical location.
Main Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the Protection Officer, he/she:
  • Supervises, supports and leads the Case management team during the day by day activities in the assigned geographical area (Case workers and Community support workers);
  • Monitors the day by day activities, for example ensuring all registered children’s cases are properly managed, according to the guidelines, the available referral pathway and service mapping;
  • Leads trainings for community leaders, government social workers and case workers on Case Management and Child Protection in Emergencies under request of the Protection Officer;
  • Supports the Child Protection Officer and Data-entry clerk in the data-entry activities for the cases of the geographical area assigned (ex. interpreting the forms and explaining the cases);
  • Communicates regularly with the Protection Officer for updates on achievements and challenges;
  • Directly communicates effectively with other caseworkers as part of conducting individual case management;
  • Collects the reports from the assigned geographical area and supervises the overall integrity and uniformity of methods among the different areas of works and teams;
  • Supports the Protection Officer in raising gaps and recommendations both regarding external issues and possible ones with the collaborators;
  • Actively contributes to the case management activities filling the forms, assessing the needs, dealing with the beneficiaries like all the other Case Workers do;
  • Actively contributes in training the partners (social workers of the institutional stakeholders);
  • Ensures the daily activities’ monitoring focusing on the quality of the work, security, interpretation and reporting of possible changes of the social context.
  • Ensures that all documentation for Case management of Unaccompanied and Separated Children is conducted and filed according to required standards;
  • Collects and documents success stories for reports;
  • Adopts standard operating procedure for the Child Protection and case management system and data management protocols;
  • 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 necessary action related to the position to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Protection Officer;
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of COOPI Nigeria if requested by his/her supervisor.
Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills) Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Sciences or other relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 2 years) working in complex emergency context as Case worker
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)
Preferred:
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.
    Job Title: Nutrition Officer Location: Borno Scope of the Vacancy
  • The Nutrition Officer will be the main reference on the field for the Nutrition activities and contents supervision and definition; he/she will collaborate with the Project Manager to coordinate the team and the activities and directly contribute in the execution of all the tasks linked to the Food Security and Nutrition project when needed.
Main Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, he/she:
  • Coordinate regular project activities guaranteeing the smooth implementation according to the project work plan with particular regard to the Nutrition activities;
  • Assist in the management / supervision / monitoring of IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) activities;
  • Contribute to the development of IYCF messages and IEC material for nutrition campaign, tailored to local needs;
  • Develop the tools for the Nutrition surveys to be rolled out at the beginning and end of the project;
  • Design, execute and supervise the training addressed to the communities focusing on the Nutrition subjects; train community focal points on key nutrition messages;
  • Contribute in reporting about all the initiatives regarding the Nutrition activities;
  • Collaborate in building a database of the beneficiaries of the overall project (from Food Security activities to MUAC screening, training and other Nutrition activities);
  • Participate in nutrition related coordination forums, working groups, and technical meetings and activities at state level;
  • Assist in the consolidation of nutrition information from surveys and surveillance, and in the generation of analytical reports;
  • Provide technical support and guidance to future programme development and project documents;
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager in the field activities execution and managing any staff issues that may require disciplinary actions, mediation etc according to COOPI guidelines;
  • Collaborates with the Field Logistics Coordinator to use efficiently and effectively the logistics resources of the field (car, stationary, office supplies);
  • Support the Project Manager with any ad hoc information compilation for donor specific reports of for internal reporting and requests from the field;
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Project Manager;
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to COOPI management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties to maintain/enhance the security environment for COOPI programs.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Biology or other related field
  • Prior experience (at least 3 years) working in complex emergency context as Nutrition Officer or similar
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)
Preferred:
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.
    Job Title: Psychosocial Counsellor Location: Borno Background
  • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.
Scope of the Vacancy
  • The Psychosocial Counsellor will to provide a range of therapeutic counselling services to children, adolescents and their families in the urban area of Maiduguri.
  • He/She will promote access to specialized protection services, education, nutrition, health facilities within the community.
Main Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer, he/she:
  • Provide individual, group and family counselling services to the beneficiaries as necessary
  • Carry out awareness sessions on child rights in the IDPs camps, primary schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs
  • Ensure all cases of children at risk are addressed on all levels and ensure that local communities are aware of all existing CP services available.
  • Identify capacity building needs and gaps in CP and PSS support in the target areas.
  • Ensure child rights violations are monitored, recorded and reported
  • Map all care specialized services available within the community or in its proximity for referral
  • Identify what are the cases that can be responded through community mechanisms
  • Facilitate parenting or caregivers support groups
  • Develop creative interventions based on needs presented by the community
  • Organizes recreational activities and community events to promote access to education and child’s rights
  • Any other related duties as assigned from time to time.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology or other relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 3 years) working in complex emergency context as Social Worker, Case worker Supervisor, Psychologist
  • Experience in case management, group facilitation and direct practice with vulnerable groups
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing individual, group and family counselling services
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ files
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)
Preferred:
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
    Job Title: Protection Officer Location: Borno Scope of the Vacancy
  • The Protection Officer will be accountable for the effective program development, contributing to design evidence-based program and sustainable delivery of case management services, training and capacity building in support of the creation of a protective environment for children.
  • The Protection Officer supervises the case workers and the psychosocial team and makes sure that the activities are implemented according to the work plan and Child Protection technical guidelines.
  • He/She is responsible for capacity building technical materials; of the overall case management quality control; and of the uniformity of the overall activities across the whole targeted areas.
  • He/She is also accountable for the decision-making of critical cases of children at risk, and monitors the CPIMS data-entry activities.
Main Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, He/She:
  • Makes sure that the activities are implemented according to the project work plan, on-time, on-quality;
  • Supervises, supports and leads the Case management team members (Case workers, psychosocial team, Data Clerk);
  • Ensures all cases are properly managed, according to the guidelines, the available referral pathway and service mapping;
  • Prepares and coordinates trainings for community leaders, social workers and case workers on Case Management and Child Protection in Emergencies;
  • Guides the Data entry clerks using the CPMIS on the required global Child Protection Standards;
  • Communicates regularly with Case Workers Team Leader for updates on achievements and challenges;
  • Directly communicates effectively with other case workers as part of conducting individual case management when needed;
  • Collects from the Case Workers Team Leader the reports from all the targeted areas and supervises the overall integrity and uniformity of methods among the different areas of works and teams;
  • Compiles and reports to the Project Manager all cases that require referrals, highlighting gaps and recommendations;
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager to represent COOPI with the local / State authorities and partners (Child Protection Working Group meetings);
  • Ensures that all the documentation for Case management of Unaccompanied and Separated Children is conducted and filed according to the required standards;
  • Prepares and forwards to the Project Manager monthly work plans and progress reports for the entire Child Protection project based on set indicators for the 5W matrix and any other required reporting to partners and donors;
  • Identifies program gaps and suggests to the Project Manager mitigating actions in periodic reports;
  • Collects and documents success stories and photographs for reports;
  • Ensures that case file cabins are locked and secures the keys to be accessed with his/her permission;
  • Adopts standard operating procedure for the Child Protection and case management system and data management protocols;
  • Performs any other necessary action related with the position to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Project Manager;
  • Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of COOPI Nigeria if requested by his/her supervisor.
Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills) Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Sciences or any relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 3 years) working in complex emergency context on PSS and Child protection-related programming
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing training materials
  • Fluency and excellent writing skills in English
  • Extensive knowledge of PSS interventions
  • Capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team (case workers and psychosocial team),
  • Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa)
Preferred:
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
  • Knowledge of the local language (Kanuri)
    Job Title: Psychosocial Animator Location: Borno Background
  • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.
Scope of the Vacancy
  • The Psychosocial Animator will be responsible for the implementation of the education and PSS activities in the urban area of Maiduguri.
Main Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, he/she:
  • Identify capacity building needs and gaps in CP and PSS support within the IDPs camps.
  • Implement PSS activities in the IDPs camps, primary schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs
  • Carry out awareness sessions on child rights in the IDPs camps, primary schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs
  • Facilitate peer and groups support
  • Conduct life skills training
  • Conduct parent-child communication
  • Put in place non-formal education activities with children according to the working plan
  • Organizes recreational activities and community events to promote access to education and child’s rights Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills) Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Education or other relevant field.
  • Prior experience (at least 2 years) working in complex emergency context as Social Worker or Animator
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing PSS and non-formal education activities for children
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)
Preferred:
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.
    Job Title: Protection Project Manager, UNICEF Location: Potiskum, Yobe Background
  • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the conflict. COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the IDPs, returnees and host population focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education. COOPI main area of intervention is Yobe State but we are also present in Borno.
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;
  • 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;
  • 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 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.
Minimum Requirements
  • 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.
    Job Title: Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter Location: Borno Background
  • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.
Scope of the Vacancy
  • The Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter will be responsible for planning and implementation of nutrition and hygiene education activities in COOPI’s food security and nutrition operation area in Borno state focusing on IDPs and vulnerable host communities.
  • They will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five, forming and monitoring care support groups, IYCF training.
Main Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer, he/she:
  • Perform screening of the nutritional status of children under five in their designated locations and refer SAM cases to health/CMAM centres
  • Coordinate and collaborate with community mobilisers’ team leaders and lead mothers of care groups in implementing follow-up of referred SAM cases
  • Follow up with the new admission of malnourished children
  • Ensure liaison with existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.
  • Collect and track weekly data at community level, including the results of MUAC screening during house-to-house visits, in accordance with COOPI standard nutrition statistical reporting forms
  • Submit weekly nutrition and health report to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Carry out the day-to-day Hygiene Promotion activities
  • Provide training on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practices
  • Distribution of hygiene items
  • Follow referrals of all severely malnourished children to the stabilization center
  • Keep defaulter tracing for malnourished children
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the Nutrition Officer
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Conducting cooking demonstrations
Education, Training, Competences, Skills Minimum Requirements:
  • A Diploma in Education, Agriculture or other related field
  • Prior experience (at least 2 years) working in complex emergency context as Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)
Preferred:
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
    Job Title: Programme Coordinator Location: North East (Maiduguri) with frequent travel to Yobe state and when necessary Abuja 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.
  • The Programme Coordinator (PC) is the focal point of COOPI’s program in the North East of Nigeria. In consultation with the Head of Mission, he/she formulates the strategy for the Nigerian mission and ensures it implementation in accordance with COOPI policies, donor expectation, local and international legislation.
  • He/she coordinates and evaluates all aspects of the COOPI projects, and facilitates the flow of information from the field to the capital.
  • The Programme Coordinator also plays a strategic role for COOPI’s external relationships, liaising with donors and stakeholders in collaboration with the HoM.
Specifically, he/she: Coordinates and supervises the program country strategy implementation:
  • Contributing to the design and update of the country strategy by providing inputs to the Head of Mission.
  • Visiting COOPI field activities regularly and reporting on problems, challenges and obstacles while building an intimate knowledge of fieldwork realities
  • Ensuring the monitoring and evaluation of the program including the identification of needs and gaps
  • Monitoring and reviewing the security status of the area(s) of operation on a regular basis, liaising as applicable with local authorities, other NGOs, the UN or other relevant security bodies and keeping the Head of Mission updated on relevant developments.
Coordinates the overall implementation of the projects:
  • Ensuring objectives are met within the required time frame and budget and according to COOPI and donors’ procedures
  • Taking preventative and corrective action when necessary.
  • Ensuring the overall planning and follow-up of technical reporting for donors, authorities and internal requirements in coordination with the support departments.
  • Ensuring synergy between Technical and Support services
  • Ensuring the implementation of recommendations resulting from internal audit, experts’ field visits, HQ advisors etc.
  • Piloting the internal quality control, by promoting monitoring mechanisms (ex: self-evaluation tool), facilitating internal control and external evaluations
Represents and liaises for operational strategy and program to donors, authorities, UN, NGOs in link with the head of Mission:
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs) and representing COOPI at relevant state level meetings (e.g. state and local government, sector-coordination and security) in order to facilitate and ensure cooperation and partnerships.
  • Strengthening field and capital level information-sharing with IOs, NGOs and Government
  • Contributing to the identification of potential funding opportunities
Analyzes Humanitarian needs and response:
  • Collecting, summarizing and analyzing information from external sources and from technical advisors for future opportunities
  • Supporting the project team for proposals writing (narrative and financial) to address the identified needs.
Minimum Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in project formulation, implementation and coordination in the humanitarian context with International NGOs
  • Experience in working with different Donors (ECHO, USAID, UN agencies etc.)
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian standard and background (ex. Sphere standard)
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Good knowledge and use of the English Language;
  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and Reference Points;
  • Target oriented and problem-solving aptitude;
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Previous experience in the Region is an asset.
  • University degree in relevant subject (post graduate degree required).
Conditions
  • This is a Non-Family Duty post.
  • Salary and other conditions are based on COOPI’s salary grid.
  Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply for this Position   Application Deadline  30th November, 2017.   Job Title: Logistics Coordinator Location: Nigeria Responsibilities Country Logistics coordination:
  • He/she coordinates the country logistics function, both at Country Coordination level and at field office level. 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.
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.
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.
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/Profile
  • A Degree in Logistics, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • 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.
  • 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.
  Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply for this  Position   Application Deadline  13th November, 2017.     Job Title: Project Administrator Location: Maiduguri, 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 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.
Responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with financial and other requirements set by the Donors (USAid - OFDA - Food for Peace) and COOPI internal financial and administrative procedures.
  • Monitor cash flows and supervise petty cash handling.
  • Ensure proper administration for outstanding debtors and creditors, follow-up overdue and signal potential problems in timely manner.
  • Produce monthly cash and bank reconciliation statements.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly projects’ financial reports
  • Control and assure compliance of program expenditures with program budgets.
  • Prepare payment vouchers and verify supporting documents for project and administrative expenditure. Ensure classification of all financial information and documents in accordance with the projects and respective budget lines.
  • Ensure appropriate filing system of financial documentation is in place, accurate and updated.
  • Provide timely and systematic monitoring of program expenditures as well as timely budget program forecasts.
  • Prepare, on a monthly basis, financial reports and/or requests to be sent to COOPI Milan HQs.
  • Supervise and manage program staff: supervise preparation of contracts for personnel staff. Manage contracts of local and international staff and supervise administration staff.
  • Application of mechanisms relative to any on the job training of personnel working on the project.
  • Coordinate and supervise overall policy implementation for the human resources of Salima base, included Labour Law application, recruitment and that staff salaries are effectively paid to eligible staff and an audit trail of records is maintained.
  • Supervise preparation of lease contracts, contracts with suppliers and any other contract issued by the program. Ensure that contractual commitments are accurately tracked.
  • Supervise appropriateness and updating of all procurement documentation at the various steps of the procurement process. Ensure budget availability of expenditures and that appropriate authorizations are in place
  • Ensure that taxes are timely remitted to relevant authorities.
  • Bring-up date the stock inventory.
Requirements
  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Business or Technical Sciences.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant working experience.
  • Experience in emergency context or in a similar position and in managing USAid funded projects.
  • Experience in logistics, procurement and security matters is a strong advantage.
  • Previous work experience in the region is a plus.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication, negotiation skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Proven capacity to work in a team is essential. Experience in managing staff is an advantage.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental/local authorities, IOs and NGOs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in stressful environments and under pressure.
  • Experience in working in conflict-prone environments a plus.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Computer literate.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply for this Position   Application Deadline 13th November, 2017.   How To Apply For those Positions without direct links, Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's (max 3 pages), Cover Letter (max 1 page), Minimum three qualified reference contacts to: [email protected] specifying the job title  you are applying for as the subject e.g “Application for Case Worker”. Note
  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
 


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