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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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Programme Development Officer

Location: Abuja
Starting Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months (renewable)

Description

  • COOPI is looking for a Programme Development Officer in Nigeria
  • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in 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 and Borno state and expanding our programs to North West of Nigeria in Sokoto and Kaduna States.

Purpose of the Role

  • The Programme Development Officer is the focal point of COOPI’s program in the Capital Abuja, North East and North West of Nigeria. In consultation with the Head of Mission, coordinates and evaluates all aspects of the COOPI projects, and facilitates the flow of information from the field to the capital.
  • The Programme Development Officer also plays a strategic role for COOPI’s external relationships, liaising with consortium partners and stakeholders in collaboration with the HoM.

Responsibilities
Programmatic support:

  • Provide programmatic support to the mission ensuring coordination between the project team and administrative, HR and logistic teams.

Proposal development:

  • Coordinate and support the development of concept notes, proposals and situation analyses, including designing logical frameworks, setting realistic and measurable targets, and developing narrative proposals and budgets with the support of the Finance team;
  • Contribute to the identification of potential funding opportunities.

Compliance and reporting:

  • Work with project managers to ensure compliance with donor and reporting requirements and internal policies;
  • Consolidate and finalize donor and sector working group and government agencies’ reports.

Institutional representation:

  • Represent COOPI at stakeholder and consortium partner meetings; developing and maintaining strong working relationships stakeholder, networks (INGO forum, OCHA humanitarian coordination,  sector working groups, local authorities, etc.).

Communication:

  • Providing briefing papers and supporting the development of external communication tools relevant for donor visits/meetings, and ensuring regular archiving of project information at the mission level;
  • Work closely with communication team for documenting stories.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning:

  • Follow with MEAL unit and PMs in updating program planning tools and M&E system and tools;
  • Along with the project team align internal M&E tools with sector and donor requirements;
  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through M&E and ensuring capacity-building of the project teams.

Other:

  • Organise monthly internal projects meetings, taking preventative and corrective action when necessary;
  • Ensuring synergy between Technical and Support services;
  • Collecting, summarizing and analyzing information from external sources and from technical advisors for future opportunities.

Requirements
Education / Experiences:

  • Master's Degree in International Development or related fields;
  • At least 2 years with an international humanitarian INGO recommended;
  • Excellent knowledge of project cycle-management, including project M&E, grants management and reporting;
  • Previous experience in writing project proposals;
  • Excellent in written and spoken English;
  • Previous experience in Western African country is an advantage.

Soft skills:

  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Strong supervisory abilities and demonstrated capacity of teamwork;
  • Adequate resilience to stress;
  • Strong commitment to follow the rules and procedures of the organization;
  • Excellent inter-personal and writing communication skills;
  • Organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Programme Officer, Conflict and Disaster Risk Reduction

Location: Rabah, Goronyo - Sokoto
Base: Sokoto as main Base Office, with frequent trips to Rabah LGA, Goronyo LGA and sometimes visiting Kaduna
Employment Type: Full-time

Overall Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of COOPI Programme Team, the Senior Programme Officer Conflict and DRR will ensure timely, effective, and efficient support in disaster risk management activities for Improved Early Warning Systems and Social Safety Nets for rapid disaster response in North West Nigeria with a special focus on Sokoto State.
  • He/She will work in building the disaster and response preparedness capacities of the project communities and stakeholders to enable them to improve their disaster management capacities before, during, and after disasters.
  • The post holder will support and monitor the implementation of the project: Improved Early Warning Systems and Social Safety Nets for rapid disaster response in North West Nigeria with a special focus on Sokoto State, ensuring timely and quality delivery of operations according to COOPI standards and requirements.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and Project managers, the Senior Programme Officer Conflict and DRR will perform the under listed tasks:

  • Build capacity and competencies of northwest Nigeria with a special focus on Sokoto State Government agencies on Disaster Management and support them in becoming a relevant partner for Disaster Risk Management in their respective countries.
  • Coordinate the scaling-up of the ‘Preparedness for Effective Response’ approach and improving coordination and harmonization of DRM capacity-building approaches.
  • Support North West Nigeria with a special focus on Sokoto State to analyze and integrate livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation and mitigation concerns into disaster preparedness, response, cash, and recovery programming.
  • Support North West Nigeria with a special focus on Sokoto State with the process of hazards mapping, development, and review of Contingency Plans, SOPs at the state and LGA levels.
  • Ensure northwest Nigeria with a special focus on Sokoto State is familiar with the various tools and guidelines for disaster risk management, interventions and that operations and activities are managed and implemented in accordance with the Federation’s strategic program framework and agreed to standards including COOPI’s Code of Conduct, Sphere Standards and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.
  • Conduct monitoring and supervisory visits to relevant COOPI program activity sites in the field.
  • Support COOPI in the development and deployment of disaster risk management proposals.
  • Organize monthly the LGA level Disaster Management Advisory Group (ADMAG) meeting to enhance collaboration and coordination of all actors within the LGA and stated.
  • Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices at meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder consultations;
  • Participate in relevant meetings with COOPI partners, Governments, donors, NGOs, and UN Agencies co-financing and implementing initiatives for disaster risk management.
  • Perform other duties in addition to the above responsibilities, commensurate with background and experience as deemed necessary by Supervisor.
  • Work closely with the project team and the beneficiaries to ensure activities are being implemented in a gender-sensitive manner.
  • Ensure equal participation of women and men in the activities and ensure to have an appropriate complaint and feedback mechanism to collect the communities’ feedback in a gender-sensitive manner and ensure that the program includes these feedbacks throughout the project implementation
  • Ensure the Do No Harm approach is applied in all activities conducted with the site and host communities.
  • Ensures gender is mainstreamed in various stakeholder meetings and capacity building.
  • Prepares and forwards to the Program Manager and Protection 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;
  • Collects and documents success stories and photographs for reports;

Networking and Partnerships:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with relevant donors, partners, project stakeholders, and other organizations
  • Provision of technical guidance and oversight to the projects within the areas of operations in establishing preparedness systems, development of standard operating procedures for Forecast Based Financing (FbF), and in establishing and managing FbF partnerships.

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Development Studies, Project Management, Disaster Management or other relevant field.
  • Professional training in disaster risk management and or social protection.

Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant experience in the field of disaster risk management
  • At least 3 years of working for a humanitarian aid organisation
  • Experience of planning and managing finances and budgets

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Strong and highly developed technical skills in disaster risk management international practices
  • Self-supporting in computers (word processing, spreadsheets, internet and web-based searching etc.)
  • Solid and tested analytical skills
  • Operational management and reporting skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Fluently spoken and written in English is required
  • Have a knowledge of a local language preferably Hausa.

Competencies and values:

  • Accountability
  • National Society Relations
  • Teamwork-interpersonal skills
  • Integrity and personal conduct
  • Professionalism
  • Communication Managerial effectiveness
  • Initiative and direction
  • Flexibility, Patience and adaptability-sensitivity to diversity
  • Adhere to COOPI values and abide by the code of conduct and other policies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Candidates from and or living Sokoto will be prioritized.
  • Please note that any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Applicants shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

 

 

Job Title: Protection Officer / Psychologist

Locations: Rabah, Goronyo - Sokoto
Base: Sokoto as main Base Office, with frequent trips to Rabah LGA, Goronyo LGA and sometimes visiting Kaduna
Employment Type: Full-time

Overall Responsibilities

  • The protection officer / focal point is responsible for supporting implementing the minimum measures for mainstreaming protection and Psycho-social support services as outlined by the Humanitarian Principles, the SPHERE Standards, and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines.
  • The Protection Officer/Psychologist is mainly responsible for PSS, mainstreaming gender and protection across the various components and activities of the DRR and Social Protection Project in Sokoto State.
  • S/he will create and develop protection and Gender integration and Psycho-social support activities in line with the priorities determined by COOPI.
  • S/he will ensure performance tools are available for local staff, in order to guarantee smooth implementation of the programs while taking into consideration the local cultural context.
  • He will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and follow-up of the Gender mainstreaming, general protection, and Psycho-social support services activities of the project.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and Project managers, the Protection Office/psychologist will perform the under listed tasks:

  • Work closely with the project team and the beneficiaries to ensure activities are being implemented in a gender-sensitive manner.
  • Prepare, organize and conduct the protection-oriented Focus Group Discussions and Gender Discussion Meetings during project implementation and Forster Psycho-social support services referrals.
  • Ensure equal participation of women and men in the activities and ensure to have an appropriate complaint and feedback mechanism to collect the communities’ feedback in a gender-sensitive manner and ensure that the program includes these feedbacks throughout the project implementation
  • Meet regularly with the program team to fine-tune programming, ensuring activities are implemented using a gendered lens whilst mainstreaming PSS.
  • Ensure the Do No Harm approach is applied in all activities conducted with the site and host communities.
  • Supports project staff to mainstream gender in beneficiary identification and verification.
  • Ensures gender is mainstreamed in various stakeholder meetings and capacity building.
  • Prepares and forwards to the Program Manager and Protection 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;
  • Collects and documents success stories and photographs for reports;
  • Lead all implementation of psychosocial activities including Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) training to target beneficiaries along with providing basic level emotional regulation exercises to release trauma stress patterns;
  • Ensure that COOPI’s psychosocial support models are delivered effectively;
  • Provide psychosocial support education and supervision to staff members and case managers;
  • Attend Psychosocial Review Meetings and provide support to beneficiaries involved;
  • Ensure that case managers are making referrals for psychosocial critical incidents, such as child safety concerns, risk of suicide or self-harm to Search identified clinical actors and;
  • Attend coordination meetings with other INGOs/ NGOs, sector working groups to help link COOPI Nigeria with other organizations doing similar work.
  • Work with government partners and other relevant stakeholders to develop, implement and monitor referral pathways for those in need of mental health and psychosocial support.
  • Lead and participate in psychosocial support capacity building for government partners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Strengthen community capacity to identify, address and support residents in need of psychosocial support and resources.
  • The Psychosocial Specialist will also support and debrief staff on psychosocial recommendations from noted issues that arise during his/her work, identify and address professional development needs

Networking and partnerships:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with relevant donors, partners, project stakeholders, and other organizations
  • Maintain effective relationships with Protection, GBV, and CP clusters and related working groups at the national level
  • Ensure that main protection concerns are brought to relevant stakeholders to advocate for the respect of human rights and minimum protection standards.

Requirements

  • Interested candidates should possess a BSc Degree / Master's Degree in Social Work or related fields
  • At least 24 - 31 years work experience.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

Location: Sokoto State (COOPI areas of intervention. Sokoto as main Base Office, with often trips to Rabah LGA, Goronyo LGA  & Sokoto)
Employment Type: Full-time

Overall Responsibilities

  • The MEAL Officer will provide support to COOPI’s Multi-sectoral Programs in Improved Early Warning Systems and Social Safety Nets for rapid disaster response in North West Nigeria, across different donor funded interventions in the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the program by managing data and facilitating program implementation at state level, under the guidance and direct supervision of the MEAL Team Lead and Program Coordinator.
  • The MEAL Officer will be responsible for data gathering, analysis and reporting activities. S/he will assist in tracking progress of key indicators and provide timely reports to the Project Manager and Programme Manager on project data for greater project reporting and overall impact for COOPI Multi-sectoral Programs in Northwest Nigeria across different donor funded interventions.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Team Lead and in collaboration with other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, she/he will:

  • Collect qualitative and quantitative information and program data through surveys, assessments, post distribution monitoring, mapping, stocktaking and regular market monitoring
  • Quantify methods and identify data sources for program performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with respective program component teams.
  • Ensure timely planning and deployment of surveys, assessment, mapping, stocktaking and Post Distribution Monitoring surveys, conducting project baseline, end line and progress surveys, ensuring appropriate sample size and sampling survey methods, data collection procedures, and data verification through periodic site visits.
  • Support formulation and integration of Geographic Information System technology and other related spatial information applications, for operational programming needs.

Support in Collating and Analysing Monitoring Data, as well as report on findings from Monitoring Activities:

  • Ensure proper monitoring of the program, focusing on overall M&E framework of the projects
  • Present and analyse data based on information needs of project team and partners and support in data base management.
  • Analysing of data, report development and submission of M&E reports
  • Provide support to improve monitoring and reporting mechanism through revised monitoring and reporting framework, through collaboration with the program team.
  • Review of reporting made against indicators
  • Drafting and sharing lessons learnt from the different project intervention for programme development and quality control

Work with Program Teams to ensure COOPI Information on Program Activities is shared within LGAs and provide for Beneficiary Feedback in line with relevant Guidelines and Frameworks:

  • Collaborate with government and humanitarian partners to ensure the smooth sharing of information in consultation with the Project Manager/Field Coordinator/Program Manager
  • Support the program team in facilitating the process of setting up Complaint Response Mechanism at Ward/ LGA level and handling complaint/ feedback.

Support the Management of MIS Technologies and Beneficiary Data management Platforms (Including Red Rose, PowerBI, Kobo etc.):

  • Carry out troubleshooting of devices and find solutions where necessary to ensure timely implementation of program activities.
  • Ensure routine monitoring of the Red Rose and ODK / Kobo devices and software upgrades when necessary, in conjunction with the MEAL Assistants / Officers.
  • Supports MEAL and Program Team on database management software usage when necessary.
  • Support the MEAL team in coding and creating new forms and questionnaires.
  • Create Monthly reports via the use of infographic software.

Ensure Proper and Timely Implementation, Management and Capacity Building on MEAL at the base level:

  • Take a lead in data storage, processing, retrieval and reporting to project management team and key community stakeholders in consultation with the MEAL team
  • Coordinate and share learning related to knowledge, data collection, use of ICT4D, behaviours, and practices at base office level, and COOPI at large.
  • Generate related reporting on trends in all-cash programs context and progress (using graphs, pie charts, bar charts, etc.) for internal and external reporting in consultation with the MEAL Team Lead and Project Manager.
  • Ensure timely submission of all sector 5Ws to the MEAL Team Lead and Program Coordinators.
  • Train local field staff, state government stakeholders and key community beneficiaries in how to establish and deploy M&E in coordination with the project management team.

Provide support to the Programs at LGA level and within the Communities:

  • Directly supervise data entry and data cleaning activities by the data entry clerks
  • Analyse and provide information regarding general context at the LGA level and explore opportunities in support of partnership, building initiatives with LGA level government and other humanitarian actors.
  • Assist program teams in the selection of beneficiaries as per the established procedure from the project proposal.
  • Assist the program team in the selection of Community Mobilisers to facilitate the process of beneficiaries’ selection.

Capacity Development:

  • Assist the Programme Manager to provide trainings on monitoring and evaluation that include sampling, data collection, data cleaning, analysis and reporting guidelines to all program staff. Coach data entry clerks and project officers on data cleaning.

Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills):Minimum Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree / Diploma in Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Statistics, Demography or related subject, with previous experience working in developmental projects

Skills & Experience:
Essential:

  • Be professional, motivated, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • 2-3 years M&E related work experience with an iNGO
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Have previous experience in indicator tracking matrix, RedRose, 5Ws, MIS, PSS of cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers).
  • Have excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
  • Have proven ability to create program support systems for large amounts of data within a complex program.
  • Have knowledge and experience in using database specific software.
  • Have experience in designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Be excellent in communication skills and proficient in report writing
  • Have IT troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Be resident and familiar with the terrain in the Northeast Nigeria.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word).
  • Proven ability to create management information systems for large amounts of data within a complex program.
  • Knowledge and experience in using database specific software.
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri).
  • Proficient in statistical and other software (Microsoft Office package, SPSS, GIS and ENA for SMART.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Previous experience with similar position.

This ToR shall be inclusive of any other task specifically assigned by the MEAL Coordinator and Project Manager and direct supervisor for what concerns the implementation of the program activities.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Applicants shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates from and or living Sokoto State will be prioritised

 

Application Deadline  28th July, 2021.


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