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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.

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. COOPI Internazionale recruitment

COOPI Internazionale recruitment

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1. Job Title: CBT Field Officer

Location: 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.
  • The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Yobe State, in order to cover intervention LGAs in Yobe State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-sectorial programme covering Food Security, Social protection, Early Recovery and Livelihoods, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions
  • COOPI’s capacity to respond to the humanitarian situation in the country is confirmed by its experience in providing humanitarian aid in more than 24 other Countries around the World, in over 50 years of operations.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, and in collaboration with the Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, he/she will:

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings before the redemption and cash out activities;
  • Work with Food Management Committees to ensure COOPI and WFP receive feedback from the beneficiaries on the project, including information on complaints related to food quality and conduct of the vendors/agents.
  • Sensitize the beneficiaries so that they are aware of project objectives, project modalities, entitlements, right to complain, complaint modalities and redemption/cash out days.
  • Represent COOPI in the field with community leaders, local authorities, othe humanitarian actors. Conduct regular meetings with such entities, prepare minutes for sharing with the CBT Manager/Deputy Project Manager.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of cash transfers, by maintaining and/or expanding COOPI’s community outreach to ensure beneficiaries have one communication channel with the CBT team.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the Field Monitors by ensuring their presence in the field, keeping track of their attendance, submitting accurate information for their payment at field level and providing instructions to them on the planned activities.
  • Build the capacity of the Field Monitors to ensure project quality, providing regular training/coaching.
  • Coordinate the distribution of SCOPE cards to targeted beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate and supervise the monitoring of monthly redemption and cash out activities: conduct market price monitoring, conduct vendors’ price monitoring, shop monitoring, ensure that beneficiaries receive their full entitlement and they are treated with dignity and not taken advantage of.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with the vendors/agents to ensure that their activities are fully in compliance with WFP regulations, represent beneficiaries’ interests in such meetings.
  • Timely report any irregularities to the CBT Manager and the Deputy Project Manager.
  • Conduct regular visits to the communities where beneficiaries reside in order to collect feedback, follow up on their food security status.
  • Prepare and submit weekly activity reports to the CBT Manager/Deputy Project Manager.
  • Prepare and submit a monthly report on redemption/cash out activities to the CBT Manager/Deputy project Manager for their further compilation and sharing with the donor.
  • Support and coordinate data collection for the outcome monitoring surveys.
  • Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply COOPI’s Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field, including sensitizing Field Monitors and vendors/agents on such principles.
  • Undertake Cash and Voucher interventions at LGA level under the direction of the Food Security Coordinator
  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings during community led Cash activities;
  • Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during implementation of activities.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of conditional and unconditional cash transfers planned activities
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Implement detailed work plan for FSL team at LGA level activities.
  • Collect information and data on food security at LGA level through surveys, assessments and regular post distribution monitoring of beneficiary households
  • Collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the cash transfer situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result..
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses
  • Participate in the registration and distribution of beneficiary ID cards and / vouchers,
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities
  • Mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)
  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about Cash Transfer and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from SEMA, Extension workers, Community Volunteers, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
  • Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified before Cash transfer is made.
  • Support the Supervisor in ensuring that targeting of beneficiaries to receive cash transfers is carried out in a transparent way and with active participation of women and minority members of communities.
  • Facilitate good working relationship between government workers and target beneficiaries.
  • Support the Supervisor to ensure that beneficiaries’ access to the provider guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field key activities
  • 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.

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

  • Degree / Diploma in Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Agriculture related studies, Social Sciences and Finance, or related subject, with previous experience working in developmental projects.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Be professional, motivated, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Have excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
  • 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).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Previous experience with similar position. COOPI Internazionale recruitment

Application Closing Date
27th December, 2019.

COOPI Internazionale recruitment

2. Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Location: 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.
  • The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Yobe State, in order to cover intervention LGAs in Yobe State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-sectorial programme covering Food Security, Social protection, Early Recovery and Livelihoods, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions. COOPI’s capacity to respond to the humanitarian situation in the country is confirmed by its experience in providing humanitarian aid in more than 24 other Countries around the World, in over 50 years of operations.

Scope of the Vacancy:

  • The M & E Officer will provide support to multi-sectorial intervention towards IDPs in NE Nigeria (WFP 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 Project Manager.
  • The M&E 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.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, and in collaboration with the Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, he/she will:

  • Collect qualitative and quantitative information and program data through surveys, assessments, post distribution monitoring, and regular market monitoring
  • Quantify methods and identify data sources for program performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with respective program component teams.
  • 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
  • Facilitate training of staff, Community Mobilizers and partners in the M&E data collection tools and participate in the sensitization of beneficiaries in collaboration with program teams.
  • Support in collating and analyzing 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.
  • Analyzing 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.
  • 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. COOPI Internazionale recruitment

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

  • Degree / Diploma in Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Statistics, Demography or related subject, with previous experience working in emergency and 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.

Application Closing Date
27th December, 2019.

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3. Job Title: Coordination Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 6 months renewable
Starting Date: ASAP
Role Purpose

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Mission the Coordination Assistant will be responsible for the institutional representation; internal and external coordination; information sharing among the coordination office, field and the HQ; liaison with state and local authorities; help the Head of Mission in understanding the humanitarian situation and the context; donor compliance, project development and reporting revision.

Responsibilities

  • Meeting attendance: participate to internal coordination meeting and prepare the minutes to be shared to coordination team.
  • Institutional relations: attend external coordination meeting and prepare report to be share with coordination team; attending and representing the organisation at the INGO forum, if requested by the Head of Mission; contributes to the HoM’s representation with donors and consortium partners by providing briefing papers and accompanying meetings as requested; travel to the field offices in order to build networks with different stakeholder and to collect and disseminate information among the staff.
  • Bureaucratic aspect: follow up on INGO registration in country and make sure that the organisation is in line with all governmental rules; archive project documents (contract, report, amendment etc..) to be shared with the HQ.
  • Communication: dial directly with the communication office at the HQ level and make sure that COOPI communication manual is followed and disseminated; prepare and coordinate all relevant communications materials (photos, communication reports, visibility plan etc.).
  • Project proposal: support the Head of Mission and Program Manager on project proposal development, operational plan updates and internal program planning tools revisions and update.
  • Reporting: prepare and revise projects narrative reports to be shared with the HQ and Donors.
  • M&E: liaise directly with the different project manager on the revision and follow up of the internal M&E tool.
  • Others: perform other additional duties requested by the Head of Mission provide solutions and define work processes for various interventions.

Requirements
Essentials:

  • Advanced degree in International Development or related fields;
  • Excellent knowledge of project cycle-management;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent inter-personal and writing communication skills;
  • Strong commitment to follow the rules and procedures of the organization.

Soft skills:

  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Strong supervisory abilities and demonstrated capacity of teamwork;
  • Adequate resilience to stress;
  • Organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints.

Asset:

  • Previous experience in writing project proposals;
  • Previous experience in  Western African country;
  • Previous experience with an international humanitarian INGO.

Requested Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year.

Application Closing Date
30th December, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

4. Job Title: Project Manager – WFP

Location: Potiskum – Yobe
Donor: WFP
Duration: 12 months renewable
Starting Date: ASAP

Job Summary
COOPI is looking for a Project Manager in Nigeria:

  • 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 state.

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Project Manager is responsible for the overall activities’ planning, execution and reporting of Livelihoods projects. S/he is directly assigned to, and responsible of the supervision of all logistics, HR, financial and overall functioning aspects for his projects.

Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Base and in link with the Program Manager, s/he provide overall managerial oversight to livelihood project and support livelihood project implementation team;
  • To ensure cross departmental coordination with WFP food security and livelihood component;
  • Work with donor and program team to maintain and update livelihoods implementation plan;
  • In cooperation and synergy with the project staff, plans and monitors the livelihood activities’ progress, in compliance with the donor regulations 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 Manager, s/he finalizes the data provided by his/her team and 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 activities;
  • Represents COOPI with the local / State authorities and partners;
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager and Head of Base, prepares all the formal communication and contract modification requests (ex. budget modification) of the project;
  • Liaise with logistics / procurement team to ensure the goods purchased for the project, support updates of the inventory and guarantee the respect of the policies and guidelines;
  • 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;
  • Ensure compliance with the fund and timely fulfilment of project’s reporting requirements;
  • 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; COOPI Internazionale recruitment
  • Put in place and follow in accountability and beneficiaries feedback mechanism;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor;
  • Support Program Manager to explore livelihood program expansion and fundraising.

Requirements
Essentials:

  • Master’s degree in Humanitarian / Development Studies / Social Sciences or any related field;
  • At least 3 years of working experience in / with INGO on Livelihoods / FSL area;
  • Experience in managing enterprise and livelihood development activities as a+;
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts;
  • Expertise in sustainable livelihoods, on-farm and off-farm livelihoods, in particular: data collection, analysis, and report writing including post-distribution monitoring (PDM);
  • Excellent in written and spoken English;
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers);
  • Ability to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally);
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct, understands other international development guidelines.

Soft Skills:

  • 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 working in inter-cultural environment;
  • Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads, and deadlines. COOPI Internazionale recruitment

Application Closing Date
7th January, 2020

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