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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 positions below:

 

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.
  • Ensuring the monitoring and evaluation of the program including the identification of needs and gaps
  • Visiting COOPI field activities regularly and reporting on problems, challenges and obstacles while building an intimate knowledge of fieldwork realities
  • 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
  • Ensuring synergy between Technical and Support services
  • Ensuring the implementation of recommendations resulting from internal audit, experts’ field visits, HQ advisors etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • 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;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Previous experience in the Region is an asset.
  • University degree 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:
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Application Deadline  30th November, 2017.

 

 

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator
Location:
 Nigeria
Role Purpose

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

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:
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Application Deadline  27th November, 2017.

 

 

 

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  27th 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:
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Application Deadline  20th November, 2017.

 

 

 

Job Title: Medical Doctor 
Location: 
Yobe
Scope of the Vacancy

  • Provides outpatient and/or inpatient medical care’s to Stabilization centre beneficiaries according to The Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria medical/international protocols, values and universal hygiene standards.

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

Provides In-patient Consultations:

  • Carries out the daily departmental rounds
  • Examines all the hospitalized patients while carrying out a Triage to ensure that critical and new patients are prioritized at all times.
  • Ensures all Patients are regularly monitored depending on their condition.
  • Prescribes the care and treatments required, following  the Federal  Ministry of  Health Nigeria  protocols and ensuring the rational use of medicines
  • Informs patients about their illnesses, explains their treatments, answers questions.
  • Keeps the hospitalization forms up to date (details of examinations, entry and exit diagnoses, treatments, Death Reports, etc ) and ensures the application of prescriptions
  • Decides on the discharge/transfer to OTP of patients according to the state of their health and following the Federal  Ministry of Health Nigeria protocols
  • Works in collaboration with the different doctors and supervises transfers towards other departments if necessary
  • Checks that transfusion rules are followed in the department (grouping, tests, procedure, monitoring, etc.)
  • Ensures ongoing training of the medical/nurses/nutrition assistants team in order to optimize the quality of care
  • Manages emergencies and is on call if necessary
  • May be assigned to be responsible for Staff health issues.
  • Ensures Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria protocols always followed by medical staff members.
  • May be involved in scheduling and rotations of medical staff members.
  • Ensures universal precautions followed at all times, contributes to reducing bio-hazard risk, and infection control improvements. Participates in Infection Control meetings if needed.
  • Flexibility of roster in night and day if needed
  • Ensures that professional confidentiality is respected
  • Participates in Medical, Mortality, Staff meeting if needed.

Provides Out-patient Consultations if Required:

  • Checks that triage is carried out according to emergency criteria and the vulnerability of patients
  • Refers emergencies cases based on Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria procedure of referral to the hospital and re-orientates non-emergency patients if necessary.
  • Carries out consultations following Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria treatment protocols and noting observations on health care forms
  • Provides patients with information on their illnesses, explaining the treatments involved and how to follow them, checking that patients have properly understood
  • Ensures the follow up of previously hospitalized patients in the outpatients department (OTP)
  • Monitors the rational distribution of medicines at pharmacy level
  • Works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team and participates in ongoing staff training (care techniques, updating protocols etc.)

Reporting:

  • Participates in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data (medical statistics), checking its validity if required
  • Monitor and inform about type of pathologies, abnormal increases in number of consultations as well as any epidemic potentials.
  • Inform line manager about any possible serious problem or complication, ex. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, Need of special treatment or Referral, etc.
  • Ensure that information is transferred to next duty team regarding patients and their status.
  • Inform line manager of any problems that might be linked to work of nurses, nutrition assistants as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).

Equipment:

  • Look after all equipment provided.
  • Ensure that no material is taken out of doctors area without prior authorisation.
  • Keep an updated inventory of all material and equipment used and ask in advance for all renewable material needed.

Emergencies:

  • Participates in emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the COOPI area of work upon request.
  • Report on time any epidemic diseases to line supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and assigned by his/her supervisor.

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

  • Essential degree of Medicine with valid professional license practice.
  • Desirable specialisation or training in Pediatrics and/or Nutrition.
  • Essential working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs related to Pediatrics and Nutrition.
  • Share the humanitarian mission of the organization
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with vulnerable populations
  • Proven experience in related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Accuracy and promptness in performing duties
  • English writing and speaking skill preferred

Desired Competencies / Skills:

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience in similar roles in a humanitarian set up.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa/Kanuri).

How To Apply
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 in the e-mail subject “Medical Doctor – Jakusko”.

 

Application Deadline   22nd November, 2017.

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