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COOPI is looking for a Regional Program Manager in East Africa

The Regional Program Manager has responsibility at regional level, under the supervision and in cooperation with the Regional Coordinator, for the monitoring of active programmes in the countries of the Region. The Regional Program Manager is also responsible for regional positioning and monitoring of institutional and private donors, including the planning and implementation of new projects and partnerships, as well as the search for new opportunities and funds.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for the monitoring of programmes active in the East Africa region and related to the mentioned countries (Sudan, Somalia Ethiopia)
  • In collaboration with the Heads of Mission (Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia) the role ensures the correct implementation of the programmes and the validation of the reports according to the timing foreseen by the internal regulations and the donors
  • Supports national coordination offices in adopting the P-MEAL COOPI system, ensuring its implementation and functionality within the country. Actively utilizes the COOPI online tool for internal project monitoring to monitor project progress with country programme teams
  • Participates actively in the monitoring of new project proposals, in cooperation with programme roles at national coordination level and at headquarters
  • Provides technical support to Project Coordination and Country Coordination, identifying strategic and operational needs and proposing solutions to identified needs to ensure their implementation
  • Contributes to research and writing of proposals for private funding (foundations or others) for the co-financing of projects
  • Develops regional partnerships aimed at improving the quality of COOPI’s work in the region and presenting proposals to funders
  • Searches for analytical documents, data and studies carried out in the region, by national and international agencies and other NGOs, in order to update the list of current events on a regular basis
  • Identifies needs, using the information collected, in cooperation with the national coordinators, not already met by humanitarian interventions in order to present new actions
  • Facilitates the exchange of necessary documents and support projects between the different COOPI country offices and headquarters
  • Participates in regional coordination platforms relevant to the organization

Requirements

Essentials

  • University degree (postgraduate degree required)
  • minimum of 5 years’ working experience in writing, implementing and coordinating humanitarian projects with international NGOs
  • Demonstrable experience in coordinating teams in the humanitarian and development sector
  • Experience with donors (ECHO, UNICEF, FAO, OCHA, WFP, AICS, European Union, UNHCR, UNDP etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with the humanitarian cluster system
  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian standards (ex. Sphere standard)
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Strong managerial and organizational skills
  • Proactive attitude in planning and coordination with multiple actors, institutions, donors and coordination tables
  • Goal-oriented and problem-solving attitude
  • Good leadership skills aimed at managing and motivating multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic work teams
  • Positive attitude in managing complex situations under stress
  • Diplomatic skills

Plus

  • Previous experience in COOPI
  • Knowledge of Italian
  • Previous experience in the region is an asset

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled, thanks for understanding.

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian secular and independent humanitarian organisation fighting against all forms of poverty to improve the world. Founded in 1965, today COOPI is present in 33 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East, with both emergency and development projects carried out by expatriate staff – an average of over 270 people per year – and national staff. The main institutional funders are the European Union – ECHO and INTPA – USAID, UN agencies, the Italian Government, local authorities and other European Governments.

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We are an independent Italian NGO founded in Milan by Father Vincenzo Barbieri on April 15 1965.

For 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.

Today we are present in 24 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, with 150 humanitarian projects reaching almost 2,400,000 people. Since 2006 we have been providing food, education, health and protection to thousands of children in 8 countries through our child sponsorship programs.

Since 1965 we have helped 100 million people, through 1,600 projects in 63 countries, employing 4,500 expatriate and 55,000 local operators.

COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian Non-governmental Organization for Cooperation and Development, founded by Father Vincenzo Barbieri in 1965. Over the last 50 years COOPI has aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty and supporting population affected by wars, socio-economic crisis or disasters in order to encourage resilience and sustainable development. COOPI is currently involved in 24 countries in Africa, Middle East Latin America and Caribbean with 150 humanitarian projects that reach nearly 2 million and 400 thousand people.

It stands at the international level for: - the care of maternal and child malnutrition; - food security interventions; - protection of war victims (women, girls subjected to abuses by armed groups and child soldiers); - the promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples; - the introduction of renewable energy; - disaster risk reduction.

Every project aims to protect women, children and environment. The financial statement is certified by an audit company. 2014 final budget is more than € 30 million and 600 thousand, 93% of which was used for interventions in the Southern World and 7% to fund the Organization. The funds come mainly from institutional donors, above all from the European Commission. Since 2006 it has also been involved in the Child Sponsorship Programme in 8 countries, providing food, education, health and protection to 2,712 children. COOPI employs 125 expatriates and 3,800 local operators. In Italy it employs 50 employees, 15 co-workers and 653 volunteers. From 1965 to 2015, COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale has helped 100 million people in 63 Countries, by employing 55,000 local workers in 1,600 projects.

Vision

COOPI aspires to a world without poverty, a world in which the ideals of equality and justice, sustainable development and social cohesion can be achieved, thanks to the coming together and cooperation of its peoples.

Mission

Through the commitment, motivation, determination and professionalism of its staff, COOPI aims to contribute to the process of fighting poverty and developing the communities with which it cooperates all over the world, intervening in situations of emergency, reconstruction and development, in order to achieve a better balance between the Global North and the Global South, between developed areas and deprived or developing areas.

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0 USD Nairobi CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI is looking for a Regional Program Manager in East Africa

The Regional Program Manager has responsibility at regional level, under the supervision and in cooperation with the Regional Coordinator, for the monitoring of active programmes in the countries of the Region. The Regional Program Manager is also responsible for regional positioning and monitoring of institutional and private donors, including the planning and implementation of new projects and partnerships, as well as the search for new opportunities and funds.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for the monitoring of programmes active in the East Africa region and related to the mentioned countries (Sudan, Somalia Ethiopia)
  • In collaboration with the Heads of Mission (Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia) the role ensures the correct implementation of the programmes and the validation of the reports according to the timing foreseen by the internal regulations and the donors
  • Supports national coordination offices in adopting the P-MEAL COOPI system, ensuring its implementation and functionality within the country. Actively utilizes the COOPI online tool for internal project monitoring to monitor project progress with country programme teams
  • Participates actively in the monitoring of new project proposals, in cooperation with programme roles at national coordination level and at headquarters
  • Provides technical support to Project Coordination and Country Coordination, identifying strategic and operational needs and proposing solutions to identified needs to ensure their implementation
  • Contributes to research and writing of proposals for private funding (foundations or others) for the co-financing of projects
  • Develops regional partnerships aimed at improving the quality of COOPI's work in the region and presenting proposals to funders
  • Searches for analytical documents, data and studies carried out in the region, by national and international agencies and other NGOs, in order to update the list of current events on a regular basis
  • Identifies needs, using the information collected, in cooperation with the national coordinators, not already met by humanitarian interventions in order to present new actions
  • Facilitates the exchange of necessary documents and support projects between the different COOPI country offices and headquarters
  • Participates in regional coordination platforms relevant to the organization

Requirements

Essentials

  • University degree (postgraduate degree required)
  • minimum of 5 years' working experience in writing, implementing and coordinating humanitarian projects with international NGOs
  • Demonstrable experience in coordinating teams in the humanitarian and development sector
  • Experience with donors (ECHO, UNICEF, FAO, OCHA, WFP, AICS, European Union, UNHCR, UNDP etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with the humanitarian cluster system
  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian standards (ex. Sphere standard)
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Strong managerial and organizational skills
  • Proactive attitude in planning and coordination with multiple actors, institutions, donors and coordination tables
  • Goal-oriented and problem-solving attitude
  • Good leadership skills aimed at managing and motivating multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic work teams
  • Positive attitude in managing complex situations under stress
  • Diplomatic skills

Plus

  • Previous experience in COOPI
  • Knowledge of Italian
  • Previous experience in the region is an asset

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled, thanks for understanding.

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian secular and independent humanitarian organisation fighting against all forms of poverty to improve the world. Founded in 1965, today COOPI is present in 33 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East, with both emergency and development projects carried out by expatriate staff – an average of over 270 people per year – and national staff. The main institutional funders are the European Union – ECHO and INTPA – USAID, UN agencies, the Italian Government, local authorities and other European Governments.

2023-12-05

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