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COOPI is looking for a Head of Mission in Ethiopia

COOPI started its operations in Ethiopia in 1995. COOPI has been taking action to improve food security among the most vulnerable groups, through the integration and diversification of livelihoods and the increase of production capacity. It has also facilitated access to clean water and has promoted efficient irrigation systems. Thanks to its projects, COOPI has improved sanitation in homes, schools and health centres and has disseminated good hygiene practices.

Purpose of the role

The Head of Mission is responsible for the country coordination in its different aspects: staff, logistics, budget and procedures’ respect. S/he represents COOPI in its relations with the donors, institutions, NGOs, local government and international agencies. Cooperates with the Regional Coordination in the definition of the Country Strategy and the intervention priorities. Guarantees the correct project implementation and ensures the Country Regulation presence and respect as well as the compliance with the organization and donors’ procedures.

Main responsibilities

Institutional Relations

  • Manages relations with the main institutional donors and with the potential ones;
  • Represents COOPI in the country/area by engaging in relations with institutions, NGOs, local and international organizations and partners;
  • Is responsible of the organization’s reputation in the country.

Strategy and Planning

  • Verifies and proposes to the Regional Coordinator the intervention priorities to consolidate the organization’s opportunity to be more involved in the country;
  • Contributes the definition of the Country Strategy and proposes the country strategy implementation plan (projects and coordination).

Programme quality

  • Coordinates and directly monitors projects, guaranteeing the correct implementation in conformity with the contractual obligations and donors’ procedures, and in line with COOPI’s procedures and management standards ;
  • Coordinates the elaboration, writing and documents’ preparation for presenting new projects, referring to the Regional Coordination and the headquarters support offices;
  • Is responsible for the preparation of projects reports and all the monitoring documents requested by the central headquarters;
  • Ensures the transmission of all official and administrative project documents to the central headquarters.

Country office management

  • Is responsible for all different aspects related to the country office management: economic and financial situation, local regulations, office organization charts, logistics, local and expatriate personnel management, in conformity with the organization’s guidelines;
  • Guarantees the respect of the country’s legislation and administrative regulation.

Staff management

  • Is responsible for the local staff management;
  • Participates and supports the Regional Coordinator and the Human Resources office in the selection of the expatriate staff ;
  • Coordinates and monitors the country’s expatriate staff management.

Economic and Financial management

  • Is responsible for the country’s economic result;
  • Supervises the financial management in collaboration with the Country Administrator and ensures – through the administrative function – that all financial reporting deadlines and donor/COOPI’s procedures are respected;
  • Participates to the projects/coordination budget preparation;
  • Has the signature for all COOPI’s bank accounts in the country.

Visibility

  • Cooperates with the Communication and Fund-Raising office for all communication, awareness and fund raising activities implemented in and for the country and any other task needed for the good realization of his work, agreed with country coordination.

Requirements

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of experience and education;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in management of international humanitarian missions in Africa and developing countries;
  • Experience of working with the following donors AICS, EU, ECHO, UN agencies;
  • Experience working and living in complex political environment or developing countries;
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement security operations in the field;
  • Proven ability in teaching and coaching in security domain;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English.

Soft skills

  • Ability to analyze multiple issues and develop specific recommendations;
  • Strong supervisory abilities, demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with the relevant actors;
  • Very good inter-personal and writing communication skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability in order to rapidly develop relevant advises based on changing geopolitical context.

Desired

  • Previous experience with an international humanitarian NGO in a similar context will be 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.

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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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COOPI is looking for a Head of Mission in Ethiopia

COOPI started its operations in Ethiopia in 1995. COOPI has been taking action to improve food security among the most vulnerable groups, through the integration and diversification of livelihoods and the increase of production capacity. It has also facilitated access to clean water and has promoted efficient irrigation systems. Thanks to its projects, COOPI has improved sanitation in homes, schools and health centres and has disseminated good hygiene practices.

Purpose of the role

The Head of Mission is responsible for the country coordination in its different aspects: staff, logistics, budget and procedures’ respect. S/he represents COOPI in its relations with the donors, institutions, NGOs, local government and international agencies. Cooperates with the Regional Coordination in the definition of the Country Strategy and the intervention priorities. Guarantees the correct project implementation and ensures the Country Regulation presence and respect as well as the compliance with the organization and donors’ procedures.

Main responsibilities

Institutional Relations

  • Manages relations with the main institutional donors and with the potential ones;
  • Represents COOPI in the country/area by engaging in relations with institutions, NGOs, local and international organizations and partners;
  • Is responsible of the organization’s reputation in the country.

Strategy and Planning

  • Verifies and proposes to the Regional Coordinator the intervention priorities to consolidate the organization’s opportunity to be more involved in the country;
  • Contributes the definition of the Country Strategy and proposes the country strategy implementation plan (projects and coordination).

Programme quality

  • Coordinates and directly monitors projects, guaranteeing the correct implementation in conformity with the contractual obligations and donors’ procedures, and in line with COOPI’s procedures and management standards ;
  • Coordinates the elaboration, writing and documents’ preparation for presenting new projects, referring to the Regional Coordination and the headquarters support offices;
  • Is responsible for the preparation of projects reports and all the monitoring documents requested by the central headquarters;
  • Ensures the transmission of all official and administrative project documents to the central headquarters.

Country office management

  • Is responsible for all different aspects related to the country office management: economic and financial situation, local regulations, office organization charts, logistics, local and expatriate personnel management, in conformity with the organization’s guidelines;
  • Guarantees the respect of the country’s legislation and administrative regulation.

Staff management

  • Is responsible for the local staff management;
  • Participates and supports the Regional Coordinator and the Human Resources office in the selection of the expatriate staff ;
  • Coordinates and monitors the country’s expatriate staff management.

Economic and Financial management

  • Is responsible for the country’s economic result;
  • Supervises the financial management in collaboration with the Country Administrator and ensures – through the administrative function – that all financial reporting deadlines and donor/COOPI’s procedures are respected;
  • Participates to the projects/coordination budget preparation;
  • Has the signature for all COOPI’s bank accounts in the country.

Visibility

  • Cooperates with the Communication and Fund-Raising office for all communication, awareness and fund raising activities implemented in and for the country and any other task needed for the good realization of his work, agreed with country coordination.

Requirements

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of experience and education;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in management of international humanitarian missions in Africa and developing countries;
  • Experience of working with the following donors AICS, EU, ECHO, UN agencies;
  • Experience working and living in complex political environment or developing countries;
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement security operations in the field;
  • Proven ability in teaching and coaching in security domain;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English.

Soft skills

  • Ability to analyze multiple issues and develop specific recommendations;
  • Strong supervisory abilities, demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with the relevant actors;
  • Very good inter-personal and writing communication skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability in order to rapidly develop relevant advises based on changing geopolitical context.

Desired

  • Previous experience with an international humanitarian NGO in a similar context will be 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.

2022-02-01

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