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COOPI is looking for a Head of Programme in Ethiopia

COOPI started its operations in Ethiopia in 1995. In 2021, COOPI is implementing 18 projects in the sectors of WASH, Food Security, Emergency Response and Energy in the 3 regions of Oromia, Afar and Somali.

COOPI promote access to safe water and efficient irrigation; we improve hygiene and sanitation for rural populations working in communities, schools and health centers.

COOPI is responding to emergencies including forced displacements, floods and recently desert locusts.

COOPI promotes agriculture, livestock and sustainable employment. We sustain the coffee value chain and increase long lasting youths employment.

Since 2017, COOPI is working in the energy sector promoting the use of efficient cooking stoves, solar and renewable energies.

Purpose of the role

The Head of Programme (HoP):

  • is the focal point for COOPI programs in Ethiopia;
  • will report to the Head of Mission and work closely with the Head of Operations, Country Administrator and Program Advisors;
  • will be leading the program support team (MEAL Supervisor and Program Coordinator).

Responsibilities

Working together with three international Program Advisors, will be responsible for:

Project Development (40%)

  • Lead the definition and implementation of the country program strategy, with the support of the HoM and Program Advisors;
  • Lead the development of new project proposals (current donors include ECHO, EU, AICS, OCHA-EHF and various UN Agencies);
  • Review priorities and evidence from ongoing and closed grants;
  • Use M&E data, innovations and evidence collected from on-going and past projects, for preparing new project ideas and concepts;
  • Ensure linkages and learning among technical advisors, Program Coordinator and Project Managers.

External coordination (30%)

  • Meet regularly with donors and partners, consolidating the position of COOPI in the country;
  • Engage new potential donors and partners, working closely with the HoM and program advisors;
  • Manage donors visits, liaising with the HoM and PMs.

Project Reporting (20%)

  • Ensure a final review of all project narrative reports (interim, quarterly and final).

Project Planning (10%)

  • Support review and approve the M&E plans for all projects, according to log frames and indicators;
  • Support and participate the internal project grant opening meetings;
  • Support the program advisors and PMs to approve project activities workplan.

Requirements

Essentials

  • Post graduate degree in Livelihood, Humanitarian/Development Studies or any related field;
  • minimum of 5 years of work experience in project formulation, implementation and coordination with an International NGOs;
  • Experience in working with different donors (ECHO, EU, USAID, AICS, UN agencies);
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian standard and background;
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English;
  • Advanced IT skills.

Soft skills

  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and reference points;
  • Target oriented and problem-solving aptitude;
  • Strong managerial skills;
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills.

Advantages

  • Knowledge of GIS;
  • Previous experience in the Region;
  • Previous experience in livelihood sector.

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 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.

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  • Job City Addis Ababa, with regular visits to the field
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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 Addis Ababa, with regular visits to the field CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI is looking for a Head of Programme in Ethiopia

COOPI started its operations in Ethiopia in 1995. In 2021, COOPI is implementing 18 projects in the sectors of WASH, Food Security, Emergency Response and Energy in the 3 regions of Oromia, Afar and Somali.

COOPI promote access to safe water and efficient irrigation; we improve hygiene and sanitation for rural populations working in communities, schools and health centers.

COOPI is responding to emergencies including forced displacements, floods and recently desert locusts.

COOPI promotes agriculture, livestock and sustainable employment. We sustain the coffee value chain and increase long lasting youths employment.

Since 2017, COOPI is working in the energy sector promoting the use of efficient cooking stoves, solar and renewable energies.

Purpose of the role

The Head of Programme (HoP):

  • is the focal point for COOPI programs in Ethiopia;
  • will report to the Head of Mission and work closely with the Head of Operations, Country Administrator and Program Advisors;
  • will be leading the program support team (MEAL Supervisor and Program Coordinator).

Responsibilities

Working together with three international Program Advisors, will be responsible for:

Project Development (40%)

  • Lead the definition and implementation of the country program strategy, with the support of the HoM and Program Advisors;
  • Lead the development of new project proposals (current donors include ECHO, EU, AICS, OCHA-EHF and various UN Agencies);
  • Review priorities and evidence from ongoing and closed grants;
  • Use M&E data, innovations and evidence collected from on-going and past projects, for preparing new project ideas and concepts;
  • Ensure linkages and learning among technical advisors, Program Coordinator and Project Managers.

External coordination (30%)

  • Meet regularly with donors and partners, consolidating the position of COOPI in the country;
  • Engage new potential donors and partners, working closely with the HoM and program advisors;
  • Manage donors visits, liaising with the HoM and PMs.

Project Reporting (20%)

  • Ensure a final review of all project narrative reports (interim, quarterly and final).

Project Planning (10%)

  • Support review and approve the M&E plans for all projects, according to log frames and indicators;
  • Support and participate the internal project grant opening meetings;
  • Support the program advisors and PMs to approve project activities workplan.

Requirements

Essentials

  • Post graduate degree in Livelihood, Humanitarian/Development Studies or any related field;
  • minimum of 5 years of work experience in project formulation, implementation and coordination with an International NGOs;
  • Experience in working with different donors (ECHO, EU, USAID, AICS, UN agencies);
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian standard and background;
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English;
  • Advanced IT skills.

Soft skills

  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and reference points;
  • Target oriented and problem-solving aptitude;
  • Strong managerial skills;
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills.

Advantages

  • Knowledge of GIS;
  • Previous experience in the Region;
  • Previous experience in livelihood sector.

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 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.

2022-02-22

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