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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. For 50 years of long-term support and constant presence in the field, COOPI has been engaged in breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to specific emergencies in numerous sectors, including Food Security, Humanitarian Aid, Health, Socio-Economical Services, Water and Sanitation, Human Rights, Education and Training, Migrations and Sustainable Energy.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Head of Mission

Location: Abuja
Donor: Several
Duration: 12 months
Starting Date: January 2022

Purpose of the Role

  • The Head of Mission provides leadership and strategic direction of COOPI’s operations in Nigeria and is responsible for the implementation and development of the country programme in line with COOPI’s organisational and country strategy, policies and procedures.
  • The HoM is also responsible for the management and capacity building of the staff, securing donor funding and to represent the organisation to the government, donors, and other appropriate bodies – including clusters, UN agencies and the media.
  • The HoM reports directly to the Regional Coordinator. The position is based in Abuja.

Responsibilities
Institutional relations:

  • Manages relations with the main institutional donors and with 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 to the definition of the Country Strategy and proposes the country planning (projects and coordination).

Projects Management:

  • 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 Coordination and the Human Resources office in the selection of the expatriate staff;
  • Coordinates and monitors the country’s expatriate staff management.

Safety:

  • Is responsible for updating the secutity plans at country and field level whenever necessary;
  • Follow up on the evolution of national situation on security with the support of dedicated staff;
  • Liase with the regionl office and the security advisor in the HQ when necessary.

Economic and Financial Management:

  • Is responsible for the country’s economic result;
  • Supervises the financial management 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.

Requirements
Education / Experiences:

  • Advanced Degree in International Education, International Development, Health and Nutrition or a related field or equivalent work;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the humanitarian field and in a similar position, with a track record of success and results achieved;
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management;
  • Desirable experience of working on EU/ECHO, USAID and UN projects
  • 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.

Soft Skills:

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
27th September, 2021.

Note

  • We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
  • 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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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 Abuja CF 3201 Abc road Contract , 40 hours per week COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

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. For 50 years of long-term support and constant presence in the field, COOPI has been engaged in breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to specific emergencies in numerous sectors, including Food Security, Humanitarian Aid, Health, Socio-Economical Services, Water and Sanitation, Human Rights, Education and Training, Migrations and Sustainable Energy.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Head of MissionLocation: Abuja Donor: Several Duration: 12 months Starting Date: January 2022
Purpose of the Role
  • The Head of Mission provides leadership and strategic direction of COOPI’s operations in Nigeria and is responsible for the implementation and development of the country programme in line with COOPI’s organisational and country strategy, policies and procedures.
  • The HoM is also responsible for the management and capacity building of the staff, securing donor funding and to represent the organisation to the government, donors, and other appropriate bodies – including clusters, UN agencies and the media.
  • The HoM reports directly to the Regional Coordinator. The position is based in Abuja.
Responsibilities Institutional relations:
  • Manages relations with the main institutional donors and with 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 to the definition of the Country Strategy and proposes the country planning (projects and coordination).
Projects Management:
  • 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 Coordination and the Human Resources office in the selection of the expatriate staff;
  • Coordinates and monitors the country’s expatriate staff management.
Safety:
  • Is responsible for updating the secutity plans at country and field level whenever necessary;
  • Follow up on the evolution of national situation on security with the support of dedicated staff;
  • Liase with the regionl office and the security advisor in the HQ when necessary.
Economic and Financial Management:
  • Is responsible for the country’s economic result;
  • Supervises the financial management 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.
Requirements Education / Experiences:
  • Advanced Degree in International Education, International Development, Health and Nutrition or a related field or equivalent work;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the humanitarian field and in a similar position, with a track record of success and results achieved;
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management;
  • Desirable experience of working on EU/ECHO, USAID and UN projects
  • 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.
Soft Skills:
  • 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.

Application Closing Date 27th September, 2021.

Note

  • We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
  • 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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