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.
Starting Date : ASAP
Reports to : Head of base / Program Coordinator
Project : UNICEF; Protection and Reintegration of children associated with armed groups in the north east of Nigeria
Based on a consolidated care model for children associated to armed forces and groups implemented in several conflict areas over the years, COOPI will establish a Centre of Transit and Orientation (TOC) for children formerly associated with Boko Haram in need of psychosocial and other assistance before reunification and integration into their families of origin.
An age-appropriate individualised plan will include : recreational, psychosocial and educational activities to support the child’s readjustment to family life, and prepare him / her for reintegration into the community.
The plan will also include life-skills and competency building for income generating activities and employment. It will make provision for children to be referred to health, nutritional and legal services as necessary.
These activities will be complemented by family tracing and sensitization of the communities of origin.The plan will also include follow-
up support and monitoring activities through protection networks identified, trained, supervised and supported by COOPI in the communities of origin.
Scope of the Vacancy
The Project Manager is responsible for the overall activities’ planning, execution and reporting of his / her projectsHe / she is directly assigned to, and responsible of the supervision of all logistics, HR, financial and overall functioning aspects of the projects.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of base and in link with the Program Coordinator, he / she :
Project Management :
Designs the detailed work plan in line with the project guidelines and description, guaranteeing the smooth implementation of all the activities on-
Contributes and approves the line of training designed by the Child Protection;In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and head of base, prepares all the formal communication and contract modification requests (ex.
Psychosocial activities's follow up :
Support technically his / her teamContribute to the identification of psychologist issue of the beneficiaries and support the team to deal with.
Organize technical meeting with the team and the main stakeholdersBuild his / her team capacities on Child Protection and case managementTrain project teams and local partners on approaches, methodology and tools to understand how victims of GBV and other forms of violence are affected by their involvement in armed conflict and the occurrence of fightingManage directly if need be the most complicated cases.
Master's Degree in Psychology.At least 3 years of working experience with INGO on Child Protection area. Experience working with children associated with armed group it’s an advantageGood knowledge of project cycle managementExperience in clinical psychology and / or psychopathology (victimology, medical emergency cell, etc.
Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict / post conflict development contextsExperience in data collection, analysis, and report writingExcellent 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, SGBVAbility to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally)Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlinesTeam player, effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, able to work in a multicultural environmentExcellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humourExcellent sense of confidentialityExcellent listening and empathyProven commitment to accountability practicesAbility 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.
Location : Potiskum, Yobe
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission and in link with the Coordination, he / she ensures COOPI intervention coordination in his / her area of intervention. He / She :
Coordinates the implementation of the country strategy in his / her area of interventionParticipate in the development and updating of the country strategy by providing information from the fieldEnsuring the implementation in the field of the part of the country strategy for which he / she is responsible in collaboration with the head of Mission, the Program Coordinator and the project Managers.
Coordinates the implementation of programs in the fieldCoordinate and control the implementation of planned projectsCoordinate in the field the development of new projects in collaboration with program coordinator and project managers.
or the safety of teams and equipmentsEnsure that field teams clearly articulate requests for support to the coordination team to maximize operational effectiveness and programs’ impactIn general, play a facilitating role between the field and the coordination Manage the follow-
up of recommendations from the technical and support departmentsRepresents COOPI and ensures relations with partners, authorities, UN agencies and NGOs in its area of interventionCoordinate and supervise all partnershipsParticipate in humanitarian coordination activitiesIf necessary, implement at the local level the strategy and advocacy activities defined by the missionEnsures the reporting and the communicationCoordinate the reporting activities with the Program Managers in the field in accordance with donors and the HQ requirements (type and quality of information)Coordinate the establishment of a program capitalization system to provide evidence to carry out advocacy activitiesImplementation good communication practicesManage the safety and security of his / her area of interventionFollow the evolution of the security environment (networking, gathering and analysis of information )Maintain an effective network with local stakeholders on issues of context and security, collect and analyze information to establish context analysis and risk analysisRegularly Update the Local Security Plan with the support of the Logistics Manager and the security officer and send it to the Head of MissionBriefe teams on context and securityGuarantee compliance with safety rules with the support of the Logistics DepartmentManage any security incidents and report to the Country DirectorActively participate in audits and ensure implementation of recommendations
Advanced degree in International Education, International Development, Health and Nutrition or a related field or equivalent work.
Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
Proficiency in written and spoken English;Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (, Excel and PowerPoint);Valid driving license.
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