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Project Manager at Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Yobe


COOPI in Nigeria

  • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Potiskum, Yobe State, in order to cover five LGAs in Yobe State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-sectorial programme covering Food Security, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions.
  • COOPI’s capacity to respond to the humanitarian situation in the country is confirmed by its experience in providing humanitarian aid in more than 24 other Countries around the World, in over 50 years of operations.

Scope of the Vacancy

  • He/she is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the FAO_ECHO funded agricultural based project I Yobe. He/she will execute, in technical, economic/financial terms, and in terms of resources management on field, in compliance with COOPI and the donor’s procedures. He/she ensures the expected results attainment in budget management.

Responsibilities

  • Activity planning and management: In cooperation with the project staff, he/she plans and monitors the activities, in compliance with the contract signed with the donor and with COOPI procedures.

Administrative and financial management:

  • In collaboration with the Project Administrator/Administrative Coordinator he/she plans all expenditures for the project.
  • He/she regularly monitors all planned made expenditures.
  • In cooperation with the Project Administrator and in coordination with the Administrative Coordinator he/she prepares the Purchases Plan.
  • He/she ensures the organization and donor’s procedures are respected when purchasing goods and services.

Reporting:

  • In coordination with the supervisor and with the Administrative Coordinator, he/she ensures the preparation, in compliance with the deadlines, of all financial and narrative reports – interim and final – expected by the project.
  • He/she is responsible for the preparation of all formal communication and contract modifications requests (ex. budget modification) of the projects he manages.

Staff Management:

  • In compliance with the country’s rules/laws and with the COOPI’s regulation in the country, he/she selects the local staff to be employed in projects.
  • By making use of the organization’s tools he/she evaluates the local staff employed for projects and he/she participates to the evaluation of his/her own project, upon request by his/her direct supervisor.
  • He/she coordinates and supervises the work done by all the project staff, in compliance with the organization’s security procedures. He/she is responsible for the initial and continuous training of the project staff under his/her responsibility.

Goods Management:

  • He/she will be responsible for the correct management of all goods purchased for the project, both directly and purchased by other offices/field offices. For all goods purchased by the project he/she updates the inventory, in cooperation with the Administrative Coordinator.

Institutional relations:

  • In relation to the project, he/she communicates with the donors’ officers, local authorities which are key in the aspects related to the project, the project’s partners and beneficiaries, in compliance with the organization’s guidelines.

New Projects Proposal Writing:

  • Upon request by his/her direct supervisor, and cooperating with the project staff, he/she elaborates, writes and prepares all necessary documents to present new projects, in accordance with the organization’s processes and procedures.

Profile

  • Advanced degree in Food Security, livelihood or related field or equivalent work.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the humanitarian field in similar roles.
  • Demonstrated experience in agricultural input distribution, training and vegetable production. .
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • Experience working on FAO funded projects (Agricultural input distribution & Cash Based Transfers)
  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Strong supervisory abilities, demonstrated capacity of teamwork and 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;
  • 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);

Application Closing Date
15th November, 2017.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to: [email protected] using “Application for Project Manager in Yobe state” as the subject of the mail

Note

  • Applications inclusive of CV (max 3 pages) and Cover Letter (max 1 page)
  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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