Recent Vacancies at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, 24th July, 2018

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: Information Management Officer
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 12 months
Starting Date: ASAP

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The role of the Child Protection information management officer is to support the establishment and management of Child Protection Information. The information management officer will be the focal point for input, analysis and producing information on case management and community-based Child Protection programmes.
  • In close collaboration with the Case Work Team, Project Officers, and Programme Manager, the Child Protection Information Officer will ensure that Child Protection related information is properly recorded, analysed and incorporated into programmes to improve quality of service delivery and wider understanding of child protection issues.

Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Base and in link with the Program Coordinator, he/she:

  • Provide feedback to Child Protection Project Team about good practices or gaps related to Child Protection information management including the inclusion of additional tools, required changes in information gathering and supporting lessons learned
  • Ensure tools and system are user friendly appropriate to the context.
  • Act as the focal point for Child Protection information management, including database, 4Ws/ Activity info and other related external and internal reports.
  • Support Supervisors in data collection, interpretation and management
  • Support COOPI team and partners to understand and use Child Protection information management tools
  • Provide trainings, technical support, advice and guidance on relevant tools and systems and provide on-going support
  • Use the database to monitor adherence to procedure on individual cases and ensure that role and responsibilities of Case Workers are upheld with support from Senior Case Work Team
  • Provide programme analysis, disaggregated data when needed to the programme technical leads for proposals and reports
  • Adhere to confidentiality, data protection protocols and relevant COOPI policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties related to assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/s

Profile

  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in humanitarian organizations.
  • Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and proved capacity in networking and negotiating with authorities
  • Very strong analytical skills
  • Familiarity with case management systems, preferable experience with child protection case management.
  • Good knowledge of assessments, data collection and report writing and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Solid work experience with databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (Good analytical, negotiation, advocacy and communication skills) and demonstrated ability to establish effective team and external relations
  • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environment
  • Excellent English language skills both written and spoken are essential.
  • Experience with donors such as EU, USAID, UN Agencies, Italian Government, etc.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Psychologist
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: August, 2018
Reports to: Project Manager

Project Summary

  • 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 Psychologist support the Project Manager in the programming, responsibility of the realization and the follow-up of the protection activities, guarantying protection services for the beneficiaries.

Project:

  • Protection and Reintegration of children associated with armed groups in the north east of Nigeria

Main duties/Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, he/she:

  • Identify the psychological problems of the beneficiaries and put in place the necessary means to answer effectively to the needs
  • Establish the psychological and psychosocial criteria of vulnerability and structure a process of detection of the main psychosocial risks
  • Create fact sheets and procedures for setting up and evaluating emotional and listening debriefing activities Set up and run the collective emotional debriefing system (training of members, setting up and running meetings, gradually capitalizing on experience)
  • Maintain a database of referrals for psychological, medical and community orientations
  • Organize and structure collective friendly spaces
  • Train the 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
  • Train and / retrain teams on the proper use of situation assessment and management tools
  • Train project staff (psychosocial counselors, community animators) on the individual and collective psychological and psychosocial management of the victims;
  • Organize technical meeting with his/her team and other stakeholders
  • Direct case management
  • Propose and supervise the psychosocial and recreational activities to set up, for children and adults.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 advantage
  • Good knowledge of project cycle management
  • Experience 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 contexts
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Excellent 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, SGBV
  • Ability to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally)
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • team player, effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humour
  • Excellent sense of confidentiality
  • Excellent listening and empathy
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Ability 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Protection Project Manager
Location:
 Maiduguri
Duration: 12 months
Starting Date: August 2018
Project: UNICEF; Protection and Reintegration of children associated with armed groups in the north east of Nigeria
Reports to: Head of base / Program Coordinator

Project Summary

  • 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 projects. He/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-time, on-quality and on-budget;
  • In cooperation and synergy with the project staff, plans and monitors the activities’ progress, in compliance with the contract signed with the donor, with donor’s and COOPI’s procedures, and with the specific Project Structure and Reporting Lines definition, making use of the financial instruments provided by the organization;
  • In collaboration with the Administrative and the Logistics team, plans and monitors the expenditures in line with the project’s implementation needs;
  • In cooperation with the Program Coordinator, finalizes the data provided by his/her team, supports the preparation, in compliance with the deadlines, of the narrative reports expected by the donors and by the partners;
  • Coordinates the overall project: supervises the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the staff; monitors the accuracy and efficiency of the case management activities; in collaboration with the Child Protection team, deals with possible cases which cannot be addressed by the available and ongoing referral network;
  • Contributes in consolidating the case management referral network by establishing proficient collaboration with the partners working in the targeted areas and actively suggesting gaps and recommendations to the supervisors;
  • 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. budget modification) of the project;
  • Manages the goods purchased for the project; for all goods purchased by the project, support updates of the inventory and guarantee the respect of the policies and guidelines, in cooperation with the Logistics Office;
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and in synergy with the specific reporting lines of the projects, promotes and manages relations with the local government institutions, NGOs, and other local partners available in the area;
  • Executes any other task necessary to good and timely completion of the projects, identified in mutual agreement.
  • In coordination with the Administrative team, supports in hiring of new staff directly related to the project and conducts staff appraisals Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);

Psychosocial activities’ follow up:

  • Support technically his/her team
  • Contribute 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 stakeholders
  • Build his/her team capacities on Child Protection and case management
  • Train 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 fighting
  • Manage directly if need be the most complicated cases.
  • Train and / or re cycle teams on the proper use of situation assessment and case management tools;

Profile of the Candidate
Minimum Requirements:

  • 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 advantage
  • Good knowledge of project cycle management
  • Experience 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 contexts
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Excellent 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, SGBV
  • Ability to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally)
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • team player, effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humour
  • Excellent sense of confidentiality
  • Excellent listening and empathy
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Ability 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 30th July, 2018.

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