Area Coordinator at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

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.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Area CoordinatorLocations: (Potiskum, Damaturu) Yobe and Maiduguri, Borno.Duration: 6 months, renewableStarting Date: ASAPScope of the VacancyWe are looking for 3 Area Coordinators for the bases of Potiskum, Damaturu and Maiduguri.The Area Coordinator is responsible for the overall management, execution and reporting of the projects managed from his/her base.He/she is directly assigned to, and responsible of the supervision of all logistics, HR, financial and overall functioning aspects for the projects and of the base.Main Duties / ResponsibilitiesUnder 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 intervention:Participate 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 field:Coordinate and control the implementation of planned projectsCoordinate in the field the development of new projects in collaboration with program coordinator and project managers.Supervise the support services activities at field level, in collaboration with the support department managersGuarantee synergy between technical and support teams at field levelEnsure the implementation of recommendations from internal audits / departmental field visits / field assessmentsManages the team in his/her area of intervention:Supervise and manage the members of his/her team under his/her direct responsibilityParticipate in the recruitment of his/her direct team (for expatriate staff in his area of intervention at the request of the Head of Mission)Monitor the social climate in its area of intervention and alert the Head of Mission in case of difficulties or social demandsEnsure the global management of training needs for his/her teamEncourage compliance with the charter and the fight against fraud and abuse of power and alert the Head of Mission in case of fraud or abuse of power.Facilitates good relationship with coordination team:Keep the coordination team informed about program deliveryProactively solicit coordination team for any question that could jeopardize programs, funding; 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 intervention:Coordinate 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 communication:Coordinate 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 intervention:Follow 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 analysis.Regularly 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

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