Fresh Job Opportunities at COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

 

Fresh Job Opportunities 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.

Available Jobs

    1. Psychosocial Animator
    2. Nutrition Officer
    3. Protection Officer
    4. Psychosocial Counsellor
    5. Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter
    6. Case Worker Supervisor
    7. Case Worker
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Psychosocial Animator

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Background

  • 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.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Psychosocial Animator will be responsible for the implementation of the education and PSS activities in the urban area of Maiduguri.

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

  • Identify capacity building needs and gaps in CP and PSS support within the IDPs camps.
  • Implement PSS activities in the IDPs camps, primary schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs
  • Carry out awareness sessions on child rights in the IDPs camps, primary schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs
  • Facilitate peer and groups support
  • Conduct life skills training
  • Conduct parent-child communication
  • Put in place non-formal education activities with children according to the working plan
  • Organizes recreational activities and community events to promote access to education and child’s rights Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)

Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education or other relevant field.
  • Prior experience (at least 2 years) working in complex emergency context as Social Worker or Animator
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing PSS and non-formal education activities for children
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.

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Nutrition Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Nutrition Officer will be the main reference on the field for the Nutrition activities and contents supervision and definition; he/she will collaborate with the Project Manager to coordinate the team and the activities and directly contribute in the execution of all the tasks linked to the Food Security and Nutrition project when needed.

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

  • Coordinate regular project activities guaranteeing the smooth implementation according to the project work plan with particular regard to the Nutrition activities;
  • Assist in the management / supervision / monitoring of IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) activities;
  • Contribute to the development of IYCF messages and IEC material for nutrition campaign, tailored to local needs;
  • Develop the tools for the Nutrition surveys to be rolled out at the beginning and end of the project;
  • Design, execute and supervise the training addressed to the communities focusing on the Nutrition subjects; train community focal points on key nutrition messages;
  • Contribute in reporting about all the initiatives regarding the Nutrition activities;
  • Collaborate in building a database of the beneficiaries of the overall project (from Food Security activities to MUAC screening, training and other Nutrition activities);
  • Participate in nutrition related coordination forums, working groups, and technical meetings and activities at state level;
  • Assist in the consolidation of nutrition information from surveys and surveillance, and in the generation of analytical reports;
  • Provide technical support and guidance to future programme development and project documents;
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager in the field activities execution and managing any staff issues that may require disciplinary actions, mediation etc according to COOPI guidelines;
  • Collaborates with the Field Logistics Coordinator to use efficiently and effectively the logistics resources of the field (car, stationary, office supplies);
  • Support the Project Manager with any ad hoc information compilation for donor specific reports of for internal reporting and requests from the field;
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Project Manager;
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to COOPI management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties to maintain/enhance the security environment for COOPI programs.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Biology or other related field
  • Prior experience (at least 3 years) working in complex emergency context as Nutrition Officer or similar
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.

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Protection Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Protection Officer will be accountable for the effective program development, contributing to design evidence-based program and sustainable delivery of case management services, training and capacity building in support of the creation of a protective environment for children.
  • The Protection Officer supervises the case workers and the psychosocial team and makes sure that the activities are implemented according to the work plan and Child Protection technical guidelines.
  • He/She is responsible for capacity building technical materials; of the overall case management quality control; and of the uniformity of the overall activities across the whole targeted areas.
  • He/She is also accountable for the decision-making of critical cases of children at risk, and monitors the CPIMS data-entry activities.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, He/She:

  • Makes sure that the activities are implemented according to the project work plan, on-time, on-quality;
  • Supervises, supports and leads the Case management team members (Case workers, psychosocial team, Data Clerk);
  • Ensures all cases are properly managed, according to the guidelines, the available referral pathway and service mapping;
  • Prepares and coordinates trainings for community leaders, social workers and case workers on Case Management and Child Protection in Emergencies;
  • Guides the Data entry clerks using the CPMIS on the required global Child Protection Standards;
  • Communicates regularly with Case Workers Team Leader for updates on achievements and challenges;
  • Directly communicates effectively with other case workers as part of conducting individual case management when needed;
  • Collects from the Case Workers Team Leader the reports from all the targeted areas and supervises the overall integrity and uniformity of methods among the different areas of works and teams;
  • Compiles and reports to the Project Manager all cases that require referrals, highlighting gaps and recommendations;
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager to represent COOPI with the local / State authorities and partners (Child Protection Working Group meetings);
  • Ensures that all the documentation for Case management of Unaccompanied and Separated Children is conducted and filed according to the required standards;
  • Prepares and forwards to the Project Manager monthly work plans and progress reports for the entire Child Protection project based on set indicators for the 5W matrix and any other required reporting to partners and donors;
  • Identifies program gaps and suggests to the Project Manager mitigating actions in periodic reports;
  • Collects and documents success stories and photographs for reports;
  • Ensures that case file cabins are locked and secures the keys to be accessed with his/her permission;
  • Adopts standard operating procedure for the Child Protection and case management system and data management protocols;
  • Performs any other necessary action related with the position to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Project Manager;
  • Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of COOPI Nigeria if requested by his/her supervisor.

Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Sciences or any relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 3 years) working in complex emergency context on PSS and Child protection-related programming
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing training materials
  • Fluency and excellent writing skills in English
  • Extensive knowledge of PSS interventions
  • Capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team (case workers and psychosocial team),
  • Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context
  • Knowledge of the local language (Kanuri)

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Psychosocial Counsellor

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit

Background

  • 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.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Psychosocial Counsellor will to provide a range of therapeutic counselling services to children, adolescents and their families in the urban area of Maiduguri.
  • He/She will promote access to specialized protection services, education, nutrition, health facilities within the community.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer, he/she:

  • Provide individual, group and family counselling services to the beneficiaries as necessary
  • Carry out awareness sessions on child rights in the IDPs camps, primary schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs
  • Ensure all cases of children at risk are addressed on all levels and ensure that local communities are aware of all existing CP services available.
  • Identify capacity building needs and gaps in CP and PSS support in the target areas.
  • Ensure child rights violations are monitored, recorded and reported
  • Map all care specialized services available within the community or in its proximity for referral
  • Identify what are the cases that can be responded through community mechanisms
  • Facilitate parenting or caregivers support groups
  • Develop creative interventions based on needs presented by the community
  • Organizes recreational activities and community events to promote access to education and child’s rights
  • Any other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology or other relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 3 years) working in complex emergency context as Social Worker, Case worker Supervisor, Psychologist
  • Experience in case management, group facilitation and direct practice with vulnerable groups
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing individual, group and family counselling services
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ files
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context

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Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationOND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit

Background

  • 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.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter will be responsible for planning and implementation of nutrition and hygiene education activities in COOPI’s food security and nutrition operation area in Borno state focusing on IDPs and vulnerable host communities.
  • They will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five, forming and monitoring care support groups, IYCF training.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer, he/she:

  • Perform screening of the nutritional status of children under five in their designated locations and refer SAM cases to health/CMAM centres
  • Coordinate and collaborate with community mobilisers’ team leaders and lead mothers of care groups in implementing follow-up of referred SAM cases
  • Follow up with the new admission of malnourished children
  • Ensure liaison with existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.
  • Collect and track weekly data at community level, including the results of MUAC screening during house-to-house visits, in accordance with COOPI standard nutrition statistical reporting forms
  • Submit weekly nutrition and health report to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
  • Carry out the day-to-day Hygiene Promotion activities
  • Provide training on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practices
  • Distribution of hygiene items
  • Follow referrals of all severely malnourished children to the stabilization center
  • Keep defaulter tracing for malnourished children
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the Nutrition Officer
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Conducting cooking demonstrations

Education, Training, Competences, Skills
Minimum Requirements:

  • A Diploma in Education, Agriculture or other related field
  • Prior experience (at least 2 years) working in complex emergency context as Nutrition and Hygiene Promoter
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context

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Case Worker Supervisor

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit

Background

  • 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.
  • COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the violence. Despite the challenges presented by the security situation and the remoteness of the area, COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the victims of Boko Haram focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education.

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Case Worker Supervisor acts as the focal point of a specific geographical area), and within that area, monitors the case management daily activities and the efficiency and effectiveness of the team of Case Workers and Community Support Case Workers.
  • He/She is accountable for the monitoring of the cases and will propose possible change in the team configuration depending on the actual case load in the designated geographical location.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the Protection Officer, he/she:

  • Supervises, supports and leads the Case management team during the day by day activities in the assigned geographical area (Case workers and Community support workers);
  • Monitors the day by day activities, for example ensuring all registered children’s cases are properly managed, according to the guidelines, the available referral pathway and service mapping;
  • Leads trainings for community leaders, government social workers and case workers on Case Management and Child Protection in Emergencies under request of the Protection Officer;
  • Supports the Child Protection Officer and Data-entry clerk in the data-entry activities for the cases of the geographical area assigned (ex. interpreting the forms and explaining the cases);
  • Communicates regularly with the Protection Officer for updates on achievements and challenges;
  • Directly communicates effectively with other caseworkers as part of conducting individual case management;
  • Collects the reports from the assigned geographical area and supervises the overall integrity and uniformity of methods among the different areas of works and teams;
  • Supports the Protection Officer in raising gaps and recommendations both regarding external issues and possible ones with the collaborators;
  • Actively contributes to the case management activities filling the forms, assessing the needs, dealing with the beneficiaries like all the other Case Workers do;
  • Actively contributes in training the partners (social workers of the institutional stakeholders);
  • Ensures the daily activities’ monitoring focusing on the quality of the work, security, interpretation and reporting of possible changes of the social context.
  • Ensures that all documentation for Case management of Unaccompanied and Separated Children is conducted and filed according to required standards;
  • Collects and documents success stories for reports;
  • Adopts standard operating procedure for the Child Protection and case management system and data management protocols;
  • Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Performs any other necessary action related to the position to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Protection Officer;
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of COOPI Nigeria if requested by his/her supervisor.

Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Sciences or other relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 2 years) working in complex emergency context as Case worker
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context.

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Case Worker

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationOND
  • Experience1 year
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Case Worker will be responsible for the collection of information needed to identify, register, analyze the needs of children at risk, including Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs), design the follow-up plan for each identified child and actively contribute in case management, collaborating with the other Case Workers and with the Community Support Case Workers to deal directly with the beneficiaries in the targeted areas.

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the Protection Officer, he/she:

  • Collects the information needed to identify, registers, analyzes the needs of any child at risk, including UASC;
  • Designs the case plan for the identified child at risk;
  • Conducts registration and case management activities as assigned by the Case Worker Supervisor;
  • Fills the standard forms of registration accurately for the case management and follow-up;
  • Contributes in the success of the trainings for community leaders, also by accompanying them directly on the field;
  • Joins actively the case management meetings and trainings to raise gaps and recommendations based on the daily work on the field;
  • Supports the data-entry activities providing the proper information about each child at risk from the caseload;
  • Communicates regularly with the Case Worker Supervisor for updates on achievements and challenges and any changes in the community’s social context and security status;
  • Ensures that all documentation for Case management of Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs) and children at risk is conducted and filed according to required standards of data protection and confidentiality;
  • Collects and documents success stories for reports;
  • Adopts standard operating procedure (SOPs) for the Child Protection and case management system and data management protocols;
  • Performs any other necessary action related to the position to achieve the objectives of the project and of COOPI in Nigeria if requested by the Team Leader
  • Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
  • Participate in the field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Perform any other action related with the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of COOPI Nigeria if requested by his/her supervisor.
  • ndidate (Education, Training, Competences,
  • Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)

Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in Education or other relevant field
  • Prior experience (at least 1 year) working in complex emergency context as Case worker
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
  • Respectful and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
  • Significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri)

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local context

How To Apply

 

Applicants should send their Applications which should include CV’s (max 3 pages), Cover Letter (max 1 page), and minimum three qualified reference contacts to: financial.maiduguri@coopi.org specifying in the e-mail subject: “Application for Psychosocial Animator”.

Note

  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.

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