Job Vacancy: Nigeria – Projet Manager for Early Recovery and Resilience Building


Job Vacancy: Job title: Nigeria – Projet Manager for Early Recovery and Resilience Building

Job description: COOPI is looking for a Projet Manager for Early Recovery and Resilience Building 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.

COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the conflict. COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the IDPs, returnees and host population focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education. COOPI main area of intervention is Yobe and Borno State and we are also present in Sokoto state in North West.

Description of the project

Building Resilience in Complex Crisis (BRICC) Support for early recovery from conflict and resilience building in Yobe State

The aim of the project is to restore and strengthen the economic and social resilience of conflict-affected communities in Yobe State. Namely, to enable the effective recovery from conflict of households in Yobe state through the restoration of integrated, productive and resilient communities.

Purpose of the role


The role will specifically support the EU-funded Building Resilience in Complex Crisis (BRICC) Support for early recovery from conflict and resilience building in Yobe State, while also supporting the development of the overall portfolio of COOPI’s activities in the Northeast.

Reports to the Head of Mission


Country Strategy, planning and program development in Northeast

  • Contribute to identify needs and opportunities for expanding COOPI’s interventions in the Northeast through field missions, needs assessments, and data analysis.
  • Together with the Head of Mission, develops COOPI’s intervention strategy for the Northeast and ensures COOPI?s strategic objectives for Northeast are achieved;
  • Supports COOPI’s positioning with key stakeholders in the Northeast by leading negotiations with local stakeholders, representing COOPI in local coordination platforms, and participating to donors meetings.
  • Support proposal development for opportunities in the Northeast;

Project management

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission and in link with the Program Manager, provides overall managerial oversight to the EC / EU funded integrated project and supports project implementation team;
  • Ensures cross-departmental coordination including consortium partners’ components such as conflict management, social protection and livelihoods;
  • Works with consortium lead and partners to maintain and update project implementation plan;
  • In cooperation and synergy with the project staff, s / he plans and monitors the social protection, conflict management, social protection and livelihood activities’ progress, in compliance with the donor regulations, Consortium lead 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 Program Manager and Head of Base, prepares all the formal communication and contract modification requests (ex. budget modification) of the project;
  • Ensures smooth management of COOPI base in Gashua, Yobe state;
  • S / he puts in place and follow in accountability beneficiaries feedback’s mechanism;
  • Represents COOPI with the local / State authorities, consortium lead and partners;
  • Works closely with Social Protection expert to drive critical assessment during inception phase including baseline, market and value chain assessment and mapping exercises;

Admin and finance

  • In collaboration with the Administrative and the Logistics team, s / he plans and monitors the expenditures in line with the project’s implementation needs;
  • In cooperation with the Program Manager, s / he 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;
  • Works closely with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor hired by lead consortium partner that to ensure oversight for all monitoring and evaluation across all activities and implementation;
  • Monitors the accuracy and efficiency of activities;
  • Ensures compliance with the fund and timely fulfillment of project’s reporting requirements.

Logistics Management

  • Liaise with logistics / procurement team to ensure the goods purchased for the project;
  • Supports to update the inventory and guarantees the respect of the policies and guidelines, in cooperation with the Logistics Office;
  • S / he ensures safety of staff and beneficiaries and work closely with COOPI Security Manager and Logistic team.

Human Resources

  • In coordination with the administrative team, s/he supports in hiring of new staff directly related to the project and conducts staff appraisals Upholds COOPI’s mission and Charter of Values;
  • Supervises the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the staff;
  • S / he follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country).


  • Works closely with Protection Program team to ensure protection mainstreaming;
  • Executes any other task necessary to good and timely completion of the projects, identified in mutual agreement;
  • S / he performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor.



  • Master’s Degree in Humanitarian / Development Studies / Social Sciences or any related field;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in / with INGO on Social Protection, Conflict Management & Peace Building and Livelihoods / FSL area, Cash Programming;
  • Experience in managing EU funded projects;
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts;
  • Expertise in sustainable livelihoods, safety nets programs, in particular;
  • Ability to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally);
  • Esperience in data collection, analysis, and report writing including post-distribution monitoring (PDM);
  • Excellent in written and spoken English;
  • Demonstrated success in community resilient programs and technically sound in Cash transfers, capacity building and other social protection components;
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills;
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Code of Conduct, understands other international development guidelines.

Soft skills

  • Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads, and deadlines;
  • Experience in managing social protection and livelihood development activities;
  • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of working in inter-cultural environment;
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Team player, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled, thanks for understanding.

Location: Nigeria

Job date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 23:18:14 GMT

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