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  • Technical Advisor - Social Protection at COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale

  • Posted on: 15 April, 2019 Deadline: 29 April, 2019
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  • 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.

    Technical Advisor - Social Protection


    Potiskum, Yobe
    Donor: EC/EU
    Duration: 3 months
    Starting Date: May 2019

    Role purpose

    • The Technical Advisor Social Protection is responsible and will lead the technical design and ensure technical quality of Social Protection component of the project.


    • Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, he/she provides overall technical oversight to the EC/EU funded integrated project and supports project consortium partners for technical design and quality of Social Protection activities;
    • He/She ensures coordination with consortium partners’ components such as conflict management, peace building and livelihoods;
    • He/She works with consortium lead and partners to maintain and update technical part of social protection component;
    • He/She drives critical assessments, validates targeting and conduct baseline and coordinate with other actors and the Yobe State government;
    • He/She designs and conducts Youth Labour Market assessments during the inception phase of the programme to ensure the programme specifically considers the differing needs of all sections of the community;
    • He/She conduct value chain assessments and exploring specific constraints in otherwise viable market systems that can improve access to and participation in select agricultural and livestock value chains for marginalized populations, and improves the delivery and access of critical goods and services;
    • Technical Advisor Social Protection will conduct an initial mapping of the existence, criteria and quality of safety net services in each of the LGAs;
    • He/She oversees Social Protection component and ensures that livelihood and conflict management and mitigation activities are phased so that coping capacities built through Social Protection activities become strong adaptive capacities;
    • He/She works closely with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor hired by lead consortium partners that to ensure oversight for all monitoring and evaluation across all activities and implementation;
    • He/She prepares a ToT package including Training manuals and training-of-trainers to be shared with relevant agencies to ensure that trainings can be stepped down post project life cycle;
    • He/She designs and provides training and technical assistance to build the capacity of government agencies;
    • In cooperation with the Project Manager, finalizes the data provided by his/her team, supports the preparation, in compliance with the deadlines, of the reports expected by the donors and by the partners;
    • He/She coordinates the overall social protection component: supervises the its effectiveness and efficiency; monitors the accuracy and efficiency of activities;
    • He/She represents COOPI with the local / State authorities, consortium lead and partners;
    • He/She follows and enforces all COOPI codes of conduct and policies (globally and in-country);
    • He/She performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor.


    • Relevant academic and professional background in social protection focused humanitarian programs;
    • At least 5 years of working experience in/with INGO on Social Protection, Conflict Management & Peace Building and Livelihoods/ FSL area. Experience managing social protection and livelihood development activities as a+;
    • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts;
    • Expertise in technical assessments and mapping;
    • Strong experience in Social Protection systems market system development and livelihoods;
    • Knowledge of Conflict management and mitigation;
    • 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;
    • Demonstrated success in community resilient programs and technically sound in Cash transfers, capacity building and other social protection components;
    • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of working in inter-cultural environment;
    • 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.

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