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.
CBT Field Officer
- 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.
- The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Yobe State, in order to cover intervention LGAs in Yobe State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-sectorial programme covering Food Security, Social protection, Early Recovery and Livelihoods, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions
- COOPI's capacity to respond to the humanitarian situation in the country is confirmed by its experience in providing humanitarian aid in more than 24 other Countries around the World, in over 50 years of operations.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, and in collaboration with the Project Managers, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, he/she will:
- Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings before the redemption and cash out activities;
- Work with Food Management Committees to ensure COOPI and WFP receive feedback from the beneficiaries on the project, including information on complaints related to food quality and conduct of the vendors/agents.
- Sensitize the beneficiaries so that they are aware of project objectives, project modalities, entitlements, right to complain, complaint modalities and redemption/cash out days.
- Represent COOPI in the field with community leaders, local authorities, othe humanitarian actors. Conduct regular meetings with such entities, prepare minutes for sharing with the CBT Manager/Deputy Project Manager.
- Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of cash transfers, by maintaining and/or expanding COOPI’s community outreach to ensure beneficiaries have one communication channel with the CBT team.
- Supervise and coordinate the work of the Field Monitors by ensuring their presence in the field, keeping track of their attendance, submitting accurate information for their payment at field level and providing instructions to them on the planned activities.
- Build the capacity of the Field Monitors to ensure project quality, providing regular training/coaching.
- Coordinate the distribution of SCOPE cards to targeted beneficiaries.
- Coordinate and supervise the monitoring of monthly redemption and cash out activities: conduct market price monitoring, conduct vendors’ price monitoring, shop monitoring, ensure that beneficiaries receive their full entitlement and they are treated with dignity and not taken advantage of.
- Conduct monthly meetings with the vendors/agents to ensure that their activities are fully in compliance with WFP regulations, represent beneficiaries’ interests in such meetings.
- Timely report any irregularities to the CBT Manager and the Deputy Project Manager.
- Conduct regular visits to the communities where beneficiaries reside in order to collect feedback, follow up on their food security status.
- Prepare and submit weekly activity reports to the CBT Manager/Deputy Project Manager.
- Prepare and submit a monthly report on redemption/cash out activities to the CBT Manager/Deputy project Manager for their further compilation and sharing with the donor.
- Support and coordinate data collection for the outcome monitoring surveys.
- Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply COOPI’s Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field, including sensitizing Field Monitors and vendors/agents on such principles.
- Undertake Cash and Voucher interventions at LGA level under the direction of the Food Security Coordinator
- Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings during community led Cash activities;
- Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during implementation of activities.
- Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of conditional and unconditional cash transfers planned activities
- Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
- Implement detailed work plan for FSL team at LGA level activities.
- Collect information and data on food security at LGA level through surveys, assessments and regular post distribution monitoring of beneficiary households
- Collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the cash transfer situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result..
- Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses
- Participate in the registration and distribution of beneficiary ID cards and / vouchers,
- Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities
- Mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)
- Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries
- Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about Cash Transfer and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from SEMA, Extension workers, Community Volunteers, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
- Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified before Cash transfer is made.
- Support the Supervisor in ensuring that targeting of beneficiaries to receive cash transfers is carried out in a transparent way and with active participation of women and minority members of communities.
- Facilitate good working relationship between government workers and target beneficiaries.
- Support the Supervisor to ensure that beneficiaries’ access to the provider guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field key activities
- Work with program teams to ensure COOPI information on program activities is shared within LGAs and provide for beneficiary feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks
- Collaborate with government and humanitarian partners to ensure the smooth sharing of information in consultation with the Project Manager/Field Coordinator/Program Manager
- Support the program team in facilitating the process of setting up Complaint Response Mechanism at Ward/ LGA level and handling complaint / feedback.
- Assist the Programme Manager to provide trainings on monitoring and evaluation that include sampling, data collection, data cleaning, analysis and reporting guidelines to all program staff. Coach data entry clerks and project officers on data cleaning
- Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills).
- Degree / Diploma in Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Agriculture related studies, Social Sciences and Finance, or related subject, with previous experience working in developmental projects.
Skills & Experience
- Be professional, motivated, flexible and culturally sensitive
- Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
- Have excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
- Be excellent in communication skills and proficient in report writing
- Have IT troubleshooting capabilities.
- Be resident and familiar with the terrain in the Northeast Nigeria.
- Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word).
- Proven ability to create management information systems for large amounts of data within a complex program.
- Knowledge and experience in using database specific software.
- Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
- Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams
- Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri).
- Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
- Previous experience with similar position.
Method of Application
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.
- Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
- Applicants shall be reviewed on a rolling basis
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Candidates from and or living in Yobe will be prioritized.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.