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  • Posted on: 19 March, 2015 Deadline: 8 April, 2015
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    Nigeria is the country with the largest GDP of the whole African continent and it is currently living strong internal crisis due to several factors. In the coastal area, tensions are still ongoing, sometimes in a very violent way, and are related to environmental associations and to the kidnapping of several technicians who were working for oil extraction. In the south and in the centre of the country tensions are very strong too, and really violent, especially between farmers and breeders. But the two main issues that are really concerning the humanitarian community are the persistence of malnutrition and food insecurity in the Sahel area in the north of the country and the considerable increase in the fresh wave of attacks of the terrorist movement, the Islamic fundamentalist Boko Aram. In all the states of the North and Centre, but especially in the three states of the North East (Yobe, Borno and Adamawa) where the state of emergency has been declared, there are ongoing attacks in schools, churches, shopping centers, markets and any crowded place. The IDPs are fleeing from the most insecure areas and they are about 700.000, while there are several thousand of refugees in the neighboring countries (Cameroon, Niger and Chad).

    Country Finance and Administration Officer


    Coopi is currently organizing carrying out a humanitarian intervention in four Local Governmental Authorities (LGA) of the Bauchi state which has the following general objective: to provide multi sector assistance to IDPs: NFI, food security (cash voucher, land access, seeds and tools), wash, health and nutrition.

    At the moment we are carrying out a project in Bauchi State, and we will be soon start another operation also in Bauchi and Yobe states. 

    We need an Country administrator who will be in charge of the finance part of out interventions. 


    He/she ensures the correct accountancy and administrative management for the projects in compliance with the contract (included budget) and of COOPI and the donor’s procedures. 


    Safe and bank account management: He/she ensures the correct management of the safesand the project’s bank accounts, by directly managing or by regularly controlling the project accountant, if available. 

    Accountancy management: He/she ensures the correct project accountancy andall accountancy documents filing. He/she does this by monitoring the accountants or by directly performing the accountancy, in case there was no accountant.

    Administrative management: #In collaboration with the project manager He/she verifies the correct administrative management of theprojects (contracts, goods and services purchase, calls for tenders etc.) in compliance with COOPI and the donor’s procedures. He/she ensures the correct filing of all project’s administrative documents.

    Expenses planning and monitoring#:In collaboration with the Project Manager (and thelogistician if present) he/she makes the project’s financial planning. He/she monitors expenses, in accordance with the budget. He/she provides the accountancy data to the ProjectManager so as to allow him to monitor and plan the expenditures and to request funds.

    Contract modifications and administrative documents:He/she collaborates with the Project Manager in the elaboration of contract modifications (including the budget), and in the preparation of all necessary projects documents.

    Financial reporting: In coordination with the Coutry Director and with the Project Manager he/she prepares the intermediate and final reports for theprojects under his/her responsibility.

    Budget preparation: if requested by the Country Director he/she participates to new projects’ budget writing.

    Staff management:He/she plans the work, supervises, and collaborateto train the staff of the project’s accounting-administrative area upon request by the Country Director. Upon request her/she collaboratesto staff evaluation activities.

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    ECHO Project Manager/ Head of Mission


    Coopi, after an assessment mission to evaluate a rapid response to the crisis of the states of the North Est of the country, is currently organizing a start up of activities of humanitarian assistance for the IDPs with a multi-sectorial project in Bauchi State. 

    General Objective: to provide multi sector assistance to IDPs: NFI, food security (cash voucher, land access, seeds and tools), wash, health and nutrition. 


    To carry out its activities, Coopi is looking for a Project Manager/ Head of Mission 


    • Advanced degree in International Education, International Development, Health and Nutrition or a related field or equivalent work
    • Previous minimum 3-year experience in a similar position, with a track record of success and results achieved;
    • Previous experience with an international humanitarian NGO is an advantage;
    • Desirable experience of working on ECHO projects;
    • Desirable experience of working in emergency situations;
    • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
    • Strong supervisory abilities, and demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with the relevant actors;
    • Very good inter-personal and writing communication skills;
    • Ability to organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
    • Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
    • Valid driving license.




    Starting date: ASAP for at least 6 months, renewable for other 6 months

    Duty station: Abuja

    Area of intervention: Bauchi State

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