Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

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Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale –  Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI  works for  COOPI in areas affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters. Since declaration of state of emergency in Nigerian Federal States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, the escalation of  Boko Haram insurgency has led to multiple displacement crises, with communities fleeing their homes of origin to take refuge in camps or host communities.  Apply for Country Administrator @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale.

COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale was founded in 1965. It’s a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For over 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking  cycle of poverty. Furthermore,  it does this by  supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development. Thereby, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations, these goals re met.

Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

We re recruiting to fill position below:

Job Title: Country Administrator

Location: Abuja
Duration: 12 Months
Starting Date: ASAP

  Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale Employer Background:

  • To start with, in 2014 there was  substantial increase in violence related to Boko Haram and  counter insurgency operations, consequently creating acute and largely unmet humanitarian needs, as IDPs re cut off from their homes and livelihoods, basic services, kinship and social ties.
  • Furthermore, in September 2014, COOPI began operating in North Eastern Nigeria in response to humanitarian crisis caused by insurgency, established its operation in Bauchi State and later expanded to Yobe and Borno State considering the heightened presence of IDPs.
  • Currently, COOPI is implementing a multi-sectoral intervention covering nutrition, food security, protection and education in emergency. Given the unfolding large scale emergency in  north eastern Nigeria, COOPI plans to scale up its current operations in Borno State and reach newly accessible areas, in addition to areas receiving Nigerian returnees from Niger.
  • Therefore, we re looking for a highly qualified Country Administrator  with overall responsibility for supervision, management and quality implementation of all aspects of COOPI financial and administrative operations in Nigeria.
  • So, the Country Administrator will be part of  senior management team and is expected to contribute to future strategic development and professional dynamics of COOPI in Nigeria.

Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

 Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale Responsibilities

Responsibilities, therefore, include;

  1. Safe and bank account management:
  • Firstly, he/she ensures  correct management of the safes and the project’s bank accounts, by directly managing or by regularly controlling  project accountant, if available.

2. Accountancy management:

  • Again, he/she ensures  correct project accountancy and all accountancy documents filing. He/she does this by monitoring accountants or by directly performing  accountancy assignments, in case there was no accountant.

3. Administrative management:

  • In collaboration with the project manager he/she verifies  correct administrative management of  projects (contracts, goods and services purchase, calls for  tenders etc.) in compliance with COOPI and  donor’s procedures (ECHO, UNICEF, UN Agencies, AICS, USAid/OFDA, FFP). Therefore, he/she ensures correct filing of all project’s administrative documents.

4. Expenses planning and monitoring:

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

5. Contract modifications and administrative documents:

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


6. Financial reporting:

  • In addition, in coordination with  Head of Mission and with the Project Manager he/she prepares intermediate and final financial reports for projects under his/her responsibility.

7. Budget preparation:

  • Support  Head of Mission and Project Managers in budget preparation in addition to  proposals development.

8. Staff management:

  • He/she plans  work, supervises, and collaborate to train staff of the project’s accounting-administrative area upon request by Head of Mission. Upon request he/she collaborates to staff evaluation activities. She/he will be the focal point of the complaint mechanism and  code of conduct

9. Procurement:

  • Lastly, he/she provides technical oversight to procurement process and ensure proper supply chain management procedures re in place and that standard logistics and related administrative systems re established and implemented within COOPI country programme.

Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale 

Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

 Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale  Requirements

  • Not less than  5 years’ relevant work experience in large organizations.
  • And at least 3 years’ work experience in a similar role within  international non-governmental organization (NGO), donor or multilateral agency.
  • Furthermore, substantial experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and networking and negotiating with authorities.
  • And must possess very strong financial analysis skills and  extensive practical experience working with financial tools, highly proficient with excel such as using pivot table, developing macros, etc.
  • Again is the ability to motivate and guide staff working in  complex conflict environment, preferably experience from African context. Previous experience in Nigeria is an advantage.
  • Furthermore, excellent interpersonal skills (Good analytical, negotiation, advocacy and communication skills) and demonstrated ability to establish effective team and external relations.
  • Experience with capacity building of national staff.
  • Again, with ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environment
  • Finally, excellent English language skills both written and spoken are essential.

Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale

 Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale Application Closing Date
12th November, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Get more recruitent informaion here

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Country Administrator Recruitment @ COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale


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