COOPI Field Project Manager Job Re-Advertisement in Gedo Region - Dolow, Luuq, Belethawa and Garbaharey

COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. COOPI’s envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities. 
COOPI’s mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation. 
COOPI also conducts advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South.
Position: Field Project Manager
Reporting To: Area Manager
Duration: 12 Months (3 months probation period) with possibilities of extension
Location: Gedo Region- Dolow, Luuq, Belethawa and Garbaharey
Key Tasks
Project Management, Implementation and Supervision
  • Responsible for ensuring effectiveness and implementation of project activities to ensure the timely achievement of targeted results in Gedo region;
  • Provide strong leadership for the SomRep project, working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local authorities (where applicable) and local staff.
  • Responsible for the monitoring and supervision of project field activities to ensure good progress of planned activities and timely achievement of expected results;
  • In collaboration with the district team leaders, responsible for the generation of action plans and compilation of field reports (this includes monthly progress reports);
  • To ensure good visibility of the projects’ overall goals, policies and envisaged and/or results achieved as per COOPI and donor communication policies;
  • Responsible for field security issues.
  • Responsible for input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.
  • Ensure sector integration, learning, sharing and adoption of best practices.
  • PM will also report suggestions of changes from the field level back to the Area Manager if such changes are crucial for project implementation.
Project Human Resource Management
  • A key responsibility of the PM will be the human resource management and guidance to ensure that the project staff promotes community participation and community decisions in all the project strategies and implementation.
  • Guide the supervised staff in Gedo Region on COOPI objectives, policies, strategies and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), and respect to the humanitarian principles;
  • Guide the Team leaders in planning for implementation of activities and monitoring in line with program plans in their districts. Collate the district teams
Project Coordination and Liaison Functions
  • Liaise with the Area manager on issues pertinent to the projects;
  • PM will ensure that cross-cutting issues are accounted for while alleviating risks and while preparing communities to face disasters. The PM will work closely with experts from the Technical Partners of SomRep Consortium.
  • Attend projects’ related meetings at field level (including those with donors as requested);
  • Participate in Regional cluster and other coordination meetings in the field;
  • Under directions of the Area Manager and working in collaboration with District Team Leaders, act as link / liaison between COOPI and stakeholders, representing COOPI at relevant forums (includes coordination), joint assessments and providing feedback on the same;
  • Update the logistic department on any pertinent security or access issues.
Reporting: PM is responsible to assure the submission of high quality activity and progress reports at regular intervals as stipulated by the Area Manager.

Qualifications & requirements
  • Holder of a degree in Social Sciences preferably with a bias in Rural Development/Community Development/Agriculture or Animal Health with three years of technical training /course from a recognized institute.
  • Should have at least five years professional experience.
  • At least three years experience in Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, livelihoods protection and community based natural resource management.
  • Must be a Somali National with clear knowledge of the region of operation.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use standard computing packages (word, excel, outlook, power point, internet etc);
  • Developed planning, organizational and research / analytical skills;
  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working in fast paced humanitarian programming in Somalia is an advantage;
  • Be able to communicate effectively in Somali and English Language.
Start date: Immediate
Send by Email 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 31st May 2013 to the following address:
The Regional Representative
COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale,
Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Previous applicants need not apply.