Deadline: 14 December, 2020

Location: Gashua, Yobe, Nigeria

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager, Social Protection.

COOPI started its operations in northeast Nigeria in July 2014, carrying out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by internally displaced persons (IDPs).


  • Under the direct supervision of the head of base and in link with the programme manager and head of mission, provide overall managerial oversight to the EC/EU-funded integrated project and support project implementation team
  • Ensure cross departmental coordination including consortium partners’ components such as conflict management, peacebuilding and livelihoods
  • Work with consortium lead and partners to maintain and update project implementation plan
  • In cooperation and synergy with the project staff, plan and monitor the social protection, conflict management and peacebuilding and livelihood activities’ progress in compliance with the donor regulations, consortium lead and COOPI’s procedures
  • In collaboration with the programme manager and head of base, prepare all the formal communication and contract modification requests of the project
  • Ensure smooth management of COOPI base in Gashua, Yobe State
  • Represent COOPI with the local/state authorities, consortium lead and partners
  • Work closely with social protection expert to drive critical assessment during inception phase including baseline, market and value chain assessment and mapping exercise


  • Master’s degree in Humanitarian/Development Studies, Social Sciences or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of work experience in/with INGO on social protection, conflict management and peacebuilding and livelihoods/FSL area
  • Experience in managing social protection and livelihood development activities is a plus
  • Experience in managing EU-funded projects
  • Proven interest and commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts
  • Expertise in sustainable livelihoods, in particular, safety net programmes
  • Data collection, analysis, and report writing including post-distribution monitoring (PDM)
  • Excellence in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated success in community resilient programmes and technically sound in cash transfers, capacity building and other social protection components
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct and understanding of other international development guidelines

To apply and for more information, click here.

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