Deadline: 28 March, 2022

Location: Sudan

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Area Coordinator.

COOPI has been carrying out humanitarian activities in Sudan since 2004.


  • Design, implement and effectively monitor agreed East Sudan programming, projects and activities in line with Common Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and COOPI policies
  • Ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of all activities and processes through regular field visits and inform of activity changes to improve programme quality
  • Proactively contribute in seeking funding opportunities to scale and/or expand activities (including identifying and undertaking assessments and writing concepts and proposals)
  • Engage strategically with all technical sectors, as needed, and provide management and strategic input/oversight
  • Oversee and provide strategic support to programme teams
  • Participate directly in work of those supervised staff to provide hands-on training and support, including assistance in handling difficult situations
  • Provide support to project managers to solve programmes’ implementation problems related to logistics, procurement and security
  • Ensure compliance with COOPI procedures (logistic, finance, security)
  • Ensure that the procurement, logistic and administration departments are efficiently managed
  • Prepare internal and donor reports and other periodical reports, as required
  • Act as human resources focal point person for programme and support staff, including expatriates based in Kassala/Gedaref, assuring, in coordination with the administrator, a sound implementation of COOPI staff policy
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate staff in performance of their duties
  • Assess staff skills needs and organise relevant staff training and upgrading session
  • Manage security implementation plan in programme areas
  • Ensure that equipment related to security is properly functioning
  • Coordinate regular collection of information from areas of intervention
  • Prepare security reports and timely inform the country director on security matters
  • Participate in ad hoc security coordination meetings in Kassala
  • Consult with aid agencies and other relevant stakeholders on the ongoing security situation as well as their security procedures
  • Ensure that COOPI Sudan in Kassala is actively part of the ongoing security network
  • In coordination with the country director, regularly revise and update COOPI Sudan Kassala/Gedaref internal security procedures
  • Work with the government of Sudan bodies in Kassala/Gedaref in the areas of registration procedures, preparation of agreements, preparation of documentation for permits
  • In coordination with the country director, represent the organisation in coordination forums with donors and international and local agencies
  • Regularly participate in coordination meetings in Kassala/Gedaref concerning implementation, operational and security matters
  • Ensure that feedback of information is channeled internally


  • University degree in Social Sciences, Business or Technical Science
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant work experience
  • Three years, minimum, of demonstrated successful experience in international relief and development in a similar position
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication, negotiation skills, multi-tasking and organisational skills
  • Experience in working in conflict-prone environments
  • Experience in liaising with governmental/local authorities, IOs and NGOs
  • Fluency in English language
  • Computer literacy
  • Proven capacity to work in a team
  • Experience in managing staff will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work in stressful environments and under pressure

To apply and for more information, click here.

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