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Programme Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Organization: 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: Regional Programme Coordinator
Reporting To: Regional Representative
Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to the field as necessary

Key Tasks:
 The objective of this position is to be overall responsible for the strategy and coordination of COOPI’s programs in the Region (Kenya, Somalia) ensuring that programs are designed and implemented to the highest standards and in line with COOPI’s global strategy, policies and core values. 

The main tasks linked to this position are as follows:

I. Strategic Planning
  • Provide leadership in development of policies and strategies for the Nairobi regional coordination office ensuring that the regional strategic objectives are in line with COOPI’s global strategies, objectives and values;
  • Provide leadership in review and monitoring of the implementation of the Nairobi regional coordination office strategic objectives and plans;
  • Collect and analyze information about humanitarian situation in our area of intervention
II. Institutional Relationship
  • Ensure that information collection, sharing and analysis (policies and strategies) are undertaken by sector coordinators and program managers;
  • Establishing and monitoring of national and regional consortia to achieve COOPI’s regional strategic objectives and plans;
  • Maintain and develop contacts, information sharing and relationship with other COOPI offices in the region and partners  in coordination with the regional representative;
  • Identification of potential resources and follow-up (financial and opportunities).
III. Human Resources Management
  • Lead the process of recruitment, selection, monitoring and evaluation of the coordination and managerial staff for the programs;
  • Setting targets and performance appraisal for sector coordinators and program coordinators.
IV. Program Development and Management
  • Promote the identification of programs and projects in line with strategic plans of the regional office to support actualisation of the same;
  • Supervision of the sector coordinators / program managers and promote integration of projects within programs and programs within the strategic plan (sector and geographical);
  • Responsible for overall program, and project supervision (keeping updated on progress of implementation, meetings and field visits) quality control and ensuring attainment of the requisite standards in line with international norms, COOPI and donor requirements;
  • Review and approval of project reports in coordination with the regional representative
  • Ensure capitalization and internal reporting
  • Development and management of future local partnerships
Qualifications & Requirements    
  • Generalist education background: master in humanitarian field, project management, politics.
Essential Competencies:
To be successful in this role you must have the following:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management of Humanitarian and Development program
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Horn of Africa operation
  • Knowledge of contractual regulations of major donors, in particular EU/ECHO, USAID, UN Agencies
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally)
  • Strong networking capability
  • Ability to adapt to the harsh and stressful working conditions of Somalia and the size of programme
  • Advance computer skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
Start Date: ASAP 
Application: Send by Email 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 10th January 2015 to the following address:    

The Regional Representative 
COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale,


Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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