DUTY STATION: El Fasher with missions
ROLE: Project Manager
DURATION: 10 months
REQUESTED EXPERIENCE: min. 5 years
STARTING DATE: August 2019
COOPI has been present in Sudan since 2004. The recent history of Sudan is marked by strong disorders and violence, expressions of a civil war that on several occasions has shaken the country since its independence. COOPI’s interventions focused in the Darfur region that for a long time has been the scene of armed clashes and particularly hit by periods of severe drought. To allow the management of these activities and to ensure access to basic services for the population, different interventions were carried out, in the field of water-hygiene and food security both on humanitarian and development perspective.
COOPI is now looking for a Project Manager in order to strengthen COOPI presence in the country and, in particular, to implement new projects in the field of WaSH, Environment and Climate Change.
Position: Project Manager
Refers to: Head of Mission
Duty station: El Fasher (Darfur) with occasional missions to Khartoum head office
Field of intervention: Wash
The Project Manager is responsible for the overall development, management and quality of the project
Referring to the Head of Mission, he/she coordinates and directly supervises projects, guaranteeing their correct implementation in conformity with contractual obligations and donors’ procedures, and in line with the COOPI’s procedures and management standards
He/she is responsible for the preparation of projects’ reports and all monitoring documents requested by coordination department
He/she identifies and supervises the financial and economic commitment required for the project implementation
He/she is responsible for the local staff management and training, in his/her area/sector of competence, in close cooperation with the relative functions at Country Coordination level, whose indications he/she follows
He/she participates to the staff evaluation, together with the Area Coordinator or Head of Mission
He/she guarantees ordinary contacts with operational and institutional interlocutors involved in the implementation of the project
He/she ensures good visibility of the projects’ overall goals, policies and envisaged and/or results achieved as per COOPI and donor communication policies
He/she coordinates the elaboration, writing, and necessary documents preparation for presenting new projects, referring to the Head of Mission and project development team
Ensure the respect of COOPI’s Code of Conduct, confidentiality and humanitarian principles within the relevant sector team
Represent COOPI in related working groups and other meetings with national, local and international actors in the assigned geographical area
Organize regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to the staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation
Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Mission.
At least 5 years of relevant field experience in humanitarian or early recovery programs
Proven expertise in WaSH, Environment and Climate Change project implementation and management
Previous experience in the MENA region is an asset
Sound knowledge of international donors procedures, in particular EU/ECHO
Experience with cash activities is an asset
Excellent reporting writing skills
Able to manage a high workload and meet tight deadlines
Strong staff management skills
Experience in running a project in a post-conflict situation is an asset
Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking capacity
English mandatory (excellent level written and spoken)
Adequate resilience to stress, positive thinking and solution-oriented
Familiarity with the Darfur context is an advantage
Team player and with a good sense of humor.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.