COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE (COOPI) would like to invite qualified applicants for the following post:
Recovery, Returns and Reintegration (RRR) Field Coordinator
COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE (COOP!) is an international Italian NGO established in
1965. Since its establishment, COOPI has been undertaking activities to help and empower the poor and needy in different countries. COOPI has started its operation in Sudan since 2004 supporting people in need living North Darfur which are affected both by natural and human related disasters including drought and conflict. COOP-Sudan focuses on two main programmatic pillars which are Emergency Response and Early Recovery programs. Under these programmatic interventions WASH, FSL, nutrition, and protection are the main sectors of intervention. COOPI works with multiple donor partners including DG-ECHO, EU/DEVCO, ITALIAN MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS, FAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, SHF, and 10M to address the basic needs of its target community.
Currently, SHF financed a RRR project entitled “Support to smooth recovery and integration of returnees and resident community of Orschi Administrative Unit in North Darfur” that is under implementation for 12 months since June, 2017 in Urn Baoru locality, North Darfur State. The project is designed to address recovery and reintegration need of returnees and resident community living in protracted crisis affected villages in Um Baoru locality. The project will target a total of 10,875 beneficiaries (more than 50 percent being women and girls) including returnees and vulnerable resident communities.
Under the framework of this project, COOPI is looking for qualified and competent Recovery, Returns and Reintegration (RRR) Field Coordinator.
. Position: RRR Field Coordinator
. Number required: One (1)
. Duty Station: Based Um Barou, North Darfur.
The RRR Field Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the COOPI Head of Programme and Head of Mission. In the framework of the project, the RRR Field Coordinator will provide crucial overall coordination of the RRR project implementation as well as RRR sector activity coordination in Urn Barou locality, North Darfur.
In 2016, a whole series of high-level events took place to discuss the necessary changes to the international community’s collective response to fragility, conflict and displacement. They all recognize that the response has to be based on longer-term strategies while recognizing the need for principled humanitarian assistance. The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) identified its priorities for 2016-2017, and they include ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Protracted Crisis’ as an output of IASC Priority 1: Effective Response to Emergencies and Protracted Crises. The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit called for a shift in the way the international community provides assistance to the most vulnerable, including strengthening the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (HDPN) through multi-sector coordinated responses that work towards collective outcomes and durable solutions as well as highlighting as a core responsibility “change people’s lives: from delivering Aid to ending need. This call was augmented by the recent recommendations from the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing Report to the Secretary General that risk reduction is a collective responsibility by all actors.
In Sudan, the Government as well as the aid community have recognized the need to collectively support durable solutions for displaced populations in Sudan. Several efforts to address protracted displacement and to achieve durable solutions have been undertaken in the last years in Sudan. However, this has not always happened in a coordinated approach underpinned by collectively agreed macro situation analysis, strategies, plans and tools/methodologies
Since the creation of the RRR sector, partners have worked closely together to support and strengthen community resilience in areas of return and reintegration. Despite these collective efforts, a number of partners and sectors still work too much in isolation and communities and local actors are not sufficiently involved in the process which often leads to non-sustainable interventions. This was raised during a RRR retreat as one of the key obstacles and partners in response to this concern, suggested to develop a joint framework to promote sustainable return. Following this analysis, the RRR sector developed in close collaboration with other sectors and partners, a multi-annual and multi-sectoral strategy to strengthen the HDPN in Sudan. The framework aims to strengthen the humanitarian- development nexus and promote sustainable return by ensuring return is voluntary, safe and dignified on the one hand and interventions are relevant and sustainable.
Under the joint guidance of COOPI and North Darfur RRR sector, the incumbent coordinates activities of RRR Sector in Um Baoru locality and contributes towards the effective planning and implementation of RRR sector programme interventions through provision of required information management, monitoring and reporting services in a timely and efficient manner. The goal will be to facilitate the effective management of Durable Solutions (DS) programs across the aid spectrum and to help shift from delivering aid to ending needs and vulnerabilities as well as for local actors to play a much more significant role in the design, implementation and sustainability of Durable Solutions programming.
1. Leads implementation of robust information management system (framework, process map, protocol and associated formats) and orients all sector partners at Urn Barou locality level.
2. Ensure the communities (returnees and host communities) and the local authorities are fully involved in the design of the DS interventions and consequently will contribute to the sustainability/durability of the interventions.
3. Collect, verify and share necessary information and data on return and reintegration to support the development of regional DS strategies and implementation plans and provide regular updates and share concerns and recommendations as well as success and impact stories with the RRR sector in Urn Barou locality as well as with the RRR Coordinator for North Darfur and sector members:
4. Maintain detailed information of all current and potential RRR sector partners, their capacities and areas of work (including Who, What, Where and by When).
5. Support RRR joint verification missions and take stock of findings from monitoring and share lessons learnt among the Sector members;
6. Monitor the quality of RRR Sector coordination implementation, track progress and evaluate projects through regular field visits and recommended adjustments where necessary;
7. Lead the Monthly completion of simple user-friendly effective reporting mechanism and formats in consultation with sector partners (RRR sector joint activity based plan).
8. Strengthen and follow-up on RRR programme data/information collection and management tools.
9. Build the capacity of RRR sector partners at Urn Barou locality level in the different aspects of the implementation of the activities including data collection, gap analysis and reporting tools in line with National agreed standards.
10. Maintain and upgrade broader information sharing on needs and durable solutions with all concerned stakeholders and affected population;
11. Coordinate with the other sectors to ensure complementarily, integration and cross-sector information analysis and interpretation within Um Baour locality.
Any other tasks assigned by COOPI and RRR Sector in North Darfur.
Expected background and Experience:
•Bachelor degree ،n Social studies/ Science or Information Management related technical field.
• Post Graduate level degree in Social studies/ Science or Information Management. (Master or Ph.D.) Will be an asset
• At least (3-5) years of progressively responsible experience ،n Information Management (preferably in durable and early recovery projects.
• Previous experience with UN Agencies, INGO and/or NGOs is an added advantage.
• Fluency in English (written and spoken. (Compulsory).
• Fluency Written and oral Arabic. (Compulsory).
• Excellent writing and translating skills from English to Arabic and vice versa.
Specific Technical Know1ede Required
• Specialized knowledge in data collection, coordination, monitoring, evaluation.
• Basic knowledge of the technical areas of early recovery programs and durable solution: communication for behavior change, accountability and community participation, community based initiative, projects management, monitoring and evaluation, program cycle management;
• Good analysis skills and capacity to propose improvements and solutions within the responsibilities and tasks assigned.
• Ability to write up reports, compile and synthesize information adequately.
• Consciousness of good presentation and respect of documents format.
• Excellent mastering of MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook).
• Team work
• Planning and organizing
• Integrity and professionalism
• Conflict management
• Problem-solving and negotiation skills
• Strong sense of leadership
Personal features expected
• Respect of core humanitarian values and self-identification with NGO’s principles.
• Motivation and commitment to achieve good quality of work.
• Autonomy in work, rigorous, synthetic.
• Ability in managing simultaneous tasks, flexibility, capacity to absorb new knowledge fast.
• Sense of discipline, good organizational sense.
• Capacity in team work and ease of relationship with work colleagues.
Application Deadline: 14th September 2017
Duration of the contract: 6 months with possibility of extension
Salary and Benefit: As per organization scale
Duty starting date: ASAP
Interested applicants should submit non-returnable copies of the following documents in a sealed envelope, properly marked “RRR Coordinator — COOPI”:
• Cover Letter
• Updated Curriculum Vitae,
• Copy of Residence ID
NB: Only short listed candidates who meet the requirements will be contacted. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Contact Number 0900910614