Apply: COOPI Emergency Response Lead

Deadline: 20 November 2023

Location: Ethiopia

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)  is seeking to fill the position of Emergency Response Lead.

COOPI works to break the cycle of poverty and to support populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development.


  • Monitor the humanitarian situation at country level and support the definition and implementation of the country strategy in humanitarian assistance, considering COOPI’s sectoral expertise
  • Collaborate with support department on logistical and financial requirements for humanitarian interventions
  • Identify HR needs in the framework of existing and/or new humanitarian programmes
  • Provide essential inputs to the definition of terms of reference and job descriptions for humanitarian staff members and consultants
  • Participate in the recruitment process for humanitarian staff; upon request, support the recruitment process of international staff
  • Provide continuous training on the job and capacity development, including mentoring and coaching of staff assigned under the humanitarian programmes
  • Provide evaluation of performance of humanitarian staff members, as required by COOPI’s HR manual
  • Collaborate to ensure that humanitarian operations are aligned with due diligence safety and security measures/policies in the country
  • Support the PMs in their duties (preparation of the activities work plan, terms of reference for project activity implementation, procurement plan, financial plan, technical issues and issues related to contractors, suppliers and consultants)
  • Participate in evaluation committees for the selection of suppliers by providing technical inputs, if/when required
  • Ensure the proper application of donors rules and the alignment of COOPI’s humanitarian programmes with the humanitarian response plan
  • Review and approve monitoring and evaluation plans for humanitarian projects in alignment with the logical framework of the projects
  • Provide quality assurance of monitoring and evaluation reports
  • Support the design of feedback and complaint mechanisms for affected beneficiaries
  • Ensure linkages and learning among technical advisors
  • Carry out field monitoring missions in the areas of interventions
  • Provide inputs required in any technical reports
  • Ensure a final review and quality of projects’ interim and final reports related to the humanitarian assistance programmes
  • Represent COOPI in the clusters and ensure the institutional positioning of the organisation in the sectors of expertise and areas of intervention
  • Support the programme coordinators to consolidate and submit all required information and reports to the clusters of operation when needed
  • Support coordination with humanitarian partners and other potential institutional partners
  • Support donors’ visits to the sites of project implementation


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in management of international humanitarian programmes
  • Demonstrated experience in working and living in complex political environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of human resources
  • Ability to plan, organise, coordinate and implement security operations in the field
  • Proven ability in teaching and coaching, including in the security domain
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of Italian will be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian standards
  • Demonstrated experience in project design and project management
  • Working knowledge of MS Office package
  • Experience in working and managing multicultural teams
  • Respect for COOPI values and mission
  • Respect for humanitarian principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence
  • Sense of humor and capacity to cope with stressful situations.
  • Experience working in Ethiopia
  • Experience working with COOPI

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