East Africa – Regional Administrator – Ethiopia

COOPI is looking for a Regional Administrator in East Africa

Description of the role

The Regional Administrator ensures under his/her own responsability the coordination, management, training and support for all administrative activities carried out at Regional Coordination level in the area (Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Malawi, Ethiopia).

Main responsibilities


  • Cooperates with country administrators to draft the new budget of a new project in conformity to the plan and to the sustainability of the Regional Coordination;


  • In the beginning of the project, receives the procurement plan from the Project Manager through Country Administrator, verifies the congruency of this plan to the budget and necessary procedures, then uploads it into the internal data base;
  • Once requested to the Headquarter, receives the Italian Costs of the area of his/her competences and will send it to the Country Administrator;
  • Carries out the monitoring of procurement’s development, receiving from country missions the new procurement processes; reviews the procurement packages to ensure that they are in line with COOPI procedures ad donors requirements, endorsing the Procurement Orders approval;
  • Makes sure of a continuous congruity between the project and country’s accountability, verifying the coherency between accountability and internal documents;
  • Verifies and monitors grants to receive;


  • Participates to the recruitment process of new admin candidates: interviews, tests and final evaluation;
  • Evaluates the Country and Project Administrator at the end of the contract;


  • Verifies the correct and complete of data compilation of each country regarding the balance and data transmission to the Headquarter;


  • Pans and monitors the time taken to produce reports to represent in Italy and abroad, specifically in his/her area of competence;
  • Verifies and approves the interim and final financial reports that are made on site. Finalizes and approves the final reports that should be transmitted by Milan. Completes the project reconciliation;
  • Supports the audit activities in the Headquarter for his/her countries of reference;
  • Verifies and analyses reconciliation;


  • Provides support in the preparation of the annual country budget;
  • Prepares the Regional budget and its periodical monitoring;
  • Supports the work’s organisation of the Country Administrators by providing work instructions (priorities, forms);
  • Ensures the sustainability of the Regional coordination and the discharge Headquarter’s services;
  • Prepares and verifies the account and the administrative data requested by the Headquarter;
  • Verifies that periodical monitoring are activate in the financial aspects of each country of his/her competence;
  • Updates data for the elaboration of budget sheets;



  • University degree in social sciences, business or technical sciences;
  • A minimum of five years of relevant working experience is required;
  • At least three years of demonstrated successful experience in international relief and development in African countries in a similar position is required;
  • Knowledge of the main international donors (ex. EU, ECHO, UN Agencies);
  • Experience in logistics, procurement and security matters is a strong advantage;
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication, negotiation skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills;
  • Proven capacity to work in a team is essential. Experience in managing staff is an advantage;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental/local authorities, IOs and NGOs.;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in stressful environments and under pressure;
  • Experience in working in conflict-prone environments a plus;
  • Fluency in English language;
  • Computer literate;


  • Previous experience in COOPI overseas will be an asset;
  • Knoweledge of Italian Donors (AICS) will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Italian Language will be an asset;

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled, thanks for understanding.

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italian humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. For more than 50 years of long-term support and constant presence in the field, COOPI has been engaged in breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to specific emergencies in numerous sectors, including Food Security, Humanitarian Aid, Health, Socio-Economical Services, Water and Sanitation, Human Rights, Education and Training, Migrations and Sustainable Energy.

How to apply

Send your CV and cover letter at the following link: https://coopi.org/en/job-position.html?id=4724&ln=

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