Consultant Mission Opening – South Sudan
Consultant Mission Opening – South Sudan Context 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. COOPI is now looking for a Consultant in order to identify opportunities and possible strategic positioning for the launch of COOPI activities in South Sudan in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Main expected results Identification of funding opportunities of the main donors in the country; Definition of sectoral interventions and identification of the main activities to be carried out in the country also in relation to the presence of other actors in the humanitarian sector; Activities The implementation of the consultancy involves the following activities: Context: conduct a general analysis aimed at objectively understanding the economic, social and political context with a view to a potential inclusion of COOPI in terms of emergency response and resilience; Donors analysis: identification of the all donors present in the country (also crossing with the opinions of possible partners in the humanitarian sector already present in the field) and define a list of potential funders according to the sector of intervention. Institutional stakeholders and local NGOs: establishing initial contacts with official and unofficial institutional presences (e.g. governors, community leaders) still in terms of completing analysis and in key of a forthcoming collaboration; analysis of the presence of local actors including local NGOs that can help to complete the framework of the context and that possibly in the future may be involved in a humanitarian, economic and social development intervention; Analysis of needs and sectoral intervention: analysis of a working hypothesis (sector, beneficiaries, geographical area of intervention) that takes into account the area of intervention of the potential local institutional counterpart and other possible international actors (e.g. NGO, UN agencies); Security: a general analysis by geographical area and tools to be used for of any future interventions; Preliminary investments for launching the mission in the country: general analysis of the registration procedures in the country, of the activities and of the costs needed for the start of logistical operations (visas, human resources, logistics); Representation of COOPI: representing COOPI in a productive way in relations with local partners, donors and institutional stakeholders. Expected outputs: The results will be presented with the delivery of one or more documents in charge of the collaborator, to be drawn up under the coordination and supervision of COOPI headquarters: Discursive analysis document covering each of the above themes; Maps with geographical indications; Any document and information that may be useful in terms of starting the interventions; Final mission report to be delivered to COOPI with a list of contacts and any information useful to give continuity to the following phases Requirements At least 5 years of relevant field experience in humanitarian or early recovery programs; Previous experience in the Country or in the region is an asset; Sound knowledge of international donors procedures; Excellent reporting writing skills; Able to manage a high workload and meet tight deadlines; Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and Reference Points; Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking capacity; English mandatory (excellent level written and spoken); Adequate resilience to stress, positive thinking and solution-oriented. We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received.