Complaint Feedback Mechanism Assistant at Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) – 4 Openings

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italian humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. COOPI aims to help the world’s poorest to improve their access to healthcare, food, and financial security, and to overcome their special vulnerability to wars, civil conflicts, and natural disasters. For 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Complaint Feedback Mechanism Assistant

Locations: Geidam, Jakusko, Bade, Damaturu, Yunusari and Yusufari LGA, Yobe
Employment Type: Full-time
Slot: 4
Project / Programme: Programs (all projects)
Reports to: Project Manager
Duration of the Project: 8 Months
Donors: WFP
Duration of the contract: 7 months
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible

Scope of the Job

  • The CFM assistant will provide support to multi-sectorial intervention toward IDPs in NE Nigeria, in the design, planning, monitoring, and evaluation of the program by managing data and facilitating program implementation at the state level, under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager.
  • The CFM Assistant will be responsible for the collection and resolution of complaints in the field.
  • He/She will ensure the accuracy of complaint registration and provision of feedback to beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries.
  • The CFM Assistant will be responsible for data gathering, analysis, and reporting activities. She/he will assist in tracking the progress of key indicators and provide timely reports to the Project Manager and Programme Manager.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Under the direct supervision of the CRM Officer and the MEAL Officer, and in collaboration with other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, She/he will:

  • Be in charge of the registration of complaints received by beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries at the field of implementation.
  • Actively participate in sensitization and information-sharing sessions for the beneficiaries and the communities related to their right to file complaints and receive feedback.
  • Maintenance of an effective record and filing system for all complaints solved and pending issues including correspondences and other related documents for quick and easy reference.
  • Report any issue which needs immediate action to the MEAL Officer and follow up on the resolution of such issues.
  • Conduct verification and screening of the non-beneficiaries who want to be included in the program. Check their documentation and communicate their names to the Data Tally Clerk to avoid duplications.
  • Conduct MUAC screening of the beneficiaries if needed.
  • Provide counselling and sensitization to the mothers and caregivers who come to file their complaints, and ensure that they understand the program and the admission mechanism.
  • Be in charge of providing feedback to the complainants when complaints are resolved, with the support of the Food Management Committees.
  • Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply COOPI’s Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • Work with program teams to ensure COOPI information on program activities is shared within LGAs and provide beneficiary feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks
  • Collaborate with government and humanitarian partners to ensure the smooth sharing of information in consultation with the Project Manager/Field Coordinator/Program Manager
  • Support the program team in facilitating the process of setting up the Complaint Response Mechanism at the Ward/ LGA level and handling complaints/ feedback.
  • This ToR shall be inclusive of any other task specifically assigned by the direct supervisor for that concerns the implementation of the program activities.

Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
Minimum Requirements (Desired Experience):

  • Degree / Diploma in Sociology, Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Statistics, Demography or a related subject with previous experience working in developmental projects.

Skills & Experience (Essential):

  • Be professional, motivated, flexible, and culturally sensitive
  • 6 months to 1 year in CFM-related work experience with an INGO
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Have excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Be excellent in communication skills and proficient in report writing
  • Be resident and familiar with the terrain in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word).
  • Knowledge and experience in using database specific software.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams Preferred:
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri).
  • Proficient in data collection and handling bulk registers of beneficiaries.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.

Basic Salary

  • COOPI Salary grid (according to experience).

Application Closing Date
28th July, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Candidates who reside and have resided for years within the locations where the positions are advertised are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Applicants shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates from and or living in Yobe will be prioritized.

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