Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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. With more than 3,900 humanitarian workers employed, and an average of 180 projects per year across 25 countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, COOPI is the biggest Italian NGO. During its 50 years of activity, COOPI has successfully completed over 1,600 projects in 63 countries, involving 55.000 local operators and ensuring direct benefits to approximately 100 Million people.
COOPI is operating in Sierra Leone since 1971, mainly supporting agricultural and health sectors. After the war, COOPI contributed for the provision of the emergency recovery support to communities that were badly hit during the 10-years of conflict.
COOPI entered into a consortium together with the Non-profit organizations Welthungerhilfe and Inter Aide for the implementation of the European funded Food Security Program ProAct 2015 (ProAct). ProAct aims to ‘improve the food and nutrition security situation of vulnerable population groups’ (overall objective), focusing on two specific objectives (outcomes):
In particular for the second component, ProAct is applying the so called LANN approach, namely Linking Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Nutrition. LANN approach aims to promote nutrition education, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in rural areas, stimulating positive behaviour change at household and community level in regards of dietary diversity, child feeding and hygiene practices.
The Intern Nutrition Officer is responsible to support the local LANN officer in the overall planning, execution, monitoring and reporting of the LANN activities. The Intern Nutrition Officer will be directly assigned to the LANN component and he/she will take active part of the activities in the field. He/she will constantly report about the progress and the challengers encountered in order to improve the applied methodology.
Under the direct supervision of ProAct Project Manager and in close collaboration with the LANN officer and the M&E officer, the Intern Nutrition Officer will execute the following duties:
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