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COOPI – Country Director – Libia / Tunisia

COOPI – COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE sta selezionando un/a Country Director da inserire nella sua operatività in Libia Tunisia. Durata 6 mesi. Tipo contratto: Tempo det. Scadenza candidature 24/04/2023

COOPI is looking for a Country Director in Tunisia

In Tunisia, COOPI is officially registered and our mandate is to contribute to empowering the economical and social development of the country, social cohesion and education with focus to vulnerable regions, integration of vulnerable groups and youth through access to work and reinforcement of small and medium enterprises. COOPI delivers its activities in deep cooperation with the civil society and with the Tunisian institutions. With reference to Lybia, COOPI has been working since 2022 with a project funded by AICS in west Lybia.

Description of the role

The collaborator will be in charge of two main objectives: 1) to represent COOPI in Tunisia and progressively build its development and humanitarian programme in country; 2) to manage AICS project and to contribute to develop country programme. All the tasks to be implemented in coordination with the Regional Coordinator.

Main responsibilities

  • Representing COOPI with local institutions, stakeholders, possible donors and international and local partners (Tunisia and Lybia);
  • Carrying on the procedures for COOPI to renew registrations in both countries;
  • Being responsible and fully manage AICS funded project in Lybia;
  • Building new partnerships both institutional and operative (Tunisia and Lybia);
  • Building new project proposals (Tunisia and Lybia), by collecting data and assessing needs, gaps, geographical areas, sectors, security level and accessibility; the aim is to refine the current project proposal in Tunisia and to build new ones in both Tunisia and Lybia;
  • Project writing and submission (Tunisia and Lybia), from identification, assessmet, budget definition, tailoring to fit donors’ guidelines and supporting the submission;
  • Assessing and constantly monitoring the security situation and to contribute at having a clear picture of the financial and logistics means needed for COOPI to be operative in country;
  • Finalizing the procedures for COOPI to fully accomplish the local institutions requirements (e.g. possible reports and procedures to fiscal, security, labour departments);
  • Reporting to donors, local institution and stakeholders;
  • Proper coordinating and internal reporting to COOPI’s HQ.



  • At least 3 years of relevant field experience in humanitarian, early recovery or development programs;
  • Previous experience in the country or in a similar region in terms of culture and social context;
  • Sound knowledge of international donors in humanitarian and development contexts;
  • Excellent communication, reporting and writing skills;
  • Ability to manage a high workload and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Proactive attitude in terms of planning and coordination with different actors, partners and institutions;
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking capacity;
  • Languages: English and French (excellent level written and spoken);
  • Adequate resilience to stress, positive thinking and solution-oriented.


  • Languages : Italian and Arabic;
  • Working experience in both or one of the countries in scope;
  • Similar working experience;
  • Resident in Tunis and/ or autonomous at arranging his/her personal logistics.

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.


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