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mardi 10 novembre 2020

Job opportunity: Project officer

Job opportunity: Project officer

An International Non -Governmental Organization is seeking the services of a qualified, experienced and highly motivated Project Officer - Partnership and Capacity Building who will be responsible for ensuring that USAID / PEPFAR requirements for relationships and capacity strengthening / Building of project partners are met. He / She will help ensure understanding and application of the relevant partnership principles and should be a resource person for CRS staff and partners engaged in joint programs and / or other partnership activities, with the primary purpose to ensure that partnerships are effective and mutually beneficial to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable.

The Position is based in Maroua.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support the application of specific methodologies designed to ensure the appropriateness and quality of the partnership strategy;
  • Support identification of potential new partners using CRS tools (RSFMP, HOCAI, etc.), including partner mappings and assessments;
  • Support capacity strengthening and leadership development for partners;
  • Support technical assistance activities with partners, including accompaniment and mentoring;
  • Support partners to apply relevant tools to help identify capacity and institution strengthening needs, develop corresponding strategies, and monitor implementation;
  • Participate in field activities such as strategic planning processes and evaluations to ensure an appropriate approach to capacity strengthening;
  • Support efforts in getting CENC prime-ready by the end of the transition period by conducting assessments, organizational structuring and development, staffing and capacity building.
  • Participate in initial partnership discussions, especially with new Church partners in order to build a strong foundation.
Qualifications and Skills:
• University degree in development, project management, business, organizational development, non-formal and / or adult education, psychology, public administration. Master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum of three years of work experience in international organizations or the private sector, particularly in project management, human resources management and public relations.
• Minimum of two years of experience in partnership activities and institutional strengthening, especially with a religious partner.
• Experience with capacity building, including training and mentoring as well as the development of training materials.
• Experience in institution building, including developing and / or improving business processes, policies, and procedures.
• Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred.
• Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of financial Systems and accounting package or other financial reporting software a plus.

Personal Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, representation, and networking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in interdisciplinary teams and facilitating team efforts in the workplace, as well as working independently.
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in engaging partners and strengthening partnerships.
  • Be perfectly bilingual (English and French)
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively
Required Travel: Frequent travel between Maroua and zonal areas.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Application Process:
Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 References, and copies of relevant supporting documents to the application should be forwarded to:

The Resident Representative
PO Box 1851, Yaoundé – Cameroon or by email to:

“Project Officer - Partnership and Capacity Building “in the e-mail subject line

Closing date: November 17th, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that this organization requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the agency Safeguarding Policy.

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