Job opportunity : Program manager M/F

Job opportunity : Program manager M/F

Actions Against Hunger is an International Non Governmental Organiztion (NGO), apolitical, non denominated and non-profit. For our operations in Cameroon, we are looking for:


Base: Buea (south west region)
Number of positions : 1
Contract duration: 1 Year
start date: 1st January 2022
Supervised by: Field Cordinator
Location : Buea South West Region


Mission 1: To contribute to the analysis of the humanitarian context, to the intervention strategy and to the positioning of the MHPSS-P department

The MHPSS-P programme manager is responsible:
  • For analysis of the MHPSS-P humanitarian situation and of the context of intervention in a continuous, systematic and satisfactory way in its area of intervention. Integrate this analysis and monitoring in the APRs each month
  • For participating in definition of the strategy over its area of intervention and the sectoral strategy at the national level, if requested
  • For the implementation of the assigned project consistent with AAH policies and positioning documents, the national strategy and other legal texts of the technical ministry/ministries in charge of the sector, the key international documents of the sector (SPHERE, IASC and WHO Standards, mhGAP, PM+, Thinking Healthy, etc..)
  • For mapping other actors and potential partners in the area with the aim of improving coordination and avoiding duplication of efforts
  • For promoting transversal integration of the MHPSS-P department with the other departments in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
  • For management of crosscutting issues in the MHPSS-P responses (Protection, Gender, Disability, etc...)
Mission 2: Identify needs and contribute to project formulation

The MHPSS-P program manager is responsible:
  • The identification of humanitarian needs in MHPSS-P in its area of intervention, including the submission of related reports
  • Appropriate inclusion of target populations and local and sectoral actors in the identification of needs and response methods
  • Participate in the definition of MHPSS-P programs
  • Contribute to the writing of the MHPSS-P parts of project proposals
Mission 3: To ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the MHCP-GP project

The MHPSS-P programme manager is responsible:
  • For implementation of the MHPSS-P project, consistent with the logical framework of the intervention, the budget, the AAH logistical and administrative procedures
  • For coordination and supervision of training and supportive activities at PHCs and hospital level, of training and supportive activities at CBOs and community level, of referral system building activities
  • For organizing workshops involving authorities, partners and communities in connection to the project
  • For identification of the technical constraints linked to implementation of his/her projects and for the proposal of innovative technical solutions to respond to its constraints
  • For implementation of the technical recommendations in his/her project (Field Coordinator, Head of Department, Technical Advisor…)
  • For monitoring of his/her project using the MHPSS-P indicators, the internal APR monitoring tools, regular presence in the field, an updated planning, monthly analysis of budgetary monitoring
  • For donor and AAH visibility on the sites of the project
  • For writing within the deadlines of the MHPSS-P parts of external and internal reports to be submitted
  • For identification and implementation of the safety measures for the teams and the populations (training places, community work sites…)
Mission 4: To contribute to the quality and accountability processes, to the evaluation of project’s impact and to project’s capitalization

The MHPSS-P programme manager is responsible:
  • For supervising the quality of the project implemented in line with the technical and management standards of the AAH’s project cycle management
  • For promoting and contributing to the evaluation of the impact of the project (internal needs assessments and external evaluation)
  • For promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (external evaluation and joint visits)
  • For implementing the complaint mechanisms focusing on the transparency and ethics of projects in particular with assisted populations
  • For contributing to AAH’ communication actions (photos, testimonies, etc.)
Mission 5: To participate in external representation and coordination with AAH’s partners in the area
The MHPSS-P programme manager is responsible:
  • For coordinating his/her activities with the other sectors and AAH departments for rationalized use of the resources and maximum integration
  • For participation at the request of the Country Director and the Field Coordinator to visits of donors, if needed
  • For AAH’s representation to MHPSS-P working group, protection cluster, child protection and GBV sub clusters
  • For undertaking relationships with the partners (mapping, identification and selection), the authorities, the agencies of the United Nations and the NGOs in his/her sector in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
  • For the contribution to the process of selection, formalization and strengthening of the capacities of the partners (local NGO or Community-based Organization, national and private authorities, etc...)
  • For strengthening the capacities of the partners in MHPSS-P according to a joint plan and the objectives set for the project
Mission 3: To build capacities and manage his/her team

The MHPSS-P program manager is responsible:
  • For the recruitment and initial training of the team on AAH MHPSS-P ways of work and Projects Cycle Management tools
  • For the management of his/her team (leadership, motivation, team meetings, individual action plans, work schedules, conflicts, etc.)
  • For the performance evaluation of the team members
  • For the continuous development of the skills of the members of his/her team, through identification of needs, training plans and weekly clinical supervision
  • For the training on basic skills (like PFA) for others AAH departments
Mission 7: Contribute to capitalization and technical development within its sector
  • The MHPSS-P program manager is responsible:
  • For capitalization of the project’s experience, lessons learned, programme data and documentation of the innovations carried out (learning reports, formalize methodologies, hand over report at the end of the assignment)
  • For transmission and development of the technical and operational knowledge acquired in his/her programme
  • To contribute to the feedback of information in the field to feed AAH communication
Mission 6: To guarantee and ensure the confidentiality of data collected during the project
  • Ensure data confidentiality, ownership of project beneficiaries and AAH
  • Guarantee the confidentiality of clinical interviews / individual or group counselling with the psychologists in charge as relevant
  • Master degree in clinical psychology
  • At least 2 years of experience in the field of psychosocial support in a similar position;
  • Work experiences in International NGOs;
  • In-depth knowledge of AAH's MHPSS-P intervention framework
  • Project management and budget monitoring capacities;
  • Knowledge and practices in transcultural psychology;
  • Successful experience on themes of promotion of gender equality or personal commitment;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Excellent listening skills and empathy;
  • Flexibility and strong ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work in a very austere environment that is often unstable in terms of security;
  • Very good team and stress management skills;
  • Commit to respecting and applying AAH's gender policy
  • Integrate the gender approach into activities
  • Contribute to a working environment that takes into account the specificities of each other and avoid any discrimination

Commit to respect and apply AAH’'s gender policy.
  • Mainstream gender approach in all activities
  • Contribute to a working environment that takes into account each other's specificities and avoids discrimination.

Our recruitment procedure has 3 key steps :
  • A pre-selection on the basis of the files submitted (only canidates whose skills and experience matches with the profile are selected for the test) ;
  • Written test and Oral Interview.
For each step, only selected candidates are contacted.
Applications (including a CV, a letter of motivation, and references) must be submitted ONLY by email at, indicating the title of the position and reference.
BU-HR-122021-01 in subject of the mail.

Applications must be sent before 21st of December 2021 at 5 :30 PM.
At the attention of: Head of Human resources department, Action Against Hunger Cameroon
Only selected candidates will be selected for tests and interview.


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