Recrutement : ALIMA

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is looking for Project Coordinator - Bamenda - Cameroon - M/F


In the North West (NW), ALIMA intends to implement a project with two interventions: a short-term emergency intervention and a COVID 19 response and mitigation. Whereas the exploratory mission will help the organisation understand the exact medical needs of the population on the ground, the second one will aim at strengthening strategies in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities in the NW shall include training of health care workers as well as mitigating the affected population’s access to primary health care, obstetric & gynaecological, paediatrics and nutritional interventions. The project targets Internally Displaced Persons, the host community and other populations at risk.


As part of his or her duties, the incumbent will be required to visit programs and be in contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or presentation of a certificate of good character will be required. In situations where it is not possible to provide a criminal record or a certificate of good morals and morals, a sworn statement will be requested.

Mission Location: Bamenda, Cameroon 

Report to : Head of Mission
Staff Reporting to him: 3 


The Project Coordinator is responsible for ALIMA operational response in the Project. In close collaboration with the mission coordination team, define and plan the Project objectives and priorities, identifying population’s health and humanitarian needs, analyzing the context and the humanitarian issues at stake, the risks and constraints and calculating human and financial needs. Coordinates, in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, its implementation.


  • Supervises the political and humanitarian situation in the project’s
  • Evaluates all needs by identifying the population’s health status, by analysing the context (environment, actors involved, negotiations for access etc.) and associated risks and constraints
  • Monitor the security situation in the area of intervention, propose security guidelines and guarantee their implementation
  • Proposes and carries out exploratory missions
  • Ensures a data collection and epidemiological surveillance system, in agreement with the Medical Coordinator
  • Steers and supervises the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project in collaboration with the project team and according to the internal and donor indicators
  • Provides reporting to the coordination team on project’s evolution and propose corrections if needed
  • Elaborates the Project’s institutional memory, keeping written records (and file them) on its development
  • Supervises full implementation of safety and health protocols, reporting the Medical Coordination on risky behaviors’
  • Identifies training needs, provides individual follow up and coaching,
  • Supervises the project material resources put at ALIMA’s disposition
  • Supervises all orders (medical and logistical) and the Project’s purchases as well as the financial indicators, with the support of the coordination, in order ensure efficiency and early detect deviations and its causes

Experience and Skills

  • University degree or paramedical diploma/degree desirable.
  • Previous experiences in humanitarian aid
  • Experiences with international medical NGOs & experience in project management are desirable.
  • Experience in security management is highly desirable.
  • English Speaking, reading, and writing are mandatory. French is an asset.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel & internet).
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills


  • Contract term: Contract under French law; contract length: 6 months, renewable.
  • Position to be filled: ASAP
  • Salary: depending on experience

ALIMA pays for:

  • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
  • accommodation costs
  • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee and his/her family
  • Evacuation of the employee


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