Apave Cameroun recherche Program Manager (CEMAC) M/F

Recrutement Offres d'emplois  Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroun
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Description du poste

Référence :AUT/0618/002249
Type de contrat : CDD
Métier/Spécialité : Santé
Localisation géographique :
Pays : Cameroun
Ville : Yaounde, Centre, CM

Notre société :

Leader en recrutement sur le continent africain, Apave International vous propose chaque semaine de nombreuses opportunités de carrière au sein d'entreprises privées ou publiques et d'Institutions Internationales.

Mission :

Our client is an international charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. His “teach a man to fish” partnership model offers training, funding and resources to empower local doctors to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Rather than swooping in to provide interventions and then leaving the communities, this organization works to elevate local expertise by strengthening surgeons' skills and increasing the level of care in local hospitals.

The Program Manager CEMAC has to devise, plan and implement local strategies to achieve the mission and goals of the organization in terms of high-quality and safe cleft lip and palate care through effective management of programs and partnerships in CEMAC Region. Ensure and take full responsibility for all legal compliances within the region and with the applicable laws of the United States. Be the 'face' of the organization in the region. Act when and where necessary to ensure the best interests of the organization and its programs. Prepare and monitor the budget. Be responsible for ensuring full compliance with Smile Train's Safety & Quality Protocol and organizational Guidelines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Develop and implement an annual budget and long-term and short-term action plans to reach as many cleft-affected children as possible with cleft treatment, as quickly as possible, in the most cost-effective manner, whilst maintaining high standards of safety and quality. Submit the budget for regional review and, once finalized, implement the same in the best possible manner.
  • Within the framework of the approved budget, draw up operational plans with measurable targets, specific checkpoints, and clear financial commitments.
  • Institute suitable business processes and necessary control mechanisms for the continual monitoring of financial, programmatic, and medical targets in the region.
  • Receive, review, and analyze all grant requests from local stakeholders, most typically local partner hospitals, and carry out ‘due diligence' to either reject or approve those that fall within the agreed financial authority and plans, sharing with headquarters when additional approvals are required.
  • Ensure all operations are legally and financially transparent and in compliance with all local laws and laws of the U.S. that apply to local business practices.
  • Be the local representative and spokesperson for the organization, and the ‘eyes and ears' in the region. Speak up, when and where necessary, about the organization's aims, values and practices; keep track of cleft-related issues and developments and share this feedback internally and with partners.
  • Lead efforts to share the organization's global messaging locally and help to build the brand and awareness of the organization programs in CEMAC.
  • Capture and share stories, images, and videos that help to tell Smile Train's story and that could be used across the organization to further Smile Train's mission.
  • Maintain communication with existing partner hospitals and work together to ensure success of current and future programs.
  • Continually seek out new organization partners that can contribute to the furtherance of the organization's goals, and elicit their support.
  • Build and nurture the ‘Smile Train' brand, developing an image of a focused, committed, ethical and caring organization upholding and furthering ‘best practices' in cleft care. To this end, develop and maintain effective communications with all key external constituencies, e.g. medical professionals, social and voluntary organizations, government functionaries, the media and patients/guardians.
  • Serve as a point of contact for operations within CEMAC and communicate regularly with the Program Director, West & Central Africa to keep the Management informed about all significant developments and key plans.

Profil :

Sound professional qualifications - including a degree in Medicine/Public Health/Social sciences/International Relations/Law or Accounting and MBA from a reputed Business School will be an added advantage. Thorough familiarity with the cultures of CEMAC and must be bilingual, written and oral (English and French) very essential.
3-5 years related work experience in a management position in a large multinational or national for-profit or not-for-profit organization with significant project management experience.


Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and ability to navigate databases and datasets.

Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Public speaking ability. English as first language

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work with a global team, exhibiting cultural sensitivity, a commitment to the organization's mission, strong time management skills, and capacity to work independently with minimal or no supervision.

Ability to travel, work evenings and weekends as needed

Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks

High levels of energy and commitment to excellence

Interested and qualified candidates should send a CV in english only

Niveau d'études : MASTER 2 / BAC+5
Spécialisation : Santé
Niveau d'expérience : Expérimenté (de 10 à 20 ans)

Langues :
Anglais : Langue maternelle


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