Plan Cameroun recruits (03) Program Unit Managers (PUM)

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Plan Cameroun is an international Child Centered Community Development Organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation working in Cameroon since 1996. We promote eequal opportunity employment and pay special consideration to female candidates.Plan is a children's organization with primary concerns on children rights, safety and well-being and has in its interest to create safe environments for children with more attention paid to child protection. All employees are therefore expected to comply with our Child protection policy.Plan Cameroon is therefore seeking to recruit enthusiastic, development oriented and a hard working staffs to fulfill the tasks below :

Title : (03) Program Unit Managers (PUM)

Duty station : Garoua, Bamenda, bertoua

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Under the authority of the Program Operations Manager, the Program Unit Manager will among other tasks perform the following :

  • Communicate the vision of Plan to the team
  • Maintain regular and intensive dialogue with Councils, sponsored families, the poorest community members and community leaders ;
  • Promote child centeredness of the interventions, building relatioship, quality programming and learning applying a rights based approach
  • Ensure that opportunities for marketing and grant funding are maximized at PU level
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of all PU resources and enabling a sound environment for financial control and resource mobilization
  • Develop Program Unit staff as well monitoring of their performance, manage and facilitate the design of high quality programs and projects in line with the country Strategic Plan and the program Unit Long term Plan ;
  • Manage all Plan activities and operations in the Program Unit ;
  • Manage sponsorship activities within the Program Unit ;
  • Prepare and submit regular, accurate and well-written proposals and reports on programs, projects, grants and other non-sponsorship funding as per established guidelines to the Grants support Manager ;
  • Prepare and submit special reports on Plan's successful and unsuccessful projects/programs for PR purposes ;
  • Manage and develop Program Unit staff ;
  • Establish and maintain good working and learning relationships with other Program Units, Program Support Team and with Government, particulary at Regional and Divisional levels, with other relevant NGOs and International Organisations, in order to continuously improve the quality of programs and the image of the organisation.
  • Contribute to the management of Plan Cameroon by participating actively in the extended Country Management Team (CTM)

Qualification and Experience

  • At least University Degree in social sciences ; economies, Public or business administration / project managementor equivalent
  • Minimum of five years experience in the field work with at least 3 years in a supervisory position ;

Skills & Behaviors

  • Promotes high performance
  • Understands Plan's work, and implements people processes and practices that support achievement of our objectives ;
  • Communicates in a style that inspires confidence and professionalism and builds credibility current and prospective employees ;
  • Ability to think strategically

Financial skills

  • Strong team working skills ;
  • High degree of discretion ;
  • Demonstrate experience in facilitating community development processes at the community level ;
  • Effective communication and good report writing skills ;
  • Strong coaching skills ;
  • Ability to thing strategically ;
  • Computer literacy – working knowledge of Microsoft word and excel
  • Be fully bilingual (English and French) ;

Application procedure

All applications should include :

  • Cover letter
  • Comprehensive CV ;

Interested applicants should submit their applications no later than october 31st, 2014 at 17 o'oclock preferably in soft copies and by e-mail to the address : with a subject title : Application for (position &Location)

Only shortlited candidates shall be shall be contacted. The candidate finally selected should comply with the Child Protection and Gender equality Policies applied in the Organization.

NB : No application shall be admitted after the closing hour mentioned below.

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