Plan International Cameroon is recruiting an intern for the grants department

Recrutement Offres de stages Stage professionnel  Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroun
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Intern - Grant Department (12561)

Plan International Cameroon is a Child Centered Community Development Organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation working in Cameroon since 1996. Plan International is a children's organization with primary concerns on children's 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 International also promotes equal opportunity employment and pays special consideration to female candidates.

Plan's Internationals' Global Strategic Goal (2011-2015) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.

Plan International Cameroon is recruiting an intern for the grants department. It is one of the departments at Plan Cameroon Country office. It has main responsibilities to;

  • Develop and lead the implementation of Plan's Resource Mobilization strategy
  • Ensure grants administration
  • Ensure contact between the National Organisations and donors for all grants-related affairs
  • Ensure the management of grants systems and processes for compliance

Objective of the internship

Provide support to the grants department in the follow-up key processes and tasks related to grant administration and archiving

Dimensions of internship role:

  • Reporting to the Grants Support Manager
  • Support the monitoring process of grant management initiatives

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success

  • Keep track of and remind GSM of grants department activity plans
  • Track and reports on the progress of concept notes/proposals to be developed or in the pipeline
  • Proofread concept notes/proposals and grant reports for grammatical and formatting errors
  • Support the grants department with secretariat duties
  • Provide support in the process for Identifying & exploring new fundraising opportunities; review and summarize funding requirements from various donors; recommend response to fundraising opportunities;
  • Update all grant files at CO
  • Support the development of new project initiatives,
  • Set learning and development goals
  • Submit internship report upon completion

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ability to solve problems and thinking strategically
  • Iintroducing innovations for programs design and resource mobilisation
  • Providing advice
  • A source of expertise.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • High contact with grants department
  • Minimal contact with other departments at CO
  • Program Units

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role's Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience

Qualification and Experience

  • A university degree in sociology or social sciences/Economic.
  • An advanced university degree (Masters) is an advantage
  • Background training, skills, and knowledge in general grants and community development processes is also an advantage.
  • Work experience in this or related disciplines will be an advantage
  • Experience on grants compliance requirements for a donor

Demonstrated behaviors needed by the post holder to successfully perform the role:

  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates effectively and enthusiastically
  • Behaves consistently in their approach to work and decision-making

Leadership Behaviours

  • Communication skills, appropriate to the audience
  • Capability to communicate ideas and technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Strong Team-building and motivational skills

Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice.

  • Good reporting skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and spoken English and French

Physical Environment and Demands:

May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.

Typically office environment with participation in meetings in Yaounde

Level of Contact with Children:

The position will be based at the Country Office and level of contact with children is very low.

Duration: 3 months renewable

Ethical and child protection statements

  • Confidentiality and anonymity: The intern shall ensure confidentiality of all information related to the assignment.
  • Child protection: Plan will ensure that the intern receives an orientation on its policy on Child Protection.


To apply for this job, kindly click on "Apply". Your application should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor

Location: Yaoundé - CAMEROON

Closing date: May 25th, 2016

Plan international operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourage diversity. Only applications received in French or English will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan International has a Child Protection and a gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

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