Description

The JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) RCA/Cameroon is looking for an Assistant National Program Officer in Cameroon.

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a ministry of the Society of Jesus acting as an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and people forcibly moved. The organization was founded in November 1980 and is now present in more than 50 countries. JRS is a work of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). As specified in its Charter, the JRS’s mission is to support, serve and defend the rights of refugees and displaced people . This mission is rooted in faith in God who is present at the heart of human history, even in its most tragic moments.

JRS works with other humanitarian organizations and agencies to support forcibly displaced people, provide them with quality services, and publicize their situation so that their rights and dignity are better respected. . JRS is open to collaboration with Jesuits, men and women religious and lay people of all religious and philosophical convictions. Since its creation, JRS has been able to fulfill its mission thanks to the participation of volunteers and employees committed to serving refugees and displaced people. To learn more about our activities around the world, visit our website www.jrs.net

JRS fulfills its mission through a personal presence to refugees; The service offered by JRS is always direct, pastoral in nature, and exposed to the sufferings of refugee life. This sometimes involves working in demanding physical conditions, with stress and limited resources. Through our presence, we try to support the hope of people who live in dangerous and difficult situations and who have every reason to despair. The vision, values ​​and objectives of the organization are described in the 2022-2024 Strategic Framework.

To implement the objectives of the organization, JRS hires people who:

  • are ready to share its mission and values;
  • have the sensitivity to understand the cause of refugees;
  • are personally committed in a spirit of service and promotion of justice;
  • are eager to offer their talents and skills in the service of refugees.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization operating in more than 50 countries with the mission of accompanying, serving and defending the rights of refugees or forcibly displaced people. JRS has been present in Cameroon since 2015.

CONDITIONS PROPOSEES

Duration : 01 year

Place of work : Yaoundé

Start of mission: As soon as possible

Remuneration : according to the salary scale in effect at JRS and professional experience

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Deputy National Program Officer

  1. Mission of the position

Contribute to supporting and providing technical and operational support for all program objectives in Cameroon.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

A. Support Management of program and project activities

  • Participate in planning and supporting the implementation of activities for all objectives of the JRS project in Cameroon;
  • Assist the program assistant in the operational management of projects;
  • Participate in the implementation of the strategy and the implementation of project management tools;
  • Ensure daily monitoring and support of the activities carried out by the project directors and coordinators of each objective and report to the CPO on the difficulties and challenges to be overcome with a view to concrete and rapid solution approaches;
  • Ensure the consolidation of project information and participate in the production of appropriate reporting for donors, project teams and people supported;
  • Consolidate identified execution risks and update monitoring of the project action plan;
  • Ensure the preparation of presentations and reports from meeting/training workshops;
  • Ensure the compilation of the various reports (weekly, monthly and quarterly) of the different aspects of the projects and submission to the CPO for amendment;
  • Ensure support for the program assistant in his tasks;
  • Participate in various meetings with partners or authorities.

B. Monitoring management, program evaluation

  • Contribute to proactive analysis of collected data for improvement of activities and program quality;
  • Participate in the drafting of concept notes and project proposals under the supervision of the national manager;
  • Participate in the evaluation of following JRS guidelines, donors and other agreements;
  • Ensure good flow of information between teams;
  • Participate in monitoring quality and accountability systems for program monitoring and review;
  • Report information to the national manager for the development of project exit strategies.

C. Evaluation et Reporting

  • Participate in the analysis and identification of problems and new opportunities;
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits to teams and activities in the field;
  • Help evaluate the expected results of projects and propose approaches to solutions to situations that pose problems in implementation;
  • Report resource/staff management problems to the National Manager;
  • Regularly participate in team meetings, planning meetings;
  • Prepare the activity report and make proposals for optimizing projects and programs;
  • Carry out all tasks assigned by management.

Candidate Profile

Academic Job Specifications

Minimum Bac+4 in social sciences, management and project management, educational sciences and any other related fields. Additional training/certification in the areas of program management, project monitoring and evaluation, a PMP is an asset.

Experience

At least 4 years of work experience in the field of livelihoods project management, education, or any other related fields.

Professional skills

Management of humanitarian projects;

Narrative reporting;

Project monitoring and evaluation;

Operational research;

Writing skills;

Practice of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, outlook and Ms project;

Practice of French and English;

Ability to write and compile reports.

Qualities

Stress management;

Organizational skills;

Respect of deadlines;

Relational and communication skills;

Adaptability;

Capacity for Initiative and innovation;

Sense of Resilience;

Respect, commitment and diplomacy.

NB: JRS applies the principle of zero tolerance for any unwanted behavior, including harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, fraud and corruption.

How to apply

Application files (cover letter and CV including three references) must be sent with the position title in the subject line to the following address: [email protected]

The deadline for receipt of files is May 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m., Cameroon time.

However, given the urgency, the JRS reserves the right to suspend receipt of files before this date if it considers that several candidates who have applied have the desired profile.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for a test and/or interview.

Any file that is incomplete or sent after the receipt deadline will be systematically rejected.

JRS strongly encourages applications from women and those living with disabilities.

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