CARE USA , Cameroon
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Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

The position’s purpose is to provide vision, leadership, and guidance of the project internally, with project staff, and externally with USAID, host governments, other donors, and stakeholders. The COP shall have principal responsibility for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that project tasks are completed and that project objectives are successfully met. S/he will lead the team and serve as the primary point of contact with the USAID Agreement Officer Representative in Cameroon regarding implementation of activities and management matters relating to the agreement. S/he will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the agreement, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed; and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all experts/personnel. S/he will be the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the agreement and will establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported. Finally, s/he will manage the preparation and presentation of all proposed implementation plans and reports.


  • Staff management
  • Program and technical operations management to achieve program objectives
  • Program reporting and documentation
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Masters level training in health and/or development
  • At least 15 years of experience successfully managing and leading evaluations/research programs for complex international public health programs (implementation, logistics, budget, staffing) funded by USAID or international projects in Africa, ideally in francophone West or Central Africa
  • Demonstrated ability in concepts, principles, methods and techniques of delivering public health programs for HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies and other USAID projects, local organizations and partners
  • Demonstrated experience in managing USAID projects
  • Ability to recruit, train, develop and manage staff
  • Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English and French