Program Manager

at Catholic Relief Services
Published November 13, 2022
Location PO Box 1851, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Catholic Relief Services a Development Organization is seeking a qualified, experienced, and highly motivated Program Manager I, ALLRight, in charge of managing the Advancing Local Leadership in the Right Way (ALLRight) Program, which seeks to support the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) to become a leading organization for humanitarian and development programming in Cameroon.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage and implement all activities throughout relevant project cycles - project design, start-up, implementation, and close-out - to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure in-country project and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
Provide strategic leadership in the development, identification and dissemination of standardized approaches and best practices to implement the capacity strengthening strategy of the project. Coordinate the identification of technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
Work with staff of relevant program, finance and operations sectors, to develop/adapt and provide training, tools, etc. for targeted partner staff. Develop/adapt, provide and/or oversee technical assistance activities with partners, including accompaniment and mentoring.
Ensure the effective sharing of information, including key decisions, status updates, successes and challenges, with the appropriate people within CRS and partners (in keeping with situational demands and the requirements of established agreements).
Ensure appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight, ensure efficient use of project resources.

Personal Skills

Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
Independent work ethic and ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.


Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education


Minimum of 5 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO

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