Job Title Project Manager
Reports to Project Coordinator
Job location Yaounde, Cameroon
Start Date February 2023
Contract Duration  1 year renewable


About the Organization
Local Youth Corner Cameroon is a national, non-profit, youth-led non-governmental organization created in 2002 with the focus of working with youth to promote youth empowerment, inclusion and participation in policy making and development process. LOYOC seeks to build peace and conflict prevention, prevent youth radicalism and violent extremism through training, peer-to-peer education, sports, policy recommendations, and research, etc, and create an enabling environment for young people to exercise their full potential. As a youth-led organization, we apply a Positive Youth Development Approach that strengthens the assets/skills, sense of agency, opportunities for contributions, and the enabling environment for youth.

The organization currently has 4 operational offices with headquarters in Yaoundé. With the need to recruit visionary and passionate young peace builders to push the organization’s vision and with LOYOC being an equal opportunity employer, we are currently looking for dedicated youths who are ready to not only share our goals but grow as well with the team.

Job Purpose
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Project Manager will be responsible to manage LOYOC and Search’s YOUNG Cameroon initiative focusing of Youth, Peace and Security in Cameroon.  He or She will be responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance to the project and oversee timely and effective implementation of the project.  S/he will bring in leadership and peace-building knowledge and expertise to ensure the high-quality, high-impact project outputs and outcomes. The project manager is also responsible for timely and accurate financial reporting, monitoring progress and impact of the project in both financial and technical terms. l. He or She will play role in promoting of key learning for the improvement of the project and for wider learning of the organization
Duties and Responsibilities

Project Implementation and Management 

  • Lead the planning and management of the ‘YOUNG Cameroon project in Cameroon.
  • Engage with project participants and partner organizations periodically to ensure that activities meet participants’ needs, project objectives and the key activities are taking place as planned.
  • Engage with key government and non-government interlocutors, including the donor, and peace-building agencies.
  • Coordinate with the Finance team in managing budgets and producing financial reporting to donors and government, ensuring compliance with any donor requirements, policies and procedures of Alert and the audit requirements.
  • Create and maintain a project filing system, and ensure effective documentation including recording, documentation, and filing of project activities, M&E data, and internal and external project meetings.

Staff, Consultant and Project Management

  • Line manage, support and undertake performance management of the Project Officer, and M&E Officer including work planning
  • Take the lead in the drafting of Terms of References, monitor progress of deliverables and provide feedback as necessary, and ensure that the work of other project staff is consistent with the overall project implementation plan

Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management 

  • Oversee the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan and appropriate M&E tools and ensure adoption of the tools to measure the progress.
  • Coordinate the collection of relevant information from partners and staff to feed into the monitoring and evaluation of the project and work on drafting as well as finalizing donor reports and project completion reports, including financial reports, in coordination with the Project Coordinator
  • Lead development of research methodologies including context analysis and other research processes and provide a strategic lead for possible adaptation responding to the contextual analysis and changes within the project.
  • Lead regular reflection/review meetings, production and dissemination of high-quality project outputs, publications, and communications materials and disseminate lessons and findings internally and externally.
  • Contribute to team-wide communications and knowledge management, and participate in organization-wide events and discussions on related topics/project

Leading in project compliance

  • Ensure that project partners respect and apply all of LOYOC’s administrative; logistical and financial systems, as well as those of the donor – Search for Common Ground and the European Union, and respect the laws of Cameroon;
  • Coordinate and organize activities with partners using a community and participatory approach to achieve the expected results of the project;
  • Contribute to the development of the project’s strategy and activities ensuring they are conflict and gender sensitive.

Project Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation 

  • Lead in the organization and facilitation of reflection and planning sessions with partners as often as necessary and develop recommendations for the adaptation of the strategy of the project based on the results of these sessions;
  • Lead the collection of relevant information from partners to feed into the monitoring and evaluation of the project, including activity reports
  • Lead in preparation of donor reports and project completion reports in coordination with the Project Manager and the M&E officer under the supervision of the Project Coordinator;
  • Ensure that the partners submit timely monthly updates that conforms to the standards of LOYOC, Search and the European Union;
  • Collect and give constructive feedback on partner organization’s activity reports and develop reports based on the context and other data collected from the field; submit these reports to the Project Manager in a timely fashion;
  • Supervise  the undertaking of field visits as often as possible in order to ensure the effective implementation of activities by partners and ensure these are being implemented in line with the Terms of References validated by the Project Coordinator;
  • Participate in preparation of Monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports in collaboration with the SPO & Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Contribute to LOYOC’s organizational processes and strategies

  • Contribute to team-wide communications and knowledge management, and participate in organization-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects
  • Any other tasks as may be reasonably required;
  • Contribute and assist in weekly staff meetings, sharing regular updates on the project;
  • Actively participate in LOYOC’s team meetings and other meetings as required;
  • Participate in relevant coordination mechanisms.

Other relevant tasks as required by the Project Coordinator. 

Travel requirements
This position is based in Yaounde, with regular travel to the 10 regions of Cameroon.
A Master Degree either in International Development, law, conflict and peace-building studies, human rights, Social/Political Science and other relevant subjects.
At least 4 years’ experience in project management, including responsibility for project planning, admin/finance issues, contract management and donor & partner relationship management
Excellent working knowledge (spoken, written and reading) of English and French
Experience of implementing community-based programming in Youth Peace and Security, governance, peace-building programming
Experience in engaging with partners and other stakeholders
Excellent report-writing and editing skills
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage personal workload and meet deadlines
Knowledge and experience of M&E methodologies
Strong understanding of the context for peace-building and good governance in Cameroon


Understanding and familiarity with conflict-sensitive approaches to development
Familiarity with gender and development concepts, and experience of implementing gender-sensitive programmes
Knowledge and experience of M&E in the peace-building sector
Experience of project design and fundraising
Experience with Outcome Harvesting/ Outcome Mapping methodologies
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Potential applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Interested Applicants meeting the above requirements should submit a motivation letter and an up to date curriculum vitae by email to; addressed to the Human Resource Manager, Local Youth Corner Cameroon not later than the 20th of February 2022. Any application submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

                               NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted… 

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