Medical Project Manager, Chef de projet médical, Buea – South West Region – Cameroun (with frequent field visits in Meme Division)INTERSOS

Medical Project Manager, Chef de projet médical, Buea – South West Region – Cameroun (with frequent field visits in Meme Division), INTERSOS

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

INTERSOS Vacancy Details

Job Title

Medical Project Manager







Duty Station

Buea – South West Region – Cameroun (with frequent field visits in Meme Division).

Starting date


Contract duration

11 months

Reporting to

NWSW Head of Base and INTERSOS Cameroun Head of Mission

Functional Supervisor

National Program Coordinator and supported in HQ by the INTERSOS Health and Protection Units.

Supervision of

7 national Staff


Non-family duty station

General context of the project


present rise of violence in the Regions of the North West and the South West have affected

many, be they victims or witnesses of violence. Many, despite the healing of

their wounds are left with deep psychological trauma requiring immediate

attention. The widespread insecurity and the attacks led to destruction of

basic education and health infrastructure, and the fleeing of education and

health personnel, causing a lack of availability of health services to deal

with war injuries and psychosocial trauma related to violence, including sexual

violence and rape. The lack of health facilities also contributes to the spread

of epidemics such as cholera, polio and measles, which are recurrent, and of

COVID-19, and particularly affects children and older people. there is a lack

of region specific health data related to the south west and Meme region

especially in terms of reliable health indicators or health needs/gaps

assessment  The 2 main objectives of this

intervention will be:

Assess the health and MH context in

the Kumba area;

Reduce suffering and improve mental

health and psychosocial well-being of people affected by violence/conflict in

Kumba area through the improvement of access to quality mental health and

psychosocial services, delivered as close as possible to the beneficiaries.

The main outcome of the project is

to improve access to quality of mental health and psychosocial services is in

Kumba and it will be delivered through the following outputs

Understanding of the health and MH

context and Needs/Gaps in Kumba and surrounding areas  (Meme division, South West region) via

different assessments

Increased MHPSS response capacity

through better identification and support of community based MHPSS activities;

Delivery of quality Mental health

services to beneficiaries in need;

The latter will focus on the delivery of

MHPSS in a delocalized manner, to mitigate barriers to accessing centralized

services namely: financial barriers related to costs for transport or

admission, insecurity, drop-out rate during referrals.

General purpose of the position

The Medical Project Manager will:

Supervise the implementation and the development of the

medical and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities in the

project through the MH activity manager and the local partner’s PM

Coach and Supervise the Health staff in charge of the health

assessment and provide him/her with the correct tools and support to perform a

health assessment/report

Coordinate the mental health activities with the Local

Partner and the  MH activity manager

Ensure quality pharmacy management, through the supervision

of a project pharmacist

Guarantee the relevancy and the quality of the health,

mental health/psychosocial activities carried out

Participate in assessment or emergency interventions in case

of needs

Main responsibilities and tasks

Project Management

Planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the

implementation of the project, ensuring timely and quality delivery of

project’s proposal;

Ensure, in line with INTERSOS internal rules and

regulations, Consortium lead and donor regulations and international

humanitarian standard (such as SPHERE) the management of the project;

Conduct regular field visits to assess program quality and

progress toward objectives, facilitate collective problem solving with staff

and other stakeholders to address challenges;

Liaising with project Local partners, ensuring regular

meetings, structured supervision, feedback mechanisms are in place.

Liaising with sector appropriate local government and

authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at field site

level, in coordination with the HoM;

Plan and distribute tasks and workload among the teams,

guiding their understanding of the issues linked to the Project and the Mission

through regular working meetings and feedback, in order to ensure an efficient

deployment of the resources and the achievement of the expected goals;

Inform the field team on the instructions given by the

Coordination Office promoting fluent, smooth written and oral communication and

information flow and ensuring confidentiality and full compliance with security

rules, protection principles and medical ethics;

Supervise the project material resources put at INTERSOS

disposition in order to ensure a correct use and its longevity;

Supervise all orders (medical and logistical) and the

Project’s purchases, as well as the financial indicators in order ensure

quality of medications (in collaboration with logistics), efficiency, adequate

supply at  the intervention sites and

early detect  deviations and its causes;

Ensure appropriate budget management;

Monitor the risks and threats around the project(s),

documenting the situation and analyzing the consequences of political decisions

or negotiations in course;

Proactively participate in relevant technical coordination

meetings and working groups.


Ensure quality and pertinence of mental health/PSS

activities in collaboration with the MH activity manager and local partner PM

Supervises and coaches the health staff in charge of the

health assessment/report, liaising with HQ medical unit

Supervises the pharmacist to ensure the quality of medical

stock management/distribution, the appropriateness of orders, etc.

Share problematic situations and cases with the Health

Referent HQ and/or SV MH referent for help with decision making and problem


Network activities

Perform a mapping and its regular update of the existing

services, including other INGO’s, local NGO’s, community groups and

governmental health services, etc.

Maintain and develops network through meetings, cluster and

contact with field organizations and relevant actors / track files with the

main contact information.

Data collection and analysis of activities

Monitor and evaluate MHPSS activities in order to have

reliable information about activities and adapt them accordingly

Support the MH activity manager in the correct

implementation of patient documentation and data tools with the support of the

MH activity manager

Elaborate the monthly report activity (narrative &


Share relevant non confidential data and information with

the Country Protection Focal Point/Protection coordinator, for monthly

protection reporting purposes or as required by the technical supervisors


Univeristy degree in medicine or nursing or other paramedical studies

Professional experience

Medical doctor or nurse with at least 3 years of relevant experience in humanitarian sector with a medical NGOs and in project management of health programs, experience in implementation and supervision of MH project is desirable.

Professional requirements

Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Demonstrate experience with different donors compliance and reporting

Leadership, people management and development, teamwork and cooperation

Strategic vision

Results and quality orientation

Behavioural flexibility

Commitment to INTERSOS principles

Understanding of humanitarian operations principles, standards and best



English and French


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