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Program Intern, Cameroon

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Organization: Plan International

Country: Cameroon

City: Yaoundé

Office: Plan International in Yaoundé, Cameroon

The Organization

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we live for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Job specification



Service and site

UNHCR – Yaounde and Douala


Supervisor (position): DAFI Coordinator

Goal :

How does this position support Plan’s strategy and mission? Illustrate how it fits into the overall strategy.

Under the general supervision of the Project Manager and direct of the DAFI Coordinator, the education intern will ensure, as part of the implementation of the DAFI Program in Yaounde and Douala, the implementation of the various tasks related to the education of children. refugees enrolled in higher education and vocational training.

Station dimensions:

It is an impregnation course.

Key end results and typical responsibilities:

“Works ” carried out ( what ) and “ reasons ” ( why ), but not the “ actions ” nor the “ way ” ( how ); include indicators of success.

Ensure the reception of refugee users with educational needs and refer them to the DAFI Assistant for appropriate actions;

Assist the DAFI Assistant with the descents to be carried out in tertiary schools and vocational training institutions welcoming refugees and ensure the monitoring and effectiveness of the target;

Assist the DAFI Assistant in any home visits for the follow-up of refugee students with concerns in their education;

Assist the DAFI Assistant in the organization of a school support course operation for targeted refugee children / students, in examination class, with low results in collaboration with the Education Assistant of the social project;

Support and assist the DAFI Assistant in collecting and recording academic results for the year 2020/2021 as well as organizing the selection of new scholarship holders;

Participate in all other activities as needed.

Manage issues:

Application of the knowledge required for the position, the complexity of the problems being managed and the degree of investigation, analysis and creative thinking required to solve them.

To be able to anticipate conflicts, analyze them and propose solutions;

Communication and working relations:

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; includes the goal and level (high, medium, low) of contact.

Knowledge, skills and behaviors required to achieve the objectives of the position:


Tags organizational culture project manager

University degree or BAC + 3 diploma in Educational Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology, Law, or Project Planning.


Good communication and ICT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Have great writing skills (English and French);

Good planning and organizational skills


Good listening skills

Good interpersonal relationships

Open to feedback and willingness to adopt new approaches and processes

Good team member

Concerned about safety

Good presentation and attention to detail

Environment and physical requirements:

It may be a “typical administrative environment”; note whether the position includes carrying heavy loads, climbing, traveling a lot, etc.

Frequent trips to schools and families.

Please attach an organization chart of your department:

Location: Yaounde and Douala

Closing Date: September 30, 2021

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we live to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organizational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and / or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.