Project Management Officer – West & Central Africa

Title : Project Management Officer - West & Central Africa

Location : Yaounde - Cameroon

Applications deadline: June 23, 2022


Position Summary:

The Project Management Officer will provide support in donor reporting, project implementation and delivery, and compiling project progress in relation to AWF’s strategic goals and objectives, with a focus on projects implemented in Central & West Africa. The position will be based in Yaoundé and report to the Senior Officer, Project Management.


Project Planning

·        Support the Technical Advisors and Project Leads in developing detailed project plans and managing the lifecycle of project activities resulting in fulfillment of project objectives.

·        Continuously track project activities due dates, expected deliverables, resources and budgets to ensure effective and efficient implementation of conservation projects.  

·        Update and maintain project implementation plans to reflect the most recent status.

Project Management and Delivery Support

·        Conduct field visits to project sites to compile activity status reports to be compiled continuously in preparation of relevant donor reports.

·        Conduct project progress assessments, identifying critical areas of slippage, status of activities and progress made towards achieving project impact/targets via Envisio .

·        In liaison with the Senior Officer, Project Management train users of Envisio to ensure better use of AWF’s project management system.

·        Lead adoption, implementation and capacitate teams to fully implement Envisio and ensure updates as required.

·        Review means of verification documentation for quality assurance and ensure they are in line with donor requirements.

·        Work with Budget and Grants Team to monitor spending of project activities and adjust work plans accordingly.

·        Keep track of arising issues and risks in Central and West Africa, highlighting the impact to the overall project and escalate to Project Leads as required.

Reporting and Adaptive Management

·        Support Project Leads in the timely preparation and compilation of donor reports and ensure compliance with contractual obligations.

·        Document planned activity progress on a monthly basis and link to spending report shared by Budgets and Grants team.

·        Contribute to the preparation of donor reports including review and analysis of implementation progress alongside approved budget spending.

·        Maintain records of means of verification documentation to be used for donor reporting as evidence of activity execution.

·        Support project managers in implementation, quality control and adaptive management of project activities implemented in project sites in Central & West Africa.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

·        Assist Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team with tracking and following up on data collection requirements of each project, ensuring both donor and AWF compliance. 

·        Document summaries of key lessons learned for various projects in the course of implementation. 


·        Assist in providing orientation materials covering the project management system, AWF’s project management and implementation guidelines, roles, responsibilities and expectations for new project staff.

·        Undertake other required duties as assigned by the Cameroon Country Director.


·        Undergraduate degree in Project Management, International Relations, Business Administration, Environmental Studies or any closely related field.

·        5 years’ experience in project/program management.

·        NGO experience preferred.

·        Strong planning, coordination and analytical skills.

·        Computer literacy to use all MS Office Packages i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

·        Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills.

·        Experience in project management software/system is an added advantage.

·        Proficiency in report writing.

Fluency in French is an added advantage


How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply on AWF career website  or directly send their application with the position title as subject at :