Nom de l’employeur : METABIOTA Cameroon




Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to [email protected]

METABIOTA Cameroon (MCL) is recruiting for a PROJECT ASSISTANT for a CDC-Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) funded project with considerable experience in public health disease prevention and surveillance including epidemics and pandemics control and/or Laboratory and Environmental Health including biosafety/biosecurity. The position will be based at the Metabiota Cameroon office in Yaoundé.

About Metabiota Cameroon:

Metabiota Cameroon (MCL) is a subsidiary of Metabiota Inc., based out of San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Metabiota is the pioneer in comprehensive risk analytics that improve the world’s resilience to epidemics.  Metabiota has conducted pandemic prevention and research in Central Africa for 20 years. MCL’s principle objectives include: research into the interactions between ecology and human health; infectious disease surveillance; the promotion of public health; the reduction of epidemic and pandemic threats in Central Africa; and the provision of trainings in public health research and practice.

About the Position: 

We seek a PROJECT ASSISTANT with a global perspective who shares our passion and dedication to successful implementation of results driven public health. A successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to excel in a collaborative, intense, and entrepreneurial environment. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with initiative, confidence, discipline, and content expertise to effectively manage challenges and objectives. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of global health, disease surveillance, and/or infectious disease topics with background in public health disease prevention and surveillance including epidemics and pandemics control. The PROJECT ASSISTANT will report to the Project Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist as necessary the Project Coordinator in all project planning, day-to-day implementation, ensure compliance with project proposals and timely execution of all activities.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in the elaboration of project reports.
  • Implement all tasks as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Administrative duties:

  • Daily administrative management of the project activities;
  • Handle record-keeping, word processing, telecommunications, scheduling, regular project mailing and other administrative support duties;
  • Filing, including the proper care, storage, handling and distribution of all files, including extensive program files related to individual activities;
  • Preparation of project documentation, including attendance sheets and meeting minutes that organize and record meeting content, including key topics, group decisions and action items;
  • Provide logistical support and administrative oversight for meetings, training sessions, workshops, and conferences;
  • Work closely with the Project Coordinator, Project Accountant, and Project Manager;
  • Assistance in financial tracking and budget planning;
  • Program management and documentation:
  • Assist the Project coordinator in planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of project activities;
  • Ensure that activities are implemented in accordance to the work plan and in timely manner and in line to project budget and with Project coordinator guidance;
  • Participate in the preparation of the monthly, annual and quarterly reports and work plans in timely manner;
  • Collect and organize activity reports from stakeholders and file accordingly;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Successful candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in public health or equivalent degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a related field.
  • Ability to work in a team, independently and to plan and prioritize work with minimal supervision.
  • Effective leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, especially within diverse international settings.
  • Available to travel domestically when needed.
  • Fluent in French and English (written and spoken).

Additional Information: 

  • Travel: Some In country travel will be required.
  • Salary and benefits: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience, within approved program budgets
  • Effective start date:  July 2019
  • Duration of Contracts: July 2019 – May 31, 2020, subject to performance and availability of funding

Closing date: July 15, 2019


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