Avis de recrutement : Inventory Officer

Avis de recrutement : Inventory Officer

Avis de recrutement : Inventory Officer


Cameroon has among the highest burden of HIV in West and Central Africa (4.3% among average risk reproductive age adults – DHS 2011). High HIV prevalence is associated with high-risk sexual behaviors such as inconsistent use of condoms and lubricants and a high rate of sexually transmitted infections (STI). Stigma and discrimination have further marginalized key populations limiting their access to life-saving services such as anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and reducing the country’s ability to control the HIV epidemic.

The national response is led by the National AIDS Control Committee (NACC), which coordinates implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2011- 2015. This policy aims to reduce HIV and STI-related morbidity and mortality and alleviate its socioeconomic impact on the development of Cameroon. Among strategic approaches, the plan stresses improved access to prevention, care and treatment for key populations.

U.S. Government (USG) commitment for the response is articulated in the 2012 “PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation”. Among various USG agencies supporting the response, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focuses on combating the spread of HIV/AIDS through five key activities: HIV prevention in Most-At-Risk Populations (MARP) or key affected populations; care and support to children affected by AIDS; strengthening the national pharmaceutical management system; technical assistance to programs funded by the Global Fund; and operational research in the area of HIV prevention.

The USAID-funded Continuum of Prevention, Care, and Treatment (CoPCT) for HIV/AIDS with Most-at-risk Populations (CHAMP-Cameroon) is a five-year program with a total estimated cost of $18.8 million. Initiated in April 2014, CHAMP has the following objectives: (1) technical competence of partners in key populations program design and management using the CoPCT increased, (2) enabling environment for key populations HIV/AIDS programming strengthened, and (3) quality assurance/quality improvement, and monitoring and evaluation systems in the CoPCT strengthened. These efforts will expand service coverage in four focus regions and generate data for evidence-based programing. The program will employ a continuum of care approach, linking clients with community-and facility-based interventions. It will also strengthen the policy environment to support client-friendly services and appropriate social protection and advocacy.

CARE USA through CARE-Cameroon serves as the prime for this cooperative agreement in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Global Viral (GV). Together, the consortium is collaborating with the NACC, the Ministry of Health (MOH), community-based organizations (CBOs) and other stakeholders (UNAIDS, the Global Fund, the World Bank) to build the capacity of the national, regional and community response.

The Inventory Officer will be a member of the CHAMP team based at the CARE Cameroon office in Yaoundé. The Incumbent will report to the Deputy Chief of Party Finance and Administration.

  • Supervises, coaches, mentors the Storekeeper
  • Maintains and organizes all CHAMP inventory. This includes but not limited to all CHAMP supplies inventoried at CBOs level and at CHAMP level. This also includes everything stored at the Office Supplies Warehouse and the Prevention Materials warehouse and ensures the safe storage of health care supplies and consumables such as insecticide-treated nets, water filters, and food items for distribution to project beneficiaries
  • Maintains a computerized inventory system to facilitate tracking and delivery of all project deliveries and supplies and reports to CHEMONICS on a monthly basis
  • Assists in ordering and unloading supplies from vendors including accepting and signing for deliveries
  • Maintains a delivery schedule and ensures that orders are received from and delivered to CBOs on a regular basis.
  • Advises the Direct Manager when it is necessary to replenish inventory and participates in the procurement process
  • Serves as point of contact for all CHAMP vendors, distributors, and CBOs
  • Reports any problems, issues, and losses to the Direct Manager
  • Works in close collaboration with the CARE Cameroon finance and administrative team


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree with field experience required
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in stock management and working with large inventories; Previous work with international CBOs a plus.
  • Language Proficiency: Written and oral fluency in French language is required. Additional fluency in written and oral English is prefer
  • Knowledge: Understanding of rules and regulations related to USAID project funding, sub-contracting and reporting requirements desired.
  • Skills and abilities: Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a team. S/he must have strong time-management skills in order to prioritize and manage numerous activities concurrently

  • Supervision received: The Inventory Officer works under the general supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party Finance and Administration. The latter and the incumbent will review roles and responsibilities together, set goals, objectives, expectations and results to be achieved. The incumbent will be expected to seek advice and assistance as required.
  • Exercise of judgment: Good judgment is required to analyze, interpret, and adapt prior experience, particularly as guidelines are updated and new activities developed. Within a range determined by the incumbent and superiors, the incumbent exercises independent judgment in planning and follow-up of actions and assignments. The incumbent works with some level of independence.
  • Nature, level, and purpose of contact: The incumbent will be expected to dialogue with a wide variety of CBO partners.


As per CARE-Cameroon compensation package.


If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity please submit a cover letter, CV, copy of certificate/diploma and a list of at least three (3) professional references NO LATER THAN January 6, 2020 to recrutement@carecameroun.org with “Position Title" in the subject line.

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