Country/Development Manager

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About the Role

LifeLine Africa has been in operating in Cameroon since 2019. We are looking for a sharp, motivated individual with a self-starter mindset to become LifeLine’s Country Manager in Cameroon and lead our Operations and Growth in the country, with the objective of growing our local footprint and team throughout 2021 and beyond.

The role is located in Douala, with potential for domestic and regional travels.

You will work closely with our Founder and Board members in USA and the Sr Administrator in Yaounde, Cameroon

ABOUT YOU

OPERATIONS:

  • Manage the roll-out of the LifeLine’s programs in Cameroon.
  • This will be achieved through partnerships with pre-selected local implementing partners (e.g., training providers, NGOs).
  • You will be responsible for coordinating the action of local implementing partners, identifying bottlenecks and acting on them, as well as collecting data on the program’s performance across a range of metrics.
  • You will work in close collaboration with and under the supervision of the Founder and Board Members.

GROWTH:

  • Boost LifeLine’s expansion in Cameroon
  • Identify market gaps and areas where LifeLine could bring value to the Cameroon Health ecosystem, through any of our verticals.
  • Map out funding opportunities at a national and international level (e.g., philanthropic donors, corporates, public bodies) and build strong relationships with funders.
  • Design commercial proposals aimed at potential funders, with the objective of launching new programs and initiatives in Cameroon.
  • You will work in close collaboration with LifeLine’s global business development team in USA.

COACH/MENTOR

  • Supervise the field staff
  • Coordinate the implementation of programs with field staff
  • Will be a resource to our volunteers/interns.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in project management / public health / economic development / business development
  • Solid understanding of the Cameroon Healthcare ecosystem, and able to demonstrate existing relationships with local non-profit organizations, employers, philanthropic funders, corporates & public bodies
  • Fluency in French and English are a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • A passion for innovation and social impact. At LifeLine, we do the work of an NGO with the mindset of a startup.
  • Ability to thrive in an international environment and to build solid professional relationships with a vast array of stakeholders ranging from community group volunteers to C-Level executives.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and get in the weeds with our partners in order to hit programmatic targets.
  • Ability to work remotely and independently while maintaining close links with the core team through regular and transparent reporting.
  • Solid command of productivity tools (e.g., Google Suite, Slack, etc.)
  • Available immediately.

Volunteer/ Volontaires

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LifeLine is always seeking volunteers. This is a great way to get to know us and most of our full time staff started off as volunteers. LifeLine est toujours à la recherche de volontaires. C’est une excellente façon de nous connaître et la plupart de nos employés à plein temps ont commencé comme volontaire.

Reception/Accueil

Receive the donors, assist them with their forms, talk to them
about the importance of blood donation and answer any
questions they may have.

Recevoir les donneurs, les aider avec leurs
formulaires, leur parler de l’importance du don
de sang et répondre à toutes leurs questions.

Donor Orientation/Orientation des donneurs

Assist the Receptionist with the donors, take the donors to
the collection point and answer questions they may have.

Assister la réceptionniste avec les donateurs
Emmenez les donateurs au point de collecte
Répondez aux questions qu’ils pourraient avoir.

Refreshments/Colation

Pass out refreshments to donors after collection.

Distribuez des rafraîchissements aux donateurs
après la collecte

Games/Jeux

Game setup and gift distribution.

Configuration du jeux et distribution de cadeaux

Sensitization/Sensibilisation

Speak to the donors about your experience as a donor. Every
30 mins

Parlez aux donateurs de votre expérience en tant
que donateur. Toutes les 30 minutes

Blood Donor Recruiter/ Recruteur de donneurs de sang

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LifeLine is looking for a Blood Donor Recruiter to join the team. LifeLine est à la recherche d’un recruteur de donneurs de sang (BDR)

Ability to work with a diversified team of persons and manage the relationships with other collaborators appropriately. • Should be capable of working independently, also in a team and under pressure. • Must understand both English and French. • Available to work 8:30am – 16:30pm • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  • Experience in using Excel spread sheet to visualize and report data  • Ability to understand and master new software packages and systems quickly. •  Greets, interacts with and encourages potential donors to donate.  • Work to establish new blood drive accounts. • Achieve monthly, quarterly and annual collection objectives. • Schedule blood drives and determine accurate projections for each drive. • Recruit on-site as necessary by actively encouraging donations from potential donors in order to meet daily projections. • Prepare and deliver promotional materials while coordinating with Corporate staff as needed. •  Develop rapport with blood drive chairperson at corporations.        • Effectively coordinate blood drives and handle concerns as needed. • Creating and carrying-out community out-reach activities (Health Campaigns). • Displays posters/signs supplying information to potential donors. • Assists with donor refreshments and/or gifts when requested by designated staff. • Ability to understand and master new software packages and systems quickly.

Capacité à travailler avec une équipe diversifiée de personnes et à gérer les relations avec les autres collaborateurs de manière appropriée. • Doit être capable de travailler de manière autonome, également en équipe et sous pression. • Doit être bilingue (Français et Anglais).
Disponible pour travailler de 8h30 à 16h30 • Excellentes compétences en communication écrite et verbale • Capacite d’utiliser d’une feuille de calcul Excel pour visualiser et rapporter des données • Capacité à comprendre et maîtriser rapidement les nouveaux progiciels et systèmes. • Accueille, échange et encourage les donneurs potentiels à faire un don. • Travaillez à créer de nouveaux comptes de collecte de sang. • Atteindre les objectifs de collecte mensuels, trimestriels et annuels. • Planifiez des collectes de sang et déterminez des projections précises pour chaque lecteur. • Recrutez sur place si nécessaire en encourageant activement les dons de donateurs potentiels afin de répondre aux projections quotidiennes.
Préparer et livrer du matériel promotionnel tout en coordonnant avec le personnel de l’entreprise au besoin. • Développer des relations avec le président de la collecte de sang dans les entreprises. • Coordonnez efficacement les collectes de sang et gérez les préoccupations au besoin. • Créer et réaliser des activités de sensibilisation communautaire (campagnes de santé). • Affiche des affiches / enseignes fournissant des informations aux donateurs potentiels.
• Aide avec les rafraîchissements et / ou les cadeaux des donateurs à la demande du personnel désigné. • Capacité à comprendre et maîtriser rapidement les nouveaux progiciels et systèmes.