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Job opportunity : Programming and Training Logistician

Position : Programming and Training LogisticianReports to: Training Manager

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Training Manager, the Programming & Training Logistician provides support to Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) and staff during Pre-Service Training (PST) and non-PST seasons. The incumbent will be responsible for determining inventory/material requirements, Community Base Training (CBT) site development, homestay housing identification and improvement, logistics and administration for trainings and conferences. S/he will be required to learn and abide by Peace Corps policies and procedures. S/he may also be required to work outside of, or in addition to, normally scheduled hours to support training events and other activities.

Salary: Grade Equivalency: 8, range 9,745,528 – 17,054,668 FCFA annual basic salary plus additional allowances.

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Application opens: August 23, 2021 Application closes: September 3, 2021

Supervisory role: Yes


The Programming &Training Logistician’s major responsibilities are:


A. Financial Management

  • Works with the DMO and DDMO to prepare each training cycle budget;
  • Supports preparation of annual budget with historical information;
  • Prepares cost projections for volunteer and other training events: PST, MST, IST, and other conferences.

B. PST Logistics and Administration

  • Participates in CBT site selection in collaboration with Programming &Training (P&T) team;
  • Coordinates PST cluster development and Protocol with the Training Manager (TM);
  • Supports Travel and Transportation Assistant and General Services Manager in making arrangements for Peace Corps Trainee arrival and departure to training site;
  • Makes arrangements for site visits, Counterpart Workshop – including grouping PCTs, renting vehicles, developing cost estimates;
  • Rents and equips CBT houses for trainers and training venues;
  • Pre-selects, prepares and makes improvements to Trainees’ host families’ houses;
  • Coordinates movements during PST;
  • Oversees design and execution of PST logistics;
  • Manages PST training inventory & materials in collaboration with the General Services Assistant and Assistant Programming &Training Logistician;
  • Spot checks PST sub-cashier expenses against approvals;
  • Manages hotel and lodging relationships for conference locales;

C. Non-PST Logistics and Administration

  • Manages hotel and lodging relationships for conference locales;
  • Budgets transportation and other costs for attendees including staff, volunteers, counterparts, and Temporary Duty travel (TDYs);
  • Plans for logistic and administrative needs of trainings and conferences including IT equipment and other materials;
  • Services as back-up support for and/or carries out the duties and responsibilities of the General Services Assistant, or Assistant General Services Manager when deemed necessary by the Country Director, Director of Management and Operations and/or Supervisor for the successful implementation of Peace Corps program(s) and/or operations in Cameroon

Performs other duties or assignments, when deemed necessary by the Country Director, Director of Programming and Training, Director of Management and Operations and/or Training Manager, for the successful implementation of Peace Corps program(s) and/or operations in Cameroon.

Occasional Money Holder

The Program & Training Logistician may be required to courier cash to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to training sites, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The Program and Training Logistician may also be required to courier cash to PCTs or PCVs as directed by the Contracting Officer. The Programming and Training Logistician will not function as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. When dealing with vendors, the Program and Training Logistician will not exercise any procurement decision concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) may only supervise other PSCs. (See MS 743a and MS 744a)
  • Safety & Security
  • Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and procedures. Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the Country Director (CD). Assists Program Managers/APCDs to ensure that prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.). Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and security-related information into site history files. Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Acts as duty officer, as needed. Last Updated: February 2021 Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree minimum in social sciences, logistics or relevant field. Proven quality of and requisite number of years (10) of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of education.

Prior Work Experience:

  • The candidate must have at least five years of experience working in general services, logistics/supply chain and community development;
  • Good working knowledge in an international organization or similar system.

Language Proficiency: Written and oral fluency in English or French and working knowledge, at the minimum, of either language.

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

  • Organizational skills, attention to detail and presentation.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft office programs: MS word, Excel, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as independently and proactively.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, meticulous work habits, and the highest level of integrity.
  • Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with impromptu, after-hours, weekend assignments when necessary.


  • Must be able to pass a security background review.


Interested applicants must apply by sending the following;

  • Cover letter
  • A resume
  • Salary history
  • List of 3 professional references (this must contain: the name, job title, phone number, and email address)

Peace Corps Cameroon does not accept documents saved on any cloud format including Google. The file size should not exceed 8MB.

  • The above listed documents should be in MS WORD or PDF and submitted to Indicate “Program and Training Logistician” in the subject line.
  • Only MS WORD or PDF attachments will be accepted.
  • Application links to any cloud storage will be rejected.
  • Please only submit the four documents requested which should not exceed 8MB.

All documents, including your telephone number must be received by September 3, 2021

No telephone calls or personal visits. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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