Wanted! Training for 60 5S/KAIZEN Consultants

MINPMEESA and the SME Promotion Agency in collaboration with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) through a training course, intend to equip 60 candidates as KAIZEN consultants. KAIZEN is a method of management that originated from Japan. The concept of KAIZEN, as well as 5S (which is related to KAIZEN), can be referred in the link indicated below.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaizen and https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/5S


A training package of four (4) courses for 4 weeks in 2019 shall be organized and each candidate may choose one.


Course A) 4 weeks training with 15 candidates from July in Yaounde

Course B) 4 weeks training with 15 candidates from August in Douala

Course C) 4 weeks training with 15 candidates from August in Kribi

Course D) 4 weeks training with 15 candidates from September in


During the training to be handled by Japanese and Cameroonian experts, candidates will have 1 week of classroom lectures and workshops, and 3 weeks of OJT (On-the-Job Training) in some enterprises. After the training, MINPMEESA and the PROMOTION AGENCY of SME will provide best candidates with necessary support to work as KAIZEN consultants.


---Requirement for the candidates aspiring as KAIZEN consultants:

a)Anyone at the age of between 30 and 46 (as of 1st MAY 2016).

b)Anyone who can attend the training from Monday to Friday for 4 weeks.

c)Anyone who can bring his/her own digital camera and laptop computer installed with the genuine version of Microsoft Windows 7 or above, and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). At the 2nd selection level, candidates may have to bring their own digital cameras and devices and take exams on PC skills. (Digital Camera of the Mobile phone is not allowed!)

d)Anyone who has enough PC skills on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

e)Anyone who is healthy enough both physically and mentally to work at a storeroom or a factory with the staff of pilot enterprises as a part of the OJT (On-the-Job Training).

f)Anyone who can get an approval from the company or organization to which the candidate belongs.

g)Anyone who can accept that only transportation cost is paid during the training, with no per-diem.


---Selection Procedures

  • Send the following 4 documents : (i) a motivation letter, (ii) a filled questionnaire, (iii) your CV, (iv) a letter of approval from your company/institution’s superior (Scanned PDF file required for no. iv).


Download and fill in the questionnaire forms from http://www.apmecm.info. Send them by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the 4 documents above not later than 23:59PM on Tuesday, 7th May 2019. Candidates can send their CVs and other documents in French or English.


(If a candidate does not receive any reply after 72 hours upon sending their CV and other documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., kindly contact us again. )


2) Candidates who succeed after the screening of documents will have the interview and exam on computer skills in either English or French. The interview and exam for each course are held as follows; each shortlisted candidate will be notified of the interview date.


Course A) A date between 20th (Mon) and 24th (Fri) May 2019 in Yaounde.

Course B) A date between 27th(Mon) and 31th(Fri) May 2019 in Douala.

Course C) A date between 10th(Mon) and 14th(Fri) June 2019 in Kribi

Course D) A date between 17th(Mon) and 21st(Fri) June 2019 in Bafoussam


Candidates should bring their own (i) Digital Camera and (ii) Laptop PC for the PC test and interview/


3) Candidates will receive the final results of the selection in June 2019. Please note that the Organizer shall not respond to any enquiries about the selection procedures.


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Project on Integrated SME Promotion with the Enhancement of KAIZEN in  Cameroon

Projet sur la promotion intégrée des PME axé sur le renforcement du KAIZEN au Cameroun

 Click on link  Information requis pour les CV for Download.

 Click on link  Questionnaire for Download.



The training session which took place from the 9th of November to the 11th of December 2016 had as main objective to train participants on Business Development Services.  

 Are you an owner of SME? Do you want to benefit from numerous services and advantages offered by the Government such as tax and custom reductions? Visit the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Promotion Agency(APME). It has a one stop shop which offers incentives on investments for SMEs.

APME is located in Yaoundé Tsinga ,tel ( 237) 222 21 92 96                                 

   Website : www.apme.cm

"APME, becomes the reference in supporting SMEs”



Yaoundé, 9th December  2016


The Minister of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Social Economy and Handicraft, Pr Laurent Serge ETOUNDI NGOA will on Monday the 12th of December 2016, at Nkolbisson Yaounde will proceed with the official launching of the pilot training workshops of the program for the Promotion of  Entrepreneurship Spirit among Youths (PE2MJ) which was launched in April 2016.

The implementation of this Program, which is intended to spread throughout the national territory, begins in Yaounde on Monday 5th December by the training of trainers and will be followed by pilot training workshops for youths at the Multifunctional Center for the Promotion of Youths at Madagascar and the Technical High School of Nkolbisson Yaoundé.

This Initiative of the SME Promotion Agency is to act as an effective response to the problem of unemployment which affects particularly the youth (more than half of the national population), the program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Spirit among Youths intends to:

  • Inculcate in every youth, irrespective of the level of education, but also in those who drop out from a classic educational background, a decent alternative to the vision of the world which is being presented to them today ;
  • Permit to every youth to have a clear choice between the desire to become employed and the ambition to be an employer;
  • Make youths to no longer be job seekers, but creators of growth and employment.

To this effect, the Program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship spirit among Youth is a clarion call from the Head of State, His Excellency Paul BIYA, which encourages Youths to be creative and innovative, with a guarantee of Governments Support.

The Program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship Spirit among Youths benefits from the technical and financial partnership of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and certain Ministries such as: Ministry of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicraft, Ministry of Youth and Civic Education, Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, Ministry of Secondary Education and the Ministry of Higher Education.

The Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Promotion Agency (APME) on Friday the 11th of November 2016 signed a Partnership with MTN Cameroon on the Modernization of SMEs. This partnership falls in line with the modernization program through the use of Information and Computer Technology which was launched in 2015 by APME.

The partnership between APME and MTN Cameroon is an approach to illustrate the capacity of APME in supporting Cameroonian SMEs and also the capability of MTN Cameroon   to provide SMEs with all technological tools necessary for their smooth functioning in terms of communication, connectivity and collaboration.

This partnership will enable SMEs to:

-Enhance their financial, business and marketing management skills,

-Develop a market available for potential investors and partners across the world,

-Present and commercialize their products online,

-Enhance communication and collaboration between various local SMEs and create international opportunities,

-Reinforce their managerial and technological competence.

This ceremony which was held at Hilton Hotel Yaoundé was presided over by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicraft, Mme MBAJONG Marthe Chantal; it also witnessed the presence of entrepreneurs from various sectors of the economy.



Yaoundé, 11th November 2016


The Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Promotion Agency (APME) and MTN Cameroon have decided to work in synergy to Modernize Cameroonian SMEs so as to make them more competitive.

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