Location: Meiganga, Ngaoui, Djohong, Dir, Cameroon
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Meiganga, Ngaoui, Djohong, Dir
Number of positions: 04
Travel may be required: Yes
Type of contract:
Fixed Term employment
Contract duration: 11 months
Purpuse of the ROLE:
The overall objectives of these projects are to strengthen the livelihoods and resilience of host/refugee populations (5000) in the Adamaoua Region in the Mbere Department, Ngaoui, Djohong and Dir Districts by April 2023, and on the other hand to strengthen the food and nutritional security of host populations and refugees (8000) in the Adamaoua region through the establishment of livelihood activities and the development of productive assets that promote immediate recovery and market access.
The achievements of the project are linked to Plan International Cameroon areas of global distinctiveness (AoGD) and aim to promote children’s rights and equality for girls.
Under the supervision of the Project Officer, the Field Agent will have to perform the below main activities:
Spreading of tools and intervention approach defined in the framework of the project
Ensure the sensitization and mobilization of target groups around of the project
Planning and animation of all project activities in the target communities
Ensure the data collection linked to the activity implementation
Keeping up to date the beneficiaries sheet
Providing data concerning beneficiary participation at the different levels of implementation of project’s activities
In coordination with local stakeholders and the project officer, ensure preparation of supervision and evaluation missions
Performing all others activities on the request of the supervisor
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Follow-up of field activities:
Provide regular updates to project Officer and project Coordinator highlighting priorities and constraints according to agreed schedule;
Submit weekly situation reports;
Oversee and ensure strong coordination with other implementing actors.
The holder of the position has no authorization and will liaise with Project Officer and Project Coordinator for all related finance and administrative procedures under the leadership of PIIAM. But his proactiveness will be key in planning and implementation of activities in the field.
The field agent must maintain good collaboration and communication with beneficiaries, retailers, the complaints committee, and other stakeholders in the area.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Adopts an appropriate communication style when communicating with the whole range of colleagues, partners, children and communities; exhibits active listening and effective feedback; ability to clearly and convincingly express thoughts and ideas in written and verbal form.
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Holder of a GCE-Advanced level (Baccalaureat) or a diploma of technical agent, technician or superior technician in agriculture, breeding or rural engineering
Experience and qualifications:
At least 02 years of experience in a similar position in an international or a reputable national organization
Have been working in the nutrition sector will be an advantage
Experience of working with institutional donors/fundraisers (WFP)
Experience of working in areas where security issues are a concern
Be a holder of category B driving license and having experience in motorbike driving will be a plus
Ability to speak, read and write French or English and proven ability to speak other local languages such as Fulfulde or sango
Have knowledge of behavior and people habits of the target area might be an added value
Being resident of the target area will be a strong asset
Demonstrated ability to provide supportive supervision to the community relay;
Approved skills in effective management of teams and/or group of people;
Willingness and ability to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working conditions;
Knowledge of disaster risk reduction is an asset and is desirable;
Knowledge of education and the principle of DRR an asset;
Excellent written and spoken French with: written and spoken English language is an advantage;
Ability to work in emergency situations.
• Strong planning and organizational skills
• Working experience in community participation in development/programming
• Ability to deliver to tight deadlines
• Demonstrated facilitation and active listening skills
• Good problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively, identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
• Understanding of the socio-economic, cultural and political causes of malaria and the impact on the health and development of Cameroon
• Patient, adaptable and able to improvise and work in an atmosphere that is extremely stressful.
• Effectively handles discussions with a focus on both groups and individuals to enrich participants’ understanding of particular subjects or situations, understands process and can diagnose group needs and intervenes accordingly
• Solid writing skills (report writing, concept paper writing etc.)
• Skills in using Microsoft Office
• Coaches and builds communities agents
• Promotes innovation and learning
• Communicates clearly and effectively
• Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children and women without discrimination
• Involves others in setting and achieving goals
• Demonstrates honesty and transparency in holding self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and Plan’s standards of behavior
• Acts as a team player, willing to get the best outcome overall, adjusting own priorities if necessary
• Promotes a strong learning culture in the organization
• Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND DEMANDS:
Ability to work under pressure and in remote area and in zones were security issues is a concern.
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN:
High level- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have contact with children on a daily basis. It is therefore expected that children shall be protected at all times.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Qualifications and Experience:
University degree in Social Science, agriculture or business administration and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in livelihoods/cash operations with an emergency or development program or banking institution – required;
Previous experience with Plan International or a local partner organization or microfinance bank is – preferred.
Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrated expertise and understanding of various cash transfer modalities;
Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting and presentations;
Excellent management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with a proven ability to work effectively with multiple counterparts in the private, public, and NGO sectors;
Good understanding of cash transfer policy and compliance requirements;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Fulfulde and sango, including excellent facilitation skills and proven technical report writing skills;
Familiarity with cash transfers, group organization and mobilization for safety net projects;
Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams;
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform;
Strong technical skills, including the ability to use a digital platform for cash transfers;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word documents).
Ability to travel throughout the country on short notice.
Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to work under pressure well;
Committed to Plan International’s strategy and values;
Able to work calmly under extreme pressure and at unpredictable (long) hours during emergency response;
Coaches and builds fields agents;
Promote innovation and learning;
Communicates clearly and effectively;
Strong team building and motivational skills;
Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children and women without discrimination;
Involves others in setting and achieving goals;
Demonstrates honesty and transparency in holding self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and Plan’s standards of behavior;
Sees contribution of own part of the organization in wider Plan and external context;
Promotes a strong learning culture in the organization.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND DEMANDS:
The position holder will work in a typical office environment with some of his/her colleagues in the same office environment and others in the field.
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN:
High level contact- the job responsibilities of this position does will require the post holder to frequently have any one-to-one contact with children.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develop trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
Location: Meiganga, Ngaoui, Djohong, Dir
Closing Date: 31st May 2022
All applications must be submitted ONLINE at: https://jobs.plan-international.org/search/?q=cameroon