06 Community Volunteers at Plan International

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Community Volunteers

Location: Befang, Kumbo and Benakuma, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organization

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. ROLE PROFILE Title: Community Volunteers (6 Required) Functional Area: NWSW Emergency Response Reports to: Project Officer            Location: Benakuma, Befang and Kumbo Travel required: Yes Effective Date June 6, 2021 role PURPOSE

To ensure efficiency and effectiveness in implementation of project activities in the assigned communities from Plan international’s program/project stakeholders in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon in close collaboration with the Project Team.

Dimensions of the Role

The Community Volunteer works under the supervision of the Project Officer. He/she also works closely with the MER Officer and Field Assistants during his/her work in the field. He/she is primarily responsible for timely and quality implementation and Reporting of project activities.


Main duties and responsibilities;

Carryout community engagement activities
Sensitization in the communities on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)
 Organize and facilitate community outreach sessions
To carryout active GBV case identification
To refer survivors for Medical and Psychological support in Partner Health facilities and for other needed services and communicate challenges in case management.
Liaison between medical facilities and Plan International.
Provide Psychosocial First Aid to survivors
Facilitate the targeting, management and distribution of dignity kits
Manage community-based feedback and complain mechanisms.
Refer survivors to project assistant for remote support
Stock management, packaging and distribution of dignity kits.
Timely submission of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the MER Officer.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Success metrics:

Number of cases of Gender Based Violence Identified, managed, referred and closed.
Number of PFA provided to survivors
Number of sensitization and awareness raising sessions organized
Successful stock management and distribution of dignity kits
Weekly, monthly and quarterly submission of reports with clean data records
Adhere to Plan International’s principles on safeguarding and young people during data collection

Dealing with Problems :

Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.
Ensure SOPs are respected
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 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.
Key relationships

Keeps and maintains high contact with children, their families and communities
Maintains high contact with local partners.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience

Qualification and Experience

At least GCE O/ Level or its equivalent
Should be between 18 and 35years old
Demonstrates good knowledge of community engagement
Minimum of 6 months’ work experience as a community worker
Ability to carryout community sensitization and outreach activities
Mastery of the NW/SW context.
Mastery of Report writing
Ready to do field work with vast experience field work
Must be resident in Benakuma, Befang or Bui areas of the NW region

Demonstrated behaviors needed by the post-holder to successfully perform the role:

Have basic computer knowledge and skills with mastery standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint…);
Ability to speak, read and write English as well as pidgin English
Good Community Communication skills

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

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.

Physical Environment

Dealing with Problems:

Maintain neutrality to the on-going crisis.
The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas often at risk. This requires caution, vigilance and compliance with security instructions on the part of the animator.
Excellent and creative leadership skills in implementing the activities, in accordance with the standards, principles and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work
S/he should work with tight deadlines and accept travels/stays in areas often austere.

Level of contact with children

High contact with Children in community

Closing Date: 04/06/2021

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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