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250 Community Health Workers – Plan International

Community Health Workers

Date:  28-May-2022

Location:  Limbe, Tiko, Mutengene, Buea, 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 Health Workers (250 Required)

Functional Area: NWSW Emergency Response

Reports to: Project Coordinator           

Location:  Limbe, Mutengene, Tiko, Buea and Kumba

Travel required: No (community based)

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 Health Worker will serve under the supervision of the Project Coordinator. He/she will also work 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.

Accountabilities

Main duties and responsibilities;

 Sensitize the community on Cholera prevention, mode of transmission, signs and symptoms.
Practically demonstrate to community on how to prepare locally made ORS
Fully participate in the disinfection process of communities, market places and other public gatherings
Identify water sources, latrines which act as risk factors for Cholera transmission
Contact, trace and refer Cholera cases from the communities to the district health centers
Follow up the referred cases and report to the supervisors
Take part in dialogue and advocacy meetings organized with groups in the community.
Work closely with the district medical officer(s)
Carryout community engagement activities
Organize and facilitate community outreach/sensitization sessions
Manage community-based feedback and complain mechanisms.
Mobilize communities, support in packaging and distribution of cholera kits.
Timely submission of daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Project Coordinator/MER Officer.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Success metrics:

Number of cases of Cholera Identified, referred and closed.
Number of sensitization and awareness raising sessions organized
Quality of community especially prior to distribution of cholera kits
Promptitude in submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports with clean data mobilization records
Adhere to Plan International’s principles on safeguarding and young people during data collection

Dealing with Problems:

Complexity of problems handled at the level of the community & 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

Essential

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 Health Worker
Ability to carryout community sensitization and outreach activities
Mastery of the Southwest region/context.
Mastery of Report writing
Apt and ready to serve the community
Must be resident in Limbe, Tiko, Mutengene, Buea or Kumba.

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

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