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Gender Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Garoua

Plan International

Location: Garoua, 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.



Gender Advisor

Functional Area


Reports to

Project Manager Plan for Girls



Travel required


Effective Date

01 June 2022



Type of position

For national


To ensure That Plan international Cameroon through the Plan for girl programming attains the vision of becoming a center of excellence for gender equality through organizational practice and programming in Cameroon by ensuring: Gender and particularly girl’s issues project for the harmonious development of children. The because I ‘am a girl (BIAAG movement and Plan international gender and inclusive policy are translated into effective and innovative programs and other initiatives benefiting children in Cameroon. The capacity of Plan for girl project is enhanced to sustain effective gender transforming programming. The reinforcement of the capacities of communities /partners to consider gender in their budgeting activities and planning.Dimensions

of the Role

The Gender Coordinator is a member of the Program Support Team (PST) and assists Program Units (PUs) and at times CO management and frontline staff in designing and management of gender related interventions; and ensuring that gender is cross-cutting in all projects. S/he also coaches Plan staff, partners and communities to develop a greater understanding of issues related to gender. The Gender Coordinator is supervised by the Project Manager (PM). S/he does not have supervised; and does not manage specific program. However, there is a growing budget amounts within various projects regarding gender mitigation actions


Facilitate staff’s understanding of gender transformative and Plan gender policy

Orientate and train staff and partners on gender mainstreaming
Facilitate the Change of champions training

Facilitate the collection and analysis of gender disaggregated data in the field;

Facilitate the formulation of gender sensitive indicators for the collection of baseline data and the evaluation of project in collaboration with technical advisors,

Collect and analyze regularly statistics on gender progress in project

Make a gender self-assessment of partner councils and elaborate an action plan for training

Develop tools for gender analysis

Establishes and maintains good working and learning relationship with partner organizations and government(MINPROFF);

Develop proposal for resources mobilization for gender/BIAAG activities
Supervise and build the capacity of 4 PSW alongside the CPTO.

Ensure that Plan’s Child Protection Policy and related procedures are adhered to in all aspects of work

Represent Plan Cameroon in meetings/other events on gender and submit report to PSM

Key indicators:

Gender aspect is included in all major event and programs

Staff are gender “transformed”

GEI is implemented is agreed vulgarization of Gender Transformative approach

Partners are trained on gender matters and are gender aware

Gender are budgeted adequately

Evidence of advocacy at regional level around various discrimination toward girls
Evidence of collaboration with other Technical Advisors

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


Maintains a high contact with other partners MINPROFF, NGO partners and other organizations that promote gender equality and inclusion.

Keeps and maintains a high contact with PM. & PIIAM. Project Manager of P4G and PU staffs (PUC, Field staff, M & E, and Project manager, others technical advisor and officers… etc.)
Maintains medium contact with local partners and minimum contact with communities and CBOs.


Plan West and Central Africa Office (WARO), Plan International Canada: to support in implementing various gender related trainings and monitoring

National Offices: during visits and development of grants proposals

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


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

Gained through education, training, & experience

Qualification and Experience

Diploma or its equivalent in gender or Social Sciences
At least 05 years working experience in social development.

Experience in the NGO sector preferably with child-related development issues, would be an advantage

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

Timeliness and proactive in the discharge of duties

Good planning and organizational abilities

Good supervisory and listening abilities

Open to feedback and willingness to adopt to new approaches and processes

Communicates clearly and effectively

High awareness of safety requirements of area of ​​operation

Good inter-personal skills

Good writing and reporting skills

High sense of judgment and responsibility

Strong team player

Good negotiation skills

Good animation skills

Training of trainers & implementers,

Physical Environment

May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.

Travel requirements

This position requires to have ability of work outside in extremely hot climate and 40% of travel time within Garoua and Pitoa and Ngong council area with 60% office work. May also travel externally when needed.

Level of contact with children

Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction

Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children

Mid contact- the job responsibilities of this position does not require the post holder to have any one-to-one contact with children on a daily basis. There would be occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

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.
Location: Garoua

Closing Date: 11th May 2022

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