Plan International

Deadline: 16 September, 2021

Location: Buea and Bamenda, Cameroon

Plan International has opened applications for the role of GBV Officer.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to mainstream gender across project activities, including development of gender mainstreaming strategy
  • Support the development of new projects
  • Ensure gender is integrated into the monitoring and evaluation process
  • Ensure gender transformative strategies are implemented in all project activities
  • Ensure all project staff are aware of organisation’s gender transformative process
  • Assess the level of acceptance of each staff member of the gender transformation process
  • In collaboration with the media and communication coordinators, formulate key gender messages and targets from lessons learnt, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation
  • Acquire information and understanding of key gender issues in the country, particularly in the northwest/southwest, focusing on boys and girls and adapt strategies as necessary
  • Build the capacity of key project staff and community volunteers, including the child protection committees, adolescent clubs, community focal points and foster parents on gender
  • Provide inputs into assessment, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence for gender-based activities
  • Maintain a strong relationship with other gender-related staff across Plan International Cameroon
  • Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media, particularly working on gender issues and participating in gender working group meetings
  • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the project

Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent practical experience in Human Rights, Social Sciences, International Development, or Programme Leadership
  • Two years, minimum, of demonstrable experience in development work, preferably in humanitarian context
  • Strong skills in proposal writing, monitoring and reporting
  • Strong social mobilisation skills
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Strong understanding of gender equality programing and meaningful child participation
  • Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in the country’s northwest/southwest region, particularly child rights, girls’ rights and child protection
  • Team work experience
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
  • Experience in implementing gender activities for IDPs, vulnerable adolescents and young people, social work or community development
  • English fluency
  • Ability to speak the local language of the assigned zone will be a plus
  • Ability and willingness to work in the field
  • Experience in conducing community meetings, interviews, and group discussions
  • Experience in facilitating training with project beneficiaries
  • Professional experience with local and/or international non-government organisations (preferable)
  • Excellent personal, organisational skills, including time management and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel to target areas and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Plan International South Sudan

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