Jobs Opportunities : Child Protection, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Assistant

Jobs Opportunities : Child Protection, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Assistant

Jobs Opportunities : Child Protection, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Assistant


Child Protection, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Assistant

Date: 20-Jan-2020

Location: Yaounde, CE, CM

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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: Child Protection, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Assistant(CP&SGBV-A)

Functional Area : Protection and Assistance to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Urban Settings in Cameroon-Yaoundé

Reports to : Chargée/Chargé composante Service Sociale

Location:Yaoundé

Travel required :Yes
Effective Date
Grade: B

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International Cameroun is child-centered community development international NGO, without religious, political or governmental affiliation, established in Cameroon since 1996 and working to improve the well-being of children, in collaboration with communities. Child sponsorship is the foundation of the organization. Thanks to the financial support of the UNHCR, Plan International Cameroon will implement in 2018, the “Protection and Assistance to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Urban Settings in Cameroon” project.

An important part of the Programme is Child Protection. UNHCR's individual registration revealed that the refugee population of Douala / Yaoundé has more than 10,846 children (as of 31 October 2017). Some of the refugee children face protection problems that have a negative impact on their lives. We note the presence of several unaccompanied / separated children, street boys / girls, orphans, out-of-school / out-of-school children (notably due to lack of civil documentation), children with disabilities, and children at risk; Violence and / or sexual exploitation; child-mothers; and children exposed to abuse or violence in the family

The Programme also aims to reduce the risk of sexual and gender-based violence in the refugee communities in Douala and Yaoundé. It will cover the components of (i) Prevention of SGBV, through capacity building (training, sensitization etc.) and (ii) Community participation, through the establishment of a community protection committee to identify cases, SGBV case tracking, but also SGBV survivor response / care, as mentioned above.

As part of the interventions for the benefit of the urban refugees of Yaoundé and Douala, CP&SGBV-A is needed to:
Prevent risks of abuses and violences, especially for girls and women
ensure that children at risk benefit from durable solutions that are in their best interests,
Reduce the risk of sexual and gender-based violence in the refugee communities in Douala and Yaoundé.

Dimensions of the Role
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The position does not have direct report; however, the incumbent will work closely with the responsible of all components of the Programme as well as the case workers, child protection committees within communities and schools and the government related entities. 

The CP & SGBV-A will provide effective capacities and technical guidance in management including the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CP & SGBV related activities at the field levels and unaccompanied/separated children to prevent and mitigate Protection-Sexual and Gender Based Violence cases. The CP & SGBV-A reports to the In charge of the Social Component. Two CP & SGBV-

Accountabilities
Assessment

Conduct needs / gaps and capacity participatory assessments on child protection and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (CP&SGBV) at community and school levels
Map existing services to address CP & SGBV in the various affected areas, including identifying community capacities and structures for potential partnership

Program Design
Mapping of the institutional response capacities to CP & SGBV within the programme implementation zone
Support data collection, writing of concept notes/proposals and resource mobilization initiatives around CP&SGBV
Assist the ENA and ES in collaboration with the case workers and the In charge of Social Components.
Strengthen community capacities through training and sensitizations
Set up community protection committees in charge of identification, monitoring of SGBV cases as well as the response to victims of abuses
Referral of cases to the competent actors using core referral mechanism
Organize, empower School Management Committees for Child Protection on international protection for refugee, CP&SGBV prevention and response, so as to contribute to the improvement of protection within schools.
Build the capacities of teachers and the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) members on school codes of conduct to strengthen CP&SGBV prevention and response in schools
Built and Maintain collaboration between community-based protection committees and School Management Committees for Child Protection to prevent the risk of violence, intimidation and harassment at school and to know how to use the mechanisms of reporting or denunciation of abuse by protecting girls and boys
Promote sharing of experiences between unaccompanied/separated children on the one hand, and between host families on the other hand on good family conduct, the fight against early pregnancy, improvement of unaccompanied/separated children care so as to maintain cohesion between host parents and unaccompanied/separated children
Support SGBV survivors through active listening, home visits, referral to appropriate structures (health, psychology, justice, mediation, professional training), referral to other state dedicated services (Women and family empowerment centre-CPFF, the Social

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Make frequent field visits in the refugee community, schools, structures involved in the management vulnerabilities and victims of SGBV to monitor implementation of activities, identify and report opportunities or constraints or any adjustments needed
Ensure good follow up of all referred cases and report accordingly;
Ensure corporate and UNHCR CP&SGBV, education policies are respected and all concerns reported.
Assess best practice, document and disseminate lessons learned

Administration

Support the In charge of the social component with the designing of training material; delivery of training on CP&SGBV prevention and response to case workers, community relays; Peer educators of community-based protection committees, School Management Committees for Child Protection and other key stakeholders; and brief new staff on CP&SGBV prevention and response strategies and approaches.

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
Frequent and high-level contacts with the decentralized State services, the refugee community, girls, boys, men and women including those living with a disability, as part of the day-to-day execution of social program activities;
Average internal contacts with other members of the social program team and externally with the UNHCR team to ensure an integrated response to the needs of the target
Low contact with the Plan International Cameroon Management Team

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

Knowledge
University degree in Law, International Law, political Sciences; gender based thematics or related field
At least 03 years practical working experience in CP&SGBV in emergency or with a developing organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security context
.Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.

Skills
Team player
Highly effective networking and inter-personal skills
Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.)
Commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation
Demonstrate ability to assess best practice, document and disseminate lessons learned
Excellent computer skills (words, excel, power point, internet etc.);
Ability to network with grassroots structures
Willingness to travel at short notice and be flexible to changing circumstances
Proven competence in working with separated and unaccompanied children, case management,
Skills in participatory assessment.
Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders on behave of the Social Program

Desirable
Practical and relevant experience of operating in humanitarian setting
Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection standards is an asset
Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to PLAN's core values and humanitarian principles
Preparedness to live and work in uncertain security environments.

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 organisation 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 maximise 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.
Develops 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.
Develops 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
Work intensively in the field: The Gender Based Violence officer will spend at least 80% of his time on the field in the context of the implementation and monitoring of activities.
Periods of intense work at all times of day.
Working in multiple locations and on the move

Level of contact with children
Contact: High interaction with children
Location: Yaounde
Closing Date: 26 January 2020

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