WASH Field Agents - PLAN International Cameroon

 

recruitement at plan international cameroon

Date: 04-Sep-2020

Location: Buea/Bamenda, SW, CM

Company: Plan International

Dateline: 10/09/2020

Background

The South-West and North-West Regions have experienced instability since October 2016, which has intensified since October 2017. Increased tensions have led to destruction of property including schools, as well as increasing levels of violence affecting the population, from both the government forces and the non-state armed groups. In October 2018 the UN Cluster system was activated for the response. Plan International Cameroon have been responding to the Crisis with the main response office based in Bamenda, in the North West region. The response also has a presence in Kumba, in the SW, and with the rapid increase of numbers of affected people, Plan International has made a strategic decision to scale up the response to meet the needs of the affected populations.

As of October 2018, the Crisis has created an estimated 437,000 internally displaced persons, and 27,000 refugees into Nigeria. With the scale up of the Plan International response in Cameroon, we are looking for a CPiE Officer to focus on our Psycho-Social Support (PSS) programming to those affected by the Crisis. 

The NW SW Crisis Response focuses on Child Protection in Emergencies with cross-cutting WASH & NFI programming.

The successful candidate must be willing to be based in Bamenda with travel to the SW as required. Must be willing to be at project sites where Plan International is responding.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
  • The Field Agent reports to the Project coordinator with dotted lines to the WASH Coordinator
  • Manages all project-related issues in his/her area.
  • Represent Plan International’s in the area as concerns the project

ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Mobilize target communities to inform and sensitize them on the project's activities;
  • Participate in the establishment of beneficiary list for the project in his/her assigned zone of intervention;
  • Ensure that the selection of beneficiaries is made in a transparent manner and according to the strict adherence to the selection criteria defined by the project;
  • Planning and coordinating jointly with the government technical Services, all the activities of "WASH", including the selection of construction sites, evaluation of work in his/her area of assignment;
  • Establish and monitor the performance of the work in its duty zone;
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • Mobilize and sensitize target communities to project activities;
  • Contribute to the identification and selection of beneficiaries for WASH kits;
  • Faclitate the identification of constuction sites for water together with beneficiary communities in his/her area of intervention;
  • Ensure WASH and Health items are distributed to the target groups;
  • Facilitate and follow up management commitees in the assigned communities
Information and Co-ordination
Organize monthly coordination meetings with project stakeholders in its area;
  • Participate in the monthly project Coordination meetings with the entire implementation team;
  • Maintain close cooperation with other partners in the area;
  • Produce and transmit weekly and monthly reports of activities to the project coordinator;
  • Collect the best practices and lessons learned during the implementation of the project in its assignment area;
  • Ensure visibility of the project in its area of intervention;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the project coordinator.

Human Resources and Administration
  • Participate in all planned trainings of post and/or related trainings
  • Shall work cloely with the government technical srvices, WASH officer
Dealing with Problems:
  • Interpersonal problem
  • Conflict between community members and partner/Plan’s associates
  • Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to properly implement the activities, in accordance with the standards, principles and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work
  • Proactivity is highly needed for the job
  • She/he shall work under pressure

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
  • Keeps and maintain high contact with children, their families and communities
  • Maintains a high contact with partners at the divisional and community levels
  • Maintains high contact with local partners.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

Qualification and Experience
  • GCE Advanced level or its equivalent.
  • Knoweledge on Plan International is an added advantage.
  • With at least 2 years of experience in Social Work or community development.
  • Be able to speak English. Ability to speak the local language of the assigned zone will also be an added advantage.
  • Proven skills in community mobilization and facilitation
  • Familiarity with behavior change communication and current WASH interventions and participatory methodologies.
  • Has experience in working with children (boys and girls)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Resident in the assigned communities

Skills
  • Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.)
  • Commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation
  • Skills in participatory assessment, water hygiene and sanitation related activities
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
  • Ability to network with grassroots structures.

Behaviours: 
  • Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
  • Not been involved in any child protection issues
  • Demonstrates neutrality in the current socio-political crisis.
  • Works with trustworthiness and integrity
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks, diversed cultural contexts and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.

Desirable
  • Empathy on issue affecting children rights and equality for girls
  • Good planning and organizational abilities
  • Team work
  • Integrity
  • Humility

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