Plan International recruits 01 Gender Coordinator – READ

Plan International recruits 01 Gender Coordinateur – READ

Plan International

Maroua, Cameroon


Location: Maroua, Cameroon

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.


Functional Area:Programme
Reports to:Project Manager
Location:MarouaTravel may be required:Yes
Effective Date:Avril 2022Type of contract:Fixed Term employment
Grade:C1For: NationalDuration: 12 Months, Renewable based on performance


The Gender Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of a gender focused project.  

Dimensions of ROLE

Under the direct supervision of the READ Project Manager, the Gender Project Coordinator is in charge of the implementation of a gender focused project that aims to increase the sustained influence of Girls and Young Women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. 



Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for the project in coordination with the MERL Coordinator, READ Project Manager, partner organizations and Refugees/Displaces Persons Organizations.

 Work closely with technical focal points to ensure support, capacity building, and training development for project and partner staff.

Assumes responsibility in the delivery of quality services for beneficiaries throughout all project implementation cycle.

Provide coordination and administrative support in developing and carrying out partner staff training and development

Maintain coordination and communication between the READ Project Manager and partner staff for ensuring the quality of processes and outputs.

Ensure the participation and involvement of relevant stakeholders in project activities, including the Technical and Steering Committees team, so that the process is inclusive, participatory and transparent

Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian and security situation in target areas and adjust activities accordingly.

Ensure field supervision of the project operations in order to ensure the project is implemented in line with planned activities and expected outcomes.

Collect, update and share information related to project progress with READ Project Manager.

Ensure the timeliness and quality of the outputs as well as timely preparation of reports on achievements and challenges faced within the project;

Maintain regular communication and visits for project sites to ensure that the project achieves the goal.

Ensure timely submission of work plans and budget forecasts to READ Project Manager.

Follow up on financial liquidation/settlement/ reports according to Plan’s procedures and submit spending reports for review and approvals.

Ensure that all Plan International and key donor compliance rules and regulations are adhered to for both Plan International and implementing partner. 


Contribute to documentation of technical/program approaches, lessons learned, and success stories 

Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with government, institutions, partner organizations, and ODR/DI in target areas.

Attend working groups and task force meetings on national/ local levels as required.

Ensure adequate and accurate reporting of data on Activity Info, internal databases, and Sitreps.

Draft and input into weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for both internal and external purposes.

Ensures that Plan International’s global policy for Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) is 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 this policy 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.


•    Internal: Programmes Team, GBV Team, Finance team, PDQ team, Operations team

•    External: Partners, partners’ staff working, ODR/DI on the same project


Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:

The context in Cameroon, particularly on issues affecting the rights of girls and young women.

 Local laws in Cameroon relating to human rights, children’s rights and gender equality.

Global minimum standards, including the IASC Guidelines on Gender, GBV, and MHPSS and Protection principles.

Adherence to Plan International’s Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct/Prevention of Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (PSEA), and other relevant humanitarian standards and policies. 

Project management and coordination of NGOs/CSOs

Qualifications and Experience :

Minimum 3 years of experience working in a humanitarian context

Minimum 2 years of experience working in project coordination, management, lobbying and advocacy, and meaningful youth participation

 Strong experience in Gender/GBV programming

Experience in networking with CSOs and relevant governmental institutions

Bachelor degree (master’s degree is an asset) in social work, psychology, sociology, international relations or any other related field 

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel


Strong commitment to safeguarding and gender policies both inside and outside the workplace.

 Excellent facilitation skills and ability to deliver trainings.

Strong character traits, including team work, striving for high performance, emotional stability, resilience, adaptability, and ability to handle stress, strong initiative and self-motivation, cultural and gender sensitivity.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, with excellent command of spoken and written in French and/or English

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

 We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace

We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

Location: Maroua

Closing Date: 06th March 2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

 We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. POSTULER

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