Cameroun

Plan International recruits 01  Gender in Emergency Officer

Plan International recruits 01  Gender in Emergency Officer

Plan International

Bamenda, Cameroon
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Gender in Emergency Officer
Location: Bamenda, 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
ROLE PROFILE
Title GENDER IN EMERGENCY OFFICER
Functional Area NWSW Emergency Response
Reports to Project Manager
Location Bamenda Travel required Yes
Effective Date September 2022    

 

role PURPOSE
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 girls are the 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. Plan International aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively. Plan is committed to responding to children affected by emergencies in the countries of our operation.
Since 1996, Plan has worked with over 1,239 communities in Cameroon. With field offices in NW, SW, Littoral, East, North, Far North, Plan has operational presence in 10 regions, with integrated multisectoral programmes. Given the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon, schools have closed in several localities and some of which never opened their doors. Teachers and students who attempted to go to school in many localities have faced security threats and this situation has forced many parents to send their children to other regions like the West and Littoral to study and for survival while those who can’t afford have stayed and remained out of school.
Plan International believes that it is critical to directly address gender-based discrimination and promote gender equality to advance our vision for a world where the rights of children and equality for girls is advanced. Plan International recognizes that gender inequalities are exacerbated in times of crises and create major barriers for sustainable development. We work to ensure all our programs, across the humanitarian-development spectrum identify and account for the different needs, abilities and opportunities of all children particularly girls in all their diversity. Through a gender transformative approach in programmes, Plan International tackles the root causes of gender inequality and aims to reshape unequal gender and power relations to achieve the full realisation of girls’ rights and equality between all children, young people and adults regardless of their gender.
Plan International is engaged in providing life-saving humanitarian assistance through protection, education and psychosocial support. Our operations are implemented in key sectors of Education, Child Protection, SGBV, Food Assistance and Nutrition, Livelihood, WASH and NFIs in coordination with all other humanitarian organisations. Plan International is looking to continue supporting vulnerable children amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – particularly girls – and assess how Plan can further expand the way these girls and boys are supported. The WFP-Third Party Monitoring (TPM) project, is geared at ensuring that there is a WFP affiliated presence at the field level across the entire North-West Region of Cameroon, undertaking rigorous monitoring in accordance with WFP’s corporate standards (SOPs). The main activities for the project include, GFA monitoring, process monitoring, ware house monitoring, Post Distribution Monitoring, Market Price monitoring and the monitoring of CVA activities implemented by WFP through Cooperating partners.
Dimensions of the Role
Gender in Emergency Officer, supported by a Gender Specialist at Country Level Organisation, will support and work closely with the ERM and the Project Manager in providing technical and strategic support for Plan International Cameroon work on gender equality and inclusion in disaster preparedness and response. The Gender in Emergency Officer ensures that Plan International Cameroon’s disaster risk management gender transformative programming and influencing is well reflected in the project, and becomes well-known for quality, innovation, scalability and results. The objective of such a role is to ensure that during the project implementation phase, enough resources will be allocated to foster a gender transformative approach and ensure dedicated gender technical support, monitoring, training, and knowledge management/ production is available to the project Team.
The incumbents will be responsible for effective interventions, strategic and operational guidance and technical advice. Ensure the implementation of all the gender deliverables in the (gender mainstreaming and gender targeted strategies); Lead on capacity building and knowledge building and management on gender equality and inclusion in project monitoring; Provide strategic advice to project team for the integration of gender; Serve as quality assuror in project implementation ensuring gender issues properly addressed. Support in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of resource mobilization strategies. He/she will work directly with the Project Coordinator and the Gender Laed at Country Level. He/she will participate in technical coordination meetings, ensuring alignment of the project to gender transformative standards of Plan International
Accountabilities
Key End Results and Typical Responsibilities:
Ensure the implementation of a gender transformative approach in emergency with focus on the following results
The Officer will provide technical support to mainstream gender across project activities, including development of gender mainstreaming strategy.
The project officer will conduct field monitoring and capture protection concerns faced by WFP beneficiaries as a result of the assistance they receive.
The officer will also monitor how WFP-CPs (Cooperating Partners) handle protection concerns amongst beneficiaries.
The Officer will Identify, provide PFA and PSS, do referrals in cases of GBV and Child protection issues amongst beneficiaries of WFP to various service providers
The officer will monitor and assess the use of available CFMs in place.
The Officer will ensure gender is integrated into the M&E processes.
The Officer will ensure gender transformative strategies are implemented in all project activities.
The Officer will assess the level of acceptance of each staff member of the gender transformation process.
In collaboration with the Media and Communication Coordinators, M & E the Officer will formulate key gender messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation.
The Officer will acquire information and understanding of key gender issues in the country particularly in the NW/SW, focusing on boys and girls (e.g GBV, Early Child Marriage, SRH etc) and adapt strategies as necessary.
The Officer will build the capacity of key project staffs and community volunteers including the Child Protection Committees, Adolescent Clubs, Community Focal Points and Foster Parents on gender.
The Officer will provide inputs into assessment, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence for gender-based activities and influencing in the project.
The Officer will maintain a strong relationship with other Gender related staff across Plan International Cameroon.
The Officer will 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 participate in gender working group meetings.
The Officer will ensure report on child and young people safeguarding issues in the assigned project locations.
The Officer will take part in community-based mobilization and sensitization meetings and introduce the project to target communities.
The Officer will perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the project and in supporting the team.
Ensure the IASC GAM monitoring tool is used at the end of the first year of implementation, and lessons learnt are collectively identified to strengthen implementation of the project.
Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our full spectrum programming, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children
Capacity building and knowledge building and management on gender issues in emergency
 Support the development, implementation and evaluation of capacity strengthening plans with partners to implement quality gender- sensitive and transformative approaches, GBV, PSEA including mentoring and facilitating high quality trainings via workshops, webinars, etc
Identify gender capacity gaps amongst the project team and ensure adequate support is provided (training of gender focal points, coaching,..) in collaboration with relevant stakeholders (Gencap, GBV Taskforce, and others)
Identify local and/or regional resources and network that can be accessed for knowledge building of the NW SW office on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls as relevant to knowledge networks and communities of practice on gender and inclusion
Organize the documentation and communication on lessons learned and best practices.
Responsible for development and implementation of capacity building, training, coaching, learning plan on gender equality, inclusion and gender transformation for all Project Team
Thematic Advisory and Technical Quality Assurance:
In coordination with Project Management team, review project deliverables and donor reports from a gender equality technical quality control perspective.
Work across thematic areas in the program to integrate Gender Quality Benchmarks and provide high quality technical guidance on appropriate approaches and methodologies; conceptual and practical frameworks; standards and tools for effective and quality delivery of gender equality following Plan International and WFP Standards
Work closely with the Area-level monitoring teams and project team to undertake joint monitoring visits to project sites, ensuring project are implemented in line with Plan International Quality Benchmarks and global standards and protocols, and support M&E and operations teams in the identification and implementation of action plans.
Advocacy & Representation
In collaboration with the Advocacy & Communication team, support the design and execution of advocacy strategy to influence policy changes, including producing high quality thought leadership materials.
Support communications and advocacy teams to promote relevant advocacy messages on gender (inc. harmful traditional practices) and GBV and ensure project’s communications are gender-transformative and promote gender equality.
Lead positioning Plan International activities on gender, such as representation at panels, participation in external practitioner events and networks, and internal Working Groups as well as in-country gender coordination mechanisms and actors (Gender, GBV, PSEA) as relevant.
Contribute to the overall Project team effort in resource mobilization, as relevant.
Evidence, Learning & Innovation:
Participate in periodic technical project and program review meetings and thematic community of practice workshops to internally review progress, challenges, best practices, lessons learnt etc. on gender equality
Work closely with the Research & Evaluations team to provide technical inputs and guidance on knowledge gaps/needs, study conceptualization on the gender analysis tool development, report review and translation of recommendations and findings into actions.
Dealing with Problems:
Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.
The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas often at risk. This requires prudence, vigilance and respect for compliance with security instructions on the part of the staff.
Support staff on how to deal with resistance challenging social norms.
Analyse feedback from staff and stakeholders on the issue of gender transformation approaches to identify risks and mitigation measures.
Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to correct implementation of education activities, in accordance with the standards and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work
He/she should work under pressure and accept travels and stays in areas often austere.
   Communications and Working Relationships:
Key Internal Contacts
Project Coordinator, Donors, Gender Lead at Country Office Level, other members of the Emergency Response team and Plan staff in general.
 Key External Contacts
Other agencies and groups affiliated to the Project
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Knowledge
A post graduate degree in social sciences development study or related field
A professional qualification and membership in related associations and societies.
Experience in Gender Equality and inclusion, diversity programming with orientation to various sectoral programs (Education, protection, Nutrition etc..).
Clear exposure to Emergency contexts and emergency response programs.
Demonstrated relevant progressive experience in similar posts with International NGO/ Project
Deeper understanding and technical knowledge of the various global discussions and standards on Gender equality and Inclusion, Human rights and Child Rights frameworks and trends.
Demonstrated mastery of CEDAW regulations and reports pertaining to Cameroon
Practical and relevant experience of operating in emergencies;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Skills
At least 3-5 years of relevant experience at the national level in the areas of Gender mainstreaming and women and girls’ empowerment, ideally within the emergency context.
 Experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of gender mainstreaming projects in the humanitarian and development contexts.
Experience in coordination and working with multiple partners
Excellent written and spoken English and French skills
Familiar with gender equality technical quality control perspective.
Experience working across thematic areas in the program to integrate Gender Quality Benchmarks
Experience in implementing standards and tools for effective and quality delivery of gender equality standards.
Behaviours:
Ability to foster a work environment that promotes gender equality and inclusion and does not tolerate gender inequality, exclusion, sexual harassment or discrimination.
Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
Aware of own strengths, weaknesses and pro-active in using feedback and self-development
Behaves consistently in approach to work
Strongly drives performance forward in area of the business for which they are responsible together with the team
Balances future vision with practical delivery
Build and promote effective team and collaboration
Develops mutual trusting relationships with complex partnerships that have excellent business outcomes
Sets a strong learning culture within the organisation
Tolerant of difference – cultural sensitivity in relation to its impact on HR Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to PLAN’s core values and humanitarian principles
Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
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 contexts.
Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.
Preparedness to live and work in uncertain security environments.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Work intensively in the field: The GEO will spend at least 80% of his/her time in the field within the context of the implementation and monitoring of activities.
This post is based in Bamenda
Travel:  Approximately 70% to Program Areas and other travel when required
Key relationships
Contact with children, their families and communities.
Contact with all country office and program unit staff to facilitate prompt movement of staff towards the implementation of Plan’s programs and activities.
Collaborate and consult with colleagues at CO and PIIA levels.
Essentials
Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan International. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity, having a clear commitment to Plan International’s values and feminist principles .
Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives in a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
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.
Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge and skills: knowledge of Plan International’s policies and procedures, Code of Conduct, gender equality and inclusion policy etc. Requires information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
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.
Closing Date: September 14th, 2022
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

POSTULER

PLUS D’OFFRES

Laisser un Commentaire

%d blogueurs aiment cette page :