Field Assistant, Assistant de terrain, Kumba, Plan International

Field Assistant, Assistant de terrain, Kumba, Plan International

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Date: 13-Nov-2021

Location: Kumba, 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.


Field Assistant

Functional Area


Reports to

Project Coordinator



Travel may be required


Effective Date

November, 2021


general InFormmation

Working in 54 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the America, with a total annual budget of approximately US$1 billion, Plan International is an independent humanitarian and development organization who strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Plan International’s global strategic goal is to reach as many children as possible, particularly girls and those who are excluded or marginalized, with high quality program that make a lasting impact on their lives.

Plan International will implement a project to strengthen the preventive actions already in place for the fight against COVID-19, in order to continue to support the strategy adopted by the Ministry of Public Health to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, to promote access to adequate and quality health services for all including children and to support households affected by this pandemic with small-scale IGAs.

In order to ensure effective and efficient implementation, Plan International is recruiting Field Assistants for Kumba. The incumbent will be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring of activities and technical support to community health workers and other community-based structures during the implementation of the “COVID-19 Prevention and awareness raising on Vaccines in Plan Communities in Far North and South-west regions of Cameroon”.

purpose of the ROLE

The Field Assistant will contribute to the implementation, roll-out of project activities in the field, community mobilization and supervision of the work of the community health workers with whom the project will collaborate throughout the implementation. He/she will report to the project coordinator and contribute to the supervision of the existing focal points or community-based groups.

To be successful in this role, he/she must have excellent skills in community engagement, public health, facilitation and community mobilization. He/she must be able to meet deadlines, ensure good communication, and establish good rapport with the project’s direct clients.

Prepare, support, plan and implement the activities of the project ” COVID-19 Prevention and awareness raising on Vaccines in Plan Communities in Far North and South-west regions of Cameroon “.

In collaboration with the project coordinator, the field assistant will:

Support the implementation of the project in the target communities of the project in collaboration with the community health workers present in the community;

Organize educational talks for children and parents on preventive measures at COVID 19 including vaccination;

Ensures that barrier measures to combat COVID 19 are respected in the implementation of activities

Organize and supports the smooth running of project activities in the field

In collaboration with the heads of the districts and health areas, he/she supervises the work of the community health workers

Ensure continuous capacity building of health workers, through weekly briefings or any other capacity building session;

Mobilize existing community structures as well as community and religious leaders to sensitize on barrier measures against COVID19 including vaccination;

Ensures the acquisition and distribution of materials for the fight against covid19 within the communities

With the support of district and health area staff, regularly reports on cases of people vaccinated,

Ensure the collection and transmission of activity reports from community health workers;

With the support of the M&E, collects all the necessary data for the implementation of the project.

Main expected results

– Submit weekly and monthly reports of all field activities and various trainings and meetings conducted;

– Participate regularly in coordination meetings with all health stakeholders;

– Collect, share data on monthly achievements and disseminate good practices and lessons learned from the project on a monthly basis

– Maintain and share the database on people vaccinated, or sensitized or supported with hygiene kits to fight against Covid-19

– Ensure good collaboration with existing community-based structures and health facilities in the project’s target communities


University degree or equivalent in health/social science,

Minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience in the humanitarian sector, in community mobilization or engagement;

Previous experience in working with refugees, IDPs and/or other vulnerable populations;

Avantages :

– Experience working in the South-West Regions of Cameroon;

Knowledge/ Skills

– Knowledge of humanitarian standards, Sphere Handbook and humanitarian principles

– Experience in community-based approaches, emergency preparedness, crisis management and relief, or any other related field.

– Good knowledge of local languages (Pidgin and English)


South-West, Cameroon;

Bokwai, Tiko, Barombi Kang, Kumba Station and Ombe

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.

Level of contact with children: HIGH

– Frequent interaction in the camp with children and refugees

Closing Date: 20/11/2021

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.

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