Health Technical Officer, Responsable technique de la santé, Garoua, Plan International

Health Technical Officer, Responsable technique de la santé, Garoua, Plan International

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Health Technical Officer

Date: 18-Nov-2021

Location: Garoua, 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.



Health Technical Officer

Functional Area


Reports to

P4G Program Manager



Travel required

Frequent field visits to support implementation, improve coordination and reporting

Effective Date




The role purpose of the Health Technical Officer is to support the in and out facility Adolescent friendly SRH&H service delivery, the provision of data needed for resource mobilization, assessment of effectiveness and efficiency of Adolescent friendly SRH&H services, strengthen involvement of beneficiaries and community and promote integration of gender (mainstream gender and address its concerns in all ASRH&R activities), education, governance, livelihood components for the delivery of P4G activities as one.

This role is important to shift from a clinical approach to an effective community-based health promotion and preventive care with the involvement of beneficiaries and communities for more efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.

Responding to the need to develop an integrated package of interventions for adolescent girls, this project aims to bring adolescent girls and boys together with government and non-government stakeholders (including the elected representatives and local government functionaries, development partners, NGOs, CBOs, Community leaders and Private Sector partners) to collectively deliver girl-led planning, implementation and monitoring of a ‘Plan for Girls’ in two communes in Cameroon and four communes in Benin.

Dimensions of the Role

The incumbent serves as technical reference person for Health issues for the project and Plan field office and reports to the Project Manager. There is no direct report related to this role but rather strong collaborations with other health positions like GF field Supervisor, Nutrition and Community Health Workers. The Health Officer represents Plan in all relevant meetings and fora and works closely with Regional Delegation of Public Health.


Program strategy and design

Provide leadership and expertise in the baseline and subsequent assessments of status of ASRH&R activities under the P4G project with the involvement of young people, girls and young women themselves

Identify emerging needs and develop/update the ASRH&R section of the P4G proposal

Design and implement clear work/activity plans for integrating SRHR for adolescent within the project

Promote education of parents and the community on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of adolescents;

Support the delivery of ASRH information and AACSE programs for out-of-school and in-school adolescents

Facilitate innovative approaches including utilization of digital platforms to enhance access to ASRH&R information

Resource mobilization: P4G Financing and Sustainability

support the generation and use of evidence to justify resource allocation to ASRH&R;

Seek increased funds for the provision of ASRH&R information and services;

support coordination and harmonized donor funding for ASRH&R;

Support establishment of  mechanisms for mobilizing additional funding

support improved efficiency and accountability in resource allocation and utilization

Leadership and governance in provision ASRH&R services

Support capacity building of staffs and stakeholders at all levels in strategic leadership, health systems and service management for adolescents;

Support the strengthening of Reproductive Health Training and Supervision (RHT&S) system at all levels for effective provision of ASRH&R services;

Ensure that annual work plans at all levels of service provision prioritize adolescent SRH services;

Continuously monitor provision of ASRH&R services at all levels;

Support the establishment and strengthening of partnerships for ASRH&R service provision at all levels.

Support the capacity building of health providers for adolescent-friendly SRH&R services through in service, on job training, mentorship and continuous medical education;

Support the integration of ASRH training into pre-service curriculum in all medical training institutions;

Strengthen quality assurance mechanisms through continuous support for supervision and mentorship at all levels to provide adolescent friendly SRH&R services.

Health Products and Technologies for ASRH&R services

Support equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technology in health facilities at all levels;

Support linkage with other policies on the procurement system and commodity supply chain;

Support linkage with institutions offering quality assurance of all medical ASRH&R commodities used by adolescents.

Health Management Information System (HMIS)

Support the revision and standardization of data collection tools to capture disaggregated data for adolescents at all levels;

Support the strengthening of HMIS for adolescents and the establishment of the  linkages with the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System;

Support routine data collection, analysis and utilization of high quality data on adolescents for decision making at all levels;

Support the utilization of modern technology to improve management of ASRH&R information at all levels.

Involving girls, young people and young women

Support and build the capacity of adolescents and youth organizations to document and analyze the needs and the service gaps for youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health, and to disseminate their findings

Build a network of local champion of change distributed across the impacted areas of the P4G and support their community activities

Promote adolescent participation in key decision making around policy, advocacy, budgeting, planning, research and implementation processes.

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


Project staff – high

Garoua Office staffs – high

Plan staff in other offices – Medium


LNGO – High

Partners – High

Regional Delegation for Public Health – High

Adolescents – Medium

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


Be a holder of at least a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Preferably in sexual and reproductive health.

At least 03 years’ experience in the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive & rights(ASRH&R) domain

Demonstrate technical expertise in the implementation of (ASRH&R)  activities.

Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.)

Commitment to safeguarding, gender equality and participation

Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.

Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions.

Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan’s core values and humanitarian principles.


Experience in the North of Cameroon is an asset.

French and English and Fulfulde language skills desirable.

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 under pressure to produce results

Keep to strict deadlines


Level of contact with children

Mid contact: Frequent interaction with adolescents

Location: Garoua

Closing Date: 02nd December 2021

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.

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