WaSH Field Agent, Agent de terrain WASH, Bamenda, Plan International

WaSH Field Agent, Agent de terrain WASH, Bamenda, Plan International

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

WaSH Field Agent

Date: 19-Nov-2021

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.

Post title:

WaSH Field Agent

Grade

Department:

Emergency Response

Start date

November 2021

Duty Station:

NW Region

Reports to:

Project/ WASH  Coordinator

Purpose:

The WaSH Field agent will be responsible for ensuring community mobilization and sensitization on hygiene and sanitation education.

Social /Case Worker (Service Provider or Staff): Responsible for supervising the activities of hygiene promoters, provide training on hygiene promotion, support women of CPCBM to counsel girls and adolescents and MHM, coordinate door to door sensitization and acts as a Liaison between the hygiene promoters and WASH Coordinator.

The WASH field agent will provide regular reports on program activities in his/her zone of intervention on weekly/monthly basis to the Project/WASH Coordinator. He/she will be responsible for consolidating monitoring data from the zone allocated to him/her. The WASH Field agent will also provide support to hygiene promoters in making referrals to local protection agencies, if concerns are raised about children by beneficiaries and others humanitarian actors.  He/she will approve any referrals made. He/she will ensure that data is collected and consolidated as required.

Major Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the supervision of the WASH activities in the field in accordance with Plan’s emergency WASH response in the Divisions identified for the project in the North West Regions of Cameroon.

Supervising the activities of Hygiene promoters, Ensure WASH, Hygiene and Dignity Kits are distributed to the target groups,

Facilitate and follow up management/ WASH committees in the assigned communities,

Contribute to the identification and selection of beneficiaries for WASH, Dignity and Hygiene kits and liaise between Community Focal Points and the WASH Coordinator.

Organize monthly coordination meetings with project stakeholders in his/her area and participate in the weekly project Coordination meetings with the entire implementation team.

He/she maintains close cooperation with other partners in the area and produces and transmit weekly and monthly reports of activities to the project /WASH coordinator.

He/she will ensure that data is collected and consolidated as required.

The WASH Field Agents will be in charge of trainings of hygiene promoters, provide effective support in the direct implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH related activities at the divisional level.

The WASH Field Agent shall ensure that hygiene promotion activities are implemented in all CAFS as planned.

The WASH Field Agent will be based in the assigned Division and will report to the WASH Coordinator.

Accountabilities

Supervise the team of hygiene promoters.

Ensure all CAFS within his/her zone receive hygiene promotion campaigns

Ensure hygiene promotion is conducted to at least 500 households in his/her zone

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 the duty zone;

Work in collaboration with the CPIE Social worker and Community focal Point in the zone.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Ensure WASH needs assessment is done for assigned zone

Ensure all child protection concerns are reported and also participate in case management meetings.

Ensure the action plans of Girl/Boys clubs, and that for the door to door sensitization are closely follow-up by the hygiene promoters.

Report on opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed in the project.

Ensure assessment, documentation, good follow up of all referred cases and report accordingly;

Follow-up survivors from child abuses, identification and evaluations of their needs

Give feedback on the project during community meetings with beneficiaries and Community leaders a month.

Ensure Children and Young People Safe Guarding Policy of Plan International Cameroon is respected by all.

Comply with Plan International’s Fraud Policy at all times to safeguard and protect Plan’s assets and reputation of honesty.

Information and Co-ordination

Provide regular weekly updates with inputs from all Community Animators

Submit monthly reports to WASH Coordinator on activities implemented.

With the permission of the WASH coordinator can represent Plan in stakeholders meetings.

Human Resources and Administration

Participate in the training and briefing of Social Workers and Community Focal Points of CAFS and other key stakeholders on WASH and/or related issues.

Dealing with Problems

Maintain neutrality to the on-going crisis.

The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas often at risk. This requires prudence, vigilance and compliance with security instructions on the part of the animator.

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

S/he should work under pressure and accept travels and stays in areas often austere.

Key relationships

Keeps and maintain high contact with children, their families and communities

Maintains a high contact with other partners at the Divisional Delegation of Health, Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, MINEE

Maintains high contact with local partners.

Qualification and Experience

GCE A/ Level or its equivalent. A degree in social sciences, environmental education, education or related field with good knowledge of established international child protection standards and WASH principles, can be an 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 (Pidgin English) of the assigned zone will also be an added advantage.

Has experience in working with children (boys and girls)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Resident in the assigned communities (within Bamenda)

Skills

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

Commitment to hygiene promotion, gender equality and participation.

Skills in participatory assessment, recreational activities, informal education and sensitization on child and adolescent protection and prevention of GBV.

Good computer skills (Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)

Ability to network with grassroots structures.

Competence in working with Community stakeholders

Behaviors

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, diverse 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.

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

The position holder will work in a typical office environment with some of his/her colleagues in the same office environment and others in the field.

Level of contact with children

Mid contact- the job responsibilities of this positionwill require the post holder to occasionally have any one-to-one contact with children.

We strongly encourage female applicants.

Closing Date: November 26th, 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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