Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req23933


Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No


Job Description

IRC began operations in Cameroon in 2016 to meet some of the growing needs of people affected by Boko Haram-related violence in the country’s Far North. Assistance to displaced populations extends across the Far North, notably Mayo Sava, Mayo Tsanaga and Logone & Chari, by providing assistance to increase access to water and improve hygiene practices in the displaced communities and vulnerable hosts, cash support programs to enable poor families to meet basic needs and improve food security, and protection programs, particularly by meeting the specific needs of women and girls. The coordination office is in Yaoundé with field bases in Maroua and Kousseri.

Following the growing crisis in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, IRC expanded its operations to the Southwest region in August 2018 and the Northwest region in December 2019. IRC provides vital humanitarian assistance to internally displaced populations, with a field base in Buea, Kumba Ekondo Titi and Bamenda.

IRC Cameroon is committed as expressed in its strategic action plan 2020, to continue providing essential humanitarian services, emphasizing on the need for secured communities and ensuring that affected populations can meet their basic needs, while re-enforcing beneficiaries’ resilience, especially women and girls. IRC Cameroon is funded by European and American donors.

IRC is recruiting Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Officer who is a member of the Protection Mobile Team, operating in the South West and North West Regions. The role of the GBV Case Management Officer will be to ensure quality implementation of emergency GBV prevention and response activities and COVID-19 preventive measures in order to facilitate access to services. The WPE Officer will work under the supervision of the WPE Manager and collaborate closely with other IRC sectors such as health, PRoL, ERD and WASH

Roles and Responsibilities

The WPE Officer oversees and monitors the quality implementation of the GBV prevention and response activities of the WPE Assistants and Community Mobilizers providing psychosocial care for survivors of GBV, sensitization and awareness raising on GBV, works mainly in the context of the emergency response to gender-based violence/and COVID-19 prevention measures in the IDP/host/returnee communities. The WPE Case Management Officer – oversees individual (through the case management process) and group-based psychosocial activities for survivors of GBV. The WPE Officer also oversees information collection and advocacy related to health gaps and services. This position supervises GBV Psychosocial Assistants and Community Mobilizers.

Technical Quality

Provide technical expertise in GBV for the effective implementation of the GBV program.

Oversee the provision of basic case management and psychosocial activities for survivors of GBV;

Oversee activities to reinforce referrals for survivors of GBV;

Reinforce referral mechanisms, and the safety, security and confidentiality of survivors accessing referral services;

Support the identification of GBV focal points in health centers and liaise with health actors for the training of medical and non-medical staff in health centers;

Provide staff mentoring and reinforce adherence to GBV guiding principles and best practices throughout IRC’s WPE work;

Reinforce adherence to the GBV guiding principles throughout all WPE activities;

Ensure response work with clients, including case management and psychosocial interventions, adheres to best-practice principles when working with survivors of GBV.

Staff Supervision & Development

Directly supervise GBV Psychosocial Assistant and Community Mobilizers Assistants

Mentor and support staff professional development and foster a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programming.

Identify training needs for GBV Psychosocial Assistant and support organization and facilitation of training to meet those needs, in collaboration with the WPE Program Manager and WPE Coordinator.

Grant Planning & Implementation

Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s) that support and achieve activities.

Develop implementation, procurement and spending plan with timelines and update on monthly bases;

Work in partnership with health facilities to provide safe space for GBV psychosocial support activities in the area of intervention.

Initiates opportunities for new developments to achieve results.

Provide capacity building of WPE Assistants and community mobilizers as well as health service providers.

Provide direct support and ongoing mentoring to GBV Psychosocial Assistants and Community Mobilizer Assistants as they provide services to survivors of GBV. This will include assessment of client needs; basic, crisis counseling (and in some contexts further individual counseling); development of action plans with clients; support to clients in pursuing services and support.

Provide direct support and ongoing mentoring to GBV Caseworkers as they provide services to child and adolescent survivors of GBV. This will include case management as well as best interest determination, age-appropriate engagement and decision-making by survivors, and Do No Harm analysis.

Develop and implement a series of age-appropriate and specialized group emotional services to be provided to vulnerable women and girls, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of survivors of GBV.

Ensure the existence of a confidential space for case management and individual counselling.

Oversee and provide guidance for age appropriate and relevant psychosocial activities for women and adolescent girls.

Coordination & Representation

Identify concerns related to and support adherence to GBV referral protocols by all relevant stakeholders.

Support the identification of GBV focal points in health centers and liaise with health actors for the training of medical and non-medical staff in health centers.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners.

Ensure coordination of programming with any other sectors or external stakeholders as per portfolio of projects

Work closely and coordinate with the IRC Support Services to carry out program activities. This includes participation on need assessments, review programming and M&E meetings

Reporting and Data management

Ensure ethical and confidential data collection during monitoring and evaluation.

Monitor the progress of the program and identify any delays that have been or may be expected.

Ensure that activities are fully documented, including regular and systematic collection of data required.

Establish and implement a training evaluation system as pre-post tests to measure participants’ learning level.

Complete monthly activity reports, according to guidance provided by the WPE Officer.

Produce / contribute to the writing of the reports required by IRC and the lessor (progress of activities, monitoring of indicators, etc.)

Comply with the IRC security procedures and report the security information provided to him to ensure a safe and secure environment for the implementation of the program.

2- Monitoring

Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and three-month work plans in a timely manner, and incorporate supervisor feedback as requested;

Compile monthly activity report for submission to the WPE Coordinator;

Ensure that all relevant financial documentation is accurately completed and submitted, as required by IRC policies.

3- Other functions

Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with IRC Operational policies;

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

4- General

Commit to respect the IRC Way (IRC Ethics).

Commit to ensuring optimal implementation of these policies in its framework.

Be available to perform any other punctual task deemed useful by his direct superior or the IRC.

Produce programmatic activity reports at the end of each month

5- Line Management

Directly supervised by the WPE Manager.


Education (Knowledge)

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science, psychology, Public Health, Humanities or other related fields desirable;

7- Skills and abilities

  • Counseling and training experience, including at least two years of experience counseling survivors of abuse or violence;
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients;
  • Knowledge and experience with community outreach and mobilization;
  • Experience facilitating trainings and workshops and mentoring others;
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting;
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Fluency in English and local languages of the job location required
  • To be of Cameroonian nationality
  • Applications will be considered on rolling basis.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

NOTICE: Candidates should specify which location(s) they are applying for in their cover letters.

Presentation of the file

  • An up to date (CV);
  • Cover Letter/Application
  • Copy of NIC
  • Academic Credentials
  • Relevant Previous Work Attestations.

Applicants can apply online or deposit their application in a closed envelope specifying the position at the IRC office in Camp Sic- Bokwango Road-Buea, SWR or at our office in Up Station Governor’s Street -Bamenda, NWR.

NB: Deadline for the admissibility of files is the 3th February 2022 at 5pm.

Only the preselected candidates will be contacted.

Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

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