Field Assistant, Assistant de terrain, Ngong & Lagdo, Plan International

Field Assistant, Assistant de terrain, Ngong & Lagdo, Plan International

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Date: 22-Mar-2022

Location: Ngong & Lagdo, 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

02 Field Assistants  – P4G project

Functional Area

Programme

Reports to

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Coordinator

Location

Ngong & Lagdo councils

Travel required

Permanent travels in the field

Effective Date

Grade

B

role PURPOSE

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan 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.

The P4G – Field Assistants – Overall is responsible for coordination, implementation and monitoring of P4G project activities at the community levels and equally serves as the liaison between Plan International, council and communities of each council area.

He/she equally oversees all partnerships between Plan International, council/ local government services, communities and other development actors, within the council of assignment.

Dimensions of the Role

This staff is Plan International’s representative at the  project council ( i.e Lagdo or Ngong). He /She will ensure, close monitoring of the various activities at the level of the council and will directly with staff of partner associations (LNGOs)community relays, community members and councils staff to ensure implementation of activities as planned.

Accountabilities

Assessment

Provide leadership and expertise in the update of various baselines and assessments in the framework of the project.

Program Design

Contribute to ensure that issues of communities’ self-resilience are considered in the data collection process for the program design;

Systematically conduct community meetings (at least 3 per month) and keep partner communities abreast on P4G activities and Plan International’s activities alike   in the area of intervention;

Facilitates field visits of other Plan staff to the project zone.

Response Management and Implementation

Work closely with the Council to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritized manner;

In collaboration with the direct supervisor, ensure that all the objectives of the overall project are achieved as per project DIP timeframes;

Monitor the implementation of all P4G projects (as per the various domains of intervention) within the assigned zones;

Ensure that the indicators of the project are implemented and delivered accordingly;

Work in close collaboration with the government and non-government entities involved in the project;

Promote of peaceful coexistence in the implementation of activities on the field;

Comply and also ensure that Plan International’s Child and Youth Safeguarding Policy and related procedures are  adhered by all  to by Plan’ International’s Associates in the council of assignment;

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

Perform any other duties to be assigned to support the attainment of organizational goals.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Coordinate the process of data collection on the field;

Regularly monitors the context (socio-political) at the council level, provides monthly updates to the MERL Coordinator and alerts as soon as possible in case of situations requiring special attention with copy to the Project Manager;

Make field visits in beneficiary’s localities on the weekly basis to coordinate and monitor implementation of activities;

Ensure monthly quality control of data in collaboration with the M&E focal point of the partner NGO in its area of intervention;

Identify and report to the Supervisor opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed, tap lessons learned from the project.

Organize Community meeting following supervisor orientation;

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

Provide regular updates to the MERL Coordinator with copy to the Project Manager on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency,

Engage and follow up with relevant implementation partners (Councils/LNGOs)

Submit monthly progress reports to the MERL Coordinator with copies to the Project Manager.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

BACC or Advance Level + 2 years;

Minimum of 2 years of previous work experience at community level;

Computer literate (Word, Excel);

Language proficiency: French and Fulfulde are mandatory but use of basic English is an asset;

Ability to ride on motorbike.

Distinctive Behaviours

Team Spirit

Integrity

Humility

Empathy on issues affecting children’s’ rights and equality for girls.

Skills specific to the post

Effective facilitation & communication skills

Advocacy & Negotiation skills

Team Spirit & Coaching skills

Good planning and organisational skills

Ability to adapt fast to community life and work well with children & youths.

Knowledge and understanding of community & social issues.

Good report -writing skills and ability collect, interpret and present data.

Creative thinking and problem -solving skills.

Dealing with Problems:

Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them

Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Resolve conflict between community members and partner/Plan’s associates (local NGOs)

Communications and Working Relationships: Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

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

Maintains a high contact with other all key stakeholders at the Divisional level like Delegation of Health, Social Affairs, Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family, Basic Education, networks, Traditional authorities, Local NGOs staff, other organizations etc.

Maintains high contact with local partners.

Desirable

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

Proven capacity to facilitate trainings, coach of community leaders and provide supportive supervision;

Commitment to child safeguarding, gender equality and participation;

Demonstrate ability to assess best practice, document and disseminate lessons learned;

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft office including words, excel, power point, internet etc…)

Familiar with mobile data collection;

Ability to adapt and network with grassroots structures;

Willingness to travel at short notice and be flexible to changing circumstances;

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 at the local level;

Proven interest in project management, negotiation and partnerships;

Proven interest in community and social issues and at least a year’s involvement in areas such as: Community work, Children clubs / youth groups & women’s/ girls projects.

Proven interest in community and social issues;

Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Physical Environment

Field based with limited travels out of assigned Council area or Programme Influencing & Implementation Area.

Level of contact with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children and youths.

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.

ROLE PROFILE

Title

02 Field Assistants P4G

Functional Area

Programme

Reports to

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Coordinator

Location

Ngong & Lagdo councils

Travel required

Permanent travels in the field

Effective Date

Grade

B

role PURPOSE

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan 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.

The P4G – Field Assistants – Overall is responsible for coordination, implementation and monitoring of P4G project activities at the community levels and equally serves as the liaison between Plan International, council and communities of each council area.

He/she equally oversees all partnerships between Plan International, council/ local government services, communities and other development actors, within the council of assignment.

Dimensions of the Role

This staff is Plan International’s representative at the  project council ( i.e Lagdo or Ngong). He /She will ensure, close monitoring of the various activities at the level of the council and will directly with staff of partner associations (LNGOs)community relays, community members and councils staff to ensure implementation of activities as planned.

Accountabilities

Assessment

Provide leadership and expertise in the update of various baselines and assessments in the framework of the project.

Program Design

Contribute to ensure that issues of communities’ self-resilience are considered in the data collection process for the program design;

Systematically conduct community meetings (at least 3 per month) and keep partner communities abreast on P4G activities and Plan International’s activities alike   in the area of intervention;

Facilitates field visits of other Plan staff to the project zone.

Response Management and Implementation

Work closely with the Council to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritized manner;

In collaboration with the direct supervisor, ensure that all the objectives of the overall project are achieved as per project DIP timeframes;

Monitor the implementation of all P4G projects (as per the various domains of intervention) within the assigned zones;

Ensure that the indicators of the project are implemented and delivered accordingly;

Work in close collaboration with the government and non-government entities involved in the project;

Promote of peaceful coexistence in the implementation of activities on the field;

Comply and also ensure that Plan International’s Child and Youth Safeguarding Policy and related procedures are  adhered by all  to by Plan’ International’s Associates in the council of assignment;

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

Perform any other duties to be assigned to support the attainment of organizational goals.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Coordinate the process of data collection on the field;

Regularly monitors the context (socio-political) at the council level, provides monthly updates to the MERL Coordinator and alerts as soon as possible in case of situations requiring special attention with copy to the Project Manager;

Make field visits in beneficiary’s localities on the weekly basis to coordinate and monitor implementation of activities;

Ensure monthly quality control of data in collaboration with the M&E focal point of the partner NGO in its area of intervention;

Identify and report to the Supervisor opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed, tap lessons learned from the project.

Organize Community meeting following supervisor orientation;

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

Provide regular updates to the MERL Coordinator with copy to the Project Manager on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency,

Engage and follow up with relevant implementation partners (Councils/LNGOs)

Submit monthly progress reports to the MERL Coordinator with copies to the Project Manager.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

BACC or Advance Level + 2 years;

Minimum of 2 years of previous work experience at community level;

Computer literate (Word, Excel);

Language proficiency: French and Fulfulde are mandatory but use of basic English is an asset;

Ability to ride on motorbike.

Distinctive Behaviours

Team Spirit

Integrity

Humility

Empathy on issues affecting children’s’ rights and equality for girls.

Skills specific to the post

Effective facilitation & communication skills

Advocacy & Negotiation skills

Team Spirit & Coaching skills

Good planning and organisational skills

Ability to adapt fast to community life and work well with children & youths.

Knowledge and understanding of community & social issues.

Good report -writing skills and ability collect, interpret and present data.

Creative thinking and problem -solving skills.

Dealing with Problems:

Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them

Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Resolve conflict between community members and partner/Plan’s associates (local NGOs)

Communications and Working Relationships: Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

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

Maintains a high contact with other all key stakeholders at the Divisional level like Delegation of Health, Social Affairs, Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family, Basic Education, networks, Traditional authorities, Local NGOs staff, other organizations etc.

Maintains high contact with local partners.

Desirable

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

Proven capacity to facilitate trainings, coach of community leaders and provide supportive supervision;

Commitment to child safeguarding, gender equality and participation;

Demonstrate ability to assess best practice, document and disseminate lessons learned;

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft office including words, excel, power point, internet etc…)

Familiar with mobile data collection;

Ability to adapt and network with grassroots structures;

Willingness to travel at short notice and be flexible to changing circumstances;

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 at the local level;

Proven interest in project management, negotiation and partnerships;

Proven interest in community and social issues and at least a year’s involvement in areas such as: Community work, Children clubs / youth groups & women’s/ girls projects.

Proven interest in community and social issues;

Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Physical Environment

Field based with limited travels out of assigned Council area or Programme Influencing & Implementation Area.

Level of contact with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children and youths.

NB: For nationals

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.

Location: Ngong & Lagdo councils

Closing Date:  05th April 2022

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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