Gender and Protection Officer, Officier Genre et Protection, Bertoua, Plan International

Gender and Protection Officer, Officier Genre et Protection, Bertoua, Plan International

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Date: 28-Mar-2022

Location: Bertoua, 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.

Gender & Protection Officer

Date: 10-Mar-2022

Location: Bertoua, East 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

Gender and protection Officer (Grade: )

Functional Area

BERTOUA PIIA

Reports to

Project Coordinator.

Location

Bertoua East Cameroon  – Travel required

Effective Date

10 th April 2022

ROLE PURPOSE:  How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?

This project therefore consists of strengthening the food security and nutritional situation of Central African refugees through cash transfer activities (CBT), conditional in-kind distribution, improving the nutritional situation of children aged 6-23 months (BSFP), improving their living conditions and protecting their livelihoods through asset creation activities in emergency situations. The aim is to improve the food consumption score of food-insecure households and limit the use of erosive coping strategies, and thus protect the assets of refugees by providing them with food support and education on good nutritional and hygiene practices.

The achievements of the project are linked to Plan International Cameroon areas of global distinctiveness (AoGD) and aim to promote girl’s equality and rights..

DIMENSIONS OF ROLE:

Capacity building of programme staff and key stakeholders on gender and protection

Build capacity of key stakeholders on protection, child protection and Gender/GBV

Conduct periodic reviews on gender and protection and assess barriers/protection risks faced by women, adolescent girls and children in all their diversity  to inform quality programme implementation actions

Develop training materials and IEC packages on SGBV & child protection

Promote awareness/education on SGBV standard operating procedure (SOP) and protection minimum standards

Coordinate and facilitate community meetings and dialogues with stakeholders on SGBV & child protection issues and develop action plans

Represent Plan International at the monthly & quarterly gender-based violence and child protection working groups hosted and share progress, challenges and appropriate follow up plans.

Establish and implement feedback and complaints mechanisms on SGBV and Child protection in alignment with the Organisations policies across the programme area. This will include documenting all SGBV cases reported and contributing to the SGBV database/information management system at the district and national level

Collaborate with gender and protection actors through enhanced synergies to implement protection education, case management and referral of SGBV cases received to existing SGBV referral mechanisms. The Officer shall ensure that such cases are followed up to completion

Intentionally, informally and formally  conduct regular  feedback reviews with beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries, government, other agencies, relevant partners regarding programme commitments and staff conduct

Compile and submit quality reports to the Project Coordinator as directed. Ensure that all reports are highly accurate

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Problems solving

Demonstrates  coaching attitudes towards taff under his supervision

Exhibit a good sense of judgment and responsibility in the performance of duties

Works with minimum supervision

Refers all final decision making to the manager (Project Coordinator)

Communications

The Gender and protection Officer must maintain good collaboration and communication with beneficiaries, retailers, the complaints committee, and other stakeholders in the area.

Speaks, writes clearly and effectively; correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Adopts an appropriate communication style when communicating with the whole range of colleagues, partners, Children and communities; exhibits active listening and effective feedback; ability to clearly and convincingly express thoughts and ideas in written and verbal form.

Other

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion 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.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Human Rights or any other relevant field

A minimum of five years of experience working in child protection/gender and development programming, preferably in vulnerable settings.

Familiarity with key international standards (e.g. CP Minimum Standards, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, SPHERE, and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standard, etc.)

Ability to guide the project team on specific exercises such as the integration of Protection, the Gender and GBV in projects, on gender qualification, on conducting gender analysis, GBV and protection, gender and audits protection and on the way to integrate gender into the programming and control functions support such as security, the logistics, finance and communications

Additional Certificate courses in IASC Guidelines and key training packages preferred (Caring for [Child] Survivors of Sexual Violence, psychological First Aid in Emergencies, CPiE Minimum Standards, and GBV IMS, International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law Foundations, etc), is an added advantage

Good command of basic software INDISPENSABLE (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point etc.)

Knowledge and skills

Excellent program implementation and report writing skills

Demonstrated ability in Data Collection, Data Management and Analysis

Computer skills, especially statistical analysis

Analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills

Capacity building, training, and coaching skills

Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the internet

Knowledge of project cycle and related tools and methodologies

Good writing skills and ability to synthesize information

Creativity and ability to anticipate deadlines, and plan tasks accordingly.

Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative work teams as well as ability to work independently and show initiative.

Capacity to work under pressure and ability to provide support to various projects at the time.

Ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Behaviours

  • Works well and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to work under pressure well.
  • Committed to Plan International’s strategy and values.
  • Communicator.
  • Able to deliver results under extreme pressure and at unpredictable (long) hours during emergency response.
  • Coaches and builds fields agents
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children and women in all their diversity (disability, ethnic minorities) without any discrimination
  • Involves others in setting and achieving goals
  • Demonstrates honesty and transparency in holding self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and Plan’s standards of behaviour ( Safeguarding)
  • Promotes a strong learning culture in the organisation

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND DEMANDS:

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

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN:

High level contact- the job responsibilities of this position will require the post holder to frequently have any one-to-one contact with children.

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.

Closing Date: 10/04/2022

We strongly encourage female applicants.

All applications must be submitted ONLINE at

Location: Bertoua

Closing Date: 10/04/2022

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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