Project Coordinator WFP, Coordinateur de projet PAM, Bertoua, Plan International

Project Coordinator WFP, Coordinateur de projet PAM, 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.

01 Project Coordinator

Date: 10-Apr-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

Project Coordinator (CSC)

Functional Area

BERTOUA PIIA

Reports to

Project Coordinator.

Location

Garoua Boulaï East Cameroon  – Travel required

Effective Date

13rd 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:

The CBT/FFA/NUTRITION Program Coordinator is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the operation proposals.

He/she is responsible for supervising the operational teams assigned to his/her program.

He/she is the guarantor of the proper execution and quality of the CBT program(s) implemented, and if necessary, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure their relevance. Under the supervision of the PIIAM, the Project Coordinator will have to perform the below main activities:

Project Planning and Implementation

Under the supervision of the PIIAM, the Project Coordinator will have to perform the below main activities:

Diagnosis and design of projects

Participate in the preparation and realization of diagnoses

Participate in the design, financial, human and logistical sizing of programs to be implemented

Write annexes and technical chapters (including logical framework) of operation proposals

Implement activities in accordance with the annual operational strategy, the technical requirements of Plan International and donor criteria;

Plan and supervise the implementation of the CBT, FFA and NUTRITION programs for which he/she is responsible, respecting the deadlines and the defined technical specifications

Plan activities with the support departments (Administration, Logistics) according to the objectives set

Propose and implement indicators to monitor the program and the context

Respect the procedures of Plan International, as well as those of the donor (WFP in particular)

Provide support and advice to the logistics department for the purchase of specific equipment for activities

Evaluate the relevance of the activities carried out, the effectiveness of the interventions and their appropriateness in light of the changing context and the needs of the populations

Supervise and support project officers and field agents

Monitor and evaluate the activities implemented

Anticipate difficulties related to the conduct of activities and facilitate the resolution of problems related to the CBT/NUTRITION/FFA programs

Propose program reorientations according to the evolution of the context and indicators

In collaboration with the administrative department, contribute to the development of budgets related to his/her program and monitor expenditures and budget forecasts

Ensure the operationalization of the complaints management mechanism and guarantee the protection of beneficiaries. Implement anti-fraud measures at all levels of the program, and immediately report any suspicion of fraud or abuse to his/her supervisor

Project Monitoring and Reporting

Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data on FFA and livelihood activities and consistency of information presented to the supervisor;

Prepare a range of reports and data analysis and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.

Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays

Produce/contribute to Plan International and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements.

Assist his/her supervisors to ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection as required under the grant and for M&E purposes.

Capacity Building and Coaching:

If necessary, participate in the validation of the recruitment for the national CBT technical staff,

Define, in conjunction with the administrative department, the prerequisites for CBT positions open to application, and adapt the job profile of the job reference system if necessary

Welcoming and briefing new employees or volunteers working under his/her responsibility

Ensure that safety rules are respected by his/her team(s)

Support with the implementation of processes, such as community based participatory planning that put communities and their needs at the centre of the planning process, and ensuring that activities identified are aligned and sequenced with livelihood needs and the Programmes of other partners and stakeholders;

Work and exchange with relevant units to ensure that crosscutting lenses: such as gender equality and women empowerment, protection, nutrition etc. are applied in the implementation of communities’ assets creation for additional benefits and impacts

Reporting and representation,

The Project  Coordinator should Maintain a good collaboration and communication with technical and financial partners also with local authorities (Regional Delegate of health, Commerce and Rural Development Nutrition focal point as well as food security sector etc);

Report to the appropriate person any information on the security context or any event with a possible consequence on IS activities and team security

Write reports and appendices related to his/her activity(ies) for reports and/or endorsements from donors

Ensure compliance with deadlines and formats for the delivery of reports

Maintain an operational local communication network and good relations with government/local authorities, donor representatives, UN agencies including WFP and other international agencies

Represent Plan International at meetings or forums related to the cash area, including the Cash Working Group (CWG) in Bertoua

Represent Plan International upon request and/or delegation

Respond to requests from the coordination regarding specific needs

Draft administrative documents to be signed (MoU, hand over …) jointly with government authorities, communities or partners

Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions;

Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary;

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Problems solving

Supports with coaching staff 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 a senior manager (PIIAM)

Communications

The field agent must maintain good collaboration and communication with beneficiaries, retailers, the complaints committee, and other stakeholders in the area.

Speaks and 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

Level 5 or 3 years of higher education, degree in management sciences, social sciences, agronomy, socio-economics, rural development or equivalent.

3 years professional experience in the humanitarian sector;

Required experience in CBT, Nutrition or FFA program management in an international organization;

Experience in cash transfer (cash, coupons, mobile money, etc.) and food distribution activities;

Knowledge of Eastern Cameroon;

Experience conducting market research and developing beneficiary selection criteria based on vulnerabilities;

Competence in project financial management;

Ability to manage a team;

Experience in negotiation, coordination and communication;

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

Knowledge and skills

Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation issues and tools;

Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology

Demonstrates good knowledge and experience in research and evaluation, planning, participatory monitoring and evaluation, and developing community development projects;

Extensive knowledge of emergency work

Ability to speak, read and write French fluently and proven ability and willingness to learn other languages

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 in 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 work calmly under extreme pressure and at unpredictable (long) hours during emergency response.
  • Coaches and builds fields agents
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children and women without 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
  • Sees contribution of own part of the organisation in wider Plan and external context
  • Promotes a strong learning culture in the organisation

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND DEMANDS:

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:

High level contact- the job responsibilities of this position does 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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