WPE Assistant- Buea SWR, Assistant WPE – Buea SWR, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

WPE Assistant- Buea SWR, Assistant WPE – Buea SWR, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req27012

Job Title: WPE Assistant- Buea SWR

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea

Job Description

  1. Summary

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program within the international Rescue Committee is committed to combating gender-based violence,  namely by provideing assistance to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and undertaking women’s empowerment activities.

The WPE assistant will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Women, Protection and Empowerment (WPE) activities especially the socio-economical activities including EASE sessions, income generating activities, training on business development, and implementation of socio-recreational activities. The assistant is in charge of the close follow up of all clients.

  1. Intervention zone

The position is based in Buea, with intervention in all localities of Buea sub-division. It is namely concentrated in Bokwai women and girl safe space.

  1. Responsibility

–  Conduct the community mobilization process, implement a community participatory targeting approach for the identification and registration of project beneficiaries

– Establish and maintain transparency in the implementation process of activities in functional relationship with the target community,

–  Accompany women clients in the proper management of financial resources through training

–  Ensure the follow-up of complaints

–  Ensure the training of clients in accordance with the methodology established by the supervisor

–  Accompany clients in the identification of project ideas and facilitate the development of business plans

–  Support the different steps of the implementation of business plan with each clients

–   Follow up closely with clients to ensure the smooth running of the activity

–   Conduct gender discussion sessions with women and men, according to EASE guidelines

–  Organise focus group discussions with clients of the WGSS to know their needs and identify their wish to develop socio-recreational activities within women and girl safe spaces;

–   Identify and follow up trainers to undertake vocational trainings;

–   Assess clients’ capacities throughout the year and identify needs for capacity building;

–   Ensure safety and security to all clients.

  1. Other responsibilities

–   Liaise with WPE case management assistant for all GBV prevention and response programming;

–   During disclosure of GBV, refer cases to the WPE case management assistant;

–   Maintain good relations internally with program staff and externally with other actors involved in GBV, namely medical providers for monitoring, support, and advocacy for access to services.

–  Actively participate in weekly WPE team meetings as well as in internal and external trainings, team retreats and other meetings or workshops.

–   Perform other tasks requested by the WPE program hierarchy or necessary for the organization

  1. Technical Quality
  • Ensures the protection and retention of clients information in a secure and confidential space.
  • Assists the WPE Officer with the design and development of training modules on relevant topics for clients
  • Follows the guiding principles [respect, confidentiality, non-discrimination, security], and treat survivors with respect and compassion while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ensures security, safety, and confidentiality of safe spaces in the intervention areas.
  1. Monitoring
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly plans/reports.
  • Proactively identify the challenges faced by psychosocial focal points, proposing solutions in line with the objectives and activities of the program.
  • Liaise with the IRC team to ensure good referral of cases between programs.
  • Carry out some assessments in implementing communities as need arises.
  1. General

Adheres to the IRC Way (IRC Ethics).and safeguarding, anti-workplace harassment. Ensures the optimal implementation of the IRC Way in the working environment and during the implementation of activities.

  • Portrays exemplary good behavior by implementing both the IRC Way and humanitarian principles at home and in the society.
  • Is available to perform any other ad hoc task deemed useful by his / her direct supervisor or by the IRC.
  • Contributes to the production of the weekly report and the monthly report or any other reports requested by the supervisor.
  • Actively participates in weekly WPE team meetings as well as in internal and external trainings, team retreats and other meetings or workshops.
  • Collaborates closely and effectively with those responsible for other sections/field bases/communities within the WPE program.
  • Performs other tasks requested by the WPE program hierarchy.
  • Track complaints and document lessons learned, best practices.
  1. Other functions
  • Ensure that all activities will be implemented in accordance with IRC operational policies.
  • Other additional tasks assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Required profile: Qualifications and skills

–  Have a Bachelor’s degree or other equivalent degree;

– To be a woman would be a strong asset as this post is intervening at the level of women and girl safe spaces which are only open to women and girls and will potentially face gender-based violence disclosure.

– Knowledge of economics, development, AND protection / gender-based violence programming, or appropriate significant and equivalent professional experience is an asset;

– Minimum one year of professional experience in banking and finance, development, community development, engineering or similar activity;

–  Minimum one year of professional experience in protection and social assistance is an asset;

–  Good knowledge of GBV core concepts, guiding principles, and attitudes towards survivors

–  Understands and speaks local languages fluently and a good ability to speak and write English and pidgin English.

– Have a good behavior and a respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, local authorities, community leaders, colleagues, and superiors.

– Knowledge of other local languages of the community, as well as of the cultures and traditions of the community would be an asset.

–  Be flexible; be able to work in a team, sometimes under pressure and often in an unstable security environment.

–  Experience in an NGO preferred, proven ability in community mobilization

–  Experience in implementing Income Generating Activities is an asset

–  Excellent written and oral communication skills;

–  Excellent understanding of the process of identification, selection and registration of beneficiaries with community involvement

–  Ability and experience in conducting cash transfer activities and non-food distribution in a humanitarian setting

–  Skilled and experienced in the development of business plans and their implementation

–   Able to multi-task

–   Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Outlook.

–   Strong organizational and time management skills.

–   Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

–   Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

–  Strong time management skills, project management, organization of staff working under his/her direction.

–   Excellent planning and communication skills.

–   Fluency in French and some local languages, cultures and traditions (Mandara, Kanuri and Fulfulde)

–   Ability to speak fluent English is an asset

–   Be of Cameroonian nationality

–   Female candidates are highly encouraged to  apply

–   Applications will be considered on rolling basis.

Mode of Application

Application files should contain the following;

-Motivation Letter

-Updated CV

-Academic Credentials

-Previous work attestations

-Copy of NIC

All Applications should be deposited in our offices in Buea at Camp sic Along the Bokwango Road; in Bamenda at Up Station Governor’s street; in Buea Road Kumba at the Plan International Building; in Yaounde behind usine Bastos,

Deadline for Admissibility of files: 24th of April 2022 at 5pm

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

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