Jobs Oportunity: Gender/Children and Young people Safeguarding Coordinator


Location: Bamenda, NW, CM
Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. However, these are often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. In addition, it is 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. Moreover, 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

To ensure That Plan international Cameroon through the Plan for girl programming attains the vision of becoming a centre of excellence for gender equality through organizational practice and programming in Cameroon by ensuring: Gender and particularly girl’s issues project for the harmonious development of children. BIAAG ( Because I am A girl” Campaign, Plan international gender and inclusive as well as children and young people safeguarding policy are translated into effective and innovative programs and other initiatives benefiting children in Cameroon. The capacity of Plan International for girl project is enhanced to sustain effective gender transforming programming. The reinforcement of the capacities of communities /partners to consider gender/ children and Youth safeguarding in their budgeting and planning activities.
The Gender/ Children and young people Coordinator shall be responsible for working on all gender /child safeguarding focused technical details of project planning (including budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation in coordination with the Project Manager.
Dimensions of the Role
The Gender Coordinator assists Programme Units (PUs) management and frontline staff in designing and management of gender related and child safeguarding interventions; and ensuring that gender and children and Young People safeguarding is cross-cutting in all projects. S/he also coaches Plan staff, partners and communities to develop a greater understanding of issues related to gender and children and Young People safeguarding. The Gender/Child safeguarding Coordinator is supervised by the Emergency Response Manager. S/he does not have supervisees; and does not managed specific programme. However, there is a growing budget amounts within various projects regarding gender and child safeguarding mitigation actions
  • Facilitate staff’s understanding of Girls Get Equal Campaign and Plan gender equality and inclusion  policy
  • Orientate and train staff and partners on gender  transforming and mainstreaming
  • Facilitate training on gender in emergency
  • Facilitate the collection and analysis of gender disaggregated data in the field;
  • Facilitate the formulation of gender sensitive indicators for the collection of baseline data and the evaluation of  project in collaboration with technical advisors,
  • Collect and analyse regularly statistics on gender progress in  project
  • Make a gender selfassessment of partner and elaborate an action plan for training
  • Develop tools for gender analysis
  • Establishes and maintains good working and learning relationship with partner organizations  government and gender networking;
  • Review  proposal for resources mobilization for gender activities
  • Ensure that Plan’s Child Protection Policy and related procedures are adhered to in all aspects of work
  •  Represent Plan  international Cameroon in meetings/other events on gender and submit report to supervisor
Key indicators:
  • Gender/ children and young people safeguarding aspect is included in all major event and programmes
  • Girls get equal campaign is implemented as agreed
  • Partners are trained on gender and child safeguarding matters and are gender aware
  • Gender and Child safeguarding are budgeted adequately
  • Evidence of influence at regional level around various discrimination toward girls
  • Evidence of collaboration with other Technical Advisors
  • 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
  • Maintains a high contact with other partners MINAS, MINPROFF, NGO partners, UN agencies and others organizations that promote gender equality and inclusion.
  • Keeps and maintain a high contact with ERM, DERM. Gender Advisor, Project Coordinators and PU staffs (PUC, Field staff, M & E, and Project manager, others technical advisor and officers… etc.)
  • Maintains medium contact with local partners and minimum contact with communities and CBOs.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma or its equivalent in gender or Social Sciences
  • At least 05 years working experience in social development.
Experience in the NGO sector preferably with child-related development issues, would be an advantage
Demonstrated behaviours needed by the post-holder to successfully perform the role:
  • Timeliness and proactive in the discharge of duties
  • Good planning and organizational abilities
  • Good supervisory and listening abilities
  • Open to feedback and willingness to adopt to new approaches and processes
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • High awareness of safety requirements of area of operation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • High sense of judgment and responsibility
  • Strong team player
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good animation skills
  • Training of trainers & implementers
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.
Physical Environment
Travel requirements
This position requires to have ability of work outside in extremely hot climate and 40% of travel time within Bamenda and Buea with 60% office work. May also travel externally when needed.
Level of contact with children
Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children
     To apply for this job, kindly click on “Apply”. Your application should include:
  • A cover letter
  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor
    Location: Yaoundé – CAMEROON
  • Closing date: September 3rd, 2019
Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity.  Only applications received in French or English, will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Plan international has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

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