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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Yaoundé
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-11

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GBV Specialist & Project Manager, Plan Cameroon

Yaoundé (Cameroon)

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

The Opportunity

Given the current humanitarian crisis in the Far-North Region of Cameroon, Plan International is engaged in providing life-saving humanitarian assistance, protection, education and psychosocial support. Our operations are implemented in key sectors of Protection (Child Protection and SGBV), Education, Food Assistance and Nutrition, Livelihood, WASH and NFIs in coordination with other humanitarian institutions.

With new funding, Plan International Cameroon will implement a project in the sector of SGBV based on the approach of mobile unit in 2017. Under this project, this position is responsible for the implementation of psychosocial support, ensuring the quality of Plan psychosocial intervention within Plan International’s protection programme.

This position is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design/revision and implementation of the GBV components of Plan’s emergency response in the Far North of Cameroon and the management of the GBV project.

In particular, you will be responsible for the overall management of the upcoming Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) project and will need to co-ordinate with the humanitarian coordination mechanism established in the Far-North, other Emergency Response team members, Plan International staff and other relevant technical sectors to ensure a rapid, inclusive, appropriate and effective response.

The GBV Specialist will be expected to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific SGBV sub-sectors and working groups.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will require the following skill set:

  • Excellent written and spoken English with French an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with major SGBV and Child protection donors including GFFO, SIDA, Irish Aid, UNICEF, ECHO.
  • Excellent project design and participatory monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Excellent communication skills: well-argued plans for response that can be justified and delivered, persuasive of others.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, demonstrating leadership and supporting and training local and international staff
  • Ability to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets, and resources to produce and take responsibility for results
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively.
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision.
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver induction briefing/training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels, and to maintain this under pressure.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision from line manager

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract

Location: Country Office with some travel

Salary: Competitive

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Closing Date: Sunday 11th June 2017

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