Gender Officer job position at Plan International Cameroon Bamenda /Buea
Gender Officer job position at Plan International Cameroon Bamenda /Buea.
Gender Officer job position at Plan International Cameroon Bamenda /Buea. 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. kamerpower.com
The Gender Officer in Emergency is responsible for gender mainstreaming and proactive technical support to the project. The Officer will work with all departments and partners to ensure that gender equity principles are incorporated into all project activities.
The Officer will plan, implement and follow up on gender-related activities and provide support to counterpart staff and partners on mainstreaming gender in their project activities, including design and implementation of training on gender-related topics. Provide support, training and technical assistance to other project staff and to partners on gender and related topics. Ensure gender integration in the day to day activities. Provide support to all departments specific to gender mainstreaming, with particular emphasis on helping relevant departments analyze program implications for men and women in various project communities and ways to address issues.
Qualification, skills and Experience
- University degree, or equivalent practical experience in interdisciplinary areas within human rights, social science, international development and program leadership.
- At least two (2) years of demonstrable experience in development work, preferably in humanitarian context.
- Strong skills on proposal writing, monitoring and reporting.
- Strong social mobilization skills.
- Good communication and facilitation skills.
- Strong understanding of gender equality programing and meaningful child participation.
- Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in NW/SW regions, particularly child rights, girls’ rights and child protection.
- Demonstrated experience in team work.
- Proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet.
- Experience in implementing Gender activities for IDPs, vulnerable adolescents and young people, Social Work or community development.
- Be able to speak English. Ability to speak the local language of the assigned zone will also be an added advantage.
- Experience in working with Adolescent (boys and girls) and young people.
- Ability and willingness to work in the field.
- Experience in conducing community meetings, interview, group discussions.
- Experience in facilitating training with project beneficiaries.
- Professional working experience with local and/or international non-government organizations is preferable.
- Excellent personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Willingness to travel to target areas and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements.
- Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards.
- Not been involved in any child protection issues.
- Demonstrates neutrality in the current socio-political crisis.
- Works with trustworthiness and integrity.
- Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks, diverse cultural contexts and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
- Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.
- Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.
- Familiarity with livelihood programming for returnees and IDPs.