Mis à jour : 2 sept. 2020
IRC has been present in Cameroon since January 2016 when the organization launched an assessment in response to increasing concerns for people affected by violence linked to Boko Haram. In March 2016, IRC opened its first field office in Maroua followed in February 2017 by a second field office in Kousseri. As a result to the ongoing crises in the North and south west, IRC opened another branch in the south west region in January 2018 and open another field office in North West region in November 2019. IRC Delivers lifesaving programming to increase access to water and improving hygiene practices in vulnerable displaced and host communities, cash programming to enable poor families to meet basic needs and improve food security, and protection programming, including meeting specific needs of women and girls.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Cameroon adding to the abovementioned insecurity context for populations. On March 5, 2020 Cameroon announced its first confirmed cases of COVID-19. On March 18, the government took special measures to reduce the spread of the outbreak. Despite these measures, cases continue to rise. As a result of this outbreak, Communities are more vulnerable and have increased humanitarian needs according to the Cameroon Humanitarian Needs Overview 2020 (revised June 2020).
In the face of this growing humanitarian needs, IRC is scaling up its activities in the South West and North West Regions and seeks to employ a WPE Case Management Assistant for its North West and South West Regions operations.
IRC is recruiting three Women’s Protection and Empowerment Assistants who are members of the Protection Mobile Team, operating in the South West and North West Regions. The role of the GBV Case Management Assistant(s) will be to ensure the implementation of emergency GBV prevention and response activities and COVID-19 preventive measures and facilitate access to services. The WPE Assistant will work under the supervision of a WPE officer and collaborate closely with other IRC sectors such as health, PRoL, ERD, WASH and education.
The Case Management Assistant, will be responsible for monitoring the psychosocial care of survivors of GBV, works mainly in the context of the emergency response to gender-based violence/and COVID-19 prevention measures in the IDP/host/returnee communities. The WPE Case Management Assistant will community focal points and CBOs to strengthen their knowledge and skills to provide psychological first aid (PFA) activities. If need be, this may include assistance to partners, who have not developed these skills, to initiate them in the future, if appropriate, within their projects to maximize the psychosocial recovery of affected populations and ensure their reintegration within their community, family and / or community.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The WPE Case Management Assistant(s) is/are in charge of implementation of GBV prevention and response activities.
The WPE Case Management Assistant(s) will strengthen the prevention scope of the programming through information dissemination activities on available services and main GBV topics. S/he will also focus on conducting awareness raising sessions on GBV/COVID-19 prevention measures and on GBV topics including humanitarian principles, protection and other instruments to community members affected in the areas of intervention.
The WPE Case Management Assistant(s) will also contribute to GBV/COVID 19 monitoring activities, referrals and GBV case management activities.
The WPE Case Management Assistant will respect the principle of confidentiality of the information received during the activities. S/he will work closely with the WPE Manager, WPE Officers, M& E Officer and other Mobile Team members to provide GBV prevention and response during deployment. The WPE Case Management Assistant will report to the WPE Officer.
Provide a survivor-centered case management service with emotional support and help the survivor regain control of their lives.
1. Provide age-appropriate case management, including assessment of client needs; basic, crisis counseling (and in some contexts further individual counseling); development of action plans with clients; support to clients in pursuing services and support.
2. Provide services to child and adolescent survivors of GBV, including case management as well as best interest determination, age appropriate engagement and decision-making by survivors, and Do No Harm analysis.
3. Lead age-appropriate and specialized group emotional services to be provided to vulnerable women and girls through identified or established safe spaces.
GBV Case Management & Referrals
Adhere to the GBV guiding principles throughout all GBV case management and psychosocial interventions. This includes ensuring confidentiality of survivors, and respect for their wishes and decisions.
Provide age-appropriate case management, including assessment of client needs; basic, crisis counseling (and in some contexts further individual counseling); development of action plans with clients; support to clients in pursuing services and support.
Provide services to adolescent survivors of GBV, including case management as well as best interest determination, age appropriate engagement and decision-making by survivors, and Do No Harm analysis.
Lead age-appropriate and specialized group emotional services to be provided to vulnerable women and girls through identified or established safe spaces
Identify concerns related to and support adherence to GBV referral protocols and GBV guiding principles, and bring these concerns to the WPE