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WPE Coomunity Mobilizer Assistants (Diffa in Meme, and Ekondo Titi in Ndian) SWR

Mis à jour : 2 sept. 2020

Requisition ID: req10077

Job Title: WPE Coomunity Mobilizer Assistants (Diffa in Meme, and Ekondo Titi in Ndian) SWR

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea, Cameroon

Job Description

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 two WPE Community Mobilizer Assistants for its South West Region operations. 

IRC is recruiting three Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Community Mobilizer 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 Community Mobilizer Assistants will be based in Diffa and Ekondo Titi and carry out his/her function in the communities of IRC intervention in the Meme and Ndian Divisions respectively. He/she will work under the supervise n of a WPE Assistant and/or Officer and collaborate closely with other IRC sectors such as health, PRoL, ERD and WASH.

The Community Mobilizer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) activities at the village level as indicated by the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Officer. The main purpose of this position is to assist the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in the implementation of WPE activities in the communities. This includes the training of community voluntary workers and sensitization of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in communities. The Community Mobiliser spends most of his/her time in the Community, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, taking part in field level implementation activities, such as: Sensitization, identifying survivors of GBV, assessments, identifying potential beneficiaries, registering beneficiaries, the delivery of materials, taking part in distributing assistance (e.g. Dignity and COVID-19 Kits ) to beneficiaries. The position will supervise Community volunteers and will report to the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Assistant and/or Officer.

Scope of Work

Basic Responsibility

  • Under the direction of the WPE Officer, the community mobilizer will:

  • Conduct information and awareness sessions with women and girls in the community to disseminate information about available services and key protection concerns

  • Identify and assess new communities to be engaged in WPE activities

  • Maintain regular contact with community focal points and community outreach volunteers to ensure a constant flow of information and feedback

  • Gather feedback at the community level regarding WPE service provision and share information with the WPE Officer

  • Identify and engage key Stakeholders within the community to ensure access of WPE teams and promote participation of the community in activities

  • Lead the community mobilization process, implement a participatory community targeting approach for the identification and registration of project beneficiaries (IDPs, host populations)

  • Prepare and organize all training materials for the Women’s Protection and Empowerment workshops to be held in each village for Community volunteers and lead community campaigns to end Gender Based Violence and observe COVID-19 barriers measures.

  • Initiate, organize, and commemorate international events related to WPE related GBV prevention at the community level and COVID-19 preventive measures.

  • Take part in the identification, registration, and selection of Project beneficiaries according to defined selection criteria.

  • Take part during the distribution of Dignity Kits to beneficiaries within target locations.

  • Organize meetings with community leaders and  make advocacy calls during these meetings

  • Follow Up

  • Collect the relevant data during project implementation and regularly provide reports to his/her supervisor.

  • Monitoring of