Location: Bamenda/Kumba/Buea, 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.
Social Worker (Service Provider or Staff): Responsible for supervising the activities of Community Focal Points, provide training on Child Protection Community Based Mechanisms(CPCBM), support women of CPCBM to counsel girls on sexuality related issues, follow-up identified cases needing psychosocial support and supervises the radio programs. Liaison between the Community Focal Point and CPiE Specialist.
The Social Worker will provide regular reports on programme activities his/her zone of intervention on weekly/monthly basis to the CPiE Specialist. He/she will be responsible for consolidating monitoring data from the zone allocated to him/her.
The Social Worker will also provide support to Community Focal Point in making referrals to local protection agencies, if concerns are raised about children by beneficiaries and others humanitarian actors. He/she will approve any referrals made.
He/she will ensure that data is collected and consolidated as required.
Dimensions of the Role
Dealing with Problems:
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.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Qualification and Experience
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
We strive for lasting impact
We work well together
We are inclusive and empowering
Level of contact with children
High level: Frequent interaction with children
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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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