Recruitment notice: 05 Gender and protection officers

Recruitment notice: 05 Gender and protection officers
Recruitment notice: 05 Gender and protection officers



Job Title: Gender and Protection Officer

Reports to: Project Manager

Duty station Bamenda

Type of contract Fixed Term

Duration of employment contract:
3 months

Main objective and tasks The Gender and Protection Officer is responsible for the technical supervision and coordination of all Gender and Protection-related activities as well as Accountability to Affected Persons and Complaint and Feedback Mechanism, under the supervision of the Project Manager. S/he will ensure that training and capacity building needs of field protection staff are timely addressed and that the protection services and activities meet quality standards in the sector.

1. External representation and coordination
  • Ensures the good acceptance of in INTERSOS’ activities and builds positive relationships with all the project stakeholders in the areas of intervention, under the supervision of the project manager.
  • Under the supervision of the project manager, ensures regular and active presence at technical and general meetings at a local level (in all the localities where the project is being implemented).
  • Ensures the collection and the quality of the information shared, under the control of the Project Manager.
  • Builds and maintains good relations with all project stakeholders, at the local level.
  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager and following the following the communication chart, ensures the effective and timely communication with WFP staff on the field operations
2. Protection Mainstreaming
  • With the supervision of the Project Manager, coordinates APP and CFM related activities, including documentation, and reporting to ensure accountability to donor and the organization.
  • Acts as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance
  • Builds, test and improve an interview guide to integrate the detection of protection issues during home visits, surveys and focus group discussions.
  • Ensures the confidentiality and diligent referral of identified protection cases
  • Supports the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.
  • Contributes to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and international SOPs
3. Gender Mainstreaming
  • Ensures the equal and effective implication of women in all of the community-based decision making structures as well as the selection volunteers
  • With the support of the Distribution and CBT Officers, ensures that the distribution arrangements are gender-inclusive
  • Through targeted focus group discussions, surveys and staff & volunteers debriefing, monitors the potential and effective negative outcomes of the food assistance activities, especially towards affected women and girls and proposes mitigation to the project manager.
4. PSEA Mainstreaming
  • Raises awareness on PSEA and reporting channels in the community especially with beneficiaries
  • Trains staff, partners and community mobilizers on PSEA
5. Supervision and monitoring
  • In coordination with the distribution and CBT officers, builds and contributes on activity plans to integrate community awareness-related activities on key human rights issues
  • Ensures the training of staffs and community volunteers on the main protection issues and gender equality principles and runs debrief sessions after each activity to raise and maintain staff awareness
  • Proposes and discusses budget allocation with the project manager for gender, protection and PSEA specific activities
  • In relation with the project manager, builds the operational strategy to all Gender and protection Mainstreaming fieldwork and monitoring in Food and Cash distribution
  • Coordinates APP and CFM related activities, including documentation, and reporting to ensure accountability to donor and the organization.
  • Ensures the proper use of validated technical tools and, if the context requires it, suggests their modification or the implementation of new tools.
6. Data management
  • Ensures the quality of the data collected is properly processed before submission to the Project Manager.
  • Ensures program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained
5. Reporting
  • Contributes to effective program reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use in coordination with the other program staff.
  • Provides information on activities as requested by the Project Manager or M&E team.
  • Provides Daily and weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned, success stories on the program
  • Verifies the consistency and quality of the information provided by the teams and ensures its compilation and validation by the Project Manager.
  • Participates in donor reports and in the preparation of new proposals.
6. Analysis and strategy
  • Analyzes the project's weak and strong points through team impact surveys and monitoring surveys.
  • -Analyzes the operational context, identifies financing opportunities and the different risks for the project and the organization. - Participates in the preparation of new proposals
7. Accountability
  • Ensures that all accountability tools are implemented at all stages of the project and ensures their optimal functioning.
  • Engages the teams and actively report cases of fraud or abuse, including cases of SEA found by the teams or partners, in conjunction with the PSEA Focal Point.
  • Through the keeping of a register, ensures that beneficiaries' opinions and suggestions on project activities are taken into account.
Educational and professional experience required
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, law, Gender Studies, Human Rights or any other related field of study
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a humanitarian context, in an association, NGO or INGO, with at least 1 year of field work experience in the NW or SW regions during the context of crisis
  • Proven work experience in In-Kind food assistance modality in a similar context
  • Experience working and / or collaborating on a WFP project would be an asset
  • Team management experience of at least 1 year at similar level would be an asset
Technical and behavioral competencies required 

 IT: Advanced Knowledge of
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, outlook),
  • Mainstream web browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox)
  • Web-based mainstream chat and conferencing tools/platforms (Skype, Teams, Zoom and WebEx)
  • Web 2.0 tools (cloud storage, webmail and others)
  • Strong redactional skills
  • Adaptability and readiness to carry out numerous field trips
  • Analytical and reporting skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure, flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in both written and oral formal English
  • Fluency in Pidgin English
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Send your CV and Cover letter by following this link:

Only CVs and Cover letters sent through the link mentioned will be received.

Please apply no later than July 23, 2022 at 5 PM.

In light of the urgency to fill this position, the organization reserve the rights to close the position earlier should the candidate be identified

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