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Assistant for Child Protection and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (CP & SGBV-A): Plan Cameroon


As part of the interventions for the benefit of urban refugees in Yaoundé and Douala, the position of child protection and the fight against gender and gender-based violence (CP & SGBV-A) is necessary for :

Prevent the risk of abuse and violence, especially for girls and women
to ensure that children at risk have sustainable solutions that are in their best interest,
Reduce the risk of sexual and gender-based violence in refugee communities in Douala and Yaounde.


Job dimensions

The incumbent will work closely with all program components as well as with social workers, child protection committees in communities and schools, and government-related entities.

The Assistant for Child Protection and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (CP & SGBV-A) will build capacity and provide effective technical management support, including implementation, monitoring and evaluation. evaluation of field activities and support for unaccompanied / separated children to prevent and mitigate cases of sexual violence.


Key final results and typical responsibilities


Needs assessment


Conduct needs / gaps and capacity assessments on child protection and SGBV at the community and school level.


Mapping existing services to address child protection issues and gender and gender-based violence in the different affected areas, including identifying community capacity and structures for a potential partnership.



Program design


Mapping institutional response capacities to child protection issues and sexual and gender-based violence in the program area

• Support data collection, writing concept notes / proposals and resource mobilization initiatives around child protection and sexual and gender-based violence.

• Assist the Unaccompanied Children (ENA) and Separated Children (ES) in collaboration with the social workers and the head of the social components.

• Build community capacity through training and awareness

• Establish community protection committees to identify, monitor, and respond to child abuse cases and sexual and gender-based violence

• Refer cases to relevant actors using appropriate reference mechanisms

• Organize, strengthen the capacity of School Management Committees for Child Protection on the international protection of refugees, prevention and response to child protection and sexual and gender-based violence issues, in order to contribute to the protection of children. improvement of protection in schools.

• Strengthen the capacity of teachers and members of the Association of Parents of Teachers (APEE) on school codes of conduct to strengthen prevention and response to child protection and sexual and gender-based violence issues in schools

• Build and maintain collaboration between community protection committees and school management committees for the protection of children to prevent the risk of violence, bullying and bullying at school and to know how to use reporting mechanisms or reporting abuse by protecting girls and boys

• Promote the sharing of experiences between unaccompanied / separated children and between foster families on good family behavior, the fight against early pregnancy, the improvement of care for unaccompanied / separated children in order to maintain cohesion between foster parents and unaccompanied / separated children

• Support survivors of SGBV through active listening, home visiting, referral to appropriate structures (health, psychology, justice, mediation, vocational training), referral to other dedicated state services (CPFF, social service)

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning


• Conduct frequent field visits to the refugee community, schools, structures involved in management vulnerabilities and victims of SGBV to track the implementation of activities, identify and report opportunities or constraints or any necessary adjustments

• Ensure proper follow-up of all referred cases and report accordingly;

• Ensure that Plan International's and UNHCR's policies on child protection and gender and gender-based violence (CP & SGBV) are respected and that any violations are reported.

• Evaluate best practices, document and disseminate lessons learned


Human Resources and Administration


Support the responsibility of the social component in the design of training materials; conducting training on prevention and response to child protection and gender and gender-based violence cases for community relays, peer educators of community protection committees, school management committees for protection childhood and other key stakeholders;
Briefer the new staffs on strategies and approaches for preventing and combating cases of child protection and gender and gender-based violence.




The International Plan for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully integrated into the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, providing 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.


Key partners


• Frequent and high-level contacts with the decentralized State services, the refugee community, girls, boys, men and women, including persons with disabilities, as part of the day-to-day activities of the social program;


• Medium internal contacts with other members of the social program team and externally with the UNHCR team to ensure an integrated response to the needs of the target


• Low contact with Plan International Cameroon management team


Knowledge, skills and behaviors required to achieve the objectives of the position



• University degree in law, international law, political science; theme related to gender or related field


• At least 03 years of practical experience in CP and SGBV in emergencies or with a development organization


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills


• Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Have the ability to do an accurate self-assessment, especially in a context of high stress and high security


•. Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and stay reactive under pressure.





• Team spirit developed

• Strong ability to network and interpersonal skills

• Demonstrate capacity to implement project activities in a timely and efficient manner and to deliver deliverables

• Commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation

• Demonstrate ability to evaluate best practices, document and disseminate lessons learned

• Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, etc.);

• Networking capacity with basic structures

• Willingness to travel on short notice and be flexible in changing circumstances

• Proven skills in working with separated and unaccompanied children, case management,

• Participatory appraisal skills

• Communication skills: well developed written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders on social program behavior




• Practical and relevant experience of implementing activities in a humanitarian context


• Familiarity and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international standards for child protection is an asset


• Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values ??and norms,


• Works with reliability and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan International's core values ??and humanitarian principles


• Prepares to live and work in uncertain safe environments



Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering


  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


Physical Environment


• Intensive field work: The SG * SGBV Assistant will devote at least 80% of his time in the field as part of the implementation and monitoring of activities.


• Will have periods of intense work at all times of the day.


• Will work in multiple locations and on the move



Level of contact with children


Although the position is based in the premises of the Social program, school trips are frequent and the level of contact with children is high.


How to apply:

Click on "Apply or Apply" and follow the instructions. Your application should contain:

A letter of motivation
A detailed resume including two professional references including your most recent Supervisor.


Duty Station: Douala / Yaoundé - Cameroon

Deadline for applications: 27 January 2018

Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity. Only applications received in English will be contacted.


International plan has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.


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