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Job Title : GBV Project Manager
Contract duration : 07 months
Location : Bamenda-North-West Region
Duty station : Bamenda city
Type de Contrat : 07 months (from 1st june 2020) with the possibility of renewal of the contract according to the availability of funding
Published Date : 11/05/2020
Start date contract : 01/06/2020
MEDECINS DU MONDE SUISSE is an international organisation responding to the Anglophone crisis in the North- West and West regions in Cameroon; implementing projects across a variety of sectors. MDM-CH is looking to support continuously vulnerable people particularly Children of the IDPs community and assess how they can further expand various ways which these children are supported through education. Therefore, to help MdM-CH explore the possibilities of supporting girls and boys through education, MDM-CH is seeking a GBV project Manager to help us to respond in the educational sector. The GBV project Manager will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. The GBV project Manager will ensure access to formal, inclusive and quality basic education in a protective environment for girls and boys at primary school level.
The GBV project Manager will facilitate and supervise all aspects of the education projects at the state level: supervise distribution of administration, education and school materials, support teacher-training programmes, follow up and monitor activities to make evaluations and suggest improvements to the project. She/he is the link between MdM-CH, the division and subdivision. He/She will ensure a good collaboration with communities and different implementing partners in the field. He will also entertain functional relationships with other staffs of the project.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
- Work closely with the Program coordinator to understand program goals and to meet expectations
- Contribute to quality assessments planned by other partners
- Analyze trends of GBV and suggest ways to develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs
- Contribute to designing programs and preparing concept notes and proposals and reports
- Prepare new project proposals to ensure the continuity of the assistance to IDPs;
- Review PMT (Project management tools) including pipelines
PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
- Ensure that an effective and adequate response is given to all cases of child protection and gender-based violence identified by the project team;
- Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities
- Strengthen case management and referral systems
- Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate preventive and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
- Support GBV staff to become leaders of GBV prevention and response. Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings may include: gender, guiding principles of addressing GBV, GBV case management, referral pathway development, compassionate care, facilitation skills, mobilization, project cycle management, etc....
- Ensure that the officer M&E is well conducted to help decision-making for the smooth running of the project.
- Supervise the work of the project teams in Bamenda and Mbouda;
- Make frequent trips to the project areas to monitor project activities, identify opportunities and constraints and make any necessary adjustments, including capacity building.
- Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers, as needed and appropriate
- Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems
- Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
- Support need assessment as well as evaluation of interventions.
- Coordinate with local and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways
- Ensure the implementation of all social project activities within the deadlines and standards required by MdM-CH procedures (protection of children, GBV, education and strengthening of the economic power of victims of GBV and case management);
- Actively participate in protection/GBV working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives, also promoting MdM-CH as a leader agency in GBV
- Ensure maximum visibility of MdM-CH and relevant donors
- Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably by representing MdM- CH in coordination meetings for Host and IDP's.
- Adhere to the application of the organization's Code of Conduct
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
- Assist in the selection, training, and support of qualified program staff
- Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care
- Ensure good coaching for strengthening the capacities of staff;
- Ensure development and follow up of coaching and mentoring plans;
- Ensure implementation of MdM-CH policies and values.
- Engage Development partners to support the economic inclusion of beneficiary
- Engage in advocacy for the respect of the rights of violence victim's.
- Ensure good management of the project premises and assets;
- Represents MdM-CH in all interactions with the public services and partners;
- Support activities of the teams in Bamenda and Mbouda.
- Review work, spending and procurement plans in line with MdM-CH's financial pipelines
- Ensure compliance with donor financial regulations
- Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
- Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with national/ field staff and community leaders and incentive workers or volunteer
CODE OF CONDUCT
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.
- High level relationship with the Program Coordinator.
- Medium relationship with the General Coordinator.
- UNHCR, MINAS, MINPROFF, MINEDUB, MINSEC, MINSANTE - High
- Partners – High
- Cluster group members – Medium
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Holder of an Advanced University degree (Bachelors preferably Master) or equivalent in social sciences, or other relevant field.
- At least five years' experience working with youths and VbG programming;
- Three years' experience in GBV program design and implementation,
- Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEA
- Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects
- Have a good knowledge and field experience in urban IDP, guidelines is an asset
- Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international protection standards is an asset.
- Good team management skills
- Supervisory skills
- Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written
- Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with a working knowledge of French.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS :
- Respect of deadlines
- Commitment to ensuring gender equality and justice for girls.
- People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team leader who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
The candidate must demonstrate also a great interest in continuous education, the introduction of new practices and is able to know the developments and innovations that exist in their area of expertise.
- Mastery of IT tools (Word, Excel, Power Point)
- Sensitive to gender aspect
- Must have the sense for respect of procedures and hierarchy
- 30% of office work.
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
- Mid contact: Low interaction with children and youths
- A cover letter addressed to the General Coordinator of the Cameroon mission Médecins du Monde Switzerland.
- An updated CV with at least 03 professional references related to your previous jobs (4 pages)
- A copy of university degrees
If you are preselected (e), you will be asked:
- A medical certificate
- A criminal record dating less than 3 months
- DATE AND PLACE OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Interested persons should submit their complete application by email no later than May 20, 2020 inclusive.
Completed applications should be sent by email with the subject: GBV PROJECT MANAGER-BDA 2020
To the following address:
NB: ONLY APPLICATIONS THAT COMPLY WITH THE SPECIFICIED INFORMATIONS ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- SELECTION PROCESS
The candidates and shortlisted candidates will have to undergo a written test in English or/And French. After this step a meeting will be held for the final selection.
The members of these groups, women, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, aboriginal and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
We do not appreciate the mediation by third parties. Various tools will be used to screen and evaluate candidates, including resumes, diplomas, reference checks, written test and interview.
Doctors of the World is an employer that promotes equal opportunities and implement a fair and transparent recruitment process. The procedure is open to all candidates who believe meet the job requirements. No employee or individual to Doctors of the World has the right to request a cash payment or exchange of favors of any kind in exchange for preferential treatment in the recruitment process.