Gender and protection officer

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Job Title:

Gender and protection officer.

Reports to:

Project Manager (Hierarchical supervisor)

Supervision of:


Duty station

Buea and Fundong

Type of contract


Duration of employment contract:

Until 31/12/2021 (Buea) and 30/06/2021 (Fundong)

Main objective and tasks

  • Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to INTERSOS pre-defined criteria.
      • Ensure the most vulnerable beneficiaries are prioritized during the service at the distribution point and during the pre-distribution operations.
      • Identify and manage individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent.
      • Refer clients to appropriate services and when necessary accompany them to different service providers.
      • Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and international SOPs.
      • Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles, including but not limited to do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality, accountability, and need-to-know principles.
      • assess GBV needs and gaps of target populations in current and prospective areas of operations, periodically update the protection situation analysis and inform the project Manager.
  • Support the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.
      • Update case files on individual developments, following international SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries' data are protected.
      • Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary could provide feedback on the assistance received.
  • Ensure that the project's staffs, Community workers and protection committees are trained and aware of the protection principles and ensure that the protection problems are identified and addressed.
    • Deliver trainings and workshops to non-protection staffs to build their skills and knowledge of GBV related principles and enable them to mainstream gender component in their sectors.
    • Advertise on the use and utility of the helpline and make sure that the helpline is known by the beneficiaries and the community workers and community structures involved in the project.
    • follow up on the implementation of the Child Protection (CP) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies
    • Guarantee potential survivors of SEA are interviewed in safety and dignity respecting principles of confidentiality.
    • organize regular GBV meetings with project staffs and community workers to share challenges and priorities in GBV related field and develop action plans.

  • Prepare and timely submit activity plans and reports to hierarchy.
  • Provide constant feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues, and problems.
  • Liaise with relevant public authorities and service providers to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of IDPs and other persons of concern.
      • Maintain collaborative working relationships with relevant clusters and related working groups at field level.
      • In coordination with the project Manager, ensure that main GBV concerns are brought to relevant stakeholders to advocate for the respect of human rights and minimum protection standards.
      • Network with GBV Specialists of other projects to share best practices and resources.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager.
  • Conduct duties in accordance with INTERSOS Cameroon programme and protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Conduct duties in strict accordance with INTERSOS Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality.

Educational and professional experience required

  • BA in relevant field (Social Science, Psychology, Social Work, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law or other fields related to social development and humanitarian work)
  • Desirable master's degree (MA or LLM) in Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, or related subjects
  • Minimum of two years of relevant working experience in protection-related sectors, preferably within an INGO, and One year for higher education degree (Masters/LLM)
  • Strong theoretical, technical, and practical background in GBV
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team.
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexibility.
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature, proactive
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks.
  • Solid time-management skills, resourcefulness, and attention to details
  • Diplomatic skills in networking with partners, authorities, and donors
  • Reporting skills, experience with monitoring tools and systems, data collection and analysis
  • Capacities in developing training program in GBV
  • Excellent computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Fluency in Formal and pidgin English, required.

Technical and behavioral competencies required

  • Sense of teamwork,
  • Sincere motivation for humanitarian engagement
  • Probity
  • Sense of diplomacy and negotiation
  • Knowledge of the functioning of markets in rural and urban areas.
  • Good communication and information skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a tense secure environment.
  • Good organizational skills and responsiveness.


  • Knowledge of pidgin English mandatory
  • English: working language on the project.
  • Knowledge of local languages would be an asset.

Women candidatures are highly encouraged.

Send your CV and Cover letter by following this link: Gender and Protection Officer

Only CV and Cover letter send through the link mentioned will be received.

NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the written test.

Please apply no later than March 13, 2021 at 5 PM