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Cameroon

Livelihood Assistant

Main objective

In close collaboration with the Nutrition Officer and the other technical staff of the project, the Livelihood assistant contributes under the responsibility of the Project Manager, to ensure the technical supervision of the project activities, in particular: Targeting of beneficiaries, Needs analysis/assessment, Distribution agricultural seeds, Awareness raising and technical training of beneficiaries, monitoring of IGAs (Income Generating Activities) and technical support for project beneficiaries.

Responsibilities

Specific tasks:

  • Ensure the supervision of community groups benefiting from IGAs;
  • Ensure periodic planning of activities;
  • Contribute to the identification/targeting of groups, villages and beneficiaries;
  • Participate in the identification and technical assessment of needs in collaboration with the Supervisor;
  • Ensure technical relations in the field with local authorities and local partners;
  • Prepare and participate in supervision missions;
  • Provide technical support and follow-up/supervision of the training of beneficiaries;
  • Participate in project coordination meetings at the health district level;
  • Monitor and evaluate the activities of the beneficiary groups of the project and guide them technically;
  • Participate in the design/management of project working tools (sheets, training modules, etc.);
  • Organize regular (weekly) technical meetings with the different local groups;
  • Regularly participate in meetings on the progress of project activities organized by the Project Manager;
  • Participate in the management and organization of local labor teams during the distribution of agricultural seeds, for the conduct of agricultural and fishing activities;
  • Submit periodic reports (weekly & monthly) of activities;
  • Train, monitor and supervise field agents, promoters and community volunteers;
  • Develop beneficiary monitoring sheets;
  • Participate in the development of the terms of reference of the various monitoring activities;
  • Assume all other tasks assigned by his supervisor.

Requirements

Education

  • University level (Bac +3) in agronomy or similar sciences and a good experience in IGA, especially in the establishment of cooperatives, community associations,
  • Agronomist, agropastoral agent etc,

Experience

  • Experience of at least 2 years in a position of Agronomist technician with humanitarian and/or development NGOs.
  • Proven experience in the field of IGA
  • Good knowledge in setting up and monitoring VSLAs and other community organizations
  • Experience in managing emergency and/or development projects and in Behavior Change Communication (BCC).

Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes

  • Good knowledge of transversal protection
  • Good knowledge in the field of participatory development approaches
  • Good knowledge of plant and animal production
  • Skills / Attitudes:
    • Great capacity for human contact, diplomacy, self-control, interest in cultural differences, availability, flexibility, ability and motivation to work in a team, ability to manage stress and to live in an isolated context, diligence, tenacity, determination, integrity, adaptability, sense of initiative, ease of communication, sense of responsibility, respect for the framework and teamwork.
    • Autonomy, Initiative and Knowledge of the area of ​​intervention
  • Hold a motorcycle driving license, category A (compulsory).

Language

  • Proficiency in the local language,
  • Fluency in French and English (written and spoken)

Code of Conduct As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal Opportunities International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com*. Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review.*

How to apply

Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 References and copies of relevant supporting documents to the application should be forwarded at International Medical Corps Cameroun to the following address e-mail: [email protected]

On behalf of Country Director, the Human Resource and Administration Coordinator,

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