Field Animator

Updated: Aug 5

Reach Out is Hiring a Field Animator

About Reach Out Cameroon

Reach Out NGO is a local, woman-led not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Buea, in the South-West Region of Cameroon.

Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people using a community-centered approach. We have ongoing projects in Cameroon, in North-East Nigeria and the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reach Out operates through3 main programmatic areas;

Health: Being the pioneer department of the organization, the health department strives to ensure that communities adopt a positive and health seeking behavior for improved quality of life. It also seeks to increased access to essential needs (medical, nutritional, and psychosocial support), for women, children, vulnerable persons and remote communities.

Human Rights and Governance: The Human Rights and Governance Department’s key focus is on rights advocacy for women and children, peace building and mediation, activism against gender-based violence using conflict sensitive and survivor centered approaches, protection and the rule of law. It The department also emphasizes on organizational capacity strengthening and support for local governance and regional and local authorities. Youth empowerment and engagement in civic responsibility while promoting positive masculinities and human rights monitoring.

Wealth Creation: The Wealth Creation Department of Reach Out Cameroon has the main goal to improve household incomes of vulnerable women through the establishment of micro-projects, sustainable agriculture and micro-credit operations so that beneficiaries are self-reliant in their communities. Generally, beneficiaries include: school dropout, single mothers, internally displaced women, persons living with HIV and persons living with disabilities

Job Description

Reach Out Cameroon is looking for a Field Animator for its Peace House, within the framework of the project titled “Promoting WPS through a culture of Peace and Social Cohesion in Cameroon” funded by Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOP), Global Affairs Canada. The project aims to increase the participation of grassroots women and young adult women from 40 conflict-affected communities of the North West, South West, Littoral, and West Regions of Cameroon in peacebuilding initiatives at community, regional and national levels.

Supervision

The Field Animator will work under the supervision of the Peace House Coordinator.

Scope of the Project

The project will cover 40 communities of the North West, South West, Littoral and West Regions.

Employment Duration

The employment will run for twenty (20) months starting from November 1st, 2022 to June 30th, 2024.

Key Responsibilities

- Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.

- Identify local level partners, support and facilitate the partnership in the implementation of planned activities.

- Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements.

- Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and implementation.

- Organize awareness activities (household level and larger events) based on an action plan, provide and adapt awareness raising methodology and content in accordance with the public.

- Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories on monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually.

- Collect and transmit the data relative to the activities to the supervision teams.

Qualification and skills

-Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, law, sociology or any related field.

-At least one (1) year practical experience in emergency or developing organization.

-Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian principles and established international child protection standards.

-Experience in the designated project areas is an asset.

-Excellent communication skills: Well, developed written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicated clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Reach Out.

-Excellent computer skills (MS word, excel, PowerPoint and internet).

-Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should their CV with at least 2 references and a Cover letter to the email: hiring@reachoutcm.org on or before Wednesday, 7th September, 2022. Incomplete applications or applications after the deadline will not be accepted.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


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