Reach Out is Hiring a Peace House Coordinator
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.
Reach Out Cameroon is looking for a Peace House Coordinator 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.
The Peace House Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Project Manager.
SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
The project will cover 40 communities of the North West, South West, Littoral and West Regions.
The employment will run for a period of twenty months (20) from November 1st, 2022 to June 30th, 2024.
- Ensure that the peace house is functioning properly in terms of helping women and girls in crisis to receive needed referrals and basic support for their rehabilitation such as psycho social counselling, mediation for conflict resolution with the family and advisory support in legal matters through collective community and stakeholder actions.
- Maintain confidentiality of visitors and/or survivors and information related to requests for services; be sensitive to confidentiality needs of everyone we serve.
- Attend and participate in relevant community meetings, and conferences as needed.
- Maintain positive and engaging relationships with identified community partners in target area to enhance and promote peacebuilding and social cohesion.
- Maintain, update and track and monitor program information such as survivor information management and services provided monthly, in a timely manner.
- Attend mobile Psychosocial support activities (Mobile Peace Clinics) and awareness raising sessions with women and girls.
- Welcome individuals utilizing the Peace House courteously and professionally (in person or by phone), determine their needs, introduce them to the Peace House resources, programs, and services, or refer to appropriate staff.
Qualification and Skills
- Master’s degree in social sciences, Political Science, Law or any related field.
- At least 4 years of relevant working experience in conflict management, conflict analysis, community safety or any related area.
-Experience in developing and implementing mediation training, community safety planning, conflict analysis and women engagement.
-Experience working in the NGO sector.
-Strong analytical and technical skills on community safety and conflict management.
-Knowledge and experience working with communities in the designated project areas.
- Knowledge of MS windows and MS office packages (Excel, word, PowerPoint).
- Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
- Fluency in English, French and Pidgin English (oral and written) is required.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should their CV with at least 2 references and a Cover letter to the email: firstname.lastname@example.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.