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Community health workers

Non specifié Cameroun
Date limite de l'offre: jeudi 30 juin 2022 00:00
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Description du poste

Community Health Workers

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Date: 28-May-2022

Location:Limbe, Tiko, Mutengene, Buea a, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. 

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. 

 

ROLE PROFILE

TitleCommunity Health Workers (250 Required)
Functional AreaNWSW Emergency Response
Reports toProject Coordinator            
LocationLimbe, Mutengene, Tiko, Buea and KumbaTravel requiredNo (community based)
Effective DateJune 6, 2021  

role PURPOSE

To ensure efficiency and effectiveness in implementation of project activities in the assigned communities from Plan international’s program/project stakeholders in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon in close collaboration with the Project Team.

Dimensions of the Role

The Community Health Worker will serve under the supervision of the Project Coordinator. He/she will also work closely with the MER Officer and Field Assistants during his/her work in the field. He/she is primarily responsible for timely and quality implementation and Reporting of project activities.

Accountabilities

Main duties and responsibilities;

  1. Sensitize the community on Cholera prevention, mode of transmission, signs and symptoms.
  2. Practically demonstrate to community on how to prepare locally made ORS
  3. Fully participate in the disinfection process of communities, market places and other public gatherings
  4. Identify water sources, latrines which act as risk factors for Cholera transmission
  5. Contact, trace and refer Cholera cases from the communities to the district health centres
  6. Follow up the referred cases and report to the supervisors 
  7. Take part in dialogue and advocacy meetings organized with groups in the community.
  8. Work closely with the district medical officer(s)
  9. Carryout community engagement activities
  10. Organize and facilitate community outreach/sensitization sessions
  11. Manage community-based feedback and complain mechanisms.
  12. Mobilize communities, support in packaging and distribution of cholera kits.
  13. Timely submission of daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Project Coordinator/MER Officer.
  14. Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Success metrics:

  1. Number of cases of Cholera Identified, referred and closed.
  2. Number of sensitization and awareness raising sessions organized
  3. Quality of community mobilization especially prior to distribution of cholera kits
  4. Promptitude in submitting daily, weekly and monthly reports with clean data records
  5. Adhere to Plan International’s principles on safeguarding and young people during data collection

Dealing with Problems:

  1. Complexity of problems handled at the level of the community & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.
  2. Ensure SOPs are respected 
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key relationships

  1. Keeps and maintain high contact with children, their families and communities
  2. Maintains high contact with local partners.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Gained through education, training, & experience

Qualification and Experience

  1. At least GCE O/ Level or its equivalent 
  2. Should be between 18 and 35years old
  3. Demonstrates good knowledge of community engagement
  4. Minimum of 6 months’ work experience as a Community Health Worker
  5. Ability to carryout community sensitization and outreach activities
  6. Mastery of the Southwest region/context.
  7. Mastery of Report writing
  8. Apt and ready to serve the community
  9. Must be resident in Limbe, Tiko, Mutengene, Buea or Kumba.

Demonstrated behaviours needed by the post-holder to successfully perform the role:

  1. Have basic computer knowledge and skills with mastery standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint…); 
  2. Ability to speak, read and write English as well as pidgin English
  3. Good Community Communication skills 

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisationfor all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

Dealing with Problems:

  1. Maintain neutrality to the on-going crisis.
  2. The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas often at risk. This requires prudence, vigilance and compliance with security instructions on the part of the animator.
  3. Excellent and creative leadership skills in implementing the activities, in accordance with the standards, principles and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work 
  4. S/he should work with tight deadlines and accept travels/stays in areas often austere.

Level of contact with children

  1. High contact with Children in community

Closing Date: 04/06/2021

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. Apply now »Find similar jobs:

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