Title:Community Mobilizer - Stabilization Project (Post open exclusively to Cameroonians)
Duty Station: Maroua, Cameroon
Education & Work Experience G-Bachelor's Level - 6 year (s) experience
Languages Required: Desired: French Bambara, English
For several years, the UNDP with the support of various donors, Japan, Germany, Sweden, the European Union has made its priority early recovery and stabilization in the community hard hit by the crisis.
More recently, UNDP has committed to implementing the regional strategy for stabilization, adopted in May 2018 by the States Parties of the LCBC and endorsed by the African Union.
This paper presents a discussion of the role of the UNDP in the facilitation program, which was officially launched at the second Governors' Forum held on 17 July in Niamey. On 7 October 2019, Cameroon held a Steering Committee on the National Stabilization Window, which is a variation of the regional stabilization project.
Three key objectives are targeted through this project:
- Maintain a minimum level of security in the areas of intervention;
- Respond to urgent needs in basic infrastructure and social services;
- Provide immediate opportunities for access to sustainable livelihoods
The achievement of these objectives obeys Three main principles:
- Provide a different delivery model
- Radically change the scale and nature of interventions in the field;
- The simultaneous coverage of a series of zones (in the 4 countries) in agreement with the civil and military authorities.
The socio-economic situation and the endemic unemployment of young people and women in the areas of intervention call for immediate interventions in order to consolidate the return trend and the setting in orbit of an irreversible stabilization. The implementation of such immediate actions requires within the National Stabilization Window team the presence of a liaison officer to the administrative authorities and the security forces who will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator in collaboration with the National Stabilization Window team. the entire team based in Maroua and Yaoundé as well as with colleagues from other projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The community mobilizer to local communities will be based in Maroua, assisting the coordinator in the day-to-day management of the Stabilization Project, including overseeing the activities of other experts and consultants involved in the program. He or she will have to ensure the following results:
- The objectives of the stabilization project are properly understood by the beneficiary communities and the different specific groups (women, young people, vulnerable people) through a communication in the field;
- The identification of projects and beneficiaries is carried out with the participation of beneficiary communities in a transparent manner to meet the needs of local communities;
- Beneficiary communities participate in project activities with a view to ownership and sustainability of actions;
In order to accomplish his results, he or she will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:
- Identify key project partners in each intervention community (community leaders, religious leaders, youth representatives, women's representatives, cooperatives, etc.);
- Organize consultative meetings with community members for the identification and selection of stabilization projects to be implemented;
- Participate in the elaboration of beneficiary selection criteria with communities and local administrative authorities;
- Organize with the communities to select the direct beneficiaries of the different projects and supervise their presence and participation;
- Transmit messages from community members to project coordinators;
- Ensure the participation of beneficiaries when carrying out projects in a peaceful atmosphere;
- Assist UNDP colleagues in charge of economic recovery, rehabilitations for access to basic service, and support for community safety to mobilize participants;
- Participate in the development of specifications and monitor the presence of beneficiaries and workers from beneficiary communities;
- List the number of beneficiaries through a data collection system updated regularly in coordination with the colleagues in charge of reporting;
- Organize discussion forums between administrative authorities, SDS and community members;
- Organize communication sessions for beneficiary communities in the local language;
- Collaborate with community radios and ensure good communication of messages;
- Contribute to the design and implementation of activities in the work plan established by the project coordinator, and ensure timeliness;
- Perform any other tasks assigned to it by the Project Authority or the UNDP Resident Representative in achieving the results of the stabilization project
Integrity: The position requires adherence to the values of the United Nations which are impartiality, fairness, honesty and good faith, especially in daily activity and behavior.
Professionalism: The activities of the HCT-Cameroon concern serious humanitarian affairs in critical circumstances. A highly professional attitude is required at all times, as well as an ability to work under pressure and a willingness to travel, even in remote areas.
- Planning and Organization: Organizing and planning work is preferred, as is the ability to set priorities and plan, coordinate and monitor the work plan.
- Communication Skills: One of the requirements of this position is to have real speaking and communication skills to achieve results even in difficult circumstances.
- Teamwork: The position requires collaboration with colleagues to achieve the goals set and to be comfortable in a multicultural environment.
Required Skills and Experience
- Have a university degree (at least a Bachelor's degree) in one of the following fields: Political Science; Social Sciences, Humanitarian Law, Economics or other development sciences;
- Have at least 6 years of professional experience in Community Mobilization, Early Recovery, Stabilization / Resilience;
- Experience in the Far North would be an asset;
- Good knowledge of the policies and priorities of the Government and UNDP in Cameroon on stabilization;
- Mastering Basic Software (Word and Excell) and MS Project;
- Demonstrated ability to work with different partners and development organizations;
- Have good written and oral communication skills in French;
- Have at least basic knowledge of English;
- Knowledge of local languages (Fulfulde, Arabic ...);
- The position is open only to Cameroonian candidates;
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged;
- Only selected candidates will be contacted.