WPE COMMUNITY MOBILIZER Positions in International Rescue Committee at Buea, Cameroon

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  • Buea, Cameroon
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This Job listing For Year 2022 is about International Rescue Committee in Buea, Cameroon

About the job

Requisition ID: req23997


Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Bafut, Momo -NWR; Kumba-SWR


Job Description

The Women, Protection and Empowerment program within the International Rescue Committee (the program is committed to combating gender-based violence) provides assistance to survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

IRC is recruiting a Community Mobilizer for the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program who are members of the mobile protection team, operating in the Regions of NW and SW.

The Community Mobilizer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) activities at the village level, as directed by the Women Protection and Empowerment Manager The main objective of this position is to facilitate the implementation of WPE activities in the communities. The Community Mobilizer spends most of their time in the community, identifying target communities, building relationships with community leaders, participating in implementation activities on the ground, such as: Awareness raising, referring survivors of GBV to the Case Management Assistant, participate in assessments, identify potential beneficiaries, register beneficiaries, participate in the distribution of items (for example, the Dignity and COVID-19 kits) to beneficiaries. The incumbent will report to the WPE Assistant and the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Officer.

Intervention zone

  • The Community Mobilizer will be based in NW & SW with frequent trips to other implementing localities according to the field needs of the WPE program.


Under the supervision of the WPE Assistant and Officer, the community mobilizer will:

  • Organize information and awareness sessions with women and girls in the community to disseminate information on available services and main protection concerns,
  • Supervise and maintain regular contact with community focal points and community volunteers to ensure a constant flow of information and feedback,
  • Participate in data collection at community-level program evaluations regarding the provision of WPE services and share the report with his/her supervisor. The Community Mobilizer needs to harmonize his/her report with the WPE assistant who submits to the WPE officer,
  • Facilitate access, acceptance by the community of IRC teams as well as its activities by the community,
  • Promote community participation in IRC’s activities,
  • Contribute to the community mobilization process by implementing a participatory community-based targeting approach for the identification and registration of project beneficiaries (displaced people, host populations and returnees),
  • Participate in the preparation and organization of WPE trainings/workshops to be held in the community for community volunteers, focal points, and/or beneficiaries,
  • Lead community awareness campaigns to end Gender-Based Violence,
  • Ensure compliance with barriers measures against COVID-19 during implementation of all program activities,
  • Participate in the identification, registration, and selection of project beneficiaries according to defined selection criteria,
  • Participate in the distribution of dignity kits to beneficiaries in target locations.
  • Technical Quality
    Builds adherence to GBV fundamental principles in all WPE activities.

    • Ensure that engagement with women, girls and their community is aligned with best practice when working with GBV survivors.


    • Collect relevant data during project implementation and provide regular reports to his/her supervisor.
    • Monitoring sensitizations on the awareness of gender-based violence prevention measures.
    • Assist in data collection during post-distribution surveys and evaluations and surveys on knowledge, attitudes, and practices, if necessary
    • Collectegister complaints/feedbacks from beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries and forward them to the appropriate persons concerned.


    • Adheres to the IRC Way (IRC Ethics).
    • Ensures the optimal implementation of the IRC Way in the working environment and during the implementation of activities.
    • Portrays exemplary good behavior by implementing both the IRC Way and humanitarian principles at home and in the society.
    • Is available to perform any other ad hoc task deemed useful by his / her direct supervisor or by the IRC.
    • Contributes to the production of the weekly report and the monthly report or any other reports requested by the supervisor.
    • Actively participates in weekly WPE team meetings as well as in internal and external trainings, team retreats and other meetings or workshops.
    • Collaborates closely and effectively with those responsible for other sections/field bases/communities within the WPE program.
    • Performs other tasks requested by the WPE program hierarchy.

    Other Functions

    • Ensures that all activities will be implemented in accordance with IRC operational policies.
    • Any other additional tasks assigned by the supervisor for the good of the organization


    • Holder of GCE Ordinary level certificate or any other equivalent certificate/diploma.
    • A minimum of one year of professional experience in an organization/NGO, and community development initiatives preferably, a proven capacity in community mobilization, identification, registration, and selection of beneficiaries is strongly required.
    • Understands and speaks local languages fluently, ability to speak and write English.
    • Have a good presentation and a respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, local authorities, community leaders, colleagues, and superiors.
    • Knowledge of other local languages of the community, as well as of the cultures and traditions of the community would be an asset for example excellent mastery of pidgin English.
    • Be flexible; be able to work in a team, sometimes under pressure and often in an unstable security environment.
    • Have a sense of organization and a strong ability to manage time.
    • Have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
    • Must be a native of the above stated localities.
    • Be of Cameroonian Nationality.
    • NOTICE: Candidates should specify which location(s) they are applying for in their cover letters.

    Presentation of the file

    • An up to date (CV);Motivation Letters
    • Cover Letter/Application
    • Copy of NIC
    • Relevant Academic Credentials
    • Relevant Previous Work and Internship Attestations.

    Applicants can apply online or deposit their application in a closed envelope specifying the position at the IRC office in Camp Sic- Bokwango Road-Buea, SWR or at our office in Up Station Governor’s Street -Bamenda, NWR.

    NB: Deadline for the admissibility of files is the 4th February 2022 at 5pm. Only the preselected candidates will be contacted.

    Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

Company: International Rescue Committee

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Entry level

Job Location: Buea, Cameroon

Application Deadline: N/A

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