COMMUNITY MOBILISER / COMMUNICATION / AREA BAFOUSSAM 1ER ET SANTCHOU

Posted : 4 May, 2022
Location : Bafoussam, Cameroon
Category : Communication and Public Information
Job type : Full Time


COMMUNITY MOBILISER / COMMUNICATION / AREA BAFOUSSAM 1ER ET SANTCHOU

OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI)

Duty Station: Cameroon West Region -  Bafoussam 1st and Santchou)

Job Family: Communication and Information

Type of contract : Consultancy Contract

Duration of contract : 6 Months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 8 MAY 2022

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

 

The socio-political crisis in the North-West and South-West of Cameroon has forced hundreds of thousands of young people to flee their communities to seek refuge in the neighboring Littoral and West regions. This internal migration is a source of conflict, sometimes violent in places, and results in a situation where IDPs do not enjoy their basic rights in host communities.

Faced with this situation, the project entitled "Strengthening sustainable peaceful coexistence and empowering displaced youths in the councils of the West and Littoral regions of Cameroon" intends to contribute to a better integration of these youths in the host communities of the Littoral region (Douala 4th, Manjo, Melong and Nkongsamba 1 councils) and West region (Babadjou, Bafoussam 1, Mbouda and Santchou councils) to establish a culture of sustainable peace. It specifically aims at strengthening peaceful coexistence between displaced young men and women (JHFDs) and youths from host communities in these regions.

 

As part of the effective and successful implementation of the project "Strengthening Sustainable Peaceful Coexistence and Empowering of Displaced Youth in the Councils of the West and Littoral Regions of Cameroon" financed by the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Fund for Peacebuilding (SFP) and implemented jointly by the UNESCO Regional Office for Central Africa and the IOM Office in Yaoundé Four (4) junior consultants will be recruited, two (2) of whom will be working in the West region and the other two (2) in the Littoral region. They will be responsible for monitoring the project's activities.

 

Under the general authority of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Central Africa in Yaoundé, the direct supervision of the Regional Communication and Information Advisor in collaboration with the Project Coordinator of the project "Strengthening sustainable peaceful coexistence and empowering displaced youths in the councils of the West and Littoral regions of Cameroon” in Yaoundé, the incumbent will:

Long Description

  • Support the project team in the supervision and monitoring of the implementation of project activities in the communes of Bafoussam 1 and Santchou;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of outreach and mass awareness campaigns on living together and available communal services;
  • Participate in the design and writing of communal editorials to ensure equitable access to information for IDPs;
  • Supervise the activities of junior community mobilizers in the communes of Bafoussam I and Santchou;
  • Facilitate access to and participation in activities by women, youth and other identified vulnerable groups;
  • Maintain transparent communication on the issues and objectives of the various project components;
  • Communicate regularly with community groups and other local actors in a proactive manner;

Long Description

  • Liaise between the junior mobilizers and the joint project management team;
  • Ensure quality control of the implementation of project activities by the Implementing Partner;
  • Ensure the follow-up of the service providers' contracts;
  • Support in the preparation, organization and realization of meetings, workshops/seminars and other activities of animation/awareness raising within the framework of the project;
  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of data and information collected;
  • Contribute to the timely production of project activity reports;
  • Adhere strictly to the principles of "zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse" and the "do no harm" policy throughout the implementation of the project;
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisors (UNESCO and IOM).

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

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For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

  • Higher education (bachelor degree) with qualification in social sciences, international relations would be an asset, or other related field.

 

Professional Experience

  • Experience in peacebuilding or conflict resolution
  • Experience in mobilizing, sensitizing, communicating and informing community groups;
  • Work supervision and report writing;
  • Knowledge of the Cameroonian anthropological context and mainly the departments of Mifi and Menoua in the Western Region and respect for local sensitivities;
  • Resident or at least five (05) years of work experience in the communes of Bafoussam I and/or Santchou would be an asset.

Long Description

Skills and competencies

- Writing, communication, community engagement, peacemaking/mediation, and organizational and coordination skills;

- Knowledge of different software and tools used for correspondence, reports, graphics, presentations, websites, etc. such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Typo3, etc;

- Ability to work in a team and take initiative and provide quality support and services in a timely manner;

- Discretion and good ability to deal effectively and tactfully with people from different cultural backgrounds;

- Flexibility to adjust work schedules and priorities;

- Good analytical and adaptive skills, dynamism, initiative, discretion and maturity of judgment;

- Ability to work in a team and under pressure;

 

Languages

- Excellent knowledge of French and/or English and a very good knowledge of the other language.

- Excellent knowledge of at least one of the local languages of the community

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

- A technical or professional qualification in project management would be an asset;

 

Professional Experience

- Good knowledge of the United Nations system and its functioning, in particular UNESCO rules and procedures;

- Moderate knowledge of project management.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Job Title: Community Mobiliser / Communication

Type of contract: Consultant 

Grade: Junior

Duration of contract: 06 months, possibly renewable depending on financial availability and results obtained

Duty station : Cameroon (West region - Bafoussam 1er et Santchou)

Deadline for submission of applications (midnight Central African time): 8 May 2022

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

 

Apply here: https://careers.unesco.org/job/Yaounde-Community-Mobiliser-Communication-Area-Bafoussam-1er-et-Santchou/746025002/

 

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