Cameroon nationals: EH Community Mobilizer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Buea, Cameroon 🇨🇲

Requisition ID: req22280

Job Title: EH Community Mobilizer, Ndian Division, SWR and Mezam, NWR

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea, Cameroon

Job Description


The Community Mobilizer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of hygiene promotion activities at the village level as indicated by the Environmental Health Assistant. The main purpose of this position is to assist the Environmental Health Assistant in the implementation of hygiene promotion activities in the communities. This includes the training of voluntary community hygiene workers and hygiene education in communities. The Community Mobiliser spends most of his/her time in the Community, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, taking part in field level implementation activities, such as: hygiene promotion, assessments, identifying potential beneficiaries, registering beneficiaries, the delivery of materials, taking part in distributing assistance (e.g. WASH/NFI Kits ) to beneficiaries. The position will supervise Community Hygiene Workers (CHWs) and will report to the Environmental Health Assistant.


  • The EH Community Mobilizer for Mezam will cover communities in Bamenda III, Santa and Tubah Subdivisions in Mezam Division, in the North West Region.
  • The EH Community Mobilizer for Ndian will cover communities in and around Ekondo Titi and other communities in the South West Region.


  • Lead the community mobilization process, implement a participatory community targeting approach for the identification and registration of project beneficiaries (IDPs, host populations)

  • Prepare and organize all training materials for hygiene promotion workshops to be held in each village for CHW’s education and lead community campaigns to end open defecation.

  • Initiate, organize and commemorate international events related to WASH related disease prevention at the community level

  • Supervise door to door visit by CHWs on hygiene awareness messaging and activities.

  • Deliver hygiene promotion workshops to IDP CHW’s, in collaboration with the partners;

  • Mobilize IDP and host communities to participate in latrine construction and hygiene education training conducted by CHW’s.

  • Take part in the identification, registration and selection of Project beneficiaries according to defined selection criteria;

  • In conjunction with IRC Partners and the IRC WASH team, participate in sensitizing key stakeholders, community leaders and communities;

  • Take part during the distribution of WASH kits and products to beneficiaries within target locations.
    Follow up on complaints and report to supervisor.


  • Collect the relevant data during project implementation and regularly provide reports to his/her supervisor;
    Monitor the WASH kits distribution process

  • Monitoring of awareness raising on good hygiene practices, prevention of cholera
    Assist in data collection during surveys and post-distribution assessments and Knowledge, Attitude and Practice surveys when necessary
    Manage complaints made by beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries after consultations with their supervisor;
  • Other functions

    All other functions assigned by the supervisor to allow the development of IRC programs
    Monitor complaints and documents lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations.


  •  Commit to respecting the IRC Way (IRC Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct).
    Commit to ensuring the optimal implementation of IRC Policies in the context of their work.
    Be available to carry out any other ad hoc task deemed useful by his/her direct superior or by the IRC.
    Produce reports on programmatic activities on a weekly and monthly basis


  • Have a General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level or Baccalaureate or any other equivalent diploma; 

  • Minimum one year of professional experience in business or in an NGO, CIGs and community development initiatives preferably, proven ability in community mobilization, identification, registration and selection of beneficiaries is highly required; 

  • Fluent in English and pidgin and excellent written and oral communication skills; 

  • Have a good presentation and a respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, local authorities, community leaders, colleagues and superiors; 

  • Knowledge of  some local languages,, cultures and traditions would be an asset

  • Be flexible; ability to work in a team, sometimes under pressure and often in an unstable security environment.

  • Have an excellent command of computer tools: Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Outlook.

  • Have a sense of organization and a strong time management ability. 

  • Have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. 

  • Knowing how to ride a motorcycle and having a motorcycle driving license would be an asset 
    Be of Cameroonian nationality.

Applicants can deposit their application in a closed envelope at the IRC office in Buea, located at Campsic opposite DRC Office or Bamenda Office at Governor’s Street Up Station or they can as well apply online with subject line: “EH COMMUNITY MOBILIZER (Location) on or before November 18th, 2021 at 11:59PM.

Application Package must include:
• Cover letter, (one page)
• CV (Not more than four pages)
• Relevant Academic Credentials
• Previous Work Attestations
 . National Identity Card

 The International Rescue Committee is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only selected applications will be contacted. 
Female Applicants are encouraged to Apply




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