Cameroon nationals: Environmental Health Community Mobilizer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Buea, Cameroon 🇨🇲

Tiké, Cameroon 🇨🇲

Limbe, Cameroon 🇨🇲

Requisition ID: req27495

Job Title: Environmental Health Community Mobilizer

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Buea, Tiko and Limbe

Job Description

Summary

The Community Mobilizer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of hygiene promotion activities at the village level as indicated by the Environmental Health Hygiene promotion Officer. 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 community hygiene volunteers 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: cholera prevention sensitization campaign, assessments, conducting household water testing, identifying potential beneficiaries, registering beneficiaries, the delivery of materials, taking part in distributing assistance (e.g. Cholera prevention Kits) to beneficiaries. The position will supervise Community Hygiene Volunteers (CHVs) and will report to the Environmental Health Hygiene Promotion Officer.

Place of employment

The Community Mobilizer for the EH program will be based in Buea, Tiko and Limbe and will cover communities in Limbe I, Limbe II, Limbe III, Tiko and Buea Subdivisions in Fako Division, in the South West Region.

Fundamental Responsibilities

• Lead the community mobilization process, implement a participatory community targeting approach for the identification and registration of project beneficiaries (Cholera affected 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 the spread of cholera.

• Supervise door to door visit by CHVs on cholera awareness messaging and activities.

• Mobilize communities to participate in Cholera education training conducted by CHV’s.

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

• Follow up on water management communities to ensure monthly monitoring of their water points

• Follow up water quality monitoring at the households together with the CHVs

• 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 Cholera prevention kits and products to beneficiaries within target locations.

• Follow up on complaints and report to supervisor.

Follow Up

• Collect the relevant data during project implementation and regularly provide reports to his/her supervisor;

• Monitor the Cholera 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.

General

• 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

Qualifications

Qualifications

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

• Have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

• Most be based in the community

• Be of Cameroonian nationality.

Presentation of the file

An up to date (CV);

The names, positions, telephone number and e-mail address of at least three professional references;

Motivation Letter

Previous work Certificates and Attestations

Copy of NIC

Applicants can deposit their applications online or in a closed envelope at the IRC Offices in Buea or Bamenda.

NB: Deadline for the admissibility of files: 13th May, 2022 at 5 p.m. prompt.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only the preselected candidates will be contacted.


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