Offre d’emploi à ONG Plan International Cameroon : Livelihood field Animator

  • Region: Centre
  • Ville: Yaoundé
  • Nom entreprise ou personne: Plan International Cameroon
  • Type de contrat: CDD


Offre d’emploi à ONG Plan International Cameroon : Livelihood field Animator

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Location: Yaounde, CE, CM

Company: Plan International

Plan International Cameroon is a Child Centered Community Development Organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation working in Cameroon since 1996. Plan International is a children’s organization with primary concerns on children’s rights, safety and well-being and has in its interest to create safe environments for children with more attention paid to child protection. All employees are therefore expected to comply with our Child Protection Policy. Plan International also promotes equal opportunity employment and pays special consideration to female candidates.

Plan’s Internationals’ Global Strategic Goal (2011-2015) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.

We are recruiting for two (02) service work contractors to serve as Livelihood Animators for our Urban Project funded by UNHCR.

This position is responsible for livelihood activities effective implementation in the field in accordance with the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) signed between Plan International and UNHCR. The Livelihood field animators will provide effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livelihood related activities under Plan International/UNHCR urban refugee livelihood project at the field levels. S/he will work closely with Livelihood specialist, Project Manager, project team, urban refugee common initiative groups, sectorial ministries including Ministry of Agriculture (MINADER), Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC), Ministry of Women Empowerment and Family (MINPROFF), The National Employment Fund (FNE), councils, Microfinance institution including Credit du Sahel to ensure implementation of Livelihood activities as planned. S/He will actively participate to the co-ordination meetings, advocate and gain support from local community leaders, stakeholders.

Please to note that this is not a work contract.


This role is important to:

Support the long-lasting integration/inclusion of Yaoundé and Douala urban refugee into existing programmes/services and in the local economic circuit through decent employment or self-entrepreneurship
Engage Development partners to support the economic inclusion of urban refugees of Yaoundé and Douala
Engage in advocacy for rights

Assessment and program design

Provide leadership and expertise in the baseline and subsequent assessments of livelihood activities
Identify emerging needs and develop/update the livelihood section of the upcoming proposal
Support/update market assessment and socio- economic profile at community level
Support assessment of existing vocational training centres in the target communities and select trainers
Conduct consultations with various stakeholders including Financial and Business Development Service Providers, Private Sector (companies, chambers of commerce, employment agencies, business associations), Training Institutes (public and private)
Complete/update the 5W livelihoods matrix

Resource mobilization: livelihood Financing and Sustainability

Support the generation and use of evidence to justify resource allocation to the livelihood project;
Support coordination and harmonized donor funding for livelihood project


Facilitating access to financial services (formal and informal)
Facilitate the creation of Common Initiative Groups (CIG) by the beneficiaries of the program.
Facilitate the creation and monitoring of Village Saving and Loans Groups (VSLG) groups by program beneficiaries
Coordinate the capacity building VSLG by community agents
Facilitate the interaction between beneficiaries and Credit du Sahel

Professional training
Identify beneficiary profiles and select new growth areas (or lead chains)
Increase community awareness and select most promising beneficiaries (targeting)
Carry out specific induction briefings tailored to the function of CIG and VSLG
Support the creation and operationalization of CIG and VSLG
Carry out training on basic jobs (small business) that are the most promising (profitable)
Support Functional literacy for beneficiaries
Monitor and evaluate various capacity building
Coach CIG and VSLG and support the start-up of activities
Support acquisitions of livelihood kits by beneficiaries

Facilitating access to self-employment / entrepreneurship
Identify refugees per branch of activity
Support Entrepreneurship and self-employment training
Support training in job search techniques
Support the development and regular update of a database on refugee jobseekers and make it available at the National employment fund
Management of the interface between the National employment fund and the livelihood project
4. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning on livelihoods and self-reliance & economic inclusion of refugees

Provide regular updates to livelihood specialist and project manager highlighting priorities and constraints according to agreed schedule
Submit weekly situation reports
Supervise and ensure strong coordination with other implementing actors

Key relationships

[This section refers to people inside and/or outside of the organisation that the post-holder needs to have contact with, and why. This should include virtual presence.]


Livelihood specialist, Project Manager-High

UNHCR, Credit du Sahel, MINADER – High
Partners – medium
Other agencies and groups working in the livelihood sectors

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

[This section details the skills, knowledge and expertise the post holder will be required to demonstrate in doing the job well.

This should include clear levels of technical expertise and skills that support our work at national, international, and global level.]

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
Physical Environment

[In this section, state “typical office environment”, or conditions such as “must work outside in an extremely hot and humid climate”. Also note if any protective equipment is required.]

Work under pressure to produce results
Keep to strict deadlines
Work intensively in the field; the Livelihood Field Animator will spend at least 80% of his time on the field in the context of the implementation and monitoring of activities.
Periods of intense work at all times of day.
Working in multiple locations and on the move.



Be a holder of at least a GCE Advanced Level or BACC or equivalent.
Be able to speak French and English.
At least 1 year practical working experience in emergency and/or with a developing organization.
Have an in-depth experience in market assessment and value chain analysis
Have a good knowledge and field experience in urban refugee policy, guidelines
01 year experience in the livelihood sectors applied in emergency response operations.
Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection standards is an asset.
Demonstrable technical expertise in Livelihood activities Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Be acquainted with kobbo Collect software

Skills and Behaviours:

Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.)
Commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation

People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.

Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.


To apply for this job, kindly click on « Apply ». Your application should include:

A covering letter
A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor

Location: Yaoundé and Douala – CAMEROON

Closing date: February 4th, 2019

Plan international operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourage diversity. Only applications received in French or English will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan International has a Child Protection and a gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

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