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Offre d’emploi à ONG Volontaires des Nations Unies – VNU – UNHCR : Programme Assistant/Assistant(e) Programme – CBT
Country of Assignment Cameroon
Host Institute World Food Programme
Volunteer Category National Specialist
Number of Volunteer 1
Duration 12 months
Expected Starting Date Immediate
Duty Station Yaounde [CMR]
Assignment Place Family Duty Station
UN VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT
CMRR000322–Programme Assistant/Assistant(e) Programme – CBT
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to
support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of
development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace
and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism
into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply
embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this
context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and
peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers
promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and
positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between
themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers
even more rewarding and productive.
Assignment Place Remark
Female Candidates are strongly encouraged
Yaounde is the political capital of Cameroon and the second most populated city in the country after Douala. It is the headquarters of the
UN, several international organizations and embassies.
Yaounde features a tropical wet and dry climate with constant temperatures throughout the year and high temperatures ranging from 27 to
29 degrees C. Yaounde also features a lengthy wet season covering a ten-month span between February and November. However, there is
a noticeable decrease in precipitation within the wet season, seen during the months of July and August.
The official languages of Cameroon are English and French.
Visa, passport and yellow fever vaccination card are required for entry. Other vaccinations are strongly recommended
Housing in Yaoundé is relatively priced with regard to the quality, Individual houses (villas) are scarce and generally they lack of maintenance.
Assignment Title Programme Assistant/Assistant(e) Programme – CBT
Sustainable Development Goals 2. Zero Hunger
UNV Focus Area Securing access to basic social services
Building apartments are the best option since they are normally equipped with generators and water tanks (there are power and water cuts
especially during pick dry and rainy season). Apartments can be rented starting at 800/1000 USD per month. Given limited housing offer, and
for security reasons, residential areas for international staff in Yaoundé are limited by UNDSS to six areas: City center, and the areas of
Bastos, Essos, Golf, Dragage, Omnisports.
The security situation in the city of Yaoundé is partially satisfactory although it should be noted that petty crime is the main threat in the city of
Yaoundé. As the political capital and seat of the institutions of the Republic of Cameroon, Yaoundé has a significant presence of Police and
Gendarmerie. Main crimes relates to burglaries in homes, armed robberies perpetrated by small groups of bandits. These criminal acts are
mostly held overnight. In the country, travelling to the Extreme-North, North and Adamaoua regions require UNDSS authorization and is
limited to official business travels.
Organizational Context & Project Description
Cameroon is facing a multifaceted increasingly complex humanitarian crisis. In addition to preexisting
chronic food insecurity and malnutrition challenges resulting from recurrent climatic shocks and food
production deficits, spill over conflict from both Nigeria and Central African Republic (C.A.R.) have resulted
in large scale displacements across borders as well as within the country. Currently, Cameroon hosts over
344,000 refugees (260,000 from C.A.R and 84,000 from Nigeria) and over 190,000 IDPs who have been
displaced by insurgent attacks in the Far North region.
The programmes aim to target around 85,000 beneficiaries, including vulnerable refugees from the
Central African Republic (C.A.R.) in eastern Cameroon and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the Far
CBT programmes provides beneficiaries with an opportunity to chose the food that they need, while also
boosting the local market economy which profits the wider community. In areas where food is available in
the local market, cash transfers will enable WFP to provide assistance more efficiently by shortening food
delivery lead times and costs for transport and storage.
The appropriateness of implementing CBT in the selected areas has been determined through an
integrated analysis of needs, market capacities, cost-effectiveness and external capacity. In 2017, CBT will
be progressively brought to scale as the necessary structures are being put in place.
Under the supervision of the National Programme Officer for Cash Based Transfers, the Programme
Assitant (CBT) is responsible to support country and sub/field offices in the design, implementation and
the monitoring of Cash-based transfer activities. The following are the key deliverables:
Support the preparation, design, implementation and monitoring of CBT activities in collaboration
with the relevant units (IT, finance, programme, security, procurement) in collaboration with the
National Programme Officer;
Contribute to define the approach, design and implementation of CBT activities plans and processes,
that complies with WFP policies, guidance and procedures;
Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g food security
vulnerability assessments, markets and financial assessments) following corporate standards and
Work and exchange information with all relevant units in the CO to support effective collaboration
and implementation of CBT activities;
Assist with the development of tools and coordination of data gathering and monitoring/assessment
systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are employed with the collaboration of monitoring
and evaluation unit;
Track and assist with data analysis to provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the
preparation of accurate and timely reporting on CBT;
Provide analytical and critical support on the reports of partners
Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government
Support the identification of potential partners and partnership negotiations to ensure a collaborative
and holistic approach to meeting CBT needs;
Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where
Support the National Program Officer CBT in the coordination of the Cash Working Group and and
ensure that the priorities of the WFP are integrated into the topics exchanged;
Perform any other related duties as may be requested by the supervisor or management.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the
concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV
activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on
traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment
reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting ApplicationContribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites,
newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN VolunteersPromote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals
and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Own activities are aligned with supervisor’s priorities to fulfil internal and external partner needs
Planned work outputs are delivered accurately and efficiently in a timely fashion
Operational queries are satisfactorily addressed in a timely fashion.
Accurate data and analysis is provided for decision making, funding proposals and donor reports.
Required Degree Level Bachelor degree or equivalent
Required experience 36 months
• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working
with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing
Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and
documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards
volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of
volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
Education – Additional Comments
Bachelor’s degree /Licence Professionnel or BTS/DTS/HND with additional two years of related work
Project Management, Rural Development, Agriculture, Food Security, International Development,
Development Economics, Micro Finance or Agricultural Economics.
At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation,
cash based transfers or Programme Coordination in a humanitarian/ development context with NGO, UN
Agencies or private sector.
Professional experience in CBT would be an asset.
French (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
AND – English (Mandatory) , Level – Working Knowledge
Area of Expertise
Monitoring and evaluation Mandatory
Development programme management Mandatory
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination Mandatory
Area of Expertise Requirement
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and
contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to
inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food
assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic
principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Need Driving Licence No
Condition of Service Click here to view Conditions of Service
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data and their
relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation
and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government: Understands and applies basic principles of
engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
Solid knowledge of Microsoft computer programmes including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
would be an advantage.
Competencies & Values
Adaptability and Flexibility
Commitment and Motivation
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Planning and Organizing
Working in Teams
Conditions of Service and other information
Conditions of Service:
The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of
funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal
of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is
not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance
is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and
permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final
repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the
ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis will be provided.
For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements
Supervision, induction and duty of care of UN Volunteers
UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity
support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:
Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security,
emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;
Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit
applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host
Application Code CMRR000322-3265
Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and
Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete
the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;
Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning; ?
Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations;
DSA for official travel, when applicable?;
All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the
assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.
* In case you are not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
1. Start by registering your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup .
2. After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.
3. Then go to ‘My Page at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’
hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* In case you are already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
1. Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile .
2. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’
hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.
NB: This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Cameroon and legal residents
in Cameroon with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Female candidates are greatly encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: 05-10-2018
* Si vous n’êtes pas encore enregistré(e) dans la base de données électronique du programme des
Volontaires des Nations Unies
1. Veuillez d’abord créer votre profil directement à l’adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup ou en
suivant les instructions sur le site www.unv.org
2. Après avoir créé votre compte, complétez les informations de toutes les sections, téléchargez tous les
documents demandés et enregistrez-le.
3. Ensuite, allez à ‘Ma page’ à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage, cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement
spécial » et sélectionnez l’appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler.
* Si vous êtes déjà enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU
1. Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil à l’adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile
2. Ensuite, allez à ‘Ma page’ à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement
spécial » et sélectionnez l’appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler.
NB : Il s’agit d’un poste réservé aux Volontaires des Nations Unies Nationaux. Seuls les ressortissants du
pays de programme ou les résidents légaux du pays de programme avec le statut de réfugié ou encore
les résidents légaux du pays ou du territoire de programme avec le statut d’apatride sont admissibles à
déposer leur candidature.
Les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées.
Date limite de candidature : 21-02-2019
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from
qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and