Job offer in Cameroon: WaSH Field Agent

Job offer in Cameroon: WaSH Field Agent – Bamenda, Cameroon by Plan International. Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

The company believes in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

Also, Plan International supports children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. They also drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge.

Major responsibilities of the WaSH Field Agent

  1. This position is responsible for the supervision of the WASH activities in the field in accordance with Plan’s emergency WASH response in the Divisions identified for the project in the North West Regions of Cameroon.
  2. Supervising the activities of Hygiene promoters, Ensure WASH, Hygiene and Dignity Kits are distributed to the target groups,
  3. Facilitate and follow up management/ WASH committees in the assigned communities,
  4. Contribute to the identification and selection of beneficiaries for WASH, Dignity and Hygiene kits and liaise between Community Focal Points and the WASH Coordinator.
  5. Organize monthly coordination meetings with project stakeholders in his/her area and participate in the weekly project Coordination meetings with the entire implementation team.
  6. He/she maintains close cooperation with other partners in the area and produces and transmit weekly and monthly reports of activities to the project /WASH coordinator.
  7. He/she will ensure that data is collected and consolidated as required.
  8. The WASH Field Agents will be in charge of trainings of hygiene promoters, provide effective support in the direct implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH related activities at the divisional level.
  9. The WASH Field Agent shall ensure that hygiene promotion activities are implemented in all CAFS as planned.
  10. The WASH Field Agent will be based in the assigned Division and will report to the WASH Coordinator.


  1. Supervise the team of hygiene promoters.
  2. Ensure all CAFS within his/her zone receive hygiene promotion campaigns
  3. Ensure hygiene promotion is conducted to at least 500 households in his/her zone
  4. Mobilize target communities to inform and sensitize them on the project’s activities;
  5. Participate in the establishment of beneficiary list for the project in his/her assigned zone of intervention;
  6. Ensure that the selection of beneficiaries is made in a transparent manner and according to the strict adherence to the selection criteria defined by the project;
  7. Planning and coordinating jointly with the government technical Services, all the activities of “WASH”, including the selection of construction sites, evaluation of work in his/her area of assignment;
  8. Establish and monitor the performance of the work in the duty zone;
  9. Work in collaboration with the CPIE Social worker and Community focal Point in the zone.

WaSH Field Agent Job: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  1. Ensure WASH needs assessment is done for assigned zone
  2. Ensure all child protection concerns are reported and also participate in case management meetings.
  3. Ensure the action plans of Girl/Boys clubs, and that for the door to door sensitization are closely follow-up by the hygiene promoters.
  4. Report on opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed in the project.
  5. Ensure assessment, documentation, good follow up of all referred cases and report accordingly;
  6. Follow-up survivors from child abuses, identification and evaluations of their needs
  7. Give feedback on the project during community meetings with beneficiaries and Community leaders a month.
  8. Ensure Children and Young People Safe Guarding Policy of Plan International Cameroon is respected by all.
  9. Comply with Plan International’s Fraud Policy at all times to safeguard and protect Plan’s assets and reputation of honesty.

Information and Co-ordination

  1. Provide regular weekly updates with inputs from all Community Animators
  2. Submit monthly reports to WASH Coordinator on activities implemented.
  3. With the permission of the WASH coordinator can represent Plan in stakeholders meetings.

Human Resources and Administration

  1. Participate in the training and briefing of Social Workers and Community Focal Points of CAFS and other key stakeholders on WASH and/or related issues.

Dealing with Problems

  1. Maintain neutrality to the on-going crisis.
  2. The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas often at risk. This requires prudence, vigilance and compliance with security instructions on the part of the animator.
  3. Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to properly implement the activities, in accordance with the standards, principles and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work
  4. S/he should work under pressure and accept travels and stays in areas often austere.

Key relationships

  1. Keeps and maintain high contact with children, their families and communities
  2. Maintains a high contact with other partners at the Divisional Delegation of Health, Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, MINEE
  3. Maintains high contact with local partners.

Qualification and Experience

  1. GCE A/ Level or its equivalent. A degree in social sciences, environmental education, education or related field with good knowledge of established international child protection standards and WASH principles, can be an advantage; with at least 2 years of experience in Social Work or community development.
  2. Be able to speak English. Ability to speak the local language (Pidgin English) of the assigned zone will also be an added advantage.
  3. Has experience in working with children (boys and girls)
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Resident in the assigned communities (within Bamenda)

WaSH Field Agent job required skills

  1. Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.).
  2. Commitment to hygiene promotion, gender equality and participation.
  3. Skills in participatory assessment, recreational activities, informal education and sensitization on child and adolescent protection and prevention of GBV.
  4. Good computer skills (Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
  5. Ability to network with grassroots structures.
  6. Competence in working with Community stakeholders


  1. Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
  2. Not been involved in any child protection issues
  3. Demonstrates neutrality in the current socio-political crisis.
  4. Works with trustworthiness and integrity
  5. Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks, diverse cultural contexts and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  6. Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.
  7. Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.

How to apply for the WaSH Field Agent job

Closing Date: 26-Nov-2021

Location: Bamenda, Cameroon

Company: Plan International


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