Livelihood Coordinator

Plan International, MAROUA, Cameroon

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2021

Job Description

Dimensions of Role:

The incumbent will assist the Project Manager in ensuring that the livelihood component of the project is delivered respecting all deadlines and that targets are met. He will be in charge of the management of livelihood component.

Responsibilities and Tasks


  • Provide leadership and expertise in the baseline and assessment of status of livelihood activities under the UNHCR project.
  • Conduct market assessment and socio- economic profile at community level
  • Do an assessment of existing vocational public centres in the target communities 

Program Design

  • Define aims and objectives of the overall livelihood program.
  • Ensure that issues of protection, gender, livelihoods, DRR, operation and maintenance are factored into the program implementation
  • Ensure PLAN’s guidelines and Sphere standards both qualitative and quantitative are considered
  • Ensure a proper follow up of beneficiaries of innovative projects in 2020
  • Involve relevant partners in the implementation and monitoring of project activities in the domain of livestock, agriculture and  fishery
  • Follow up new and old beneficiaries in agriculture, livestock, IGA, and fishery
  • Training of  beneficiary of Income generative activities on basic entrepreneurship and social life
  • Provide IGA kit for selected groups
  • Ensure the supervision of project activities done by field staff under its competence;
  • Monitor that the indicators of the activities of livelihood component of the project are implemented and delivered accordingly;
  • Organize regular meetings for vocational trainees/ IGA groups.
  • Coordinate all related capacity building of beneficiaries with the project team

Response Management and Implementation

  • Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritised manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Ensure children and youth, gender, and disability issues are fully considered throughout the project cycle with women & children being enabled to influence decision- making around livelihood issues.
  • Provide technical supervision of livelihood activities.
  • Design and develop appropriate surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems for livelihood interventions.
  • Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms.
  • M&E systems should reflect data on the impact of the interventions

Response Reporting & Evaluation

  • Evaluate the implementation of livelihood activities and draft recommendations for improved program design
  • Tap lessons learned from the project to improve subsequent projects

Information and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular updates to project Manager and emergency team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Engage and follow up with relevant implementation manager(s)
  • Support the implementation of, and represent PLAN in, livelihood coordination mechanisms and including any relevant cluster.
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.

Human Resources and Administration

  • Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of PLAN staff and stakeholders on livelihood

Selection Criteria

Core Competencies

  • 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.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to PLAN's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
  • Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge and skills: knowledge of PLAN policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
  • 1 year humanitarian aid experience.
  • French and English language skills desirable.


Recommend your friend

Copyrights 2017. All rights reserved | Technology Partner: Indev Consultancy Pvt. Ltd