UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
For several decades, Cameroon was considered as a model of peace in Central Africa. However, in the last five years the Country experienced large-scale humanitarian crises that required international response. The context is particularly marked by the impact of three crises namely: Boko Haram in the Far-North; the Central African Republic crisis in the East with the influx of refugees from CAR, and the protracted crisis in the North-West and South-West regions. The conflict that erupted in the anglophone regions of Cameroon in 2016 has led to unprecedented levels of violence, increased security risks, and a serious humanitarian situation with women and girls paying a high tribute. On September 10th, the President Paul Biya announced the Major National Dialogue that unfolds from Sep 30 to October 4th. The Dialogues resulted in positive and encouraging outcomes to bring back peace. Women participated to the 8 commissions established for the dialogue and one commission ‘Education and Social Affairs” was chaired by a woman. UN Women Cameroon work plan for 2020 will focus on providing support to ensure Women participation to reconciliation and peace building process.
To support Governments peacebuilding efforts, a joint UN Project funded by Peacebuilding Fund intitled “Strengthening Resilience of Women and Girls affected by crisis, violent extremism and climate change in the Lake Chad Region” will be implemented by UN Women, UNESCO and UNICEF under the leadership of the Government of Cameroon. For its implementation, UN Women seeks to recruit an Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support the program.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, and the direct supervision of the Governance, Women Peace and Security Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will provide support to the program in incorporating monitoring, evaluation and reporting of PBF project’ implementation, formulation aligned to UN Women corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and program design and implementation. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of decentralized evaluations, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning UN Women as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies. The M&E officer may also support the formulation of country monitoring and evaluation strategies and contribute to policy development and various initiatives.