Probono Consultants for Organic Farming Project in Cameroon

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Our Project Partner generates awareness on the dangers of conventional agriculture, training on organic farming as an alternative method and follow ups to ensure proper implementation and sharing information for sustainability. The project is aimed at enhancing food security and farmer’s participation in environmental conservation for sustainable production during our lifetime and for the future generations. At least 25 sustainable agriculture farming groups created (involving women and youths) and trained to operate as a cooperative. Micro grants secured for the farming cooperative to start up a bank account for a rotating fund to finance farming and marketing activities in Oku. Introduction of a value chain in the production system. For the minimum time of 12 weeks, they are looking for Probono Consultants for an Organic Farming Project.

VJD-No.: VJD43
Type: Knowledge Transfer (Probono)
Online Project: No
Location: Oku, Cameroon
Minimum Stay: 12 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 5
Project focus: Environment Protection, Recycling,; Agriculture, Organic Farming; Microfinance
SDG: 02 Zero Hunger

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TASKS

  • Awareness Creation and training of organic farming
  • Follow Ups & extension
  • Exchange Visits with the farmers
  • Develop fundraising strategy
  • Sharing and Networking
  • Monitoring of project
  • Evaluation and Reporting

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteer should have a Mid-Junior Level (5 to 7 years of experience) Environment, Conservation and NRM and Agriculture
  • Should have experience working in agricultural and environmental projects.
  • Good command in English, as working language is English.
  • Volunteer should be highly motivated
  • Experience or skills in fundraising for the project

What services are included

- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- 24-hour emergency phone
- Airport pick-up & drop-off
(unless otherwise stated)
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and basic accommodations
(sometimes shared)
- All meals
(unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
- Welcome and introduction meeting
- Orientation on teaching methods and techniques, language, culture and religion (if applicable)
- Location orientation
- Complete immersion in the local culture
- 24-hour in-country support
- Volunteer certificate

What services are not included

- Flights
- Visa costs
- Vaccination costs
- Medical and travel insurance
(can be arrange for 1,35 Euro per day)
- Extra local excursions
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Personal Equipment

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

360 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

110 Euro per week

Visit our FAQ page for financial help.

We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).

In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!

Process

First Contact

Please contact us by phone, email or apply free of charge and without any obligation here as an individual and here as a company.

Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?

In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATION!

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

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