Probono Consultants for Organic Farming Project in Cameroon
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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!
or how this project makes a difference:
Long Term aim (desired impact):
We expect an increase in agricultural productivity of over 50% through sustainable farming techniques within the next five years in a chain of 100 farming groups in Oku.
Short Term aim (desired output for the individual volunteer coming):
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.
Accommodation on arrival:
We will arrange for a hotel for a night at airport city before travelling to project location. This will cost 50 EUR per night
Project is closed:
The volunteer will benefit from guided eco tours within and without the community. This will also be a time to visit other villages and towns in Cameroon and to improve on cultural exchange.
Social activities (organised by partner):
Guided tours, visits to cultural events etc. Each person will pay 10 EUR per day for the Guide and 50 EUR as fees for the events
We will provide free language lessons for the volunteers
The volunteer will have free guidance in the course of the project.
We do not have internet services in our office but the volunteer can acquire a high speed connection at the cost of 40 euros per month
Other relevant information:
We accept volunteers of mixed sexes and any nationality. We will appreciate a minimum commitment of three months. This assignment is valid until the project is achieved.
After an extensive consultation and presentation of the first suitable projects, we will conclude a written agreement. In order to have planning security for all stakeholders.
If the project partner decides for you, he documents this on the so-called Confirmation of Assignment (COA).
This is an indication for us that the pure mediation process is completed here and we can start with the preparation.
You will be prepared individually according to your previous knowledge.
At regular intervals, we as well as the project partners expect a short documentation of your project results and progress.
At the end of the project a feedback round takes place and the project work will be evaluated together with all participants.
Qualified Letter of Reference
After successful implementation of the project, you will receive a qualified letter of reference.
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.
All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.
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