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28 June 2016

ERuDeF Junior Professional Programs Launched @ ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity for 2016/2017 Academic Year

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The Chief Executive of ERuDeF is seeking to recruit up to 10 prospective candidates into ERuDeF from 2018. These Junior Professionals will be trained for up to twenty four months respectively at its ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and in ERuDeF field programs. This professional training initiative is aimed at helping ERuDeF to build its human resources team in order to consolidate and expand its national conservation programmes in Cameroon.

The personnel recruitment process through Junior Professionals (those without experience) into ERuDeF takes several stages namely; a selection test and oral interview, formal training and professional mentorship. The written examination and oral interview seek to test and assess the candidate’s long term passion to environmental conservation. Meanwhile the formal training that takes 12 months at the ERuDeF Institute… and payable by the Junior Professionals themselves, seeks to introduce the Junior Professionals to a new range of skills in the field of environmental conservation, non-profit management and fundraising. These are the three essential skills needed to be successful and grow to the top in any non-profit career. The third and last phase of the training, the Mentorship Program that takes place in ERuDeF, seeks to integrate the Junior Professional into the real world of work through his/her full integration into the implementation and management of real world programs in ERuDeF. The mentorship program takes up to 12 months. Holders of Master degrees and with some meaningful professional experience may take up to 12 months.

Partial fellowships of up to 20% the training costs are available to the most dedicated candidates who would have been successful in the selection test and oral interview. All the field costs (100% subsidy) shall be incurred by ERuDeF. The selection and oral interviews shall be conducted on a rolling basis until end of September 2016 in Buea. The positions are none-paid positions. While the training program begins in October 2016 at the ERuDeF Institute, the mentorship program In ERuDeF will start in July 2016. The successful Junior Professionals shall be hired directly to work on ERuDeF programmes after this period of training.

Candidates should apply to specialise in any of the following fields; Biodiversity Conservation, Agroforestry Management, NGO & Fundraising Management, Forestry Management, Applied Social Sciences and Mountain studies.

The qualified candidates should fulfil the following criteria:

  • All candidates should have a first degree and preferable a Master degree in the relevant field.
  • Those candidates with a minimum of one year relevant experience will be preferable.
  • They should equally fulfill the entry conditions into the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies ( www.erudefinstitute.org).
  •  Candidates from all fields of study can apply but those from other fields of studies should be ready to undergo additional training.
  •  All candidates must be computer literate and possess a laptop.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send to the Director of Operations at ERuDeF Head office in Buea, the following application file: A motivation letter, copies of relevant diplomas, two reference professional statements, a curriculum vitae, attestation of relevant experience (if any) and any relevant information. The shortlisted candidates will undergo a selection test and an oral interview. Contacts are:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or P.O Box 189 Buea.

ERuDeF is the leading Cameroonian non-profit conservation organisation founded since 1999. Further details about ERuDeF and its programs could be obtained from www.erudef.org, and www.erudefinstitute.org.

ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer, regardless of sex, tribe, race, religion and gender

27 June 2016

Vacancy Position: Civil Engineer @ ERuDeF

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The Chief Executive of ERuDeF is seeking to hire the services of a part-time Civil Engineer to fill the position of the Head of Division for Infrastructural Development at ERuDeF. ERuDeF is in the process of consolidating and expanding its operations in Cameroon. The Infrastructural Development Division will oversee the development of its ambitious infrastructural development programme from conception, through implementation to management. The qualified candidate will fulfil the following conditions:

  •  Holder of at least a first degree in civil engineering with several years of experience in large and complex constructions involving conception and design.
  •  Have a mastery of civil engineering software and relevant computer programmes as well as computer programming.
  •  Have good knowledge of fundraising, grants development and project management.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should deposit their applications, addressed to the Director of Operations, c/o P.O. Box 189, Buea, South West Region, Cameroon or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The position is open until filled. The relevant application file includes:

  • A letter of motivation,
  • Copies of relevant diplomas,
  • Two referee statements,
  • Copies of previously accomplished work.

The shortlisted candidates will undergo a selection test and an oral interview. Phones calls shall lead to an immediate disqualification.

 ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer, regardless of sex, tribe, race, religion and gender.

23 May 2016

Vacancy Announcements @ ERuDeF

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The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), a Cameroonian non-profit conservation organisation and its partners are intending to expand their operations into the Central Africa sub-region to cover Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, Central Africa, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. In respect to this new expansion strategy, ERuDeF intends to develop and launch a more robust communication strategy to address the key biodiversity issues as the first phase of this expansion, for the attention of its local NGO partners and governments in these countries. In order to consolidate this new sub-regional strategy and considering the bilingual nature of these countries, the President of ERuDeF is seeking to recruit a team of three young, competitive, aggressive and bilingual journalists into its Communication Division. The suitably qualified candidates should have the following profile:

             1,         Should hold at least a first degree in journalism and mass communication with focus on print and online media

  • 2    Should have at least one to two years of relevant experience in newspaper production, editing and layout. Those without the relevance experience should be registered with the National Employment Fund.
  • 3.     Should have good mastery of online publication
  • 4.     Must be bilingual especially as they will be serving as Newspaper Editors and sub-regional reporters.
  • 5.     Should have relevant newspaper and communication management experience in a fast changing world with digital applications
  • 6.     Should have national and regional networking experience with the civil society sector and international NGOs.
  • 7.     Ability to identify and work with the corporate sector companies
  • 8.     Should be computer literate and a mastery of online fundraising skills
  • 9.     Remuneration is in function of experience and ability to produce and mobilise resources for the sub-regional conservation programme.

Interested candidates should deposit at the ERuDeF head office in Buea, applications addressed to the Director of Operations. The application file should be composed of copies of relevant diplomas, attestation of bilingualism, two reference statements from relevant professionals, a relevant CV, an attestation of work experience, a proof of registration with the National Employment Fund for those without any relevant experience and/or wishing to change jobs, a letter of motivation for the position, a recommendation from the current employer if currently employed and proof of mastery of the central Africa sub-region.

The positions are due to start by 30 June 2016. Deadline for the receipt of applications is 31 May 2016 and will be followed immediately with a selection test and oral interview. Details could be obtained from the ERuDeF website at www.erudef.org

ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex,

03 March 2016

Vacancy: Deputy Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

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The President of ERuDeF informs suitably that in order to consolidate and expand its nation-wide  programs and with support from the US and European partners, ERuDeF is seeking to recruit a dynamic candidate to fill the position of its Deputy Executive Director & Chief Operations Officer to be based in Buea.

Suitably qualified candidates should have over 10 years of progressive management experience in senior management positions in an NGO, foundation or government agency, will be a holder of an advanced degree/MBA/MS degree from a leading university, demonstrated track record in fundraising, management of 50+ staff, passionate about ERuDeF mission and impact, ability to work under highly stressful and multiple work environments and meeting multiple deadlines. Knowledge and experience in Cameroon’s government’s forestry and wildlife policies and conservation in Cameroon will be added advantage. The candidate should have a proven record of annual fundraising efforts of over US$100 000, capable of managing permanent pressure, multiple deadlines, successful career in conservation and development programmes,

The annual gross salary will range from US$10000 to US$12000 at the entry level.

The applications of suitably qualified candidates should be addressed to the President of ERuDeF and or send through the emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will include a letter of motivation, copies of relevant diplomas, attestation of work experience, two referee statements, proof of fundraising and senior management experience in NGOs and institutions of similar standards and above and proof of successful track record.

The position will remain open until filled. Short listed candidates will undergo a written test and an oral interview. No phone calls and personal emails are allowed.

 Further details on the position should be consulted in the following ERuDeF websites: www.erudef.org

ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex, race and religion

03 March 2016

Vacancy: Agroforestry Development Assistant

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The Chief Executive of ERuDeF informs the general public that in order to consolidate and expand its Agroforestry programs nation-wide and with funding from Trees for the Future, USA, ERuDeF is seeking to recruit a dynamic candidate to fill the position of the Agroforestry  Development Assistant.

 The prospective candidate should have the following profile;

-      --Should be holder of at least a first degree in agroforestry, forestry, botany and or agronomy and preferably a Master degree

-         -  Should have at least two years of professional and relevant  experience in a suitable NGO and or project

-  -  Should have working knowledge and experience in agroforestry and agricultural development

-         -  Should be able to meet strict deadlines and manage multiple partners’ programmes

-         -  Should have a working knowledge in grants development

-         -  Capable of working and staying in rural areas for longer periods

-        -   Perfectly bilingual and computer literate

Remuneration package depends on experience and degree of expertise already acquired.  Candidates without professional experience and willing to go through the ERuDeF Internship Programme to become permanently recruited are allowed to apply. This category should write on top of their motivation application letter as the “Internship Category”.

 Applications addressed to the Director of Operations at ERuDeF  should be deposited at the head office of ERuDeF in Buea.

The documents will comprise the following:

-          -  A motivation letter

-        -    Copies of relevant diplomas

-         -  Copy of birth certificate

-         -  An attestation of relevant experience from a professional institution

-         -  Two professional referee statements from relevant professionals

Application files could equally be sent through the Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

No phone calls shall be accepted. The position is opened until filled.

 Selected candidates will undergo a written test and oral interview.

 ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, religion or sex.

03 March 2016

Vacancy: Community Forestry Business Development Assistant

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 The Chief Executive of ERuDeF informs the general public that in order to consolidate and expand its Agroforestry programs nation-wide and with funding from Trees for the Future, USA, ERuDeF is seeking to recruit a dynamic candidate to fill the position of the Agroforestry  Development Assistant.

The prospective candidate should have the following profile;

-            -   Should be holder of at least a first degree in agroforestry, forestry, botany and or agronomy and preferably a Master degree

-            -     Should have at least two years of professional and relevant  experience in a suitable NGO and or project

-       -      Should have working knowledge and experience in agroforestry and agricultural development

-               -     Should be able to meet strict deadlines and manage multiple partners’ programmes

-                 -     Should have a working knowledge in grants development

-                 -     Capable of working and staying in rural areas for longer periods

-                   -    Perfectly bilingual and computer literate

Remuneration package depends on experience and degree of expertise already acquired.  Candidates without professional experience and willing to go through the ERuDeF Internship Programme to become permanently recruited are allowed to apply. This category should write on top of their motivation application letter as the “Internship Category”.

Applications addressed to the Director of Operations at ERuDeF  should be deposited at the head office of ERuDeF in Buea.The documents will comprise the following:

-       -   A motivation letter

-         -   Copies of relevant diplomas

-         -    Copy of birth certificate

-         -     An attestation of relevant experience from a professional institution

-          -    Two professional referee statements from relevant professionals

-  Application files could equally be sent through the Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 No phone calls shall be accepted. The position is opened until filled.

 Selected candidates will undergo a written test and oral interview.

 ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, religion or sex.

 

18 November 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS..

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       ERuDeF is looking for;

(1) AN EXPERIENCED COMMUNITY FORESTRY SPECIALIST

The position is based in Menji, Lebialem Division, renewable after 3 years.

Applicants must;

 - Have 3-5 years experience in the Cameroon community forestry process

- have at least a 1st degree in forestry or related field

 - be capable of working in marginal areas, trekking and under harsh conditions.

 - be capable of living in remote areas for long - be ready to start work in December 2015 Applications should comprise;

- a letter of motivation - relevant copies of certificates

- attestation of relevant experience

- two professional reference letters

- essay on community forestry in Cameroon

The salary is attractive and based on experience.

 

(2) Deputy Executive Director The position is based in ERuDeF Head Office, Buea.

Applicants must ;

 - have a minimum of 10 years experience in conservation & development projects

- have growing management experience in NGOs and projects at senior level

- be capable to manage 50+ staff in a challenging human resource landscape

 - have proven track record in fundraising with over 50 million CFA raised annually

 - have at least a masters degree in conservation development and/or integrated conservation and development

 -He/She will report directly to the President/CEO of ERuDeF.

The Position is effective as from January 2016 and remains vacant until filled.

Minimum Annual gross salary is over 6 million CFA

 ERuDeF recruits regardless of sex, race and origin

Applications can either be sent online to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the communications division of ERuDeF Head Quarters, Central Police round-about, Buea.

For more about ERuDeF, visit www.erudef.org

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15 July 2015

The South West Civil Society Organisations Network. P.O.Box 189 Buea, SW Cameroon

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The President of the South West Civil Society Organisations Network (SWECSON) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of the Assistant to the President of SWECSON. The ideal candidate should hold a 1st degree in any field, a diploma in human resources management, experience in the non-profit and/or business world and proof of some leadership experience. Other qualifying criteria include ability to write competitive grants, work under stressful conditions in a 45-hour working week. Interested candidates should be willing to undergo a further training in non-profit development and fundraising. Application files should include a motivation letter, copies of relevant diplomas, attestation of relevant experience and a referee statement. Applications addressed to the President of SWECSON should be deposited at the head office of ERuDeF located at the entrance to SOWEDA in Buea not later than 20 July 2015 at 5pm. Alternatively, applications should be sent to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or posted to POBox 189 Buea, SW Cameroon. Phone calls will lead to an immediate disqualification of candidates. Details could be obtained from the following websites: www.erudef.org and www.thegreennews.info.

Sincerely

Louis Nkembi

President

SWECSON

c/o POBox 189 Buea

SW Cameroon

06 July 2015

The ERuDeF Professional Certification Programme

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Recruitment into ERuDeF will be based on the ERuDeF Professional Certification Programme Starting this 2015

Overview

From inception in 1999 to date, ERuDeF has been on a gradation path from a small to an emerging non-profit conservation organisation in Cameroon. It is anticipated that in the next 10 years, ERuDeF will become one of the most prolific and vibrant non-profit conservation organisation in Africa. In order for this to happen, ERuDeF has been undergoing a number of reforms in terms of structural, governance and programmes re-organisation. By the close of 2015, ERuDeF would have completed its structural re-organisation and governance reforms. The programmes re-organisation will be completed in 2016. The finality of all of these reforms is to prepare ERuDeF to become a leader in the conservation world in Africa. The ultimate goal of this reform process is to build one of the most effective succession and leadership plan for the organisation. The ERuDeF Professional Certification and Young Professional Programmes are being developed to meet some of these succession and leadership plans for the organisation.

Purpose and Objectives

To build a succession and leadership plan for the organisationTo

strengthen the organisational effectiveness

To enhance staff productivity and efficiency

To inbuild the organisational staff capacity in fundraising, programme management and development

To measure the commitment, passion and dedication to the organisation for the existing and newly recruited staff

The Structure of the Certification Programme

The training programme will be delivered in part time mode. The training will also be delivered in modular form. The course will hold for every last week of each month. The classes will run from 12 noon to 6 pm interspersed with one 15 minutes of break after each major course.

 

The classes will hold either at the ERuDeF Institute or any other appropriate location deem necessary to accommodate the relevant number of trainee.

    Programme Duration                                                                                                                   

The ERuDeF Professional Certification Programme will run for 12 months. For field based technicians, it will run for 18-24 months. This programme will be organised annually.

 Target Participants for the Certification Programme

  1.     Permanent staff of ERuDeF

The staff of ERuDeF who possess at least a first degree in the relevant field are eligible for the programme. The programme is compulsory for all staff of ERuDeF with at least a first degree. Those staff without a first degree and who are interested to attend may also be allowed to attend provided they also pay for the course at the same rate as the other staff

              2.    Newly recruited staff of ERuDeF

All newly recruited staff of ERuDeF and its partners’ programmes will be obliged to go through this programme before signing a permanent contract. This certification training seeks to measure the commitment, passion and dedication of the newly recruited staff over a 12-month long duration. All newly recruited staff who may not be willing to undergo this training will simply be terminated. They will receive a stipend ranging from 50 000CFA 150 000CFA depending on the previous job experience, qualification and ability to do the job.

               3.        Postgraduate Research Students

Any postgraduate research student wishing to take up a prospective position in ERuDeF will be accepted into the programme provided he/she will pay the certification cost at a rate of two hundred thousand CFA. Such research students must have previously identified the position, they are wishing to occupy in the organisation and discuss with the management. Such postgraduate research students must also meet the requirements of conducting research internships through the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies.

       4.  Field based Assistants of ERuDeF and partners’ programmes

A specially designed certification programme will be prepared for this category of staff. For this training under this category to hold, there must be at least 20 available field and or associated staff ready to undertake the course either in relevant regional locations and or in Buea.

          5       Other externally qualified candidates

Other candidates who are duly qualified and fulfil the ERuDeF Professional Certification Programme criteria will be directly recruited into ERuDeF.

Graduation, Diploma and Retention in ERuDeF

A formal graduation ceremony will be organised at the end of the certification programme. Candidates will contribute fifty thousand CFA each towards the organisation of the graduation ceremony.

For candidates with a first degree and above, a postgraduate diploma will be delivered. While for field based technicians, a diploma will be offered.

In order to receive a certified postgraduate diploma, a candidate must have successfully raised funds through a structured project development approach to support one of his/her projects developed during the certification programme. The candidate will also have been certified by the international certification programme in programme development, management and fundraising. For those candidates who will not have succeeded in raising a grant for one of his/her project during the certification programme, a simple postgraduate diploma will be offered. Candidates with simple postgraduate diplomas will be advised to withdraw from ERuDeF and their contracts will be terminated.

Field based technicians will be not subject to international certification except those with at least a first degree and wishing to move into ERuDeF.

The Induction Workshop and Start of Programme

The ERuDeF Professional Certification Programme will be launched on Friday, 10 July 2015 at the ERuDeF Institute at 10 am prompt. The formal classes will start on Monday, 27 July 2015.

The Course Fees

The fees will be 80 000CFA for the existing permanent staff and 230 000CFA for the newly recruited interns who will initially serve as Interns throughout the certification training programme. The fees for the field based technicians will be 60 000CFA. The programme registration and processing fees have already been included.

Organisers of the Certification Programme

The ERuDeF Professional Certification Programme will administered by the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies (The ERuDeF Institute) in partnership with the St Monica University and international non-profit management and grants writing Institute. The international certification fees will be determined by the international institute and payable by the individual participants.

Coordination and Registration

The Certification programme will be coordinated by Ms Agnes Fonkeng, while the payments should be directed to Ms Vivian Tenjem in the ERuDeF Finance office or paid directly into the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity Account at the National Financial Credit, Buea. The curriculum and application forms should be obtained from Ms Agnes Fonkeng.

 

 

29 June 2015

JOB Announcement

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The Director of ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies (ERuDeF Institute), Buea, announces to the general public that his institutes is in need of the services of a part time (one month) lecturers to teach the following courses:

  1. 1.       Program Development
  1. 2.      Leadership and NGO Development
  1. 3.      Online Social Media
  1. 4.      Ecology and Geography
  1. 5.      Financial management and Investment Analysis
  1. 6.      Photo and Video-journalism
  1. 7.      Marketing
  1. 8.      Audit of organisations

Remuneration package are attractive. Lecturers with demonstrated set of skills, expertise and experience in the relevant fields are preferable.

All interested persons should deposit their application files at the ERuDeF Institute on or before 10 July 2015 at 5PM.

The file should comprise the following documents:

1.      A motivation letter

2.      Copies of relevant diplomas

3.      Attestation of relevant experience of not less than 5 years of teaching and practical work.

Application files could equally be sent through the following emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested persons can also call the Director on the following telephone numbers: 674 79 69 46, 694 92 12 63 and 675 92 76 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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