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14 January 2014

Voluntering Opportunity at ERuDeF

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Position: Archivist



Programme: Administration and Finance

Position: Archivist

Grade: Volunteer

Location: Buea Fako Division,

Reporting to: Director of Administration and Human Resources

Key contacts: ERuDeF Team and Trees for the future team across all the offices

Probation: N/A

Other information: 45-hour working week

I. Purpose of position:

The archivist is an important position in the organisation as he will help in the organisation of the organisation's archives including documents, objects, recordings and all forms of stored archives. Letters coming in or leaving the organisation are all given reference numbers before being stored. Generally, the archivist will help organise, protect, control access and help in acquisition of other related archives of the organisation.


II. Key responsibilities:

The archivist working together with the Logistics Assistant and Communication Officers shall

1. Give reference numbers to all documents coming in or going out of the organisation

2. Record and give descriptions to all filed documents

3. Guide those seeking to gain access to the records

4. Catalogue all the records in her keep

5. Evalute the different ways of preserving the different categories of records

6. Facilitate training sessions on archival procedures

7. Dispose diligently all records that are to be disposed


III. Required Outputs

8. All records filed and described with a catalogue of where to find each

9. Pictures of activities stored in backup and made available upon request

10. Log book of any visitors to the archives of the organization filled

11. Respond to personal, email and other inquiries on available documentation of the organization

12. Identify and come up with new ways of archiving

13. Follow up the proper binding and archiving of all reports and publications at ERuDeF

14. Keep and track copies of all reports and documentation

15. Report on the state of documentation in all of ERuDeF office

16. Develop a database that matches the physical archives and documents

17. Establish guidelines on the use of the organisation's archives

18. Collect any important artifact in line with conservation of fauna and flora

IV. Person Specifications:

Education & Qualifications


•Graduate in a relevant field: History, Archaeology, or library science



Ms in Library Science with working experience in archives


Skills & Experience


•3-5 years of experience working in archives or in libraries

•Highly organised and have an eye for detail

•Experience in leading research teams especially in desktop research.

•At least 3 years experience in project management and coordination

•Familiarity with software used by ERuDeF, including Word, Excel and databases

•Good interpersonal and communication skills (especially in English)

•Evidence of ability to create high quality, accurate and timely work products

•Able to work as part of a team as well as individually

•Meticulous in carrying out tasks



•Versed with working with documents, artefacts and all forms of archives

•Fast learner especially in catching up with technological changes on best means to preserve archives

•Ability to provide training and help others keep proper records in their respective fields.

•Able to develop and use databases for archiving and others

•Multilingual (especially French, and English as well as Pidgin English)

Knowledge & Understanding


•Good understanding field of work

•In-depth research knowledge and grant writing



Good communication and presentation skills.


Personal Qualities & Attitude


•Supportive of ERuDeF's values and vision and willing to work within this ethos

•Aware of respectful interactions when working with people from a variety of cultures, including trustees, collaborators, employees and donors

•Showing initiative, dedication and good judgment in working to tight and changing deadlines

•Capacity for extended travel to multiple locations



•Demonstratively supportive of colleagues


VI. Working Relationships

Internal: Interacts and works closely and on a regular basis with staff including partners and visitors to the organisation


External: Interacts with national governmental institutions, non-governmental

organisations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists / consultants,

and other stakeholders.


IX. Contract duration: This volunteering position will be for one year and there is no pay for the position for this initial year.


ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer and regardless to race, religion or sex. Eligible women candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the assessment profiling process




19 December 2013

Volunteering Positions at ERuDeF

Posted in Volunteering and Internship, Views 1895

The Director of the ERuDeF/ Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit studies (IBiNS) announces the recruitment for the following volunteering positions in its institution:

Environmental Education




Human Resource Management


Prospective candidates should hold at least a first degree or equivalent diploma. Short-listed candidates will undergo training at the Institute to reinforce their operational capacities.

The volunteering period will last for 12 months in the different field projects of the Institute and its partners.

Applications are opened until December 30, 2013.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by January 2, 2014.

The application package comprising a CV, a letter of motivation, relevant diplomas and 2 referee letters should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent to BP 189 Buea or deposited in any of ERuDeF offices.

The excellent candidates will be recruited by the Institute's partners at the end of volunteering period. Details could be gotten from the IBiNS campus or at the Institute's website: www.erudefinstitute.org

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

09 December 2013

Book a Trip in 2014 to Save the Rarest Africa’s Primate: Cross River Gorillas in the Lebialem Highlands, Cameroon

Posted in Volunteering and Internship, Views 1760

Cross River Gorilla Expedition to the Lebialem Highlands, Cameroon

Have a firsthand experience of the Tofala and Mak/Betchou rainforests in the Lebialem Highlands, South West Cameroon – a home to about 60 cross river gorilla and 200 Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzees alongside elephants, drills and a range of other endangered animal species.


Cross River Gorilla

Forest elephant


African Forest Elephant


Be a part of a team that collects crucial information about Africa's rarest wildlife species in some of the most exciting landscapes in Africa.

Lebialem highlands

Lebialem Highlands


Cameroon is a growing touristic destination in Africa with about one million tourists a year. Besides wildlife tracking, there are exciting mountain hiking experience, jungle hiking, bird watching, cultural festivals and much more

You will be immersed in Africa cultural experience, scenic sites alongside tracking Cross River gorillas and Cameroon-Nigerian Chimpanzees in the wild

The cross river gorilla expedition to the Lebialem Highlands last either for 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks. Longer durations are welcome.


The 2014 expedition dates include:

a) The one month two week volunteering programme



1 January 12, 2014 February 23, 2014

2 February 9, 2014 March 23, 2014

3 March 9, 2014 April 20, 2014

4 April 13, 2014 May 25, 2014

5 May 11, 2014 June 22, 2014

6 June 8, 2014 July 20, 2014

7 July 13, 2014 August 24, 2014

8 August 10, 2014 September 21, 2012

9 September 14, 2014 October 26, 2014

10 October 12, 2014 November 23, 2014

11 November 9, 2014 December 21, 2014

b) The One Month Volunteering Programme


1 January 12, 2014

2 February 9, 2014

3 March 9, 2014

4 April 13, 2014

5 May 11, 2014

6 June 8, 2014

7 July 13, 2014

8 August 10,2014

9 September 14, 2014

10 October 12, 2014

11 November 9, 2014

12 December 14 2014 (Departure Date Only)


c) The two week volunteering programme


1 January 12, 2014 January 26, 2014

2 February 9, 2014 February 23, 2014

3 March 9, 2014 March 23, 2014

4 April 13, 2014 April 27, 2014

5 May 11, 2014 May 25, 2014

6 June 8, 2014 June 22, 2014

7 July 13, 2014 July 27, 2014

8 August 10,2014 August 24, 2014

9 September 14, 2014 September 28, 2014

10 October 12, 2014 October 26, 2014

11 November 9, 2014 November 23, 2014

Volunteering Cost

The volunteering cost stands at US $1020, US$1867 and $6325 for the 2-week, 4-week and 8-week expeditions respectively with accommodation, food and all transport whilst on the project, allowances to field guides and porters whilst trekking in the forest and Limbe wildlife centre gate fee inclusive

Contact: 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., www.erudef.org or call: +237 76 24 34 40/94 92 12 63

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