The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) is a non-profit Cameroonian conservation organization established in 1999. ERuDeF has been working for over two decades across Cameroon and has significantly contributed towards restoring fragile eco-systems, regeneration of forest through plantation and agroforestry, conservation of biodiversity through wildlife habitat protection and protected area management, promoting environmental education, as well as empowering rural communities through innovative economics and livelihood development programs.
The Chief Executive Officer is seeking the services of three (03) highly qualified communication officers respectively in charge of (i) public relation, corporate marketing and branding, (ii) broadcast, documentary and photography and (iii) print, online and social media to join the communication team. These are full-time positions and the prospective candidates will work in the division of communication and will perform the followings;
Communicating for all programs in ERuDeF i.e., covering events, workshops and programs of the organization to create articles, news/media pieces documentaries which will be added to the organization’s repertoire;
Creating, curating and managing on a daily basis the organization’s branding efforts by developing relevant content topics to reach target customers, clients and potential funders;
Search Engine Optimization for all its websites in coordination with the Brand Manager; translating concepts, ideas and documents into appealing and encouraging online content and info graphics which will increase web traffic and maintain desired search engine results;
Liaising with all Senior Program Officers to analyse performance for all marketing and sensitizing efforts; identify areas of high use and areas that require promotion and/or further development in each project landscape;
Creating, reviewing and editing content assigned for both offline and online publications;
Assisting in the planning and execution of communication campaigns and events.
Required skills and qualifications
MSc/MA in communication/ digital marketing/ journalism from any recognized University, past work experience and a steady track record;
Knowledge of Microsoft office and video editing skills and advanced knowledge on media metrics and social media analytics;
One to two years of progressive experience in a digital role where candidate demonstrated excellent brand building strategies which led to a quantifiable increase in exposure of the organization;
Advanced knowledge in English language, French language is an advantage;
Excellent attention to details;
Excellent judgement and corporate language when communicating with/selecting content to disseminate to the community;
Ready to undergo training in environmental science, biology, botany/plant science, earth science, ecology, geology, geography and land management is considered a plus.
Composition of Application File: All application files should consist of; a curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, attestation of service if available, medical certificate not older than three months, photocopy of national identity card, two passport size photographs and a motivation letter addressed to the Director of Administration and Human Resource, ERuDeF P.O. Box 189 Buea, Southwest Cameroon.
Remuneration: The pay package for this position is very encouraging and negotiable based on experience and track record from previous positions.
Location of Position: The prospective candidate will be expected to work at ERuDeF Head Office Buea and travel nation-wide.
Mode of Application: All application files are expected to be deposited at the ERuDeF Head Office Buea or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Applications are opened until positions are filled.
ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, gender, religion and ethnic origin.
Project Title: “Landscapes and Livelihoods: Participatory Restoration of the Mount Bamboutos Ecosystem” in Cameroon
(ITF) and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) seek the services of a
skilled consultant to undertake a mid-term external review of their three-year project, funded by Darwin
The overall aim of the project is to restore the biodiversity and ecosystem functions of
the mount Bamboutos ecosystem, while securing the livelihoods of the local and
The project started in
April 2018 and is implemented
in nine (09) villages around the Mount Bamboutos
aiming to reach a total of 1500
project participants both
directly and indirectly. The first phase of the project will come to an end in September
to plans to expand and scale-up
the project to two five-year phases, a mid-term review of the
first half of the project is
1.1 About ERuDeF
ERuDeF is the leading Cameroonian conservation
organisation, founded in 1999. ERuDeF has part of her mission to conserve
biodiversity and restore fragile environments through research, training,
education and community engagement.
ERuDeF has 20 years of expertise in biodiversity
conservation; landscape restoration; agroforestry and agricultural development;
sustainable forest management; livelihood and economic development, and
1.2 About ITF
ITF is a UK based
organisation that works with communities in Africa and the UK to carry out
sustainable community forestry projects which protect, regenerate and cultivate
trees and forests to conserve habitats rich in biodiversity and to enhance
human and environmental well-being.
1.3 Project Description
The Mount Bamboutos Initiative (MBI) is a
project for the restoration of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions of
Mount Bamboutos in Western Cameroon, through the planting of 15 million trees
in 15 years. It is a joint initiative of the Environment and Rural Development
Foundation (ERuDeF), Cameroon and the International Tree Foundation (ITF), UK
in collaboration with the government of Cameroon. The Mount Bamboutos ecosystem
by 1960 was one of the most biodiversity rich mountains in continental Africa
with the presence of gorillas, chimpanzees, antelopes, elephants, birds,
amphibians and butterflies. Additionally, the 2740 m high mountain conferred to
this ecosystem a high degree of endemism and restricted ranges to many of the
globally threatened species found there. Fifty-seven years down the lane, due
to an exaggerated anthropogenic pressure, this once one of the richest mountain
biodiversity hotspots in Africa and the second highest water tower in Cameroon
has nearly been completely degraded with many of the species going to local
Due to massive deforestation (that has led to
the disappearance of the Mt. Bamboutos Forest Reserve created in the 1900),
intensive and uncontrolled farming in low and high-altitude areas, the natural
vegetation has declined, the springs located on the mountain side have dried
up, and the soil erosion is worsening. These have led to unregulated land uses,
land use conflicts, severe poverty, unregulated use of natural resources, water
crises and food insecurity.
The project therefore seeks to restore the
biodiversity and ecosystem functions of Mount Bamboutos, while securing the
livelihoods of the local and indigenous communities. The project has six major
components: governance, forest landscape restoration, livelihood development,
research and development, biodiversity and sustainable finance.
Three community-based organizations (CBOs) are
involved in the delivery of the project, with one coming from each of the five
administrative districts in the project area. We have:
Menoua: Green Impact, who have replacedGroupement D’Appui pour le
Developpement Durable (GADD)
Lebialem: Operation Green Space (OGS)
Mezam: Community Assistance In Development (COMAID)
research component of the project is conducted by the Cameroon Mountains
University Network (CaMUN) which includes individual researchers, universities
and other research institutions.
2. Project Review Period
period under review is from project start date, that is, July 2018 to November
3. Review Stakeholders
The results of this review
are primarily intended for internal use by ITF and ERUDEF to inform future
improvements to the project and to transfer learning across the project area.
Results and findings will also be shared with the funders, Darwin Initiative
and TreeSisters. Relevant results and lessons learned will be shared with other
stakeholders, including farmers, village forest management committee members,
traditional authorities, relevant government agencies and other actors within
4. Purpose of the Review
The objectives of the Mid Term Review are to review the project’s:
Relevance – the extent to which
the objectives are consistent with local communities’ needs and priorities.
Participation – the extent to which local communities and institutions are
actively engaged and participating in the project.
Effectiveness – the extent to which
the targeted project objectives are being achieved (or are expected to be
Efficiency – how economically
resources/inputs are being converted into results.
Sustainability – the extent to which
the benefits are likely to continue after the project
Impact – the long-term
effects that the project is likely to produce (directly, indirectly,
intended and unintended).
Adaptive Capacity -the extent to which the project applies strong adaptive management
practice to ensure continued relevance, strong performance, and learning.
The review should assess the above in relation to two central broad
I. What changes / outcomes /
achievements have taken place?
II. How have these changes / outcomes / achievements been brought
In relation to this, the review should consider the following
How are community members
involved in the project?
How are local community
institutors involved in the project?
What have been the
unintended and unexpected outcomes of the project activities?
Who are benefitting (number
of men, women, youth), in what ways?
Have any changes been
achieved in relation to policy / practice / attitudes of decision makers /
policy makers etc. in the countries where the project is working?
To what extent has the achievement of the changes / outcomes been
influenced by external / other factors?
To what extent are changes attributable to the project activities?
How accurate is the ‘theory of change’ that was articulated near the
beginning of the project? Is it effective, where were the gaps, how should it
be adapted and improved for the future?
What are the most effective approaches used by ERuDeF and ITF to bring
What is working, what is not working, and why?
What overall lessons are being learned?
How are relationships between partners helping or hindering the
‘delivery of changes / outcomes’? How can these relationships be improved?
How effective are the project’s monitoring, management, learning and
financial systems? How can these be improved?
Is the project delivering ‘value for money’?
How readily is project learning transferable to international knowledge
5. Provide Recommendations for Continued Project Interventions and Scale-up
Learning from this review will feed into plans for expansion and scale-up
of this project. Learning will also be applied to inform other projects and
programmes across the network. The review should therefore be strongly focused
on recommendations for improvement relating to the central questions outlined
above, and in particular – if and how activities could be adapted to better
meet the needs of the target communities.
The review should consist of the following:
(a) Review of project documentation: Review of archived material related to the
project. This could include, but is not restricted to: annual and quarterly
reports, communications between ITF, ERuDeF and partners, the original project
proposal document, the basic ‘theory of change’, all relevant project data
stored in ERuDeF’s system, data collection tools, training materials etc. this
information will be provided to the reviewer by ERuDeF and ITF. Any other
relevant statistics and secondary sources should also be reviewed by the consultant.
The review process requires the Consultant to plan a field visit to some of the
project villages to meet with some project participants.
(b) Development of a review approach and data
collection tools / methods:
This should include:
Detailed time line and work
Outline of any proposed
changes to the scope of the review
Key interview questions
Proposed sampling framework
List of stakeholders to be
Development of associated data collection and review tools (in addition
to the tool already developed to assess Outcome 4, as mentioned above)
ITF and ERuDeF welcome the use of mixed methods, particularly participatory
review methods that engage youth, women, men and other participating stakeholders.
Sample size: Based on a target of 1,330 participants over 3 years, a sample size of
approximately 250 participants is required for this review. However, the exact
sampling framework is to be proposed by the consultant. The proposed approach
should be submitted to ERuDeF and ITF for approval prior to the fieldwork.
Stakeholders to be consulted: The consultant should plan to include the
following groups of stakeholders in the review:
Direct project participants
ERuDeF implementing staff
Relevant ITF staff
Wider stakeholders (ERuDeF will advise at review design stage) – for example
traditional leaders, local government representatives, municipal council staff,
(c) Participate in a briefing meeting with ERuDeF, with participation
from ITF (possibly on skype): This should take place immediately prior to the fieldwork.
(d) Field visits: Field visits will take place in Femmock in Bafou North, Mekoup and Balekeu
in Bangang, Bawa in Babadjou, Menka in Pinyin clan, Formenji in Bamumbu, Mba-muock
in Fossimondi and M’muockmbie, where ERuDeF operations are focused, and should
include the agreed sample of participants and stakeholders. This is expected to
take 01 week, depending on the exact methodology. This should also include time
spent with project staff in ERuDeF’s office in Dschang, as well as Skype interviews
with relevant members of the ITF team.
(e) Provide a brief to ERuDeF and ITF (who will join on Skype): using either a draft set of
results or PowerPoint presentation to summarise preliminary findings and
recommendations. This should be shortly after the end of the field work.
(f)Submit a draft review report: of no more than 25 pages that
corresponds to the requirements outlined below in the ‘Deliverables’ section.
(g) Submit a final review report: incorporating any relevant feedback
from ERuDeF and ITF.
Deliverables should include the following:
A review work plan, including: planned timeline, methodology / approach,
planned stakeholders to be consulted and sampling framework, data collection
and analysis tools, qualitative and quantitative protocols for data collection
Any suggested improvements to existing review scope, as outlined in this
Presentation of preliminary findings.
Draft review report written in English that meets the requirements
One (01) electronic file of the final qualitative and quantitative data
8. Final Review Report
The final review report should be error free, clear and written in simple
English. The main body of the report should not exceed 25 pages and should include
an executive summary, brief project background, and recommendations. Technical
information should be included in appendices only. Analysis of project
achievements should always be backed up with relevant data, with reference to
the data source. Recommendations should be specific and include relevant
details for how they might be implemented.
The structure of the report should cover the following:
Executive summary (approximately 10% of the final report)
Brief project background (approximately 5% of the final report)
Main findings relating to the review questions and including detail of
any unintended outcomes that are resulting from project activities (At least 40
– 45% of the final report)
Recommendations for future action (At least 40% of the final report)
In addition, the final report should contain at least the following
Terms of Reference for final review
List of meetings attended
List of persons interviewed
Details of review methodology
Summary of field visits
List of documents reviewed
Any other relevant material, including
data collection tools
10. Required Qualification
An advanced University Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Development Studies, Geography or a related field.
Proven experience in conducting a similar task in an international donor-funded project is a great asset.
Profound and demonstrated knowledge and experience in landscape restoration and sustainable natural resource management projects.
Understanding of the dynamics of rural societies and willingness to travel to traditionally sensitive rural environments.
Proven experience in project review and excellent report writing skills.
Fluency in written and spoken English and French is highly required.
11. Indicative Schedule of Activities
The review field work is expected to be undertaken by 15th December,
2019. It is essential that the final report is submitted to ERuDeF and ITF by 10th
Indicative timeline for the
Review of background
1st – 5th
methodology, work plan and tools
Remote – via email
ERuDeF and ITF feedback
on methodology, work plan and tools
ERuDeF Head office and
Detailed briefing with ERuDeF/ITF;
interviews with ERuDeF and ITF staff; field visits; debrief on findings with ERuDeF
15th to 25th
ERuDeF Head office,
ERuDeF Dschang, via phone and skype
Draft report submitted
Final report submitted
Hard and soft copies
Applications for this consultancy should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com latest on 30th November,
2019 with ‘MBI Mid-term formative Review’ in the subject line. This call for a
consultancy service is opened ONLY to Cameroonians.
A Cameroonian based
non-profit organization (ERuDeF) in partnership with its affiliates will be
extending its programs to Littoral, Northern Regions, East and Centre-South Regions
of Cameroon in 2020. Within the context of these programs expansion, the Chief
Executive of ERuDeF is inviting suitably and qualified candidates in the
Department of Education
To be Recruited
National Coordinator, Environmental Education
ERuDeF University Institute of Applied Biodiversity
University Institute of Applied Biodiversity Sciences in collaboration with the
Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) are launching for the
2019/2020 academic year the recruitment of the following category of interns.
of 12 graduate students currently about to start their research programmes in
the following fields: Forestry and botany, economics, rural sociology,
communication, agronomy, wildlife and conservation biology and environmental
of six (6) recent graduates at Masters level and who are currently registered
with the National Employment Fund either in the SW, West, Litoral, Centre,
East, Adamawa and or Far North in the following areas of specialization: law
and political sciences, Business Administration, Agronomy, wildlife and
conservation biology, forestry, journalism, finance, program administration and
management, Human Resources Management, women and gender, human rights and
Recruits from the ERuDeF-NEF partnership programme
shall be paid following the regulation in force.
Four (4) undergraduates
students working to undergo a 3-4-year professional internship training
programme in the field of internal audit and control, financial and investment
planning, environmental law.
candidates under categories 1 and 2 shall undergo a 12 months training program
at the ERuDeF University Institute and a further 12 months field placement in
the ERuDeF field programme sites located across the national territory.
At the end of
the programme, the successful candidates shall be recruited into ERuDeF as
Interested candidates should deposit their applications at the ERuDeF Institute campus at Mile 18 Junction-Buea or at the ERuDeF Head office (Civil Society Building) Checkpoint, Buea,
All application files should be composed of the following;
application form collected from the ERuDeF offices and or downloaded from its
website; ii) a non-refundable fee of
20,000CFA; iii) a CV; iv)
an attestation of experience from recent graduates if available; v) a reference statement letter from a
professor for current students; vi)
a commitment letter to complete the training programme.
The funding of
the program tuition shall be supported by ERuDeF and its partners, including
However, the trainees’
field costs shall be covered by the trainee themselves.
program begins from the 1st of October 2019.
ERuDeF is an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex, religion, and race
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