The African Wildlife Foundation recherche un stagiaire en développement communautaire, réserve de biosphère du Dja, Cameroun

Description :

The Community Development Intern (CDI) will support the Dja Biophere Reserve Team and particularly the Community Development Officer in ensuring successful implementing of activities of Community Development projects in the Dja Landscape, in Cameroon. The CDI will assist for differents AWF projects in the planification, execution and monitoring of activities related to income generation, community engagement in conservation and environmental education/sensitization. Income generating activities include the valorization of Non-Timber Forest Products (organization of trainings, awareness-raising, market research and regular monitoring of activities), being keeping, agroforestry and sustainable small-scale agriculture.

Location : Dja Biosphere Reserve (with option to be transferred to Faro National Park or Campo-Ma’an National Park).

Duration : One (01) Year.


Responsibilities :

  • Support with the planification, realization and reporting of community’s development activities (awareness raising, trainings, group structuration, etc.) ;
  • Support with nurseries development, management and monitoring ;
  • Support with agroforests plantations development, management and monitoring ;
  • Assist in the development of training modules and capacity building facilitation sessions ;
  • Provide support for the structuration of producer groups (NTFP collectors and owners of agroforestry plantations) and income-generating activities development ;
  • Provide support in the logistical preparation and organization of workshops, trainings and sensitization sessions, exchange visits, etc. ;
  • Participate in site coordination meetings and the capitalisation of experience ;
  • Assist in the production and dissemination of communications material to partners ;
  • Perform other additional activities Task as requested by the Technical Advisor.

Learning : The Young Graduate Professional Internship Programme is a learning opportunity, therefore, the Professional intern MUST demonstrate a strong aptitude and motivation to learn and grow. He/she should be opened to feedback and ready to take initiatives.


Requirements :

  • A Masters in a social science field related to conservation and development (Development, Project Management, Environmental or Natural Resource Management) ;
  • At least 1 years’ experience in conservation and development programs, including significant time in community animation or related ;
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training and other formal and non-formal methods ;
  • Experience in organizing and collecting socio-economic data and working with communities ;
  • Ability to work effectively in remote and challenging areas, in cross-cultural situations and multicultural environment ;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment ;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote and sometimes physically challenging locations ;
  • Self-organized and having own initiatives ;
  • French and English speaking ;
  • Good writing, synthesis and organizational skills ;
  • Computer skills (MS Office) ;
  • Adheres to AWF’s values ;
  • Good skills – both written and verbal (English and French) ;
  • Good computer skills (MS Office package, Online researches, etc.), IT skills will be an asset ;
  • Culturally aware and able to work effectively in various cultural environments ;
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision ;
  • Adheres to AWF’s values.

All applications must be submitted ONLINE at : Apply here