JOB: Business and Industries Volunteer For The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

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Business and Industries Volunteer For The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

 

 

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cameroon Seeks a Business and Industries Volunteer
Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth?
Working with WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime:

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do:

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.
For our country programme office in Cameroon, we are looking for a dynamic and committed Business and Industries Volunteer to support the Green Commodity Landscape Programme (GCLP) and Mobilising More 4 Climate projects.
Reports to
Business & Industries Coordinator
Location
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Duration
One year

Mission of the Department:

The project entitled: « Green Commodity Landscape Programme » is part of WWF’s ongoing efforts to promote sustainable cocoa production, forest protection and create new economic activities for communities in two geographical areas in Cameroon. Other agro-commodities such as, rubber, oil palm, banana, etc. will also be included in the program.

The aim of the program within these landscapes is to develop plans, in collaboration with communities, local authorities and companies, on the production of agricultural products that can improve the income of farmers and their families, while contributing to forest protection. Forest protection is an important part of the program. The forest remains pivotal to people’s lives: forest disappearance will lead to climate change and decreased soil fertility resulting from erosion. The end effect of this is decreased agricultural yields and more droughts. The aim of the program includes; organization of farmers, training, support to improve the quality of cocoa, support to forest protection activities etc.
To support the rollout of project activities in the landscapes, WWF is looking for a volunteer with the following responsibilities and profile.

Major functions:

The volunteer will be responsible for:
 Contribute to the planning, implementation and reporting of project activities;
 Strengthen the technical and organisational capacity of local communities and associations working within the
project;
 Ensure that the rights of local and indigenous people are respected.

Profile:
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Required Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor degree in the field of Agro-economics, sustainable development, natural resource management, Agribusiness, or related field;
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Agro-industries, extractive industry policy field, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) processes and/or environmental lobbying is desired.
Required Skills and Competencies
 Strong working knowledge of and sensitivity to the political, social, and legal context within the Cameroun;
 Understanding of forest and wildlife policy, and natural resource management principles;
 Excellent people, diplomacy, and conflict resolution skills to handle complex and highly sensitive multi-
stakeholder situations;
 Strong communication skills;
 Bilingual in French and English;
 Quick thinking; capability of reacting under pressure;
 Adheres to WWF’s brand values: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.

How to apply:

Apply through the Link : https://cameroon.panda.org/apply_for_a_job/
Deadline for applications: 08th September 2021.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted five (5) days after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

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