Entrepreneurship Advisor – Cameroon (French)

Position: Entrepreneurship Advisor - Cameroon (French)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Deadline: November 27, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: November 27, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Start date: October 2023

Length of assignment: 6 months

Language requirements: French

Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only.

Role of the volunteer
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the fight against social inequalities? Here is a unique opportunity for you! The Cameroon Country Office is looking for the ideal candidate who will help young Cameroonian women who have dropped out of the formal education system to build a better future by providing them with training on how to run their own business.

The advisor will, in a participatory manner and under the coordination of the BNP and the target partner organizations, develop standard training in entrepreneurship, provide mentoring and provide technical support to entrepreneurs.

The volunteer will have to carry out the following activities:
State of play on the knowledge/skills of the target.
Participatory development of a training module in business process, quality and standards.
Target training.
Mentoring activities.

Essential academic skills:
University degree in one of the following disciplines: • Management, • International development, • Finance or accounting

Experience / Essential Professional Skills:
For this position, at least 3 years of relevant work experience is essential in the following positions:• Project manager• Entrepreneur,• International marketing analyst• Consultant in entrepreneurship, start-up

About us and the project
Cuso International

Cuso International is a volunteer cooperation and international development organization whose mission is to provide new socio-economic opportunities to marginalized groups. With our partners, we focus on promoting gender equality and social inclusion, improving economic resilience and climate action. We are convinced that sharing knowledge and know-how is the best way to sustainably improve people's living conditions. Founded in 1961, Cuso International is present in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.

Project - SHARE (sharing Canadian know-how for inclusive development and gender equality)

Cuso International will carry out the SHARE project (sharing Canadian know-how for inclusive development and gender equality), with the contribution of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over a period of seven years. SHARE aims to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable people, especially women and girls in developing countries, with the mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ). In addition to strengthening Canadians' engagement in international development and key global issues,


Terms and conditions
Cuso International's terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your assignment. Cuso International support helps cover a volunteer's basic living expenses but is not intended to cover home expenses (e.g. mortgage, student loans, school fees, etc.) luxury items including importing goods from elsewhere, international personal travel, etc.

Support Package
Modest monthly living allowance (amount varies by country)
Accommodation while on assignment
Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit fees
Cost of required vaccines, anti-malarial drugs and health insurance
Pre-departure training program, field orientation and return on the day, including travel and accommodation (more details below)
On-the-ground support through the Cuso International country office
Access to the employee assistance program during the assignment and upon return
Bonus: Volunteers who extend for 6 months after completing 12 months of service will be eligible for an additional return ticket or cash back.

Other Requirements
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the internship, you will be asked to:
Provide two professional references and one personal reference
Take an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your internship
Obtain a police certificate at our request
Pass a complete medical examination and obtain the green light from the Cuso International medical adviser before your departure.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be doubly vaccinated in accordance with
We are looking for people who share our values ​​and are committed to supporting marginalized groups, including LGBTQIA+ communities

Fund raising

We ask each volunteer, regardless of the length of the assignment, to raise $2,000. All volunteers will have the support of Cuso International to achieve this goal. If a volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to meet the fundraising goal, they will be able to make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

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