Entrepreneurship Advisor – Volunteer in Cameroon (French)

Position: Entrepreneurship Advisor - Volunteer in Cameroon (French)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: June 1, 2024

Full Description

Brief Description:

This assignment is located in: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Start date: May 2024

Duration 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 fighting social inequalities?

The Cameroon national office is looking for a volunteer with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong commitment to fighting social inequalities. This is an exceptional opportunity for individuals passionate about empowering young Cameroonian women who have interrupted their formal education. The chosen candidate will play a vital role in equipping these women with the skills and knowledge to create a successful future running their own business.

Working collaboratively and under the direction of BNP and partner organizations, the designated volunteer will be responsible for designing standardized entrepreneurship training programs, offering mentoring and providing technical assistance to budding entrepreneurs.

The volunteer will have to carry out the following activities:

Assess the knowledge and skills of the target group.
Collaboratively create a training module focused on business processes, quality and standards.
Organize training sessions for the target group.
Provide mentoring support and advice.
Essential Academic Skills:

Applicants must hold a university degree in one of the following disciplines: Management, international development, finance or accounting.
Experience / Essential professional skills:

For this position, it is essential to have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience in the following functions: Project Manager, Entrepreneur, International Marketing Analyst, Business Creation Consultant
About us and the project
Cuso International

Cuso International is a voluntary cooperation and international development organization whose mission is to provide new socio-economic opportunities for 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 has a presence 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 vulnerable people, particularly women and girls in developing countries, with the mission of contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ). In addition to strengthening Canadians' engagement with international development and key global issues, this project will aim to improve the performance of country partners to promote innovative initiatives and more inclusive sustainable environmental development that will advance equality gender by implementing the areas of action for Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Terms and conditions
Cuso International's terms and conditions allow you to live a modest and healthy lifestyle while being efficient 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.) or items luxury including the importation of goods from elsewhere, international personal travel, etc.

Support package

Modest monthly subsistence allowance
Accommodation during assignment
Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit fees
Cost of required vaccines, anti-malaria drugs and health insurance
Pre-departure training program, field orientation and feedback on the day
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 a period of 6 months after completing 12 months of service will be entitled to an additional round-trip 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
Pass an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your assignment
Obtain a police certificate at our request
Pass a full medical exam and get the green light before you leave
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with
We're 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 duration of the assignment, to raise an amount of $2,000. All volunteers will have the support of Cuso International to achieve this objective. If a volunteer chooses not to raise funds or is unable to reach 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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