Belo Rural Development Project (Berudep)

Live in a small community and use your skills to improve the lives of others

The BERUDEP Sponsor an Orphan Project, a non-profit initiative run by the Belo Rural Development Organization (BERUDEP) and supported by Afri-Link, seeks a volunteer for the position of the Project Supervisor or Volunteer Field Worker

The Supervisor tasks are:
- Responsibility for overall development, management and delivery of the Sponsor an Orphan Project according to the project manifesto and project policy
- Management of local staff and international volunteers who carry out the day-to-day activities as purchasing food from local shops and markets, taking the orphans for medical checks, arranging for their educational and clothing needs.
- Liaising between sponsors, fieldworkers, volunteers and orphans
- Management of accounts and financial systems, including preparing audits
- Management of the After School Education Programme including teaching three times per week
- Fundraising for the Orphan Project and the After School Education Programme
- Recruitment and training of local staff and volunteers (Volunteer Field Workers and replacement Project Supervisor)
- Writing Project Newsletter
- Coverage in the field when fieldworkers/volunteers are not available

The Field Worker tasks are:
- Liaising between BERUDEP, orphans, schools and hospitals
- Counselling about education, health and hygiene to orphans and host families
- Teaching three afternoons per week in the After School Education Programme
- Food distribution and monthly field visits
- Hospital visits for medical checkups and when sick
- Simple accounting
- Support Project Supervisor with grant application/fundraising
Additionally the volunteer field worker will take over the daily ARV visits in the evening.

Please note that there is no orphanage. The orphans live with relatives in family compounds and mud huts scattered across a rural part of North West Cameroon.

Applicants for the Supervisor Position should be:
- Committed to helping people, highly motivated and enthusiastic.
- Ideally 25 years or older
- Willing to stay for a minimum of 6 months, although a stay of 12 months or longer is preferred.
- Experienced or have an understanding of supervising both volunteers and paid local staff, along with an understanding of basic book-keeping systems.

Applicants for the Field Worker Position should be:
- Committed to helping people, highly motivated and enthusiastic.
- Ideally 21 years or older
- Willing to stay for a minimum of 3 months.

The working week for both positions is Monday to Saturday (44 hours) although you will be in control of your own timetable.

Visa
In order to get your visa for Cameroon, you will require an invitation letter from us. We usually only issue these invitation letters, once you have booked your flight and we know the exact dates. Please note that you need a valid yellow fever vaccination in order to enter the Cameroon.

Pick-up and payment
Pick-up from the airport (in Douala or Yaounde) can be arranged. The costs for the BERUDEP staff who will pick you up from the airport is included in the above-mentioned administration fee. No fees have to be paid in advance, only upon arrival in the BERUDEP office.

Application process
For further information, please contact us.


Please contact the current project supervisor Anita Friedrich at sponsorphan@berudep.org for questions or to apply. Please attach a CV with a short letter of motivation to the application.

Duration / Dates

All year around: depending on the posting, 3-5 months minimum

Costs / Pay

This position is a volunteer position only that means there is no salary and the volunteer is responsible for living costs, transportation to Belo in Cameroon, insurance, vaccinations and other personal expenses.

Administration fee: An administration fee of 300 Euro must be paid by all volunteers upon arrival
Accommodation (incl. electricity): 30,000CFA monthly
Cleaning/washing clothes: 10,000CFA monthly (if required)
Cook: 25,000CFA monthly (if required)
Food: appr. 1000CFA daily (depending on own preferences)

Contact / Enquiry

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