Internship posted by: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL
Posted on: August 29, 2013
You will be working with local farmers on their farm to increase your awareness and knowledge of Cameroonian crops and farming practices so that you are better able to create and organize primary school gardens and classes focusing on gardening/farming techniques. By collaborating with local farmers' groups and individuals, you will go on to promote the use of natural fibers through research, acquired techniques and implementation of these practices.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
·Organize meetings (weekly or bi-weekly) with farmers and farmers' groups.
·Researching and discovering techniques for farming in environmentally and economically advantageous ways
·Collaborate with relevant individuals, groups, ministries and other organizations to find more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective farming practices.
·Teach at local primary schools.
·Plant school gardens with students at primary schools.
·Conduct research and create lesson plans pertaining to Cameroonian agricultural and nutrition.
·Assist in the development of the Cameroon Natural Fibers Forum.
·Writing detailed weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports for SDI and our online partners/sponsors.
·Recruiting and training other volunteers and interns.
·Track program quality through approved (by SDI and/or donor) monitoring and evaluation system.
·Helping to raise public awareness on SDI and their Agricultural activities.
·Researching and writing grant applications for SDI's Agricultural and Environmental programs.
·Recruit and train the next Agriculture and Environmental Entrepreneurship Intern.
·Attending local and national conferences and workshops relevant to agriculture and the environment.
·Strengthen the capacity of these program on a community-level by networking and creating relationships appropriate for expansion and self-sustainability of SDI and the programs.
·Oversee and make improvements to the existing policies and structures within SDI operations.
·Improve systems for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of all SDI programs.
·Perform any other related duties that may be required.
Required Skills and Qualifications
·High School Diploma or equivalent
·Ability to be proactive and take initiative
·Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting
·Confident with public speaking and group activities
·Proven relevant experience working in agriculture
·Open minded, tolerant and sensitive to cultural difference
·Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams
·Strong oral and written communication skills
·Knowledge of Africa and Cameroon
Additional Skills and Qualifications
·Undergraduate degree in relevant field
·Have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in Africa
·Knowledge of Cameroonian Pidgin-English and/or French
·Experience working with natural fibers
·Knowledge of agriculture, agricultural economics, agronomy, and other related fields
If interested, or for more information, please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to sodeit(at)sodeit.org