Public Administration Advisor (French) - Volunteer in Cameroon

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Cuso International
Yaoundé, Région du Ctre, Camarões
Publicado há 2 meses

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Start date: June 2022

Duration of assignment: 12 months

Language requirements: French Level 5 - Full proficiency

Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only.

Role of the volunteer

The mission of the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC) is to promote the civic engagement of young people through, among other things, volunteering and civic service. To this end, the program of young municipal councilors was launched by the ministry, the aim of which is to create spaces for discussion, reflection and action on local issues. This program supports the decentralization policy promoted by the Government of Cameroon.

The successful volunteer will be expected to coordinate the effective implementation of project activities, in the Mfoundi pilot region, through training, monitoring and mentoring of target youth councilors.

He will have to support the MINJEC team in charge of the program in monitoring learning, collecting data and writing activity reports.

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The volunteer will have to carry out the following activities:

  • Capacity building on approaches, theories, issues, dynamics and issues specific to local and regional development.
  • Tools for analyzing a situation, decision-making and evaluation of the intervention within a municipality
  • Tools for implementing a local development initiative
  • Mentoring and coaching

Essential academic skills:

  • University degree in one of the following disciplines:
  • ● Public and Local Administration (ENAP or IRIC)
  • ● Project management,

Experience / Essential Professional Skills:

  • For this position, at least 5 years of relevant work experience is essential in the following positions:
  • ● Municipal councillor,
  • ● Public administration consultant

About us, the project and the partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit international development organization with a mission to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we send hundreds of qualified volunteers to the field to help our partners maximize their impact and build their capacities. We work with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral organizations and private sector companies to create and deliver programs that promote gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls and access to quality jobs for young people.

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, especially women and girls in developing countries, with the mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ). In addition to strengthening Canadians' engagement with international development and key global issues, this project will seek to improve the performance of country partners to promote innovative initiatives and more inclusive sustainable environmental development that will advance

Partner - Ministry of Youth and Civic Education

The Ministry of Youth and Civic Education is responsible for the development and implementation of government policy in the field of youth, civic education and the promotion of national integration.



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 and on-the-job orientation (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 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization .


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 objective. 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.

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Start date: June 2022

Duration of assignment: 12 months

Language requirements: French Level 5 - Full proficiency

Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only.

Role of the volunteer

The mission…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Agendar
    Dias da semana
  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Tempo integral (mais de 30 horas por semana)
  • Recorrência


Rte Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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