The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cameroon Seeks 3 Business and Industries Volunteers - WWF

For its country program office in Cameroon, WWF is looking for three dynamic and committed volunteers in the field of trade and industry who will provide support for the deployment of both project activities in the landscapes, Deadline for receipt of applications: 19 March 2022.


Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth?


Working with WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime: All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.


Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.


What we do:


We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable


For our country programme office in Cameroon, we are looking for 2 dynamic and committed Business and Industries interns who will provide support to support the rollout of the two project activities in the landscapes.


Location: Mintom – Ngoyla – Yokadouma


Duration: 6 Months (From 1st April 2022



The "Green Commodity Landscape Programme" is part of WWF's ongoing efforts to promote sustainable cocoa production, forest protection and create new economic activities for communities in two geographical areas in Cameroon. Other agro-commodities such as, rubber, oil palm, banana, etc. will also be included in the program.


The aim of the program within these landscapes is to develop plans, in collaboration with communities, local authorities and companies, on the production of agricultural products that can improve the income of farmers and their families, while contributing to forest protection. Forest protection is an important part of the program.


The forest remains pivotal to people’s lives: forest disappearance will lead to climate change and decreased soil fertility resulting from erosion. The end effect of this is decreased agricultural yields and more droughts. The aim of the program includes; organization of farmers, training, support to improve the quality of cocoa, support to forest protection activities etc. The “Mobilising More for Climate” programme’s main objective is to develop thriving economic green zones that benefit everyone, in various ways:

  • Connect entrepreneurs, SMEs and smallholder cooperatives with companies, investors, policymakers
  • Support green and inclusive business propositions with local ownership
  • Redirect investment flows to sustainable, climate-resilient landscape initiatives
  • Embed climate resilience and social equity in economic development


Main responsibilities


The volunteers will be responsible for:


  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and reporting of project activities
  • Strengthen the technical and organisational capacity of local communities and associations working within the project.
  • Ensure that the rights of local and indigenous people are respected


What you need:


Required Qualifications


  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in the field of Agronomy, sustainable development, natural resource management, Agribusiness, or related field;
  • A proven experience in the Cocoa & NTFPs agribusiness development, supervision of outgrowers, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) processes and/or environmental lobbying are desired;
  • Suitable for rural life, including spending nights in partner community villages;
  • Understanding of forest and wildlife policy, and natural resource management principles;
  • Excellent people, diplomacy, and conflict resolution skills to handle complex and highly sensitive multi-stakeholder situations;
  • Structuring producer organizations Skills;
  • Proficiency in French and average level in English;
  • Quick thinking; capability of reacting under pressure
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Respect, Courage, Integrity & Collaboration.


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