Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
Start date: From August 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
During the first year, the TWF (Techwomen Factory) initiative aims to offer quality training scholarships to 100 young people in 03 key development sectors: web & mobile, data science and digital art. In addition, an online sales center will be developed to allow the identification of more than 500 businesses run by women. This center will also allow them to present or sell their products online.
As a Webmastering Advisor, you will contribute to the development and animation of the online center, we will need a volunteer specialized in the design, animation and updating of the website.
Apply today and help us make a difference!
The volunteer will have to carry out the following activities:
Essential academic skills:
Experience / Essential Professional Skills:
About us, the project and the partner
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 - Cameroon Youth School Tech Incubator / Cameroon Youth School Technology Incubator
AYSTI (Cameroon Youth School Tech Incubator) is an organization whose mission is to develop and promote innovative technological tools to promote equal access to quality education and meaningful learning experiences in the field of STEAM (Science , Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) while breaking the "tech-phobia" of girls and developing the best soft skills of the 21st century (autonomy, critical thinking, creativity, ability to solve problems) for young people in kindergarten to grade 12 in less developed countries.
Our goal is to sow the foundations of creative thinking that every child follows throughout their lives; to arouse the curiosity, imagination and originality of future leaders.
Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
COVID-19 Travel Vaccination
All volunteers are required to be double vaccinated with the World Heath Organization approved vaccines.
Pre-departure Training and Briefing
We commit to helping you prepare as best as possible for your placement. You will have an advisor to support you through the process and will receive essential training as part of your preparation. This training is designed to maximize your understanding of your placement and culture, help you identify and plan your own learning, and help you stay safe and healthy during your placement.
Overview of pre-departure training:
In-Country Training and Learning
You will receive an In-Country Orientation (ICO) that builds upon the pre-departure training. This will be conducted by either the country program office or the supporting partner organization. This normally lasts for 2-10 days (depending on language learning requirements and other factors). In some countries, volunteers will be able to access ongoing language training opportunities. In-Country Orientation equips you with the relevant skills, knowledge, and country-specific information to be successful in your placement. Furthermore, our Country Program Office or local partner will provide you with continuous in-country support throughout the duration of your placement.
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.