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Advise and support project proposal formulation for climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management

Community Agriculture and Environmental Protection Association (CAEPA)

04 Nov 2019 Apply now Share
04 Nov 2019 Apply now Share
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Community Agriculture and Environmental protection Association (CAEPA) is looking for online volunteers who are experienced in proposal writing to assist our team in completing project proposals, which will be submitted to donors supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in Africa. Baseline data has been collected. Volunteers will develop proposals based on baseline data that will be provided. Volunteer will work in collaboration with the Director to draft, edit, structure and provide advice to further improve the d proposals to suit donors' requirements in collaboration. The topics involved are: climate smart agriculture, water resource management, combating land degradation and promoting renewable energy, natural resource conflict resolution. The Volunteer will not be asked to submit proposals on behalf of CAEPA or to negotiate for funds. A certificate of appreciation will be issued once the task has been successfully completed.
Project development and management
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
Irregular and poor rainfall in recent years has led to a reduction of 40 percent of planted areas in Cameroon. Land degradation in advanced stages is occurring across many areas of Cameroon. Severe land degradation has been observed throughout the years in the North West Region, as a result of the continuous increase in livestock density amidst climate change and variability, poor and extensive pasture management, overgrazing particularly during the dry season, the use of fire to control weeds and external parasites in cattle, as well as to eliminate the over matured grasses and residues left after grazing. This situation has also resulted in negative effects on the ecosystem´s capacity to provide environmental services, as well as in detrimental impacts on food security and on the livelihoods of the communities especially on women that manage those land resources. This project will improve resilience of farming systems and livelihood strategies for small holder farmers coping with current climate variability, and adapting to long-term climate change through increased use of trees for intensification, diversification and buffering of farming systems in North West Region.
Volunteers: 2 needed
6-10 hours per week / 12 weeks
We seek highly qualified volunteers with relevant academic background in climate change adaptation and mitigation in natural resource management. At least 5 years of work experience on climate change resilience. Applicants must have extensive knowledge on intervention strategies to combat natural resource degradation. Successful applicants must also have knowledge of Project Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Please attach your resume when applying.
Cameroon
English

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