Short-term Development Worker (m/f/d) Forestry Management, Agent de développement à court terme (h/f/d) Gestion forestière, Yoko, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Short-term Development Worker (m/f/d) Forestry Management, Agent de développement à court terme (h/f/d) Gestion forestière, Yoko, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in more than 130 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you’ve come to the right place.





Assignment period:

01/15/2022 – 04/15/2022


Forestry, Biodiversity, Oceans

Type of employment:


Application deadline:


Job description

To contribute to the management of forests, protected areas, forest landscapes and biodiversity in Cameroon in order to contribute to sustainable development in rural areas in a context of climate change. To ensure the establishment, protection and sustainable development of protected areas; The environment and natural resources are developed in a sustainable way by local actors (Municipality of Yoko).

Your tasks

Support to the commune of Yoko for the organisation of its Communal Forestry Cell (CFC) and the development of its forestry projects

Assist the commune in developing an organisational chart and budget for establishing a CFC

Assist the CFC in determining its role and activities in general, and build the capacity of the CFC to monitor forest inventories and develop the management plan for the communal forest

Strengthen the general capacity of the commune for the management of the communal forest

Supporting the commune of Yoko to initiate and implement a process of pre-emption of communal land reserves for forestry projects and investments

Development of an integrated holistic co-management strategy for the Yoko landscape

Support the commune of Yoko in the organisation and capacity building of the Peasant Forest Committee

Supporting community forests to identify income generating activities (IGA projects) in forestry (e.g. teak) or agroforestry (e.g. cocoa)”

Your profile

University degree in a field related to forestry, biology, biodiversity, environmental management, natural resource management, agriculture, agronomy or any other related field

A first successful experience in “multi-stakeholder participation”; working experience in Cameroon would be an asset

Practical experience with the use of participatory methods; adaptability, versatility and patience are strongly advised

Team spirit; pracitacal experience with participatory management and the mobilisation of stakeholders around a project

Mastery of relevant computer tools; experience in cartography would be an asset

Good French and English skills

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Cameroon.

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The working environment is subject to special restrictions on the freedom of movement. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

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GIZ’s Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

Please note that this position is a short term position! Only candidates can be considered who had already a minimum of 1 year contract as a development worker according to the Entwicklungshelfergesetz (EhfG).

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment – in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

Our benefits

We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.         Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.  As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.      As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance).   We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top. You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks.

About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.


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