The Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RuWCED)-Cameroon cannot do all it does for the needy in rural Cameroon without your assistance. We offer volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and teams from, organizations, schools, communities, churches, and companies all over the world. We have both short and long term volunteer stays. Our short stays run for periods of less than 2 weeks to 3 Months while our long stays run for periods between Six months to 24 months. We have opportunities for students and professionals with experience in the broader fields of health, education, resource management, fundraising, grant-writing, Networking, income generation, construction and sports. If you are a student in Cameroon looking for where to do a research, an internship or gain work experience, you are also welcomed to volunteer!
Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.
Six on-site and Virtual volunteer Offers
The Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RuWCED)-Cameroon invites applications for two on-site and 4 virtual Volunteers
"Offering your time and service for the poor"
- Do you want to take a gap year and travel to Africa?
- Are you retired but wish to volunteer your time and service?
- Do you want to fund-raise for the course of abused female orphans in Cameroon?
- Do you run an organization which sends volunteers to Africa?
- Are you a Cameroonian with reproductive health skills wishing to serve rural women and girls in rural communities?
RuWCED has volunteer vacancies, as well as accommodation for you!!! Come and make a difference, help a rural girl, a famine shattered family, an orphan, .. to wear a smile, to feel loved and above all, to stay in school!
Programs which need Volunteers:
i) The Menstrual Hygiene and rural reproductive health education Program
(Both on-site and virtual volunteers needed)
In rural Ngoketunjia, there is a culture of silence around menstrual hygiene and reproductive health education in general. Intriguingly, the primary and secondary school curricular do not offer much in this domain except for girls who opt to study the sciences during their 4th and 5th years in secondary school (that is for those who attain this level). Coupled with this lack of education is the challenge of having a sustained access to clean sanitary napkins. Faced with these difficulties, rural girls in school tend to resort to unhygienic methods of menstrual management which has resulted in a series of infections. More so, some girls in primary school have embraced multiple embarrassments (when they stained their uniforms and their peers used it to mock at them or attribute it to mischievous deeds, thereby making them to shy away from school for weeks). In the same vein, the lack of basic reproductive health education has resulted in HIV infection, STIs, a series of unwanted pregnancies, crude abortions and maternal deaths.
To this effect, the Menstrual Hygiene and rural reproductive health education program of RuWCED aims to offer reproductive health education, menstrual kits (pads, pants, bra etc.), counselling services, as well as transfer pad making skills to matured girls in rural primary and secondary schools in Ngoketunjia Division of the North West Region or Cameroon.
We solicit interested and committed volunteer(s) to assist in the following;-
- Organize and run community and school reproductive health lectures for rural girls and women,
- Encourage girls and women living with HIV/AIDS to overcome stigma and discrimination,
- Fund-raise to buy teaching materials, as well as reusable menstrual pads for the program.
(N.B, in case you chose to fund-raise for the program, you can request a video clip of the program you fund-raised for. Alternatively, you could at your convenience visit us to join in the project implementation)
ii) Orphan educational sponsorship program
(Fundraising volunteers needed)
The program context is matrilineal succession in which the widow and her orphans are dispossessed of their property and belongings upon the death of their husband/father. Girl orphans are most vulnerable and are forced into early child marriages, child trafficking to work as house mates in urban cities, sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS (they ranked the most infected in a 2011 survey). By sending these orphans to school, the project will enable them to take informed decisions as well as escape the traps.
iii) Computer and Literacy teacher
We are currently having two computer training centers where women, youths and girls are being trained
How will your service help?
By volunteering in our program, you will be helping to keep many more girls in school and saving lives and families from cultural discrimination and poverty!!
- Be at least 18 years old,
- Have working experience in community and reproductive health OR, fundraising/grant writing or in any of the positions listed,
- Have no history of criminal records.
How to Apply
To apply, please send us your CV and a short motivation letter (between 300- 500 words).
Our Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/RuWCED
Applications will be considered on a rolling Basis.
Monitoring and Evaluation Director
Application Deadline :
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
Duration of Initial Contract :
2 year initially (Extendable)
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
RuWCED is a not-for-profit grass root organization founded in 2008 and involved in promoting the health, education, livelihood and human rights of rural women and children. The organization investigates and broadens the interdependence between resources, women’s health and women’s rights, with the aim of promoting a humanistic vision of bodily integrity and wellbeing. This goal is achieved in part by collaborating with community-based women groups, traditional councils, schools, and other civil society agencies. RuWCED is primarily dedicated to service provision, advocacy, research, and networking. It responds to the needs of women, orphans and vulnerable children through: women’s health protection and promotion, HIV/ADS awareness, care, treatment and de-stigmatizing initiatives, discouraging Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) and child marriages, keeping girls in school, providing psycho-social support to children with difficult learning conditions, improving livelihoods security through farm and non-farm economic activities as well as reinforcing community initiated responses that aim to meet similar needs. The organization also runs a child sponsorship programme especially to children who lost their mothers from maternal mortality or HIV/AIDS.
RuWCED seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Director to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for its current projects.
- Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and target.
- Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations.
- Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the project, to ensure timely data collection and reporting.
- Lead results reporting to funding donors by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
- Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Cameroon’s national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems.
- Lead strategic collaboration activities with key stakeholders to learn from project data and adapt interventions as appropriate.
- Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping.
- Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership.
- Oversee and/or conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis.
- Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle.
- Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other UN Trust Fund -funded projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
- Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
- Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets.
- Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff.
- At least a master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience.
- Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
- Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
- Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs.
- Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills.
- Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts.
- Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination.
- Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.