SHUMAS, BSFA Give Hope to GSS Bangshie

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Three classrooms, 27 benches, tables, chairs, a toilet with hand washing and school garden equipment were on April 13, 2016 handed over to Government Secondary School Bangshie by Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS and her partner Building Schools for Africa and Market Makers much to the satisfaction of the school administration.

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Created in August 2012, Government Secondary School Bangshie has been operating in rented premises and was therefore in dire need of classrooms.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the esplanade of the school presided at by the Divisional officer of Bamenda I, the principal, Abongwa Eric Abongwa said the timely intervention of Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS and her partner Building Schools for Africa has given hope to the students who can now study in a conducive environment.

“The students, teachers and administration of GSS Bangshie remain very indebted to SHUMAS and her partners for these indelible marks of philanthropy which will certainly stand the taste of time for posterity to continue to appreciate as we are doing today” noted Abongwa Eric Abongwa.

He hoped that the classroom project will greatly reduce the illiteracy level rate within the Bangshie community and its environs, a drop in early marriages, teenage pregnancy juvenile delinquency amongst others.

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On her part, the Lord Mayor of Bamenda I Council on behalf of the people of Bamenda I municipality thanked SHUMAS for the structures adding that it “will assist in the development of the intellect” of their siblings economically, socially and other wise.

She equally saluted the spirit of cooperation among the Bangshie community and encouraged them to always avail themselves when activities that need their attention come up.

The DO for Bamenda I just like the Divsional Delegate of Secondary Education for Mezam heaped praises on SHUMAS for coming to the help of the four year old school and called on the community to make use of the infrastructure by sending their children to school.

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On her part, the Programes Coordinator of SHUMAS Billian Nyuykighan, on behalf of the Director General prescribed judicious use of the equipment as a motivating factor for SHUMAS and her partners to come back for more projects to the community.

“I want to call on the entire community to carefully and seriously protect these facilities so that many generations of children and their families can benefit from them” she added.

Marrianne Johnson chairperson of Building Schools for Africa satisfied by the mobilization and the judicious implementation of the project hoped that a minister of Education should come from the school.

The students and the community expressed their satisfaction and joy for the gifts of classrooms and equipment in song and dance.

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR A PROJECT OFFICER AT SHUMAS CAMEROON

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Strategic Humanitarian Services, Cameroon abbreviated SHUMAS-Cameroon is a not for profit development nongovernmental organization, that is focused on integrated sustainable rural development, with the aim to improve lives, reduce poverty and empower people to realize their fullest potentials without limiting posterity from meeting theirs.  To achieve this, SHUMAS has 8 different programs which include inter-alia:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Welfare
  • Environment
  • Water and Sanitation,
  • Women Empowerment
  • Volunteering

Each of the aforementioned programs have projects, which need proper coordination to enable the organization to attain its objectives. The role of a project officer is important to ensure proper implementation of these projects.

JOB POSITION: Project Officer

SCOPE OF THE WORK

The Project officer studies applications, coordinates feasibility studies, coordinates project formulation, coordinates implementation according to planned objectives and norms of the organization. S/he coordinatesM&E and impact assessment of various projects, ensures and participates in defining work load per program, project and staffmaking sure project staff are efficient and effective on daily bases for timely and quality deliveries.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As an entry point s/he must have a good mastery of all SHUMAS programs, projects, vision, approach, challenges, future plans.
  • Participate in outsourcing of funding for SHUMAS projects through writing of projects proposals and awards to existing andnew partners as approved by Management.
  • Develop operational plans and implementation tools for projects from feasibility to impact assessments.
  • Developa monitoring and evaluation plan for each project.
  • Reviewexisting project strategy and propose any for funding agencies and cooperating institutions.
  • Ensure that an effective and efficient participatoryplanning and reporting system is developed and put in place.
  • Compile reports on the situation of all projects developed and on all assigned duties at the end of each week, month and year.
  • Coordinate followup, and backup project staff in project implementation from feasibility studies, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as deemed necessary by       Management
  • In the contract of each service provider, ensure that detailed specifications are prepared in a timely, objective, fair and transparent manner.
  • Direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of ongoing projects, guided by the project document, the Program Coordinators and General Director; and providing any necessary amendments to ensure smooth performance.
  • Develop templates for feasibilities, monitoring/evaluation and impact assessments.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    1. We are looking out for someone with at least a Master’s degree in development, project management, management or any related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of proven experience in:

 

  • Carrying out feasibility studies
  • Project planning,
  • Project proposal writing
  • Management and implementation
  • The logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches
  • M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory)
  • Information analysis and report writing
  • A solid understanding of rural development, with a focus on participatory processes, joint management, and gender issues
  • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
  • Computer skills in word, excel, publisher etc.
  • Leadership qualities, personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution)
  • Flexibility and easy adaptability
  • Works well as individual as well as team
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver desired results on record time.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  • An application letter addressed to the General Director of SHUMAS-Cameroon
  • A CV
  • Copy of Certificates and any relevant documents

–          Copy of National Identification card.

For further information you can contact us through the following;

Tel: 677755630, 67440219, 672523341, 679852090

Email: shumas_ngo@yahoo.com

THECLOSING DATE FORAPPLICATIONS IS31stOF MARCH2016.

 

 

JOB ADVERT FOR AN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER

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Strategic Humanitarian Services, Cameroon abbreviated SHUMAS-Cameroon is a not for profit development nongovernmental organization, that is focused on integrated sustainable rural development, with the aim to improve lives, reduce poverty and empower people to realize their fullest potentials without limiting posterity from meeting theirs.  To achieve this, SHUMAS has 8 different programs, which include inter-alia:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Welfare
  • Environment
  • Water and Sanitation,
  • Women Empowerment

The agricultural program is one of SHUMAS main axes of intervention. The role of an agricultural engineer is therefore primordial.

  1. JOB TITLE: Project Manager in charge of SHUMAS Integrated Organic Farming Training, and Demonstration Centre (Biofarm Centre)
  2. KEY ROLES
  • Oversee all activities at the SHUMAS Biofarm Centre
  • Manage Production activities at SHUMAS Biofarm Centre
  • Manage the training program of 10 months and shorter courses on integrated organic agriculture
  • Manage Human and material resources of the Centre
  • Monitor and evaluate SHUMAS Biofarm Centre activities

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • General responsibilities

 

  • As an entry point she /he must have good mastery of all SHUMAS programs, projects, vision, approach, challenges, future plans.
  • Participate in outsourcing of funding for SHUMAS Biofarm Centre through writing of projects proposals and awards to existing and new partners as approved by Management.
  • Develop operational plans and implementation tools for the Biofarm Centre
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for the Biofarm Centre.
  • Ensure that an effective and efficient participatory planning and reporting system is developed and put in place.
  • Write reports on the Biofarm Centre activities developed and on all assigned duties at the end of each week, month and year.
  • Direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Biofarm Centre, guided by the project document, the Programs Coordinators and General Director; and providing any necessary amendments to ensure smooth performance.
  • Supervise training of 10 months and shorter courses at the Biofarm Centre
  • Supervise production activities of crops,   livestock and renewable energy units ensuring the production potentials of these units are maximized.
  • Supervise   staff activities ensuring all staff are efficient and effective at the Biofarm Centre and Evaluate staff performance at the end of each month.
  • Ensure proper usage and maintenance of all Centre logistics and infrastructure.
  • Work closely with Sales/Marketing Manager of SHUMAS to ensure products of the Biofarm are sold timely.
  • Understand and effectively implement all SHUMAS policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate weekly staff meetings.
  • Develop positive moral and team spirit leading to increase productivity at the Biofarm Centre.
  • Communicate daily activities, needs, & accomplishments of the Centre to SHUMAS Management.
  • Participate in recruitment of trainees for the Biofarm Centre
  • Ensure training program is respected.
  • Carry out other duties assigned by Management.
  • Implement the rules and regulations of the Biofarm Centre, ensuring staff and trainees equally respect the rules and regulations.
  • Write project proposals for the sustenance of the Biofarm Centre.
  • EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • At least a Master’s degree in Agronomy or a related field
  • Minimum of five years withrelevant professional work experience
  • Age between 30 to 40 years
  • Must have sound technical knowledge regarding crops, vegetables and livestock farming
  • Should have good communication skills
  • Hardworking and punctual
  • Have the ability to work in any kind of environmental conditions
  • Ability to work as a team and individual with less supervision
  • Computer literate
  • APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • An application letter addressed to the General Director of SHUMAS – Cameroon
  • Copies of all relevant certificates, diplomas, etc.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of National Identification CardDeadline: Application must be submitted latest 31st of March 2016Contacts:   Tel: 677755630, 676440219, 694389480, 672523341, 679852090
  • Email: shumas_ngo@yahoo.com

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR A NURSE

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1)    INTRODUCTION

Strategic Humanitarian Services, Cameroon abbreviated SHUMAS-Cameroon is a not for profit development nongovernmental organization that is focused on integrated sustainable rural development, with the aim to improve lives, reduce poverty and empower people to realize their fullest potentials without limiting posterity from meeting theirs.  To achieve this, SHUMAS has 8 different programs, which include among others the Health Program. The Health Program is coordinated by a Director in charge of the Health Program.

 

    1. JOB POSITION:
    2. Program Director in charge of SHUMAS Health Program
  • KEY ROLES :
  • Coordinate the project on training of nurses for rural health centres

 

  • Recruitment of potential candidates
  • Monitoring of student nurses on training
  • Monitoring of trained nurses in communities
  • Reporting
  • Coordinate projects on rehabilitating and equipping of health centres
  • Coordinate SHUMAS vaccination monitoring programs
  • Coordinate the activities of other health associations in three Divisions in the North West Region (Mezam, Bui, and Donga Mantung)

 

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  • JOB DESCRIPTION :
  • General responsibilities

 

  • As an entry point s/he must have good mastery of all SHUMAS programs, projects, vision, approach, challenges, future plans.
  • Participate in outsourcing of funding for SHUMAS Health Program through writing of projects proposals and awards to existing and new partners as approved by Management.
  • Develop operational plans and implementation tools for the Health Program from feasibility to impact assessments.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for the Health Program.
  • Review existing project strategy and propose any for funding agencies and cooperating institutions.
  • Ensure that an effective and efficient participatory planning and reporting system is developed and put in place.
  • Write reports on the program activities developed and on all assigned duties at the end of each week, month and year.
  • Direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Health Program, guided by the project document, the Programs Coordinators and General Director; and providing any necessary amendments to ensure smooth performance.
  • Develop templates for feasibilities, monitoring/evaluation and impact assessments for the Health Program.

 

 

  • Coordinate project on training of nurses for rural health centres
  • Recruitment of potential candidates

 

  • Organize and sensitize communities on the program
  • Receive and process applications
  • Carryout baseline survey in communities
  • Propose recruitment date and communicate it to applicants
  • Carryout recruitment of candidates via oral and written interviews
  • Create files of all beneficiaries, and develop photo albums for all beneficiaries
  • Coordinate signing of protocol agreement
  • Registration of candidates in schools
  • Monitoring of student nurses in school

 

  • propose a yearly calendar of student nurse monthly meetings
  • propose a yearly plan of activity for the health program
  • Visit nurse students in schools for follow-up
  • Follow up nurses during internship placement
  • Get detailed results of each nurse in training and submit
  • Write reports on monthly meetings with nurses on training to SHUMAS and Spreading Health UK
  • Propose a yearly activity budget for nurses in training which is broken down in to months
  • Submit monthly reports of each nurse on training
  • Carryout registration and fee payment of nurses
  • Monitor trained nurses in communities

 

  • Organize handing over of nurse ceremony with communities
  • Follow up and ensure all nurses that graduate return and resume work in their communities
  • Propose protocol agreement to be signed between community, nurse, Spreading Health and SHUMAS after training
  • Visit nurses that have graduated and working in communities every month
  • Ensure nurses already working in communities write national recruitment exams
  • Coordinate activities of the Alumni meetings
  • Ensure Alumni meetings hold at least twice a year
  • Coordinate organization of continuous professional training development for nurses
  • Carryout impact assessments in communities
  • Write monthly reports on nurses in communities
  • Work closely with District Medical officers to ensure nurses in communities are effectively working and participate in district activities
  • Follow up recalcitrant cases and ensure they are put to order
  • Reporting

 

  • Submit monthly, quarterly, mid and annual narrative progress reports of all Spreading Health activities
  • Submit financial reports with justification documents
  • Submit annual reports and distribute to all stakeholders
  •             Coordinate projects on construction rehabilitation and equipping of rural health centres

 

  • Coordinate all projects from feasibility, planning, implementation, M/E to impact assessments.
  • Propose a yearly plan of action broken down to months, weeks and days
  • Write project progress and final reports
  • Assist in purchasing and installation of health equipment for health centres
  • Coordinate SHUMAS vaccination monitoring programs

 

  • Carryout monitoring of routine and campaign vaccination
  • Participate in Regional Coordination meetings
  • Write reports
  •  
  • Coordinate the Interface project

 

  • Identify health associations working in the health domain in Mezam, Bui and Donga Mantung Divisions
  • Facilitate workshops with various health associations
  • Write progress and final reports of the project.
  • EDUCATIONAL /PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

 

  • Must have at least a Master’s degree in Public Health or related field
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Must have at least 5 years of relevant working experience
  • REQUIREMENTS

 

  • An application letter addressed to the General Director   of SHUMAS-Cameroon
  • A CV
  • Copy of Certificates and any relevant documents
  • Copy of National Identification card.

 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION YOU CAN CONTACT US THROUGH THE FOLLOWING:

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31stOF MARCH 2016.

SHUMAS Steals Show at Women’s Day Celebs in Bamenda

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Women of the Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS were at the center of attraction at the march pass to commemorate the International Women’s Day at the Bamenda Commercial Avenue Grand Stand on March 8, 2016 under the theme “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, meeting the challenges and overcoming the obstacles”.

With contextual, educative and insightful messages engraved in placards coupled with well coordinated steps, the women received thunderous applauses from the onlookers, especially those who know and understand the the mission, vision and impact of Shumas activities more precisely in the domain of women empowerment and capacity building.

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SHUMAS,  over the years has been striving to address the problems of women by empowering them through sustainable economic and  capacity-building programs.

To achieve this, SHUMAS works with their FIOH (Future in Our Hands) network, a network of 60 women’s groups of approximately 30 members each. FIOH groups have access to micro-credit loans ranging from 100,000CFA to 450,000CFA once every 6 months, allowing their members to undertake various productive initiatives and building their financial literacy.

SHUMAS Hands over three Boreholes to Communities in North Region, Cameroon

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Dobogo, Djafga and Ouro Boubi communities in Maga Sub Division, Mayo-Danay Division of the North Region of Cameroon have received boreholes from Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS.

The communities received the boreholes recently in a ceremony at Dobogo, Djafga and Ouro Boubi communities that saw the population come out in their numbers to thank SHUMAS and her partners for blessing them with what many classified as the best Youth Day gift, water.

The success of this project is thanks to SHUMAS’ partnership with the government of Cameroon, Gompels Health Care and the communities.

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The need for the project according to SHUMAS officials was identified in a feasibility study carried out in 2015 by the organization wherein they identified that the communities were in dire need of portable water. The projects were launched in September 2015 and came to fruition in December 2015.

At the reception ceremony, Feb. 2016 In Dobogo, Djafga just like in Ouro Boubi the mobilization was total and the joy complete with the community singing and dancing in recognition of what SHUMAS timely intervention of SHUMAS which many described as a timely intervention to a possible outbreak of cholera.

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In a welcome address, the Deputy Mayor of the Maga Council heartily thanked SHUMAS Cameroon and her partners for coming to their community at a time when the water crisis was at its peak.

He recounted that the communities had for some time been notorious for water borne diseases because of lack of portable water.

“Since when the bore hole was completed and we started using it even when it had not been handed over to us, the rate of these diseases have drastically reduced” revealed the mayor.

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The mayor promised that they were going to take good care of the bore hole so that it will be long lasting.

This was reiterated by one of the teachers in the school where the bore hole was located who could not hide her feelings as she burst into tears while addressing the SHUMAS staff. He was so happy and one could even saw tears of joy coming out of his eyes. Just like the Mayor, she promised that they were going to take care of the bore.

“I am proud to be part and parcel of this ceremony today. I want to thank SHUMAS Cameroon for this wonderful gesture which I must confess is very timely as it will avert the constant water related diseases that have bedeviled our communities” said one of the inhabitants of Djafga.

At all the stops to officially hand over the boreholes, the representative of the Director General of SHUMAS cautioned the community to take good care of the project so that it can satisfy their needs and those of posterity.

 

SHUMAS presented at the Civil Society Forum and CSocD54 at the United Nations

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SHUMAS participated at the Civil Society Forum, 1st-2nd February 2016, and at the 54th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54), 3rd-12th February 2016.

The priority theme for this session was “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”, with the objective to move from commitment to results, leaving no one behind.

During this time Dr. Kelen Fonyuy at the fish bowl panel presented the integrated, inclusive, and sustainable development works of SHUMAS from an African perspective with emphasis on the eight axes of SHUMAS intervention, each which reflects an SDG.

At the side event the Director General of SHUMAS, Mformi Stephen Ndzerem Njodzeka presented SHUMAS in its entity, while Kelen presented SHUMAS’ intervention procedure.

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