Gender and Safeguarding Officer – Cameroon

Forest Peoples Programme


  • Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Salary: Salary commensurate with the position, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Contract Type: Part-Time, initial contract of 12 months
  • Closing Date: 01/03/2020

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) puts safeguarding at the heart of its work. Safeguarding means protecting people (women and girls, men and boys) from harm that may arise from coming into contact from FPP staff and associated personnel, or programmes. Harm can include physical, sexual or emotional harassment, exploitation or abuse.

FPP is looking to hire a part-time Gender and Safeguarding Officer to be based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, who will work with our national team, local partners, other local indigenous peoples’ associations, as well as directly with the indigenous and local communities with whom FPP and partners are working. FPP are looking for a dynamic, self-starting individual with strong experience in gender and community work and, ideally, with experience of safeguarding. Additional training on safeguarding will be provided. Subject to funding, it is hoped that this position may expand to full-time and to support our work across the Congo Basin region.


Please note this position is open to Cameroonian nationals only.

Part time, (50%), based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, with frequent travel to the field. Initial contract of 12 months (with 6 months’ probation period) starting as soon as available.

Salary commensurate with the position, depending on qualifications and experience. Further details available on request.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged.

Interested candidates should submit a covering letter and CV by email with ‘their name and Gender and SG Officer’ in the subject line to [email protected] by 1st March 2020. Interviews for the post will be held in Yaoundé during the week beginning 9th March 2020.