Atefor Jude is the National Programmes Manager at LOYOC, where he utilizes his extensive experience in development initiatives to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate projects. With a strong passion for contributing to the creation of peaceful and resilient nations worldwide, Atefor has been an integral part of Local Youth Corner Cameroon since October 2019, initially starting as a volunteer and progressing to the role of Programme Manager. Along his journey, he was honored with the Employee of the Year Award in 2021.
Leading a team of professionals, Atefor spearheads the design and implementation of projects within the organization, conducts evidence-based research, and establishes baselines for programming. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences from the University of Yaounde II Soa and is currently awaiting his Masters defense in International Relations, specializing in International Cooperation and Development, from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon IRIC.
To enhance his programmatic skills, Atefor has pursued additional certifications in various areas, including Design, Monitoring and Evaluating Program in Fragile Environments from the United States Institute of Peace USIP, Strategic Peacebuilding from the same institute, Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation offered by EvalPartners, Child Protection in Emergency Setting offered by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning MEAL DPro offered by the same institution, and Gender Based Monitoring and Evaluation offered by UNICEF through the AGORA platform.
Atefor’s areas of expertise and interest encompass Conflict Management, Diplomacy, Peace Building, Regional Integration, and Governance. As a fellow of the Nasser Movement for International Leadership – Egypt, he has had the opportunity to further develop his skills in international leadership and establish impactful networks for development