Recruitment of Cameroonian nursing personal for Germany

Background

In Germany there is a shortage of nursing staff, while in some countries it is often difficult for qualified professionals to find a job. Our program was created in response to this situation. The project is based on an agreement between our association and its partners in Germany, which regulates the procedure, selection and placement of foreign nationals (Section 18 of the German Foreign Nationals Act in conjunction with Section 6 (2) Sentence 1 No. 1 of the Foreign Nationals Employment Ordinance).

The Cameroonian nurses are prepared linguistically and professionally for their future work in Germany and supported in their integration. In Germany, they complete a recognition procedure for their professional qualifications, which takes between 6 and 12 months.

The Cameroonian nurses are prepared linguistically and professionally for their future work in Germany and supported in their integration. In Germany, they complete a recognition procedure for their professional qualifications, which takes between 6 and 12 months.

Durchführung des Projekts

Die KAGEDEV Kamerun informiert das an dem Programm interessierte Gesundheitspersonal, veröffentlicht Aufforderungen zur Einreichung von Bewerbungen für das Programm, knüpft erste Kontakte und trifft eine Vorauswahl der Kandidaten nach den Kriterien seiner Partner.

The process in Cameroon

1.) Applications are submitted to KAGEDEV Cameroon.
2.) Our partners in Germany conduct the selection interviews with the candidates in Cameroon, focusing on the candidates' education and work experience, their motivation and suitability for the position. German language skills are also taken into consideration.
3.) If the interview, which takes place either on-site in Cameroon or via Skype or telephone, is successful, the employer and the candidate sign an employment contract

Integration in Germany

The project supports nursing professionals in the first few months after their arrival in Germany and accompanies them in their first dealings with the authorities shortly after their arrival in Germany. If special questions arise during the first year, the care worker and the employer can contact us and KAGEDEV will advise them in detail. In addition, KAGEDEV supports and accompanies caregivers in the recognition of their qualifications in Germany

Where and how to apply?

The project provides for three selection rounds per year.
KAGEDEV publishes on its website the calls for applications and all the necessary information on the requirements for participation in the project, the documents to be submitted and the entire application procedure.

Who can apply?

Application to this program is only open to State Registered Nurses who meet the following requirements.

  • Be member of our association
  • have Cameroonian nationality
  • Have a residence in Cameroon;
  • with a graduate degree from 2011 or higher
  • Knowledge of the German language (including technical vocabulary)
  • Fachterminologie) ist wünschenswert, idealerweise auf dem Niveau A2
  • Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Which documents must be included with the application?

  • Copy of the identity card
  • Curriculum vitae (preferably in French or German) with passport photo
  • certified copy of the diploma of nursing studies/diploma
  • Certified copy of employment references/internships
  • Preuve de compétences linguistiques (souhaitable)

Advantages of the program

  • It provides employment and development opportunities for healthcare professionals coming to Germany
  • Fair working conditions and remuneration guarantee equal treatment.
  • It is a national project that takes into account the situation in Cameroon and complies with the WHO Code of Conduct: It does not recruit medical professionals from countries with staff shortages.
  • In Germany, hospitals and nursing homes can hire well-prepared nurses and thus reduce the shortage of skilled workers.