The British High Commission in Yaounde recruites a Prosperity Assistant

Recrutement Offres d'emplois  Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroun
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The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media, Political

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

To help Cameroon realise its economic potential by opening markets, encouraging transparency, tackling corruption and promoting sustainable growth, whilst supporting UK companies to do business in the country.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Monitor developments and report on business and economic issues in Cameroon, and how they impact on the business environment;
  • Develop key contacts with Cameroonian representatives from government, industry and international institutions, and identify opportunities to engage with them on matters relating to the business environment; advocate for fair and transparent treatment of UK companies;
  • Coordinate with the international business community, other countries, international organisations and NGOs to resolve market challenges, promote fair practices and advocate UK policy; act as the main point of contact for the Business Coalition Against Corruption in Cameroon;
  • Consider how prosperity work can be linked into other activities at post, eg communications, visits;
  • Plan and deliver events and visits;
  • Support the Head of the Political Team on programme management/project work;
  • Provide support and cover for the UK Trade and Investment officer as and when necessary.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • 2-3 years experience in economic affairs, trade promotion or similar.
  • Thorough understanding of the domestic economy in Cameroon, including its business practices, investment market, laws, regulations and policies
  • Excellent written and spoken English and French (this will be tested at interview)
  • Fully IT literate
  • GCE advanced level certificate or equivalent
  • Desirable qualifications and experience
  • Experience of programme/project management
  • Experience of events organising
  • Higher education diploma in economics or similar


  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision; good attention to detail
  • Positive and proactive attitude; customer focussed and good team player, willing to support other High Commission objectives as required

Required competencies

  • Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline: 25 May 2016

  • Grade: A2 (L)
  • Type of Position: Permanent
  • Region : Africa
  • Country/Territory: Cameroon
  • Location (City) : Yaounde
  • Type of Post: British High Commission
  • Starting salary (): 505,362 CFA
  • Start Date : 1 July 2016

Other benefits and conditions of employment

  • Transport allowance of 32,844 CFA, housing allowance 60,996 CFA and 13th month salary
  • Performance related bonus


Additional information

  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Yaounde are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Cameroon.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
  • For more information about the FCO competencies please refer the following link:

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