View Vacancy - Prosperity Officer (08/17 YAO)
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
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, e.g. 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, political science, law, business or similar
Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline 10 July 2017
Grade A2 (L)
Type of Position Permanent
Region AfricaCountry/Territory Cameroon
Location (City) Yaounde
Type of Post British High Commission
Starting monthly salary () 505,362 CFA
Start Date 1 September 2017
Other benefits and conditions of employment
- Transport allowance of 32,844 CFA, housing allowance 60,996 CFA and 13th month salary
- Performance related bonus
- Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position.
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Yaounde are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Cameroon.
- All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
- 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 and security clearances checks will be conducted.
- Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
- Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
- Successful candidates not resident in Country will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
- Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
- The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.