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Prosperity Officer  


British High Commission






Vacancy - Prosperity Officer (08/17 YAO)

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: Commercial Diplomacy

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

Required competencies  

  • 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: Africa

Country/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
  • Additional information  


All interested candidates are invited to apply online through the following link: Prosperity Officer

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