Grade: G2

Vacancy no.: DC/YAOUNDE/G5/2022/06
Publication date: 21 Juin 2022
Application deadline (midnight local time): 16 Juillet 2022

Job ID: 8763
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Yaounde
Location: Bamenda
Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: One year renewable

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*

    *The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status and work permit in the Republic of Cameroon.

    The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to

    Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

    *Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade.


    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations System with a mandate to promote social justice, notably through the Decent Work Agenda. The Decent Work Support Team for Central Africa and country office for Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe based in Yaoundé (ETD/P.O BOX Yaoundé), represents the ILO in Central African countries including Sao Tome and Principe.

    The International Labour Office and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon signed an agreement on December 27th, 2021 for the implementation in the North-West region, the Project named “strengthening youth employability and decent jobs creation for young people through the use of Labour Based Approaches in the case of the Construction of the Ring Road, National Road No. 11, in the North-West Region.

    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of decent jobs by opening up and rehabilitating certain infrastructures in the North-West region of Cameroon, more specifically, in the departments of Bui, Donga Mantung and Menchum. Indeed, the region's poor employment conditions are a source of discouragement among local populations, especially those living in isolated rural areas. Due to the absence of economic opportunities, these populations are won over by discouragement and idleness. The consequence of this general malaise not only leads to addictive behavior and the negation of civic and moral values, but also promotes violent extremism, one of the corollaries of which is enlistment in the armed groups that currently exist in the region. Thus, it is urgent to act and offer economic opportunities to young people in the region in order to keep them away from these armed groups.

    The Project will be based in the city of Bamenda (Cameroon) and will be deployed in all departments of the North West region. The project team will be composed of a National Project Coordinator (NPC), an Administrative and Financial Assistant, and two Drivers. These ToRs are drawn up with a view to recruiting an Administrative and Financial Assistant (AAF).

    The driver-messenger recruited under this job offer will take up his duties in Bamenda.

    Description of Duties

    Under the authority of the Director of DWT/CO - P.O BOX Yaoundé and the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator, the Driver-Messenger will perform the following tasks:

    • Driving the project vehicle for official purposes.

    • Welcoming official staff at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities.

    • Collect and deliver mail, pouches and other communications to and from the project premises and the Post Office, UN agencies and government offices. Alert supervisor on receipt of tampered mail.

    Sort, deliver and pick up mail from various offices on the office premises at regular intervals. Pack material received for dispatch, affix labels and insert materials in envelopes. Ensure that outgoing mail is correctly addressed, approved by the concerned official and dispatched with urgent mail clearly identified.

    • Performing daily maintenance on assigned vehicle, check fuel, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. Performs minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs and ensures the vehicle is kept clean.

    • Maintaining records of vehicle movement, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, lubrication.

    • Ensuring that the formalities provided for in the regulations are fulfilled in the event of an accident.

    • Performing a variety of support functions including photocopying.

    • Proceeding to the deposits and withdrawals of visa applications at the Embassies.

    • Pack material received for dispatch, affix labels and insert materials in envelopes.
    • Ensure that outgoing mail is correctly addressed, approved by the concerned official and dispatched with urgent mail clearly identified.

    • Performing all other duties as assigned by management as required for the successful completion of the project.

    Required qualifications


    Completion of secondary school education. Valid and clean driving licence.


    A minimum of two years of professional experience as a Driver/Messenger and a good driving record.


    Good knowledge of the local language and knowledge of English. Practice of French would be an asset.


    • Demonstrated ability to keep records of vehicle use ;

    • Proven ability to safely drive a vehicle under local traffic conditions;

    • Ability to obey instructions ;

    • Knowledge of driving rules and ability to perform minor repairs ;

    • Ability to lift and carry heavy documents and packages ;

    • Being polite, courteous and discreet.

    Recruitment process

    Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO People. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

    Fraud warning

    The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

    N.B.: \"The ILO attaches great importance to ethical values, diversity among its staff and aims to ensure gender balance among its members. Hence, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

    Only pre-selected applicants will be contacted for the appropriate tests.

    Candidates who have been assessed and considered for referral but who have not been

    selected for that vacancy may be offered another position at the same grade or at lower grade as long as they meet the minimum qualifications for the job.

    Recruitment of the candidate is subject to receipt and availability of funds.

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