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lundi, mars 08, 2021

Call for application: Logistics support officer - IITA

Call for application: Logistics support officer - IITA

Call for Applications for the position of Somalomo/Bouamir LOGISTICS SUPPORT OFFICER

IITA Cameroon is looking for a Logistics Officer to support activities at the Somalomo/Bouamir Research Stations for the Congo Basin Institute. The candidate should have solid problem-solving skills, ability to work well independently and in a team environment, and excellent oral and written communications skills.

The Congo Basin Institute is a center of scientific excellence in Central Africa. We generate research that decision makers can use to address sub-Saharan Africa’s environmental and development challenges. CBI is driven by dedicated researchers and donors that support research and training in the Congo Basin.

A - Duties

We are looking for a responsible person to provide logistics support for activities in Somalomo/Bouamir Research Station in Somalomo. The role is to ensure that the Somalomo base and Bouamir camp are well maintained, any upgrades are well managed any project support needs are addressed and to remain in regular communication with other CBI staff in Yaounde. The position is supervised directly by the CBI Cameroon Coordinator in Yaounde but may also receive directions from other senior project staff implementing other projects in Somalomo and Bouamir.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate all visits and activities of CBI staff, making all necessary local arrangements;
  • Ensure camp and house staff keep kitchen/house/camp and surrounds spaces clean and tidy;
  • Report any maintenance or other issues to supervisor and propose solutions as necessary;
  • Undertake minor repairs on site as necessary;
  • Maintain accurate inventory of all equipment in Somalomo and Bouamir;
  • Ensure all required supply needs are communicated early, are sourced promptly and arrive safely in Somalomo/Bouamir;
  • Supervise any support staff for maintenance and logistics
  • Draft monthly budgets and compile all receipts and submit promptly.
  • Monitor state of access trails and report any issues/tree falls in writing with GPS points to supervisor and supervise any maintenance with MINFOF.
  • Liaise with researchers to ensure all visits by researchers to Somalomo and Bouamir are planned carefully and run smoothly.
  • Plan for, allocate rooms and space for CBI visiting researchers and keep records;
  • Receive any guests, provide introduction (administrative and logistical) and tour of Somalomo/Bouamir facilities, give guests guidance on use of facilities when needed, allocate sleeping space, and organize cooking, cleaning and supply logistics as required;
  • Plan and coordinate all usages of porters and guides for visitors, staff and basic operations;
  • Liaise with MINFOF and NGO staff in Somalomo to ensure CBI activities are coordinated and visible through meetings, participation in workshops etc.;
  • Document hand over of data/researcher reports and other documents to local MINFOF staff as necessary;
  • Compile a monthly report of activities and any issues in Somalomo and Bouamir;
  • Compile a report after each visiting researcher with a brief summary of research planned, team members, activities undertaken and photos;
  • Perform other activities as directed by supervisor.
B – Qualification

A qualification in project management, logistics or related field would be an advantage.

Work Experience and characteristics:
  • Previous experience in working with a company or NGO in a support role
  • Previous experience in independently planning and executing tasks
  • Previous experience in assisting or overseeing building maintenance an advantage
  • Good organisation skills
  • Motivated to develop experience in working with local communities,
  • Motivated to work in a remote area,
  • Motivated to work with and support researchers.
  • Ability to work with others and act as a team leader
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
  • Ability to write reports in French and English
  • Experience should demonstrate that the candidate has the capacity to work with local communities, national institutions and international project partners

a. The candidate must communicate fluently in both English and French. Understanding another language used in the Somalomo area would be an advantage.

C - Workplace

The incumbent of the position will be based in Somalomo/Bouamir, Cameroon.

D – Contract type and duration

This will be a 3 (three) months consultancy position with possibility of extension.

E – Working hours

The incumbent must be available to work 40 hours per week with flexible hours.

F – Restriction

The position is limited to Cameroonian citizens;

G - Equity in employment

IITA encourages applications from women, men and young people who believe they meet the requirements of the position. All applications will be assessed in a fair and objective manner.

H – Application folder

The application file shall include the following documents:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of motivation (maximum of one page; including the full names of the candidate, their full address, phone number and email address);
  • A copy of the national identity card;
  • Copies of all relevant academic diploma and professional certificates;
  • A list of three professional referees including their contact information; one of them must be the current and or most recent employer, unless otherwise advised by the candidate with a strong rationale.
Applications should be addressed by email, as an attachment, to, by March 22nd, 2021 addressed to:

The Resident Representative

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Cameroon
P.O. Box 2008 Yaoundé (Messa) Tel : 222237434 ; (+237) 699319747
Application for the position of: Somalomo/Bouamir Logistics Support

In addition to your application folder sent by email, kindly fill the form available on

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