Job opportunity: Legal Advisor

Cameroon Desks
National individual consultancy to provide Legal support on the revision of RECAP+ Statute and Internal Regulation and assist General Assembly session in 2023

Issued by: Human resource Department

Requisition ID: 001/2023/ReCAP+

Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) /Legal

Job Type: Legal Advisor

Number of posts: 1

Location: RECAP+ Cameroon

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree private and public law

The RECAP+ needs to involve a Legal Consultant to provide services as per the tasks described below.

Please note that this is a short-term service agreement assignment of approximately 45 working days duration.

The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to visit RECAP+ premises if necessary.

The consultant will be asked to join 2 days in person RECAP+ General assembly meeting planned in 2023.


Under the supervision of the RECAP+ Leadership team represented by the Board Chairman and the Executive Director, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Review previous RECAP+ statutes and provide legal advice and recommend solutions in compliance with the Cameroon regulations.
  • Revise and update existing statutes to ensure key takeaways ’s all 2022 and 2023 Board meetings are captured enabling effective and efficient operation in RECAP+
  • Review existing RECAP+ internal regulation and propose workable solutions which protect the organization for any legal issue. It includes but not limited to: tax related issues, vehicle registration, labor law, exit or staff termination and setting up contractual arrangements with private companies;
  • Prepare initial drafts of legal documents (French & English) for the RECAP+ 2023 General Assembly meetings, including project Memoranda of Understanding, Notes Verbale and correspondence on related matters/decision;
  • Prepare initial drafts of legal documents (French & English) requested by the Bank authorities in relation to RECAP+ project implementation including signature;
  • Review the changes in the national legislation which concern the NGO’s operation, including its RECAP+ projects.
  • Submit final RECAP+ statute and internal regulation documents (French & English) for leadership final input and written approval
  • Submit RECAP+ updated statute and internal regulation documents (French & English) to legal authorities for registration.

Job Requirements
  • University degree in law, an advanced degree would be an asset;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience as a practicing lawyer in the private or public sector in Cameroon with national authorities;
  • Established excellent analytical and legislative documents drafting skills;
  • Experience in Community based organization law and status would be an asset;
  • Excellent knowledge of English or French including excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to work with people of different religions and cultural backgrounds, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Computer literacy with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration Package

Remuneration will be in accordance with RECAP+ internal standard operational procedure for established consultancy service agreement.

Anticipated Timeline: 45 days, % of payment maximum up to 3 payments

How to apply

We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at; the Requisition/Vacancy Number is RECAP 202312GAP01. 

Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews prior interview.

The RECAP+ retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

The RECAP+ is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

Candidates should be aware that RECAP+ legal consultants shall conduct themselves at the highest personal and professional level at all times, while on assignment and shall not act in a manner which is likely to bring discredit to the Organization in general. The RECAP+ is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate.

Please be aware that the RECAP+ does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

The deadline for applications is 03 December 2023

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