Recruitment at U.S. Embassy Yaounde: Political Assistant

Cameroon Desks
Série/Niveau : LE-1305 2

Salaire : 5 183 788 XAF FCFA /Par an

Horaire de travail : Temps plein - 40 heures par semaine.

Hiring Path: Open to the public

Salary: XAF FCFA13,269,939 /Per Year

Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week


The Political Assistant acts as the in-office local expert on Cameroonian politics and society, working with and supervised by the Political Officer. The incumbent major duties and responsibilities will include Internal Political Analysis, External Relations Analysis, Human Rights Promotion, Outreach/Contact Development, and Biographical reporting.
Qualifications and EvaluationsRequirements:


A minimum of three (03) years of of experience in an international institution or any organization that executes international programs/policy (e.g. NGO, IO, or Embassy), including at least one year of political reporting. is required.


A good understanding of the customs and cultures of Cameroon. A good understanding of Cameroonian political, economic, and diplomatic practices; including social and government structures, institutions, political parties, historical development, key problem areas, and major political figures is required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Economics or Journalism is required.


LANGUAGE: Fluency (speaking/reading/writing) in English and French is required. This will be tested.


Adaptability and the ability to manage multiple projects at once, while staying on-task. Ability to complete tasks accurately, in an expedient manner. Tact and diplomacy to deal with local government authority, must have excellent communication skills to be able to get sensitive information. This may be tested.


The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

"Recruiting for diversity, hiring based on merit"

How to ApplyHow to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Embassy issued Security and Medical clearance (See “Next Steps” below for more information).

Please make sure you enter ALL your work experience(s) and education. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered. Please enter your primary private email address, as this will be used by the HR Office to contact you if you are shortlisted.

To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply, please visit:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass U.S. Embassy issued medical and security certifications.

Closing date: June 18, 2024.

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