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Trade Adviser (04/17 YAO) and Internship vacancies at the British High Commission Yaounde

Trade Adviser (04/17 YAO)

The British High Commission Yaounde (BHC Yaounde) is now accepting applications for the position of Trade Adviser (04/17 YAO).

Application details can be found online on our FCO Local Staff vacancies website.


The British High Commission Yaounde (BHC Yaounde) is also now accepting applications for a batch of four interns. We are looking for a student with interest and ability in political and communication work. The duration of the internship is three months within the period April 2017 – March 2018.

Key tasks include political research, media monitoring, digital communication, events management support and customer handling. Applicants should be familiar with Cameroon’s political issues and be able to produce high quality work.

Application procedure

Applications must be accompanied by documentary evidence (i.e. a letter of confirmation from a university) of continuing matriculation, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and an essay in English (400-500 words) outlining the applicant’s motivation for doing an internship. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those applicants who are successful will be contacted.

Eligibility and conditions

The applicant holds a first university degree (or the equivalent) and is enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (working towards a second university degree or higher) at the time of application. Undergraduates who have not completed at least three years of full-time studies and those graduates with a higher degree who have already completed all of their studies are not eligible to participate in the internship programme. Students having completed in-class studies who are required under their degree programme to complete a certain amount of internship time before obtaining their final diploma may be accepted.

Languages required

Applicants must have a high standard of English language. Fluency in French is also essential and will be tested.

Fields of study

Fields of study include social and political sciences, economics, communication, media, international relations and law. A degree in any other field with strong evidence of interest in political communications will also be considered.


This is a great opportunity to experience work in a diplomatic environment that is diverse and inclusive. It is a learning and development opportunity in a fast-paced environment. This is an unpaid internship. However interns will be given a monthly transport allowance.

Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, British High Commission, Avenue Winston Churchill, BP 547, Yaoundé. Please mark clearly on the envelope Ref: POLCOM INTERN 2017

Or by email to: with subject line: POLCOM INTERN 2017

Deadline for receipt of applications: 14 April 2017 at 1:00 pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British High Commission in Yaounde or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Cameroon, please visit the FCO Local Staff vacancies website.

To filter the search for current vacancies, use the “Country/Territory” field on the left of the page and select the country you wish to search.

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.

Staff recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

The British High Commission will never ask you to pay any fees or money for any part of the recruitment process.