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Driver at British High Commission Yaoundé

Akwajobs   (Yaoundé, Cameroun)

Posted : 13 May, 2018
Category : Chauffeur   Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Job type : Full Time

View Vacancy - Driver (02/18 YAO)

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.
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Main purpose of job:

To be driver for the British High Commission expected to drive mainly to destinations in Cameroon; to provide transport support to visiting personnel and to the wider BHC as necessary; to run various errands and carry out minor administrative tasks for the line management and the wider BHC Yaounde as necessary.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Drive passengers to destinations as detailed in a safe and careful manner
  • Perform the daily first parade and be responsible for security of the vehicle while in use
  • Maintain high standards of physical hygiene and keep the vehicle clean at all times
  • Routinely check for noticeable defects and liaise with line manager for urgent repairs
  • Properly record journeys on the car logbook and update the vehicle maintenance logbook
  • Promptly reporting all accidents and near misses to line manager
  • Meet and greet visitors in a friendly and polite manner at the airport and other pickup points and to work collaboratively with all colleagues.
  • Other administrative ad hoc tasks
  • A good knowledge of the Cameroonian terrain is required. In particular of Yaoundé and Douala.
  • Speak a good standard of English and French. 
  • Working knowledge of emergency First Aid, Map Reading and Satellite Navigation via GPS.
  • Basic knowledge of car mechanics is essential and will be tested.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Work experience of at least three years in a similar capacity

  • A good knowledge and familiarity with Limbe/Bamenda/Buea/Maroua/Garoua.
  • Previous Govt/Dip experience.
  • Formal Vehicle Mechanic training.
Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service
22 May 2018
Fixed Term
24 months
British High Commission
258, 004 CFA
1 July 2018
  • Housing Allowance:60, 996 CFA
  • Transport Allowance: 32, 844 CFA
  • Unsociable Working Hours Allowance for Drivers: 20% of basic salary

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.

  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission Yaounde in are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Cameroon.

  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.

  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;


Obtain the relevant permit

Pay fees for the permit

Make arrangements to relocate

Meet the costs of relocation


The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.

  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5

  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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