Office Assistant/Cleaner

Posted : 19 June, 2021
Location : Buea, Cameroon
Category : Cleaning
Job type : Full Time

Requisition ID: req17399

Job Title: Office Assistant/Cleaner

Sector: Operations

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea, Cameroon

Job Description


IRC has been present in Cameroon since January 2016 when the organization launched an assessment in response to increasing concerns for people affected by violence linked to Boko Haram.  In March 2016, IRC opened its first field office in Maroua followed in February 2017 by a second field office in Kousseri, all in the Far North region, delivering lifesaving programming to increase access to water and improving hygiene practices in vulnerable displaced and host communities, cash programming to enable poor families to meet basic needs and improve food security, and protection programming, including meeting specific needs of women and girls. 

The Country Program has grown considerably since 2018 it has scaled up its response activities in South West Region and North West Region respectively.


The cleaner covers a dual responsibilities for: (1) Keeping the IRC office inside and surroundings neat and clean during weekdays and on rotation during the weekends.  She/he is also responsible for maintaining adequate stocks of appropriate cleaning materials and supplies, (2) responsible for food preparation for IRC accommodated staff/guest.


  • Clean the floor of the entire IRC office and any adjoining annexes or covered spaces must be swept and mopped
  • Clean the ceilings, walls, door frames, book shelves, tables and chairs should be dusted and kept cleaned
  • The windows should be cleaned and washed.
  • The rubbish bins in each room should be emptied and returned daily.
  • The bathrooms/latrines should be swept and mopped thoroughly each day; bathrooms should be supplied with toilet paper and water as necessary.
  • Keep track of cleaning procurement lists as needed.
  • Does regular market shopping for meals; maintains minimum stocks of staple items.
  • Tracks “kitty” contributions from staff accommodated and expenditures; presents receipts from merchants as available.
  • Maintains and monitor potable water stock
  • Perform other duties, as needed or requested.
  • Be able to print, photocopy and scan.
  • Be able to prepare the ground for meetings/workshops by putting in place vital items for usage.


Internal: The Office Assistant/Cleaner will work closely with the Admin/HR Assistant and all personnel in the IRC Buea Office or other staff occupying other sections of the premises.





  • Minimum Qualification GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent
  • At least a year of prior experience in a similar position
  • Must have basic knowledge in routine checking

Skills and Abilities:

  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Ability to work for extra hours and on weekends if required
  • Must have strong organizational skills;
  • Must be physically fit to meet the demands of the job.
  • proven computer literacy (Microsoft words and excel)
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Willing to adhere to and carry out the IRC rules.
  • Good command in spoken and written in English and Pidgin-English, French is an asset

Presentation of the file

An up to date (CV); Cover Letter NIC Academic Credentials The names, positions, telephone number and e-mail address of at least two professional references; Applicants can deposit their application in a closed envelope at the IRC office in Buea, Bamenda or send by email.


NB: Deadline for the admissibility of files: june 27th, 2021 at 5 p.m. prompt.

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