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Recruitment: Financial Assistant at the International Labor Organization – Duty station: Bamenda

Recruitment: Financial Assistant at the International Labor Organization – Duty station: Bamenda

Position: Financial Assistant – G4 – DC

Grade:  G4 

Job No.:  DC/YAOUNDE/G4/2022/09
Publication Date: July 25, 2022
Closing Date (midnight, Cameroon time): August 07, 2022

Job ID:  8868 
Department:  BR-Africa 
Unit:  ETD/BP-Yaoundé 
Duty station:  Bamenda   
Type of contract: Fixed  term

uration of the contract:  12 months renewable 


According to Article 4.2 (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects is not governed by Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is done by direct choice of the Director-General. .

In an effort to ensure that the direct selection to fill the vacancy is based on the best possible decision-making process, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the date indicated above.

Can submit their application:

  • Internal candidates, in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Appendix I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*

*The General Service (GS) recruitment process is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. In this context, the ILO will only offer a contract to people who are in possession of a valid residence status and work permit in the Republic of Cameroon.

The ILO values ​​diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified women. We also encourage those of people with disabilities. If you cannot complete our online application form due to a disability, please email  ilojob [email protected] .

Appointments with technical cooperation contracts do not confer the right to a career in the ILO nor to an automatic renewal of contract or a conversion for a commitment of another nature within the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be granted. In addition, extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to the following elements, among others: the availability of funds, the continuity of the need for the functions performed and satisfactory services and conduct.

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In accordance with current ILO practice, the external candidate will normally be recruited at the first step of this grade. 

Introduction

The International Labor Organization (ILO) is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations System whose mandate is to promote social justice, notably through the Decent Work Agenda. The ILO Technical Support Team for Decent Work in Central Africa and Country Office for Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé and Principe, based in Yaoundé (ETD/BP Yaoundé), represents the ILO in Cameroon.

The International Labor Office and the Government of Cameroon signed a cooperation agreement on December 27, 2021 for the implementation in the North-West region of Cameroon, of the Project to carry out employability support activities young people through the labour-intensive approach and job creation for young people as part of the Support Program for the Transport Sector – Phase III: Construction of National Road No. 11 – RING ROAD in the North-West Region. 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of decent jobs by opening up and rehabilitating certain infrastructures in the North-West region of Cameroon, more specifically, in the departments of Bui, Donga Mantung and Menchum. Indeed, the region’s poor employment conditions are a source of discouragement among local populations, especially those living in isolated rural areas. Due to the absence of economic opportunities, these populations are won over by discouragement and idleness. The consequence of this general malaise not only leads to addictive behavior and the negation of civic and moral values, but also promotes violent extremism, one of the corollaries of which is enlistment in the armed groups that currently exist in the region. 

Consequently, it will be a question of developing socio-economic possibilities of fixing young people, of reducing the risks of enlistment in armed groups as well as of improving their conditions of activity and their income, by taking advantage of the opportunity of the Bamenda-Ndop-Kumbo-Nkambe -Wum-Bamenda road axis construction project, commonly known as the “Ring Road”. This objective will be achieved through the use of labor-intensive approaches during the execution of certain related works planned as part of the construction works of the “Ring Road”.

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ILO technical assistance will focus mainly on: (i) training young people in the North-West region in labour-based and road maintenance techniques with a view to their integration into existing or future Communal Roads Committees (CRCs); ; (ii) diagnosis of the situation of the CRCs, of their capacity to assume the maintenance or rehabilitation of roads and the building of their capacities in labour-intensive approaches with a view to their effective participation in public contracts for road maintenance; (iii) sensitization of local administrations to the issue of post-rehabilitation maintenance and building their capacity to manage road maintenance contracts; (iv) analyzes of the agricultural value chain in the North-West region in order to boost agricultural production so as to create more jobs for young people; (v) the structuring of young people in CRCs, economic interest groups and/or cooperatives with a view to their integration into the links of the identified value chain; (vi) the development and implementation of a strategy and action plan for the development of the identified value chain (vii) the strengthening of the skills of local institutions for the supervision of farmers, CRC, GIE, youth cooperatives in order to improve the service offer to the actors of the value chain. in economic interest groups and/or cooperatives with a view to their integration into the links of the identified value chain; (vi) the development and implementation of a strategy and action plan for the development of the identified value chain (vii) the strengthening of the skills of local institutions for the supervision of farmers, CRC, GIE, youth cooperatives in order to improve the service offer to the actors of the value chain. in economic interest groups and/or cooperatives with a view to their integration into the links of the identified value chain; (vi) the development and implementation of a strategy and action plan for the development of the identified value chain (vii) the strengthening of the skills of local institutions for the supervision of farmers, CRC, GIE, youth cooperatives in order to improve the service offer to the actors of the value chain.

The Project will be based in the city of Bamenda (Cameroon) and will be deployed in all departments of the North West region. The project team will be composed of a National Project Coordinator (NPC), a Financial Assistant and two Drivers. These ToRs are drawn up with a view to recruiting a Finance Assistant.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Under the authority of the Director of ETD/BP Yaoundé and the coordination of the CNP, the AF will be in charge of the administrative and financial operations of the project, including the monitoring of the activities planned under the project entitled ” Project to carry out support activities for the employability of young people through the labour-intensive approach and job creation for young people within the framework of the Support Program for the Transport Sector – Phase III: Construction of the National Road no. 11 – RING ROAD in the North West Region”, CMR/20/02/BAD. 
    
To this end, the Financial Assistant will be responsible for:

• Assist the CNP in the organization of all events within the framework of the project (seminars, information meetings, conferences, study trips, exhibitions, media actions, etc.);

• Prepare budgets for project activities, ensure accounting implementation and establish management reports at the end of activity;

• Input data and other materials relating to the Budget into a computer system approved by the CNP; 

• Revise the accounts in order to detect transactions recorded in erroneous items and take the necessary corrective measures; 

• Prepare and revise tables (such as budget tables) that contain financial information based on information provided by the CNP; 

• Extract online data from various sources; 

• Monitor current transactions; 

• Maintain project file filing systems;

• Receive, sort, save and route project correspondence, attach the necessary information documents and ensure follow-up;

• Classify, process payment requests 

• Prepare invoices based on the information received and ensure that the supporting documents are complete and compliant;

• Ensure the supply and management of office supplies; Maintain an up-to-date inventory of goods acquired under the project;

• Establish a system for filing agreements and contracts entered into by the project;

• Carry out any other task entrusted to him by the CNP within the framework of the Project.
 

Qualifications required

Training

The candidate must have completed secondary education followed by professional training in accounting. 
 

Experience

At least two years of experience in the areas of financial and administrative management; have good references in the organization of workshops, communication and public relations.
 

Languages

Perfect command of English (written and spoken) with a working knowledge of French.

Skills

– Ability to work with word processors and spreadsheet software, in particular the Windows office environment (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, etc.). 
– Ability to conduct research on the Internet. 
– Ability to work with confidential data and documents;
– Ability to organize own work. 
– Ability to integrate within a team and to work under pressure.  
– Sense of responsibility and availability; 
– Ease in contacts with partners and ability to respond to their requests;
– Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to adopt a non-discriminatory and gender-sensitive behavior.


Recruitment process

Please note that all applicants must complete an online application form. To do so, please go to  the ILO e-Recruitment site  at the following address:  https://jobs.ilo.org/ . The system provides the necessary instructions to facilitate the online application procedure.

Fraud alert

The ILO does not charge any fees at any time during the recruitment process, whether at the time of application, for the interview, the actual recruitment procedure or the training. Messages from email addresses other than those of the ILO – [email protected] – should not be considered. Furthermore, the ILO does not need or ask to know the applicant’s bank account information.

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