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    View Vacancy - Political and Communications Interns x4 (14/19 YAO) - CFA 125, 000 (Stipend)

    View Vacancy - Political and Communications Interns x4 (14/19 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.

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)


    To support the political and communications team on key tasks: political research, media monitoring, digital communication, events management support and customer-focus services (frontline delivery).

    This is a varied and interesting position, which covers a wide range of policy and project related tasks as well as administrative tasks. It will involve contact with most sections of the High Commission.

    The job provides an opportunity to learn and contribute to public diplomacy first hand in a fast-paced environment. The intern will provide support for the political and communications team, as well as support on events.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    • Carry out reviews of print and online media and produce summary political reports for internal and external distribution
    • Conduct research on particular political issues to assist UK policy development
    • Organise public diplomacy events on behalf of the British High Commission
    • Support the political and communications team on a variety of other tasks, ranging from administrative to policy
    • Customer service: responding to inquiries
    • Provide ad-hoc support to other sections
    • Create social media content on Web, Facebook and Twitter to support HMG priorities

    • Experience in political analysis and reporting. Experience working with media sources.

    Fields of study:
    Desired fields of study include political and social sciences, law and economics. A degree in any other field with evidence of interest in politics, communications and international affairs will be considered.

    Eligibility and conditions – Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Applicants should be holders of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or in the final year of a bachelor degree programme or currently in a master degree programme.

    Graduates with a higher degree who have already completed all of their studies are not eligible to participate in the internship programme. Students who have completed in-class studies and are required to complete an internship as a requirement for the award of their diploma/degree are eligible.

    Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    23 December 2019


    Fixed Term


    3 months




    British High Commission


    CFA 125, 000 (Stipend)

    3 February 2020

    Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

    Staff induction, on-the-job opportunities and a wide range of UK Civil Service/FCO Diplomatic Academy e-courses on diplomacy, policy and communications amongst others.

    Working patterns:
    Full time
     Potential to work from home occasionally

    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 in Yaounde 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;
    1.Obtain the relevant permit
    2.Pay the fees for the permit
    3.Make arrangements to relocate
    4.Meet the costs to relocation
    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: Job grade 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.

    Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.


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