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Local Agent Position in the Political, Press and Information Section



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Local Agent Position in the Political, Press and Information Section

The European Union Delegation to Cameroon launches a call for applications for a (01) Political Affairs Officer position in the Political, Press and Information Section. This is a high-skill job opportunity involving research and analysis.


Under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of the Political, Press and Information Section, the incumbent will monitor developments in the political, socio-economic and security fields. In this capacity, he/she will carry out the following activities:

  • Contribute to the analysis of political, economic, social and security developments, including aspects related to the sub-region.
  • Draft analyses and reports covering local, national and regional levels.
  • Participate in working meetings in the aforementioned areas with host country authorities, civil society and other partners of the EU in Cameroon.
  • Conduct field missions related to the themes and areas followed.
  • Contribute to outreach, press and information activities of the Delegation in his/her areas of expertise.


We offer a competitive remuneration in an international environment. Benefits such as a supplementary pension plan and medical insurance for employees and their dependents are offered under certain conditions.


Nationality: Be a national of a Member State of the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific group or of the European Union

Education and training (minimum requirements): University education attested by a Master's degree (according to the European Higher Education Area: http://www.ehea.info/pid34438/three-cycle-system.html) or equivalent, preferably in one of the following areas of specialisation: political science, international relations, public law, economics, or diplomacy.

Professional experience

  • At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the area of policy and security analysis.
  • Specific experience in the area of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union and / or cooperation between Cameroon and the European Union would be an asset.
  • Relevant experience in an embassy, an international organisation, a recognised think tank or a non-governmental organisation would be an asset.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Specific experience in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: justice, security, good governance, migration issues.

Language proficiency (minimum requirements): Very good oral and written command of French and English (minimum level C1, http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/sites/default/files/cefr-en.pdf).

Skills and Competences

  • Good knowledge of the political and socio-economic situation of Cameroon and the sub-region.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team in an international and multilingual environment.
  • Ability to produce results in a heavy workload context.
  • Sense of initiative, motivation, autonomy.


The application file may be submitted in French or in English; it should include:

  1. A CV in the EUROPASS format (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) with a motivation letter;
  2. Copy of university certificates;
  3. Copy of employment certificates relating to professional experience;
  4. At least two references (institution, surname, first name, function, telephone number and e-mail address) which the Delegation of the European Union may address in the course of applications review.

The application package must be sent by e-mail only to DELEGATION-CAMEROON-JOB-APPLICATIONS@eeas.europa.eu no later than 13 November 2017 at 4 p.m. The subject should indicate: "Application for a position in the Political, Press and Information Section".

Criteria for evaluation of the applications, pre-selection and selection

The application files will be analysed on the basis of the criteria mentioned in the section "Required profile". At the end of this stage, the thirty best candidates will be invited to take a written test.

The ten candidates with the highest scores in the written test will be convened by the recruitment committee for an interview.

The assessment of skills and results will be based on the following evaluation grid:

  • CV (pre-selection criteria, 5 points per criterion): 20 points
  • Written test: 40 points
  • Interview: 40 points
  • Total score: 100 points

Please note that the European Union Delegation will not provide any additional information either by telephone or e-mail regarding this recruitment procedure.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 13 November at 4 p.m.


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