Corporate Services Officer (06/21 YAO), Agent des services corporatifs (06/21 YAO), Yaoundé, The British Government

Corporate Services Officer (06/21 YAO), Agent des services corporatifs (06/21 YAO), Yaoundé, The British Government

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

View Vacancy – Corporate Services Officer (06/21 YAO)

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Job Category 

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory 


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 

Main purpose of job:

The Corporate Service Officer will be responsible for administrative support to the Corporate Service Team in the British High Commission. Their role will consist of Estate Management, Contract Management and Procurement.

The officer will lead on contract tenders ensuring that internal policies and guidelines are adhered to and that best practice is maintained across the High Commission. As well as management of a number ongoing contracts such as Mobile Telephone and internet contracts.

The officer will also support the Deputy Corporate Service Manager (DCSM) in delivering on planned preventive maintenance programmes across the High Commission’s estate portfolio.  In conjunction with DCSM the officer will support the implementation and adherence to all fire, health and safety policies and requirements, and that all service and repair works are carried out efficiently and to correct standards and value for money.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve:

Contract/Procurement Management – 35%

Manage the Purchase to Pay process at the British High Commission, ensuring that correct guidelines are followed.

Contribute to the process of setting up contracts for estate and maintenance work, this will include following correct tender policies.

Support the Deputy Corporate Service Manager in delivering value for money on procurement and contracts

Raise requisitions on the in-house accounting system and correctly invoicing to the High Commission’s budget.

 Estate Management – 35%

Support the DCSM on property maintenance issues as and when required, this will include inspections of all the properties the High Commissions holds in its portfolio

Implement and support preventive maintenance work ensuring that correct standards are meet at all times.

Lead in Property Compliance Assessment carrying out all mandated tasks and assessment with the aim of improving or maintaining PCA scores at a minimum of 70%.

Ensuring all planned works are carried out as stipulated in the action plan and budget forecast with an accuracy of 90%.

Conduct annual inventories of properties including floor plan measurements to include on the in-house reporting system.

Be the focal point for day to day office maintenance and fault rectification including resolving UK based staff residential accommodation issues.

Liaise with contractors and suppliers regarding maintenance and repair work.

General Office Support – 30%

Provide support to the wider office on day-to-day administration held throughout the year, including all public engagement or crisis management

Lead on store management ensuring that accurate records are kept of equipment and that monthly random checks are conducted.

And any other duties

Job specifications can be modified as per Post’s needs and changing environment and mission objectives.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience 

At least two year corporate services or business administrative experience

Background in facilities and/or estate management

At least two years’ experience in procurement

Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills

Excellent attention to detail and time management skills

Experience is using Microsoft Office especially Excel

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 

Experience working in a Diplomatic Mission or international organisation

Experience in managing and tendering for contracts

A degree or technical college accreditation in Business Administration or social management related fields

Required competencies 

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service

Application deadline 

29 July 2021


A2 (L)

Type of Position 






Location (City) 


Type of Post 

British High Commission


XOF 612,859 plus housing allowance XOF 60,996 and Transport Allowance XOF 32, 844

Start Date 

1 September 2021

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