Handyman (07/21 YAO), Bricoleur (21/07 Y AO), Yaoundé, The British Government

Handyman (07/21 YAO), Bricoleur (21/07 Y AO), Yaoundé, The British Government

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

View Vacancy – Handyman (07/21 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 identity, 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.

Job Category

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

Job Subcategory


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

The Handyman will perform a wide range of tasks (covering electrical, mechanical, civil and cool systems) from simple to complex as part of planned preventive maintenance regime. The jobholder needs to be capable of easily switching to various activities as and when required. He/she will be expected to learn and familiarize his/herself with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) health and safety policies for technical works operations

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

Working in close collaboration with the Estate Team to ensure that basic maintenance works in properties and office are carried out as per FCDO standards and Health and Safety guidelines.

Support Estate team by performing multiple maintenance tasks, which include but it not limited to electrical, civil and mechanical work. Document the work required for the property compliance assessment (PCA)

Repair light fittings and replace when necessary, change security light bulbs, fix sockets, repair wiring and maintain electrical system.

Basic plumbing duties such as repair and maintenance of shower heads, sink hoses, changing water filters, toilet sets lids, caulking, drains and use of power tools

Complete all required maintenance tasks for all properties within agreed time frames and to agreed standards

Ensure relevant contractors meet the requirements of the contracts in terms of work done and agreed time frames.

Manage inventory of all Embassy work equipment, including electrical tools, ladders and steps.

Ensure effective supervision of contractors at Embassy properties as appropriate

Carry out duties related to distribution of goods and assets within properties and assist in disposing of assets when needed

Assemble furniture and other equipment, including installation of appliances and machinery, taping, sanding, painting, fixing doors and windows.

Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus and components using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.

Inspection and testing of domestic electrical appliances, which have been provided throughout by Estates to ensure that they are in sound condition and are safe to use.

Supervise on any work of specialised contractor/ vendor and to ensure the proper maintenance of equipment; also to check whether the work is compliance with FCDO health and safety norms.

Respond to emergency calls and maintenance requests assigned by Estate Team. Must be able to handle the multiple tasks.

Proactively develop how we manage our Estate, drawing on good practice and learning of FCDO health & safety policy to deliver effective maintenance of equipment and appropriate solution to faults.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Technical Craft Certificate or proven experience in either electricity or plumbing

Holds a recognised trade qualification (technical trade certificate or diploma) in any of the following: Electrical, Refrigeration, Mechanical, Civil Technology.

Previous experience in Electrical, Plumbing, Air Conditioning System, Painting, and Civil Works.

Adequate knowledge of power generation, access control system, fire alarm system, water testing, swimming pool, gym equipment.

Ability to identify ad hoc maintenance requirements essential for facility management services.

Ability to manage day-to-day maintenance and support requests and other additional tasks.

Team player who is also capable of working on their own initiative.

Basic computer literacy

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Receptiveness, customer service oriented, flexibility and adaptability

Valid Cameroonian drivers licence category  B

Multiple trade qualification

At least 2 years of experience in similar organization

Required competencies

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

Application deadline

19 August 2021



Type of Position

Fixed Term

Duration of Post

24 months





Location (City)


Type of Post

British High Commission


XOF 147,018 Plus Housing allowance of XOF 60, 996 and Transport allowance XOF 32, 844

Start Date

1 October 2021

Additional information

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.

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