Executive Assistant – WFP Cameroon

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Location: Yaoundé

Duration: 12 months (renewable)

Contract Type: Fixed-Term


WFP Cameroon in seeking the services of a Business Support Associate (Executive Secretary) to manage the Country Director’s office, oversee the communication flows and provide a wide range of administrative and executive support to the management team (CD, Deputy Country Director/OIC). The Business Support Associate coordinates the management meetings and other Country Office high-level events to ensure the smooth running of Management’s work.


  • Provide a full range of dedicated complex business support services to Management and contribute to the effective functioning of business operations;
  • Provide support to CD/Management during high-level meeting and missions through effective and timely summary of meetings’ key points, actions to be taken and feedback to relevant stakeholders (DCD, Heads of Units, Heads of Field Offices).
  • Prepare and/or consolidate comprehensive reports, documentation, correspondence, briefing notes, etc. and conduct research in work;
  • Coordinate inputs and develop presentations for management ahead of high-level meetings with Partners (Government, Donors and Missions) and operational briefings;
  • Support the management communication on high-profile interventions in coordination with Reports, Communication, Partnership unit, including the development and review of external reports, high level of strategic briefs, and talking points);
  • Oversee the maintenance of records and databases to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff and compliant with all relevant regulations and policies
  • Revise and review correspondence and documentation, providing feedback and making amendments, where appropriate, to produce quality standard documents in a timely manner;
  • Prepare and monitor budgets for CD Office running costs;
  • Take notes, prepare minutes and update decision follow-up table of the CD’ chaired meetings, ensuring that relevant team members produce regular updates;
  • Plan and coordinate all in-country high level visits of guests, ensuring appropriate logistic and notification to officials/administrative for appointments as convenient;
  • Actively seek and use feedback to improve business processes and procedures
  • Provide advice, support and/or training to junior support staff in the provision of business support services, to support their learning in providing business support.
  • Manage and coordinate regional or international high-level meetings/events to be held in Cameroon, in collaboration with the CO administration and the meeting or event’s focal point.
  • Assess and recommend improvements to procedures and practices to contribute to the effective delivery of business support services; and
  • Provide advice, support and/or training to junior staff in order to support their learning efforts to ensure that support services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
  • Perform any other related duty as may be requested by the management


  • A post-secondary school education Diploma (Higher National Diploma, Brevet de Technician Superieur od Diplomate de Technicien Superieur) in Business Administration, Secretarial Studies, Marketing, Communication or Journalism;
  • A University degree in Business Administration, International relations, Marketing, Communication or Journalism, or related fields of study, will be an asset.


  • A minimum of 5-year progressively responsible professional experience in in a similar position preferably in an International Development and/or Humanitarian Organisation (UN, NGOs, Bilateral organisation, Private Sector), with a Post-secondary school Diploma or a 3-year experience with a University Degree. A proven field or international experience would be an asset.
  • Proven experience of generating great written content, on and offline
  • Good report writing skills and fully computer literate (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Time management skills and timely submission of deliverables
  • Clear communication both orally and written
  • Experience working both in the capital and field will be and added advantage
  • A good network among the NGOs, UN, Donors and Government high level civil will be an asset.

LANGUAGES: Fluent in French (level C) and good working knowledge of English (reading, writing and comprehension)


  • Ability to take and transcribe minutes/memos with speed and accuracy, work independently with minimum instructions and supervision and flexibly cope with a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to study, understand and present complex arguments in a clear and appealing way to a wide range of audiences, both verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scope of different media channels and how they can best be used to communicate to different audiences;
  • Ability to engage effectively with a wide range of Partners, including Government Officials, International Development Humanitarian Actors and Donors’ Representatives at all levels;
  • Excellent analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work in a team, establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds and under tight deadlines in an autonomous manner;
  • Applied computer (MS Package) knowledge and skills;
  • Excellent written and communication skills in French;
  • High degree of organization and excellent problem-solving skills;
  • High level of confidentiality and excellent customer care services;
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement; and
  • Ability to monitor delivery from core manager and draw attention on variance.


All interested candidates are invited to apply online through the following link: Executive Assistant



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