20 Jobs for Africans in London (August 2016)

Attached below are the latest African-related job listings that are currently live in London at the moment. There are positions readily available for translators, analysts and paralegals with African experiences, languages and interests.

1) Creative Strategist


Organisation: M4iD

Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Commitment to social change and M4ID’s development and health mission
  • Cultural understanding and sensitivity for working with marginalized populations
  • Excellent, proven creative concepting skills and a solid knowledge of different communication channels
  • Strong conceptual copywriting skills
  • Ability to quickly understand and process complex health and development issues
  • Independent, organized and proactive working style
  • Excellent collaboration skills in multinational/disciplinary project teams
  • Experience with agile implementation processes
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Experience in a planner role in the creative field is a plus
  • Willingness and the ability to travel internationally. The work engagement will require regular travel to Tanzania and other locations.

This is a full-time, 18 month fixed-term position based in Helsinki, Finland. The position will be reporting to the Director of Creative Communication.

For more info about this role; please click here

2) International Business Development Manager (Africa Region)


Company: Aaron Wallis

Aaron Wallis is delighted to be recruiting an International Business Development Manager for a well respected and successful business that specialises in data capture within the education sector. This role is seeking someone to work in the African area of the business so will involve regualr trips to Africa to present the product within the contacts of their educational system.

The product captures data so can improve processes such as collating results from examinations so is very much a product that is well received and in demand. The ideal canddiate will be someone who is used to a relatively long sales cycle and has at least 3 years of high value solution B2B sales with strong communication and influencing skills.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge with international travel to Africa then please send your details in the first instance to giles.phillips@aaronwallis.co.uk

For more info about this role; please click here

3) Research Associate – Urban Periphery (Africa)


Organisation: University of Sheffield (Post-Doctoral Research Project)

An exciting opportunity to be involved in a major new international research project focussed on lives at the urban periphery. You will make an important contribution for 12 months to a research project which focusses upon experiences of infrastructural investment on the peripheries of three city-regions in Africa.

The primary objective is to understand how urban change in the peripheries of African cities, focusing on infrastructural investments and economic change, is shaped, governed and experienced, and how these processes then impact on urban poverty.

This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the National Research Foundation (South Africa) as part of the Urban Transformations research agenda. The project is led by Dr Paula Meth and Dr Tom Goodfellow in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and will be conducted in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University (South Africa).

For more info about this research position; please click here

4) Product Growth Manager – Nigeria


Company: Facebook

As a Product Growth Manager for Nigeria, you will ensure Facebook is locally relevant and successful. Leveraging your deep understanding of the local competitive and product landscape, you will highlight product gaps, identify growth opportunities, and drive execution of growth initiatives specifically for Nigeria. The ideal candidate is passionate about international market success and has significant experience in consumer and mobile technology. This role is based in London (and may require travel)

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • 6+ years product development and/or business development experience
  • Experienced with growth marketing or product management at a global scale
  • Experience with social products, technologies and platforms is strongly desired
  • Experience working in startups or successful entrepreneurial adventures and working in a global environment highly desired
  • Extensive knowledge of online and mobile business models and consumer technology
  • Creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, highly organized, hands-on
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-driven, comfortable with a fast-paced, always-on, highly ambiguous environment
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills in English
  • Fluency in an additional language strongly desired
  • Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web and mobile applications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, engineering or related technical field or equivalent working experience

For more info about this role: please click here

5) Business Development Manager – Africa (Sales Engineer)


This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Sales Engineer to join a leading Oil and Gas manufacturer. This is a European business with an active market in West Africa. It is essential that applicants have experience in this area and are prepared to travel to West Africa and Med regions (approx. 25% of the time).

Required Experience / Qualifications For Sales Engineer

  • Degree Qualified in a technical engineering field – Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of target markets in Med Sea & Africa (Angola and or Nigeria)
  • Experience of selling technical/engineered products and services.
  • Computer literate – good working knowledge of MS Office.
  • At least 4 years’ experience working within oil and gas or Industrial market in a commercial, sales or business development role.
  • Full driving license.
  • Languages – Fluent English is essential , French would be beneficial
  • Mobility: travel to all Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African Countries in accordance with HT travels policy. Spend minimum 50% of his time in the field.
  • Adaptability to the function: travel during week-end, night flights, etc…

For more info about this role; please click here


Organisation: Appointments BiLanguage

They are searching for someone ambitious and engaging, with leadership abilities and the following skills:
* Excellent communication and presentation skills in English, French and Arabic.
* Understanding of the African or Middle East culture.
* Someone from an NGO/Volunteering background.
* Effective problem solving abilities.
* Proactive and with a can-do attitude.
* Hardworking and resilient.
* They are looking for someone who is a role model and who would be able to lead and demonstrate charisma as well as being someone transparent and professional.

For more information; please click here

7) Business Admin / IT Assistant Intern


Organisation: New Africa Consulting LTD

Interesting and Great Internship Opportunity. New Africa Consulting is a publishing company based in Harlesden, North West London, with newly acquired premises at Bridge Park Community Complex. The Company was opened in 2012 and has recently expanded to publish and develop media related contents for African and British Culture.

They are looking for an intern with: Great communication skills written and oral. Good organisation and time management skills. Attention to detail and the ability to work accurately. Ability to use own initiative. Good customer service skills over the phone and face to face. Good research skills. IT skills and the ability to be flexible and deal with more than one task at a time.

For more information; please click here

8) Strategic Operations Manager


Organisation: Milvik UK

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Define best practices for operational activities across all African markets including distribution/sales processes, call centre infrastructure, customer service, quality control and claims management
  • Establish project teams with members of the local teams to implement these best practices
  • Ensure that BIMA continues to be at the forefront of excellence in these operational activities
  • Identify the right KPI structures to monitor performance within all operational areas across our African markets
  • Work closely with the Chief Technology Officer to define and develop technology that maximizes operational efficiency, monitoring ability and customer experience
  • Set up global guidelines and implement call centre infrastructure to optimize performance and monitoring across all African markets

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Languages: fluent in English (French desirable)
  • 4-5 years+ work experience within an implementation/operational role in the telecoms space, or a top-tier management consulting firm (McKinsey, BCG, Bain)
  • MBA (or equivalent) from a top-tier university
  • Experience of working across Africa in telecoms and microfinance or equivalent
  • Eagerness to work in Africa and enthusiasm for travel – the job will involve travel 50% of the working month within Africa and to our head office in Stockholm
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, support and understand different stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong attention to detail, with focus on stakeholder management, product management, product development and performance of distribution channels
  • Note: The closing date for applications will be 3rd September 2016.

For more information; please click here

9) Strategic Account Manager – South-Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa


Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven experience and in depth understanding of managing accounts across Africa. Clients will from a variety of industry sectors including banking, insurance, mining and government.
  • Knowledge of the African market with particular focus on South Africa.
  • Extensive sales success within a B2B subscription environment within the publishing / data / business information industry.
  • Strong results orientation, with the commitment and drive to achieve a new business goal in a demanding and competitive business environment
  • Exceptional negotiation and closing skills to manage renewals from the SAM’s set of customers to a successful conclusion
  • Ability to generate new business in untapped regions and in new African markets.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and customers, to ensure time is maximized for revenue-retaining activities and the most important customers receive an excellent level of account management
  • Ability to adapt a communication style depending on audience, while maintaining a professional and credible demeanour.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when working closely with people of diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to take ownership of problems and coordinate appropriate internal resources to help solve customer issues effectively and efficiently.
  • Good level of business awareness to help build credibility with the client, spot potential opportunities within a the Corporates space, and express the benefits of Dow Jones in the appropriate business context
  • Degree level education is desirable
  • The role will require travel in the region and will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa or London

For more information; please click here

10) Head of Trading Floor Operations


Company: Learn to Trade

Key Responsibilities of Role:

  • Assume day-to-day responsibility for running of both the London and South African trading floor with the ability of working well under tight timelines.
  • Training, developing and mentoring staff
  • Develop and implement operational processes ensuring superior customer service
  • Collaborate with management team on global growth – looking at expanding into other regions specifically Africa. This person will be required to travel often
  • Strategize and develop cost saving initiatives across the London and Johannesburg trading floors
  • Actively overseeing the internal trading software team and ensuring high service levels are met and maintained.

Ideal Candidate Should Have:

  • This position requires a a minimum of 3-5 years working in a trading environment
  • Must be familiar with SA and UK trading regulations
  • MT4 Experience is desirable
  • Must have excellent oral and written skills with the ability to matrix manage a software team
  • Must be familiar with project management tools such as Microsoft Project
  • Experience with sales (3 years minimum)
  • Proven ability of managing employees of a 10+ team

For more information about this role; please click here

11) Fundraising Fellow


Organisation: One Dance UK

The Ideal Candidate should be:

  • A pro-active graduate with the potential to develop into a senior charitable or arts sector leader.
  • IT literate with some experience of working in a team in a charity or other company.
  • A thorough approach to research and attention to detail for the production of fundraising applications.
  • Comfortable when working to tight deadlines, and able to turn work around within a short time span.
  • Excellent social skills, able to operate with diplomacy, tact and empathy.
  • Ability to engage and motivate people at all levels of an organisation.
  • Outwardly focused and interested in order to be aware of new developments and sector trends, and able to relate how developments in different arenas can work to the benefit of the host organisation.
  • Ability to think laterally to maximise opportunities to promote the work of the organisation.
  • Passionate commitment to the work of charities and arts organisations, and a strong awareness of sector potential in a challenging funding context.

Completed application forms should be send to rachel.gibson@onedanceuk.org by 5pm on Thursday 1 September.

For more information about this role; please click here

12) Young Cooks and Talented Chefs


Organisation: Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Okay. These guys appeared in our Best 20 Ghanaian Restaurants in London guide some months back and are hiring.

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is looking for talented young cooks and chefs for Pop Brixton and our Streetfood and events … If you’re passionate about African food and have kitchen experience – come join the team!

‪Full time and Part time role available.

‪Required experience: Cooking: 1 year

For more information about this role; please click here

13) Recovery Outreach Worker


Organisation: Hestia

Ideal Candidate:

Being African or Caribbean is a genuine occupational qualification for this role, as you will provide people of that racial group with a personal services promoting their welfare, in accordance with Section 5 (2) (d) in of the Race relations Act 1976.

An understanding of the needs, perceptions & engagement of African &Caribbean service users with mental health needs; including those who are not engaged with services.

Experience of working with people requiring support related to Mental ill health and complex needs.

Experience of delivering support to people within a community/outreach setting.

For more information about this role; please click here

14) Talent Acquisition Manager, West Africa Region

Bridge School

Organisation: Bridge International Academies

As the Talent Acquisition Manager for Bridge International, you are a key member of the People Operations team as we try to attract the best talent that you can access. You will have the opportunity to join a fast-scaling global start-up and shape the organisation by developing a highly effective talent pipeline for all positions in your remit. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to multi-task and take ownership of the current talent acquisition process from the get-go. You’re an extremely effective communicator, both written and verbal, and are energized by interacting with people, building relationships, and networking. These things come naturally to you and are what you crave in your working life. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must. The candidate is equally comfortable as an individual contributor as well as a leader who can drive the efforts of a team.

 Ideal Candidate Should Have:

  • Passion for Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed.
  • Bachelor’s degree with superior academic performance
  • Extensive headhunting/recruitment experience, particularly with building diverse teams
  • Have managed a small recruitment team for at least 5 years
  • Capable of leading Employer Vision
  • Be capable of recruiting remotely
  • Have lived and worked in Nigeria for at least 3 years
  • Speak the local language
  • Experience in recruiting in West Africa
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven Talent Acquisition organization (agency or corporate)
  • We particularly value experience in extreme growth situations.
  • Self-starter; highly driven individual that will take ownership from the get-go and proactively look for improvement.
  • Strong leadership skills and has demonstrated ability to work with a very diverse workforce

For more information about this role; please click here

15) East Africa Regional Manager


Organisation: BreakThrough Media

You’ll be multi-disciplined; creative, strategic and well-organised. You’ll be delivery focused and able to ensure the project Is delivered effectively against objectives and with integrity.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Management and oversight of all our projects in the East Africa region
  • Line management of project directors in country, supporting them to deliver effectively and ensuring work is in line with the breakthrough approach.
  • Providing leadership to these projects, from developing strategy to overseeing implementation and ensuring the highest quality of work.
  • Liaison between the UK management team, creative team and project teams in country, working to ensure delivery.
  • Leading on client management across projects in the region.
  • Working to identify and support new business opportunities in the region.

Application details: To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter (maximum of two pages) demonstrating how you meet the necessary experience required to undertake this role to: jobs@breakthroughmedia.org

For more info about this role; please click here or here

16) Communications Manager


Company: African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Group

 To succeed in this role, it is essential that you have:  

• Minimum of a first degree in a relevant discipline
• At least 5-7 years’ experience in a communications role encompassing media relations, copy writing, brand management, social media management
• Superb writing and editing skills, and the ability to consistently deliver high quality materials across multiple platforms, to tight deadlines, in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
• Proactive media management skills required to drive coverage for AVCA activities and output
• Experience managing social media, writing content for the web and developing social media campaigns to support key events and initiatives
• Capacity to distill technical industry information and research reports into clear, concise and engaging communications, including press releases, opinion pieces, blog posts, tweets, etc

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their exceptional writing and communication skills as part of the selection process for this role.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please email a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter which sets out your suitability for the role, to: avca@avca-africa.org with the job title in the “subject” line | Deadline: Friday, 19th August 2016

For more info about this role; please click here

17) Associate – Africa Delivery Hub


Organisation: McKinsey & Company


  • Minimum 4 year degree (or equivalent) and excellent academic record required
  • Doctoral and advanced degree candidates in public health, development, economics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply
  • 4-6 years of experience in development-consulting style position or working in a public or social sector institution
  • Backgrounds in electric power, health, agriculture and education are most desirable
  • Experience working in Africa is a strong plus
  • Demonstrate sound reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English and the local office language(s)
  • You’ll work with the Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) in either our Johannesburg or Nairobi offices.

You will be expected to analyze data to identify opportunities and drive performance. Associates co-create performance targets and milestones with clients. You will set up and manage project management systems to track performance, and you’ll also have the chance to strengthen your specific technical/sectorial expertise to offer specialist delivery support (e.g. agriculture sector delivery) to clients with targeted needs.

For more info about this role; please click here

18) Consultancy: Women’s Political Leadership in Commonwealth Africa


Organisation: The Commonwealth

The Political Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat are seeking a consultant to be contracted to examine the structures of political parties across Commonwealth Africa, in order to provide clarity about the obstacles to women’s political participation in these organisations; highlight best practice and success stories; and to pinpoint areas for future capacity building support.

The successful candidate should ideally possess:

  • Postgraduate degree in social sciences/humanities such as development studies, gender, public administration, political science or other related field or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in research and policy development at national, regional and wider levels.
  • In-depth knowledge of development issues and management in developing country contexts, and in Africa
  • Substantive experience in developing high-level research and working with international project teams.
  • High-level communication and facilitation skills, especially for engaging with stakeholders for research.
  • Knowledge and experience of work in Commonwealth societies.

For more info about this role; please click here

19) Television News (Internship)


Organisation: Vox Africa

Voxafrica TV is re-branding and re-launching and as part of that we are bringing back ‘Vox News’ – our daily international news programme. We are looking for hard working graduate or student broadcast journalists with fresh ideas and a passion for news. Based in our London newsroom, you’ll have the chance to work in a live television news environment, assisting producers, presenters and reporters. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone hoping to pursue a career in TV news. For the best interns, there will be a chance to film and report on stories that will go on air on the programme.

Your key duties will include research, fact-checking, finding relevant stories, assisting in shoots, booking guests, finding and coming up with story and staying across competitor output. Good writing and research skills is crucial, as is the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, a knowledge of international news and a general strong work ethic. This will be a 3-month internship with the possibility of turning into a paid position to the right candidates. Previous interns have gone on to become permanent members of staff at Voxafrica.

For more info about this role; please click here

20) Human Resources Manager


Company: McCann & Braham

Reporting into the CFO you will be responsible for developing a team capable of delivering on all operational needs of the project. You will put in place organizational structures, recruitment plans, policies and procedures to help support the growth and development of the mine.

Skills and Experience required:
• 5+ years of HR Management experience – on-site African exp advantageous
• Degree in Human Resources or Post-Graduate or equivalent qualification
•Experience with union negotiations, implementing HR procedures and processes including recruitment and disciplinary process
• Strong project management skills – ability to translate strategy into plans/tactics
• Experience managing in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing, and highly complex environment.
• Strong knowledge of HR Policies & Procedures, HR Compliance, HR Systems, Performance Management Processes, Employee Relations, Industrial Relations
•French language skills essential

For more info about this role; please click here

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