25 Africa-Themed Job Vacancies in London (November 2016)


So November 2016 is here and it’s usually that time of the year where various job vacancies are on the rise.  Below are the latest African-related job listings that are currently live in London at the moment. It’s not just about interesting events; but also jobs. There are positions readily available for Swahili speakers, Business and Telecoms analysts, paralegals and creatives with African experiences, languages and interests. Please share if you for your benefit and to the benefit of others.

Feature: DRC Community Forest Consortium Coordinator


Rainforest UK Foundation is an international organization working with indigenous peoples to conserve the world’s rain forests and uphold their human rights. RFUK considers that an essential first step to protect and manage the tropical forests and to reduce poverty in tropical forest countries is to realise the rights of the traditional and indigenous communities who live in those forests. With secure rights to land and livelihoods, forest peoples can effectively manage forest resources and direct and manage their own development.

Job Description:

Project management

· Ensure that the project is implemented by the consortium partners according to the contracts, logframe, budget and timetable;

· Work closely with the DRC Programme Manager and the Research and the Policy Coordinator to ensure the consortium strategy is in line with the overall RFUK Programme Strategy;

· Convene, meeting and liaising with external experts or consultants who could contribute to the project;

· Conduct regular visits to DRC (up to 10 weeks per year) to monitor project implementation and organise coordination meeting in countries ;

· Support relevant Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning or Research processes in relation to this project but which are conducted independently from RFUK;

· Participate in regular internal coordination meetings concerning RFUK’s overall programme in DRC, as well as representing RFUK in any similar meetings with external organisations.

For more info; please click here

1) Head of Finance and Administration


In the last 14 years, MicroLoan Foundation has dedicated itself to helping some of the poorest women in Malawi and Zambia to start small businesses so they can work their way out of poverty and provide a better life for themselves and their family. At MicroLoan Foundation we believe in providing hope for the future, not simply handouts. By providing small loans, training and support, we help these women to build small sustainable enterprises giving them, and their families, a long term solution against the effects of poverty. The organization enables women to work their way out of poverty by providing opportunities to develop lifelong skills, access vital financial services and establish sustainable small businesses. This integrated approach has the capability to improve the quality of life for women and their families.

Job Description:

  • Planning & Budgeting – Support the CEO by managing the processes for: Creation of long and short- term financial plans, including those that support the MicroLoan international strategy; Preparation of the annual financial budget in Malawi and ensuring that appropriate financial information is provided.
  • Leadership & Management – Proactively lead, train and develop the finance, Data and IT team and provide ongoing organizational leadership and direction as part of the senior management team.
  • Reporting – Manage, supervise and oversee day to record keeping and accounting in the Malawi office; Ensure accurate and timely financial management reports are generated and submitted to the CEO, UK management, Malawi trustees and Malawi Reserve Bank.
  • Internal Controls – Ensure the development and operation of an effective internal control framework throughout the organization.
  • Audit – Manage the annual audit process in Malawi and ensure that appropriate external and internal audit processes are implemented.
  • Social Investment/Loans – Provide analysis to support the viability of all forms of social investment to MicroLoan Malawi. This will include reporting statistics for outside funding agencies and also “social investment” lenders.
  • Treasury – Ensure the effective operation of treasury activities in Malawi including weekly and monthly cash flow updates and a regular review of the capital adequacy levels / reserves.
  • Payroll and Pensions – Ensure appropriate controls are in place and that this function is managed in line with Malawi Revenue Authority and other statutory regulations.
  • Tax – Ensure that the organization has the appropriate tax advice.
  • IT – Develop, implement, and ensure the effective operation of the MIS system and IT infrastructure in Malawi ensuring that is fit for purpose, staff are trained and appropriately supported.
  • Governance – Develop, implement and maintain a risk management process to ensure that risk is managed to a level agreed with the CEO and Board.
  • Fundraising – Work with the UK Head of Fundraising, and team, supporting donor applications and relations and ensuring that the Fundraising reporting is accurate and prepared on time.
  • Presentation – To represent the charity as appropriate to outside bodies (e.g. donors, partners, seminars).

For more info; please click here

2) Legal Document Reviewer (Swahili)


(Urgently Required) Document reviewers required for a Swahili / English doc review.

The client are a top 20 International law firm in the City.

£30.00 an hour, double time at weekends and time and a half over 40 hours.

Please contact Sarah on 01273 900733

For more info; please click here

3) Afro Hairdressers (South West London)


These guys are specifically looking for an AFRO HAIRDRESSER , that can do various braids most importantly you need to be able to do SINGLE BRAIDS, SENEGALESES TWISTS (twist with expressions), KINKY TWISTS, GHANA BRAIDS, cornrow with natural hair, twist with natural hair, Relaxer, Weaves etc

You will need to be able to interact with customers well and being punctual is very important

For more info; please click here

4) Project Executive


{a typical day} It’s 9 am. You read your emails from Nigeria and Hong Kong about two high-profile projects you are confidentially working on with your manager. You then spend the morning updating project plans and assessing them against key milestones, coordinating conference calls, following up on actions and recording meeting notes.

After lunch, you discuss with a Market Manager the progress of a new programme you helped launch in Kenya – you’re excited to hear it’s meeting target and the design of the marketing materials you coordinated have been well received by a key account based in Nairobi! They also mention a new competitor programme to prepare international students for Dentistry, which you research and summarise for the New Project Group. At 4pm you talk to the team in South America and talk through their actions, reminding them of the crucial role they play to launch a new academic skills programme to market in time. You enjoy working with the team as they are high-energy and enthusiastic, and you leave the call feeling confident they will complete their actions quickly.

Job Description:

If this sounds like the kind of day that you’d enjoy, then please read on to hear more about the responsibilities of the role which include:

Assisting with project management including coordination, monitoring and risk management
Understanding the appropriate priorities and sensitivities of projects to act quickly with a high degree of autonomy
Preparation of briefing documents for stakeholders (e.g. slide decks, information sheets)
Assisting with training and producing appropriate materials
Effectively and accurately communicating project information to key stakeholders, creating an atmosphere of excellence, collaboration and inclusion
Coordinate all aspects of meeting management from creating agendas to writing minutes and monitoring, liaising and communicating decisions and action points
Maintain, initiate and manage improvements to the team’s section of Kaplan’s collaboration server – Microsoft Sharepoint
Assisting with a range of operational matters, including calendar management for strategic activities
Other duties as required by the Director


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5) International Consumer Insight Manager


This newly created senior position within a newly created team focusses on international consumer and market research for high heritage British snack food brands with masses of continued potential to grow in new markets.  Specific focus markets are Nigeria, India and China and experience of these particular markets would be advantageous.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the learning plan for priority markets and supporting the other markets on insights for assigned brand team.
  • Conduct research for the global marketing team and some markets of strategic importance.
  • Provide the business with the best consumer knowledge, presented in an insightful and engaging way which is appropriate to the circumstance.
  • Manage internal relationships and stakeholders.

For more info; please click here

Feature: Lawyer, Energy Transition and Environment (EU Coal & Energy Project)


ClientEarth is a public interest environmental law group founded in 2007, and we bring together law, science and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges. You will be joining an organisation of 90-strong staff, including legal experts qualified in more than ten jurisdictions based across offices in London, Brussels, Warsaw, a newly established fund-raising office in New York and with lawyers in Western- and Central- African focus countries. In this role; you will be part of ClientEarth’s Strategic Litigation Programme – a vibrant and expanding team using litigation to accelerate Europe’s transition to a low carbon future.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will bring the ability to understand complex legal, regulatory, commercial and political terrains and a sound legal knowledge base and skill set in EU environmental law, with a preferred background in public/administrative law.Experience with EU energy law is a plus. You will be a self-starter and have the potential to identify opportunities to drive systemic change.You will be able to drive forward an agreed area of work, working in collaboration with key internal (including cross-office) and external partners. You are committed to making a contribution to the compelling and urgent need for action on climate change and more broadly to sustainable development.

For more info; please click here

6) Aduna Team Assistant


Aduna is an Africa-inspired health and beauty brand and social business. Their products are made using exceptional and underutilised natural ingredients sourced directly from small-scale producers in Africa. Equally, their mission is to breathe the vibrancy of Africa into the daily lives of people all over the world, creating a virtuous circle that feeds significant positive impacts back to the source. You can also listen to our founder Andrew launching Aduna at the International Herald Tribune Luxury Conference on “The Promise of Africa” in 2012.

Job Description:

Fulfil e-commerce and Amazon orders: prepare, log and post.
Prepare and post all sample requests
Book couriers and receive deliveries
Represent Aduna at consumer and trade shows
Order office supplies, manage filing & general office management
Book travel and accomodation
Assist with specific projects
General assistance to the Aduna team

For more info; please click here

7) Business Development Manager – Africa


This role is a perfect opportunity for someone with experience of the African market to build a lasting career within a global market-leader. William Russell are looking for someone to manage the existing portfolio and develop new relationships with the objective of increasing sales from a panel of brokers and raising the profile of William Russell within the African market.

Essential Qualities:

  • Honest with integrity – A strong sense of Honour, Integrity, Ethics and Loyalty are core.
  • Ambitious – you will be ready to take on the challenge of establishing, managing and growing new business relationships.
  • Well travelled – you will ideally have worked as an expatriate, and you will be familiar with the Africa region.
  • Energetic – you will have the energy to travel throughout the region, developing and maintaining contact with key intermediaries in the region.
  • Responsible – you will take the responsibility of building the William Russell brand very seriously.

The ideal Business Development Manager will have prior experience of selling Insurance products into the African market and will be either living in the region or willing to relocate.

You will have a successful track record within one or two African-based insurance organisations where you will have achieved progression and results

For more info; please click here

8) Relationship Director – Commodity Finance (Africa)


An International Bank seek to recruit a senior Commodity Finance banker to build client relationships and market the banks product offering in the African Metals, Energy and Soft Commodities markets

Job Description:

  • Originate new business in the African Commodity Finance market
  • Structure and execute Commodity Finance deals in relevant markets (Metals, Energy, Soft Commodities etc.)
  • Manage existing client relationships
  • Market the banks product suite
  • Prepare credit applications
  • Work closely with senior staff members to develop the banks Commodity Finance strategy

Key Skills

  • Commodity Finance experience
  • Exposure to African markets

For more info; please click here

9) Year 2 Teacher (January 2017)


The School serves an area of high deprivation. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic background is high; Black Caribbean and Black African pupils from the largest groups. The proportion of pupils with EAL is above average.

* Pupil’s achievement is outstanding, enabling them to reach above average standards by the end of year 2. * Pupil’s behaviour is excellent and personal development is outstanding. * Outstanding curriculum is enlivened by drama, puppetry and cooking. Use of modern technology such as filming videos of their own drama sessions. * Teachers are regularly challenged to ensure that their predictions for pupil’s attainment are as realistically high as possible.

Job Description:

* £130 -£180 per day depending on experience. Requirements * Know and understand the curriculum for KS1 * Be a qualified teacher – must have QTS * Have a good understanding of classroom and behaviour management * Be keen to work in a forward thinking improving school * Be reliable and team orientated * Satisfy all the eligibility requirements to work in the UK If you would like to apply for the role or find out more, please submit your CV

For more info; please click here

10) Finance Controller (Knowledge of South African Market)


This company is a global leader in the agricultural & construction sector is looking to recruit a Financial Accountant/Manager to join their team located in the Essex area.

Job Description:

Statutory Reporting Preparation of local GAAP accounts at year end

* Manages the activities of the General Ledger team and ensure all deadlines are met
* Point of reference for new and existing accounting flows
* Support project teams in new initiatives with reference to accounting activities
* Detailed knowledge of commercial accounting structures – discount/warranty/manufacturing variance accounting
* Work with external and internal auditors to support in collation of financial data
* Delegation of Authority (DA) – ensure accounting entries are made in accordance with DOA/appropriate approval level and position.
* Ensuring all accounting activities are performed to required time and quality standards
* Control log for all accounting reconciliations – listing of all accounts and responsibilities. Ensure all reconciliations are completed on a timely basis, in accordance with the company’s requirements
* Reporting implementation which consists of evolving and defining Chart of Accounts (COA)
* Inter company (IC) reconciliation process including the resolution of ageing issues and development of process for improving results

For more info; please click here

11) Presidential Campaign Manager


The organisation

  • A Presidential candidate for a West African country.

The role

  • To begin in early 2017.
  • To lead the strategy of a campaign to gain supporters and voters including the media relations.
  • To line manage a team of 6 policy and communications staff members.
  • To manage the campaign budget.

The candidate

  • Demonstrable experience in managing activism campaigns or political organising
  • Successful press relations experience and knowledge of media buying.
  • The ability to build individual relationships successfully and coalitions.

Job Type: Contract

Required experience:

  • Campaigns: 5 years

For more info; please click here

12) Business Analyst MFID II


ICBC Standard Bank Plc was formed in February 2015 when Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) acquired a 60% stake in Standard Bank Plc. As a result, a compelling strategic platform was formed, one that benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise

Job Description:

Delivery focused Technical Business Analyst who will drive the delivery of IT change required front to back through the organisation in response to MIFID ii. MiFID II experience/knowledge is necessary with a focus on:

  • Transaction reporting
  • Trade Reporting

Keys responsibilities: 

  • Interpretation of the regulatory requirements in order to articulate what needs to be done
  • Conduct In-depth gap analysis of the impacted processes and underlying systems and produce BRD and FRDs in order to remediate
  • Data Sourcing activities in relation to the above
  • Input into Solutions Design and required Architecture
  • Liaise with and communicate progress to the project manager

For more info; please click here

13) Textile Arts and Craft tutor


African Cultural Association will be teaching people between the ages of 7 and 18 years old EVERY Tuesday 4:30pm to 6:30Pm after school.

Work with the rest of the team to help 7-18 year olds achieve various goals relating to Textile Crafts /Art.
The post holder will be responsible for planning and organising their own daily work load.
Job Description:
Regular evaluation and monitoring of students
Give appropriate feedback to students
Record enrolment, attendance and guide students.
Qualified and experienced in teaching Textile Crafts and Art.
Able to travel  between centres in a timely manner.
Experience working with children
Must be willing to undertake a DBS clearance.
Patience and the ability to explain things clearly.

For more info; please click here

14) Adventure Specialist


Join a dynamic team in the leading global Adventure travel company; inspire customers to follow their inner wanderlust, create amazing travel experiences and become integral in the rapidly growing business in the UK and Europe.

Job Description:

Your mission – should you choose to apply for it – is to achieve and exceed sales targets, whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy, and never ceasing to delight our customers. If you have an appetite for travel, are driven by meeting monthly sales targets, and love talking to people, then we want to hear from you.

This role is the primary point of contact for our customers in the South African market and also serves our UK & European customers.

To apply, please email your CV to ilovemondays@intrepidtravel.com

For more info; please click here

Feature: Investment Professional – Senior Analyst: 2-year fixed contract


The role is a 2-year fixed contract, following which candidates will most likely wish to do an MBA. This is a great opportunity for a junior level candidate to break into African private equity.

Job Description:

The role will include identifying investment opportunities; analysis of potential transactions, including due diligence, financial modelling and preparing investment proposals; deal execution, involving structuring, negotiation and legal documentation; and portfolio monitoring.

This is a highly entrepreneurial environment and requires flexibility and commitment. The candidate must have strong financial and strategic analysis and excellent verbal and written communication skills gained from private equity and/or investment banking, and excellent analytical, modelling and reporting skills. Demonstrable interest in Africa or emerging markets would be beneficial. Exceptional academic record, strong business acumen and a long-term approach to investment decision-making necessary. The candidate is likely to have 1-2 years of investment banking experience from a major investment bank or private equity experience.

For more info; please click here

15) Analyst (Telecoms)


This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding organisation determined to become the world leader in market intelligence. As a Research Analyst you will work on and develop a combination of models and forecasts, analytical reports and consulting projects focusing on the African & Middle Eastern Market.

Job Description:

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on market trends within the telecoms (Africa and Middle East) market
  • Prepare analytical reports built around primary and secondary research together with the existing database.
  • Perform research and analysis tasks as part of a team working on ad-hoc consulting projects
  • Respond directly to client requests for ad-hoc research, analysis and reports
  • Collaborate directly with internal sales teams to support client renewals
  • Support marketing and business development activities

For more info; please click here

16) Customer Services Assistant Apprenticeship


(Apprenticeship) This expanding business boasts a director who received an OBE from the Queen and a director who was voted ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. Sounds good?

Job Description:

  • Good customer service skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Experience in retail or selling
  • Able to work independently and part of a team
  • Driving licence is an advantage but not necessary

Bantuway Ltd was established in 1996 to provide a one-stop quality meat, poultry and fish shop for Africans and AfricanCaribbeans, who travel long distances in the early morning to buy the fresh products they sell at wholesale prices. Bantuway Ltd has now grown from a small retailer to a major meat, fish and poultry importer.

For more info; please click here

17) Vice President, NGL Origination – Europe & Africa


The VP NGL Origination focuses on long term business development efforts for BP’s NGL business in Europe and Africa.

Job Description:

  1. Extensive experience in origination/marketing with a broad experience in the energy commodity space
  2. Knowledge of European and African NGL infrastructure and a robust network of contacts along the NGL supply chain
  3. Negotiation and deal structuring skills
  4. Expertise in transactional economics, deal and risk valuation
  5. Interpersonal skills and comfort interacting with executive level individuals

For more info; please click here

18) Junior Relationship Manager


  • Should have 1- 2 years Relationship Management or customer services experience, preferably within a financial services institution.
  • Educated to degree level (i.e Bachelors degree) with a minimum grade of 2.1
  • Knowledge of the West African market is desirable
  • Excellent, proven client relationship skills. Must be sociable and very strong at creating and developing business relationships.

Job Description:

  • Transaction monitoring
  • Be the first point of contact for customer enquiries
  • Reviewing and processing account opening applications
  • Dealing with customer queries on existing and potential accounts
  • Attending to customers in person or over the phone
  • Treating customer transfers
  • Monitor and prepare daily exports on PEPs and Past due loans
  • Customer file reviews
  • Ad hoc duties

For more info; please click here

19) Housing with Support Manager


You will be working 25 hours a week covering two sheltered services within the same vicinity to provide support to vulnerable African and African-Caribbean adults over the age of 55.

Job Description:
Manage the service budget to ensure all budgeted income is received and costs are in line with the budgeted expenditure.
To monitor and support the collection of rent and any rent arrears.
Professional tenancy sign ups and terminations.
Manage and coordinate minor ASB issues with an aim to resolve before it escalates.
Deliver a daily welfare check on all the customers in your designated patch for older persons.
Ensure there is a planned programme of activities that take place every week in line with the immediate and local community – Creating a HUB for social inclusion.
Ensure effective line management of cleaners, caretakers or any other direct reports.

For more info; please click here

20) Programme Finance Adviser – Africa (French Speaker)


Job Description:

Acting as the finance business partner for the Africa country teams you will provide technical support in accounting, compliance, reporting and proposal development. Your duties will include:

* Budgeting and Financial reporting
* Capacity Building
* Supporting the Head of Finance with the statutory financial audit
* Support the Senior Programme Adviser
* Carry out field visits to country programmes
* Review restricted income and expenditure against programme implementation
* Analysis and follow up of monthly financial reporting packs

To be considered for this role you will be a fluent French speaker and a fully or part qualified CCAB Accountant with previous experience in financial management in a non-profit organisation. You will be prepared to travel to countries in the African region approx 25% of your time. In return you will receive a generous pension and holiday allowance and working for a charity that makes a massive difference to some of the worlds most vulnerable.

For more info; please click here

21) Office Administration Assistant


(Apprenticeship) Ades Limited is an African Caribbean Food/Drinks Cash and Carry in Charlton andThamesmead. We are currently looking to recruit an Administrative Assistant to support the Administrative Team. The post will be ideal for an apprentice, with the opportunity to gainpractical experience while studying.

Job Description:

  • Answering the telephone, directing calls or responding to enquiries
  • Reception duties, managing diary, organising meetings
  • Data entry
  • Filing and maintaining filing system
  • Typing and setting up documents such as invoices
  • Using office equipment such as computers, printers,scanners, photocopiers, fax machines etc.
  • Supporting the Admin Manager & Store Manager
  • Opening, date stamping and mail distribution
  • Stationery order

For more info; please click here

22) International Business Support Associate


This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain international business experience and enhance their employability.

Are you interested in gaining training and work experience in business skills and project management?
Apply now for our 12 week African Business Support training programme starting in February.
Our placements are open to all 18-25-year-olds from the UK. The programme is fully funded by the UK Government; you will receive internationally recognised training in business consultancy and spend 11 weeks working in a growing business in Ghana, Uganda or Zambia to help them unlock access to trade and finance.
You do not need any previous business skills or experience to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity – Challenges Worldwide will provide all training, accommodation and a weekly allowance while you are on placement.
Apply today for more information.

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23) Credit Analyst


Barbara Houghton Associates are seeking to recruit a Credit Analyst to report directly to the Head of Risk (on behalf of their client).

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have over 5 years financial analysis experience gained within an international banking environment. A proven ability in credit risk identification and control along with a good understanding of Security and Facility documentation. A good grounding in Market Risk, Trade Finance and knowledge of Project/Structured Finance is essential along with working with emerging markets. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Trade Finance Facilities to African Financial Institutions providing L/C confirmation, advising, issuance of Irrevocable Reimbursement Undertaking, Guarantees, Standby L/Cs, refinancing etc.

-Structured Trade Commodity Finance transactions for Corporate entities in Africa -Non-regulated property lending

– UK buy-to-let- Overseas investment -Secured Corporate & Personal lending. – Project and Structured Finance.

– To provide timely assessment of all areas of risk.

– Monitor and control credit exposures to ensure compliance with authorisations and limits

– Monitor collateral and security values

Please send your CV to Barbara@bhal.co.uk

For more info; please click here

24) Sales Consultant


This company is an importer and distributor of authentic African foods, has an immediate requirement for a sales consultant. Initially a temporary role, the right candidate will transfer onto a permanent contract within 3 months.

Job Description:

• Cold calling prospect candidates
• Identifying new leads
• Attending canvass and service visits to new and existing customers
• Servicing current clients
• Responding to telephone and email enquiries
• General administrative duties

For more info; please click here

25) Investment Broker


Welcome2Africa International is a private sector development company committed to the positive economic growth of Africa. In addition to the consultancy services we provide for our clients, we develop and initiate a range of activities to catalyse and facilitate investment, trade and business interest into and across Africa. Currently, we have a focus and commitment to the positive development and transformation of Africa’s Agribusiness sector.

Job Description:

  • Identify and develop viable investment opportunities within our pipeline.
  • Develop and build network with investors who may be interested in investing in Africa, particularly Africa’s Agricultural sector.
  • Assist with prospective investments, including analysis of eligible investment proposals, undertaking detailed due diligence, applying rigorous analytical techniques, and stress testing business plans to assess investment opportunities, from both a social impact and financial return standpoint;
  • Preparation of investment brochure material, presentation documents & material
  • Integrate with contemporaries in target client list
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and advice to network of investors
  • Represent the company at industry events.

For more info; please click here



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