15 Africa-Related Job Vacancies in London (Jan 2017)

So January 2017 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 this month; but also jobs. There are positions readily available for Agricultural Enthusiasts, Business and Telecoms Research Analysts, Paralegals and Digital Creatives with African experiences, languages and interests. Please share if you for your benefit and to the benefit of others.



1) Lawyers with exposure to African deals (0-6PQE)

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This Magic Circle law firm is in the process of building an African team in London. They are actively recruiting in the following areas at all levels:

  • Corporate
  • Corporate M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • Project finance

Their preference is for city trained candidates with exposure to African matters.

The team is lead by a well respected, market leading lawyer. The successful candidate will currently be working in a top tier law firm where they will have been exposed to African matters as a finance lawyer, projects lawyer or a corporate M&A lawyer.

For more information; please click here



2) Farm Manager, Broiler & Poultry (East Africa)

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The key responsibilities of the Farm Manager will include:

  • Performs regular evaluations of broiler farm performance and the relation to costs.
  • Offering training and development to field technicians and supervisors.
  • Direct the programs for growing broilers
  • Ensure Bio-security procedures are upheld throughout the operation.
  • Monitor day to day flock health.

The Hatchery Manager will ideally have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry or similar.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Proven experience of developing an environmentally controlled operation will be looked on favourably.
  • Experience within Sub-Saharan Africa will be advantageous.

For more info on this role; please click here



3) Business Development Manager

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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, in addition to:

  • Desire to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to further your career in a progressive company in a growing market
  • Account Management experience to nurture existing relationships
  • Hunger, Drive and Ambition to succeed in a new business capacity
  • Driven by earnings and career progression
  • Ability to meet and exceed sales targets

Candidate:

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, in addition to:

  • Desire to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to further your career in a progressive company in a growing market
  • Account Management experience to nurture existing relationships
  • Hunger, Drive and Ambition to succeed in a new business capacity
  • Driven by earnings and career progression

For more info on this role; please click here



4) Research Officer

engineeringThe Research Officer (RO) will be principally responsible for leading the design, implementation and reporting of cost-effectiveness analyses across the Nutrition Unit’s operational research portfolio. This currently includes a variety of projects in South Sudan, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Senegal with future potential work across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The main responsibilities of the RO are to lead costing and cost-effectiveness research activities for protocol and tool development, data collection, analysis and reporting. This will include management of the teams in the field involved in these activities and require close coordination with the specific operational research teams.

The position will also support the Nutrition Unit’s portfolio of ongoing research and dissemination activities under the No Wasted Lives Initiative. This will be coordinated with the Head of Evidence and No Wasted Lives team members as opportunities arise. We are always looking to recruit passionate and dedicated individuals who are keen to join our team and contribute to the fight against child hunger. For more detailed information on the role, please download the attached PDF Job description.

The post will be based in Action Against Hunger-UK’s London office, only candidates with the right to work in the UK may apply.

For more info on this role; please click here



5) Assistant Manager – Justice, Security and Peacebuilding (London)

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A member of the Professional Development Scheme should have the ability to build effective relationships with clients from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, and to work effectively in politically sensitive and challenging environments. He/she should relish working in a team, should be innovative, energetic, positive, and genuinely committed to making a lasting contribution to the reduction of conflict and poverty. This post may require extensive travel to Africa.

Adam Smith International seeks the following skills:

  • Demonstrated experience of initiative, planning and organisation skills, results-focus and working in complex and time-pressured contexts;
  • Outstanding English written and oral communication skills with additional languages;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and team-work; and
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • A post-graduate degree in international development, international relations, political science or other relevant fields from an internationally recognised university;
  • Strong, demonstrated interest in governance, politics, justice, or conflict resolution in developing countries;
  • Strong attention to detail; and
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility along with a willingness to travel at short notice and work in developing countries.

 

For more info on this role; please click here



6) FINANCE ASSOCIATE

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Africa Advisory Services Limited is the advisor to Surya Capital Management http://www.suryacapital.com , an East African principal investment firm focused primarily on developing growth platforms across attractive sectors in East Africa with a focus on Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania, (“Greater East Africa” or GEA”). They are backed by a group of family offices and institutions with deep operating experience across different sectors in the region and globally.

Candidate Profile:

  • Extensive work experience (full time or internship), in Private Equity, M&A or Strategy Consulting
  • Some level of entrepreneurial experience
  • Undergraduate record of academic achievement at a distinguished university
  • Ideally an MBA
  • Ability to support all aspects of transaction diligence, analysis and execution, (financial, accounting, legal, business)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ideally work experience in both India and Africa
  • Open to spending significant time on the ground in continent

For more info on this role; please click here



7) Videographer/Video Editor Intern

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Culture Tree TV are a young Ed-Tech Start-up whose mission is to teach children African languages using music, stories, games and other educational resources. They are passionate about children learning their mother tongue and keeping our African culture and heritage alive.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, bright and energetic student or graduate Videographer/Video Editor to help with shooting our videos and editing them.

Candidate Profile:

• Excellent video editing skills and confident with Premiere Pro CC or equivalent video editing software
• A love for editing and creating great videos
• Excellent understanding of encoding, and creating a variety of formats for social platforms
• Experience using graphic animations within videos
• Social media-savvy

Perk of the role:
• Gain valuable knowledge and experience from a London based start-up
• Contribute to building a small start-up
• Hands on experience
• Networking
• Flexible position
• Glowing reference depending on your performance
• Working in London
• We reward excellence and treat our team to various monthly incentives.

Terms of the internship:
• Start as soon as possible
• Minimum of 3 months
• Video shoots and filming will take place in London so ideal candidate must be in London.
• Working time negotiable (part time or full time)

For more information; please click here



8) Director African Trade Finance Loan Distribution

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The role will involve syndication and sale of corporate loans, trade related assets, forfaiting, structured finance, ECA based financing and political risk insurance.

Candidate Profile:

  • Significant trade sales experience and knowledge of LCs, collections , guarantees and structured trade finance
  • Strong credit skills
  • Strong contacts in Africa
  • Fluent French ideal

What’s on Offer

The package will be competitive

For more information; please click here



9) Conference Producer – Africa Markets, Publisher

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Africa Markets, Publisher £ DOE London (Travel) My Client…Is an established publishing & events business that has established itself as one of the leading organisers of African business and financial events. From small workshops and round-tables, to large business conferences and awards ceremonies, due to expansion a role has arisen for a talented producer to work on a number of events in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the USA and Asia. The Role…IC Events is recruiting for a Conference Producer to contribute to the production and management of commercially-viable conferences, award ceremonies and other international events focusing on business, finance and current affairs in Africa. The role is full time and suitable for a highly organised professional with experience in the production of small to large-scale, international conferences, ideally with an interest in and knowledge of Africa and the African markets.

  • University Degree in a relevant subject
  • At least 2 years’ experience in event production and speaker management
  • Knowledge and understanding of different business models in commercial conferences
  • Excellent research and English written communication skills, with the ability to familiarise themselves quickly with new topics, write clearly and concisely, and edit documents
  • Strong telephone manners, interpersonal skills and versatile verbal communication skills, with the ability to deal confidently with stakeholders at all levels of responsibility and from different cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to work on multiple tasks and to deliver effectively under significant time pressure – and PowerPoint
  • Experience in copy writing/editing (desirable)
  • Knowledge of and interest in Africa and the African markets, and understanding of business and financial topics (highly desirable).

For more information; please click here



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The Regional Director for Africa is responsible for the strategic direction and effective operation of the Open Society Foundations’ work in Africa which aims to reinforce and advance open society values throughout the continent. The director oversees implementation of program and foundation work in the region, conducted through grantmaking, advocacy, and operational projects, in order to promote human rights, democratic participation, and justice and the rule of law. The Regional Director seeks to enhance the integration of OSF’s work and coordination between OSF programs and foundations.

Candidate Profile:

  • demonstrated and extensive knowledge of political/social dynamics in Africa
  • advanced degree and a minimum of fifteen years’ experience in advocacy, policy analysis or management related to Africa
  • Demonstrated experience in managing inter and intra-organizational relationships in complex organizational environments
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • over ten years’ experience as a manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex institution; must enjoy management
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity, and capacity to think strategically
  • team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • strong organizational and negotiation skills and close attention to detail
  • integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • willingness to travel frequently

 

For more information; please click here



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An experienced and energetic Marketing Director is required for Global Direct Selling company. Responsible for the strategic and tactical planning, development and implementation of all of the company’s European, African and Russia/CIS marketing strategies, marketing communications, Social Media, Events and public relations activities, both external and internal. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services for marketing, communications, social media and public relations. To effectively manage the Marketing team and work alongside other senior Management ensuring the company’s global marketing strategy is adhered to. Primary Relationships

Candidate Profile:
Bachelors or Masters degree in Marketing (is preferred) |
Professional chartered marketer (CIM) | Proven track record of success in senior marketing roles.Confident, driven and dynamic leader | Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications, events and public relations activities within the Direct Selling sector an advantage | Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational skills | Experience developing and managing budgets, and recruiting, training, developing, and managing a creative team | Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, making presentations and liaising with the media. Strong oral and written communications skills | Ability to manage multiple projects at a time | European travel is essential Multi-lingual an advantage, Italian, German, French or Spanish.

For more information; please click here



12) Web Design & Developer Intern

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Culture Tree TV are a young Ed-Tech Start-up whose mission is to teach children African languages using music, stories, games and other educational resources. They are passionate about children learning their mother tongue and keeping our African culture and heritage alive.

You will be enthusiastic and a very creative thinker with the ability to work following a brief as well as being able to generate your own ideas and taking them through to completion.

Essential Skills

• Graphic design HTML, CSS and JavaScript
• Experience in responsive Web Design
• Strong HTML, CSS and JavaScript, WordPress
• Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• Experience of working with brand guidelines
• Have a strong attention to detail with good typography, layout and colour skills
• Be a good communicator with the ability to communicate concepts to colleagues

For more information; please click here



13) Campaigner, South Sudan

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With a focus on South Sudan, you’ll investigate and advocate highlighting and breaking the links between extraction and trade in natural resources and corruption and financing conflict.

A key part of the role will be working with local civil societies to achieve change and agreeing ways to communicate the impact.

Candidate Profile

A practiced campaigner, you’ll know how to create successful campaign strategies and build awareness through investigations and advocacy.

You’ll need to explain complex policy issues to diverse audiences so excellent communications skills and the ability to adapt your style depending on the audience is essential.

You’ll be a real team player relishing close collaboration with our partners, colleagues and other important stakeholders

Finally, it would be valuable if you understand the governance, transparency issues and the political landscape within South Sudan or East Africa.

For more information; please click here



14) Junior Relationship Manager – Francophone Africa

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The role will be to support the Senior Relationship Managers including executing relationship strategy, handling customer enquiries and facility monitoring of trade finance products.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate must have French language skills and general banking experience. Experience with African corporate clients, front office and trade finance banking experience would be preferred but is not essential. They are open to candidates from a variety of banking backgrounds including middle office credit and operations.

For more information; please click here



15) Digital Marketing Intern

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Culture Tree TV are a young Ed-Tech Start-up whose mission is to teach children African languages using music, stories, games and other educational resources. They are passionate about children learning their mother tongue and keeping our African culture and heritage alive.

They are looking for an ambitious Digital/Online Marketing graduate / student who would like to develop their digital marketing experience. You will get unique and detailed access to the full workings of an Ed-Tech start-up and will be involved in a variety of Online Marketing activities such as:
• SEO and Adwords campaigns
• Social Media Marketing
• Reporting and analysing the results and effectiveness of your digital marketing strategy.
• Graphics design, animation and marketing videos.

For more information; please click here



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