25 Africa-Related Job Vacancies in London (February 2017)


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So February 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.

1) Africa-Focused Senior Associate

A highly regarded boutique firm based in the City with a particular focus on emerging markets is looking for a Senior Associate.  They offer their clients from the power, energy (conventional and renewable) and infrastructure industries bespoke advice on finance, corporate and commercial matters with a particular focus on emerging markets. The firm has grown by attracting high quality senior lawyers from large international firms, and is recognised by Chambers and the Legal 500 as a market leader.

Due to increasing client demand, they are looking for a high quality Senior Associate with projects experience in the African market.

To discuss this opportunity in complete confidence, please contact David von Dadelszen at david.vondadelszen@jamesonlegal.com or on 020 7002 7664.

For more info on this role; please click here

2) Funds Lawyer (London)

This current team of funds lawyers provides advice principally to fund managers establishing closed ended private equity style funds with a focus on key sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and buy-out funds. A particular area of interest is in the African funds market. They act for start-up managers as well as some of the firm’s key institutional clients.

The successful candidate will have:

The ideal candidate will be able to support our team and will have experience of advising on various matters relating to establishing and investing in investment funds. It will also be essential that the candidate enjoys business development. Relevant experience will include:

Drafting constitutional documentation including limited partnership agreements, unit trust deeds and shareholder agreements | Drafting and negotiating ancillary documentation such as management agreements and administration agreements | Advising on carried interest arrangements | Reviewing marketing material and conducting verification exercises | High level advice on UK financial regulation as it relates to investment funds (specifically a familiarity with AIFMD and the UK’s financial promotion regime) | Negotiating fund documentation with investors and dealing with side letter requests | Drafting LLP agreements in relation to setting up new managers | Dealing with offshore law firms and administrators | Reviewing fund documentation for institutional investors and preparing user friendly reports | Negotiating with fund counsel when acting for investors (either as cornerstone investor or as a minority investor) and ideally when acting for UK pension funds | Discussing new funds with both start-up and experienced managers.

For more info on this role; please click here

3) Portfolio Manager (Equity Africa)

Hedge Invest SGR (“HI”) is seeking to hire the portfolio manager (“PM”) for one of the Ucits alternative funds within its Ireland-based SICAV, a long-short equity focused on Africa (the “Fund”). The Fund will be managed by a UK company majority-owned by HI, with AUM currently at ca. EUR 25ml and potential for growth.

The PM is responsible for investing a long-short portfolio of publically listed equity securities across all markets in Africa. When communicating investment ideas, the PM must be able to generate detailed financial forecasts, as well as peer group and industry analysis. Along with managing investments the PM is expected to build and maintain a wide network of industry contacts across the continent.

The successful candidate will have:

The PM should have an existing demonstrable track record of investing in equities across all the African markets and sectors and understand the macro and micro factors that drive stock returns in Africa. The PM must also have experience generating short ideas, managing overall portfolio risk and must also be able to execute his or her own trades, be knowledgeable of electronic trading systems and securities settlement across Africa.

For more info on this role; please click here

4) Research Associate (African Ecological System Project)

The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to contribute to and lead aspects of the research on the Dynamics of African Ecosystem project at The Collen Lab http://www.collenlab.org/opportunities.html

Dynamics of African Ecosystem project The project aims to develop a mechanistic general ecosystem model that can be applied at fine scales to understand the impact of land use, climate and bushmeat hunting on the structure of African ecosystems. The post holder will be expected to undertake the development of an existing general ecosystem model, to apply the model to understand changes in ecosystems, and to write up this research for publication in international, peer-reviewed journals.

This post is funded until 31 May 2019 the first instance and is available from January 2017.

The successful candidate will have:

The successful candidate must hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD degree in a relevant subject, e.g. ecological modelling, ecosystem modelling, conservation science coupled with  comprehensive knowledge in research techniques and methodologies.  Candidates must have proven computer coding skills, including writing automated scripts. Knowledge of C# computer-coding language and experience of source control of computer code are desirable. The post holder must demonstrate excellent written & verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences.

For more info on this role; please click here

5) Schedule Planner, African Channels, Sony Pictures TV Networks

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks operates branded entertainment channels around the world. The channels offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third party distributors, as well as original content commissioned globally and locally.

The successful candidate will have:

Professional Experience

  • Previous  experience of working in programme scheduling across major international territories and must be familiar with a major scheduling system (ideally Vision)
  • Experience in using TechEdge is desirable
  • Knowledge of the South African market is preferred
  • Experience in working with US content and a familiarity with studio produced series

Skill and abilities

  • Highly organized, working under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience of using scheduling software (preferably Vision)
  • A strong team player who thrives under the pressure of meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills, together with the ability to be flexible, adaptable and resourceful
  • Ability to work independently and to use own initiative in all situations
  • Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills

For more info on this role; please click here

6) Senior Maintenance Officer (South African High Commission)

Diplomatic Position;  Applicants are required to submit their full Curriculum Vitae (with day time contact numbers), accompanied by a covering letter, confirming their work status inn the UK and/or copies of their schooling certificates and further educational certificates if any and work references.

The successful candidate will have:

1.   Energetic and confident person who can work under pressure, is a team player and has excellent public relations.
2.   Good interpersonal skills
3.   Knowledge of South Africa an advantage.
4.   Computer literacy.
5.   Proficiency in English (Spoken and written).
6.   Ability to work independently.

1.   Undertake general maintenance work, as directed at all Government owned and leased properties of the Mission.
2.   Maintain a daily worksheet of all tasks performed.
3.   Assist in the workshop as directed by the supervising officers.

For more info on this role; please click here

7) Marketplace Communications Assistant (Kawree.com)

In 2017, we seek to accelerate the development of the marketplace and are looking for a Communication Assistant with the passion and experience to implement a compelling communication strategy.


  • Responsible for daily post on the social media networks including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest
  • Engaging the target audience in the most compelling way possible
  • Raising the brand presence and profile of Kawree
  • Liaising and collaborating with websites, press, companies, associations in order to develop key partnerships to allow PR coverage
  • Engaging audience to raise the number of likes & followers
  • Assisting in the launch event


  • Passionate about either fashion, beauty and/or design objects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good copy writing
  • Eager and passionate about the project

For more info on this role; please click here

8) Reward Manager (Africa Region 6)

Ownership of reward matters for Africa Regional Markets and Global Travel with particular responsibility for 3 main countries, which all have reward challenges needing to be addressed urgently. This role will include: Benchmarking of compensation and benefits, ensuring benchmark data is robust and representative | Review of benefit offerings in key countries to ensure they are market competitive, with plans developed to make any changes | Coaching of 3 direct reports, mainly via remote interactions | Ownership of the annual reward cycle for African Regional Markets | Management and resolution of ad hoc reward issues as required by key stakeholders

The successful candidate will have:


– Market Reward experience – ideally 7-10 years reward experience

– Compensation and benefits knowledge internationally. Ideally African or within emerging markets

– Experience of constructing salary offers

– interpreting and analysing data to make recommendations

– Ideally experience of managing individuals remotely

– Experience of working in Africa a distinct advantage along with experience of working in a multinational environment or within emerging markets

May be required (and so should be prepared) to travel to parts of Africa occasionally

For more info on this role; please click here

9) Corporate Relationship Manager

Kawree.com is an ecommerce platform aiming at consolidating the best of Africa Inspired Designers specialised in beauty, fashion and design objects.

In 2017, they seek to accelerate the development of the marketplace and are looking for a Communication Assistant with the passion and experience to implement a compelling communication strategy.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Identifying corporates and associations with objectives aligned to KAWREE’s mission | Reaching out and setting up partnerships as to consolidating | Securing designers and convincing them to join the platform | Building a strong relationship with the Merchants and securing writing/face to face/conference call interviews for the platform to tell their stories | Onboarding the new designers by creating their shop corners and providing them with a maximum support

The successful candidate will have:

Business Development | Good communication and presentation skills | Team player | Negotiation Skills

For more info on this role; please click here

10) French Speaking Logistics Coordinator (West Africa)

The successful candidate will have:

•  Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures
•  Adhere to HSE requirements
•  Maintain up to date Vendor List with key Contact names
•  Co-ordinate expediting service to the project
•  Provide support to West African office with updated information on Shipment status (ex vendors)
•  Maintaining contact with vendors regarding readiness of shipments and shipping documentation
•  Co-ordinating with the inspection, engineering and procurement departments to ensure that orders are available for release.
•  Ensuring that the project management team are kept advised of any changes to shipping status and schedule
•  Ensure project compliance with customs and other shipping regulations
•  Ensure that all Suppliers comply with Shipping Requirements
•  Co-ordinate communication between customer and the operations team in regards to shipping documentation
•  Co-ordinate provision of documentation from suppliers and check documentation against PO requirements
•  Attend to expediting for all shipments for all Global Locations
•  Support team members during peak periods in different areas of operation when/if required

For more info on this role; please click here

11) Bookings Clerk (West African Operations)

You will be working the busy West African operations department. Duties include: Issuing Quotations for Roro and Breakbulk | Following up quotations made | Take and process bookings via telephone, email and online portal | Confirming Booking details back to the customer, informing them if necessary of special requirements or restrictions | Enquiries relating to quotes/bookings/scheduling | Dealing with quotes/bookings/queries on Cross trades business | Dealing with and resolving queries | Telephone sales | Some credit control | General client liaison | Chasing undelivered cargo | Liaising with the Port and Port offices | General departmental clerical work, (filling, distributing faxes, etc). 

The successful candidate will have:

Good verbal, written, communication and organisational skills. 

Good customer service background in an office environment essential

Be Computer literate

Presentable, Adaptable, Outgoing, with a Vibrant, friendly personality, 

Be able to remain calm under pressure. 

Be able to work towards and achieve targets as part of a team or individually. 

Maintain good Client and Staff liaison.

For more info on this role; please click here

12) Research Associate (International Human Rights & Justice Interventions in Africa)

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate working on the politics of international human rights and justice interventions in Africa. The appointment will be for 12 months.

The successful candidate will have:

Candidates should have a PhD (or at least have passed their viva) in a relevant field, such as politics, international relations, African studies and development studies. They should provide evidence of potential for research and publication at the highest level, as well as a strong interest in engagement in empirically-grounded and multi-disciplinary research. Candidates should demonstrate research expertise and sustained interest in the domestic and international politics of rights and justice based interventions in Africa. They should also demonstrate experience with and ability for conducting qualitative field research in Africa.

For more info on this role; please click here

13) Research Fellow in Virology (Ghana, West Africa)

The main focus of this research funded by MRC UK is to determine key aspects of the dynamics of filovirus infections in reservoir bat species in Ghana, West Africa. The successful candidate will develop and standardise pseudotype virus-based serological assays that will enable a more detailed study of filoviruses in West African bats. These assays will be used to determine serological responses to those viruses, which will identify key epidemiological patterns of how the viruses persist and are transmitted in their bat reservoirs. Ultimately the assays will be transferred to our existing collaborator’s lab in Ghana, thereby enhancing the public health responses to these infections – local responses, informed by local knowledge.

The successful candidate will have:

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in virology or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. The candidate must also have a proven record of successful research with experience of viral pseudotyping. The post will involve research trips to Ghana.

For more info on this role; please click here

14) Passenger Ambassador – Knowledgeble of African culture who can speak French

The successful candidate will have:

To be considered for this role you need to:

– Have previous experience of working in a customer service and sales role;

– Be passionate, energetic and able to inspire passengers;

– Be professional and courteous;

– Go the extra mile to ensure 100% passenger satisfaction;

– Be proactive, driven and willing to hit and exceed expectations;.

– Be able to work 5 shifts a week, a mix of earlies from 6am and lates that finish at 9pm

For more info on this role; please click here

15) Digital Marketing Executive (Kawree.com)

Kawree.com is an ecommerce platform aiming at consolidating the best of Africa Inspired Designers specialised in beauty, fashion and design objects.

In 2017, they seek to accelerate the development of the marketplace and are looking for a Digital Marketing Executive with the passion and experience to implement a compelling digital strategy.


  • Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns
  • Oversee a social media strategy
  • Manage and maintain the organisation’s website(s)
  • Write and optimise content for the website and social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Track and analyse website traffic flow and provide regular internal reports
  • Attain key performance indicators such as reducing the website bounce rate, increasing dwell time or improving conversion
  • Continually work on the Search Engine Optimization of the website(s)
  • Fix any errors or bugs in online content
  • Create online banner adverts
  • Write copy for email marketing campaigns
  • Identify new trends in digital marketing, evaluate new technologies and ensure the brand is at the forefront of industry developments, particularly developments in mobile marketing

For more info on this role; please click here

16) BlueCrest Capital Management (Equity Analyst)

Help maintain models database and conduct ad-hoc industry analysis | Monitor and interpret major company developments and identify macro themes and trends affecting the industry | Interact with sell-side analysts, industry contacts, investor relations personnel, and senior management at target companies | Help to generate trading ideas and build long/short portfolios

The successful candidate will have:

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications | Must have a bachelor’s degree in a business subject | Must have exposure to the South African Equities market | Must be fully CFA Qualified at Charter holder level Substantial experience in Equity Sales required | Previous experience working in a similar role for a sell side financial institution | Must be proficient in financial modelling | Previous experience of delivering investment presentations to a high standard | Must have generated high conviction stock ideas

For more info on this role; please click here

17) Day Services Assistant (Barnet African Caribbean Association)

BACA is looking to recruit a Day Services Assistant/Driver who is enthusiastic and motivated with a range of experience. An NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) is desirable or equivalent. An Enhanced DBS check will be required.

The successful candidate will have:

Must be car driver over 25 with clean driving licence preferably with MiDAS training certificate, although training will be arranged for the successful applicant if necessary.

Barnet African Caribbean Association Ltd. (BACA) is a registered charity established in 1997 with a reputation for delivering high quality services for the local community and is one of a number of neighbourhood services providers for older adults in the London Borough of Barnet.

For more info on this role; please click here

18) Major Gifts Manager

Alive and Kicking is seeking an experienced, energetic Major Gifts Manager to build new relationships and secure donations within the £25,000 – 100,000 gift range. Alive and Kicking has grown from a single stitching centre in Nairobi, to running operations in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana.  Currently employing 155 staff in not-for-profit social enterprises across the three countries, we have made 800,000 hand-stitched, durable sports balls since 2004.  Over 150,000 balls have been donated to schools, children’s projects and community sports clubs, often as part of health outreach work that uses sport to improve young people’s understanding of HIV.

The Successful Candidate will have:

–  Proven ability to secure, retain and grow donations from individuals and major donors higher than £50,000 –  Proven experience of personally building and maintaining relationships with high net worth individuals –  Experience of working in a small team and an intimate work environment –  Exceptional influencing, negotiating and facilitation skills, both written and verbal to build credibility with a range of audiences –  Experience creating and managing budgets –  Experience of setting up a major donor programme –  Experience working for a charity with projects in Africa –  Knowledge of managing relationships with celebrities, to plan and work towards clear goals –  Knowledge of the philanthropy sector, current & future trends and giving mechanisms from social investment to giving circles –  Able to commute to offices in Hoxton and to travel to Alive and Kicking’s African operations at least once a year

For more info on this role; please click here

19) Front of House &  Reservation Manager (Momo Restaurant)

Momo Restaurant is a well-established, world-renowned restaurant, serving exceptional North African cuisine in an atmosphere of luxury. They’re looking for an experienced and self-motivated Front of House and Reservation Manager to become a part of the Momo team. At Momo they are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service: they are looking for someone with a real passion for hospitality, who will help them to create a fantastic dining experience for our guests.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

Our ideal candidate will have solid management experience in Front Of House client services, excellent communication skills, and the ability to build strong customer relationships with our guests. Open for nearly twenty years, Momo is a well-respected and much loved culinary institution. We are keen for candidates who feel comfortable acting as an ambassador for our restaurant, our brand, and our team.

If you think you have what it takes and are eligible to work in the UK, we would love to hear from you.

For more info on this role; please click here

20) Financial Analyst (Southern Africa)

Edgebold Capital Ltd. was originally established to act as Edgebold DMCC’s Investment Advisor but is now also developing an international commodity trading business in addition to a team of Management Consultants who will be advising international corporates investing in Southern Africa from London. Edgebold DMCC owns and manages five rapidly growing companies in Southern Africa with a focus on Mozambique.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

Edgebold Capital Ltd is prepared to offer the right candidate a competitive salary and benefits appropriate for the senior nature of this appointment. They have a preference for candidates with the following experience and academic qualifications:

ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified or Part Qualified or an MSC in Finance or equivalent | A degree from an internationally recognised university | Proven experience in the preparation and presentation of management financial accounts | Experience of Trade Finance and the financing of international commodity trading preferred | Excellent communication skills including confidence in the preparation and presentation of financial reports and projections to senior management | The ability to oversee the preparation of Edgebold Capital Ltd’s VAT returns | The ability to oversee the preparation of Edgebold DMCC’s financial accounts | The ability to coordinate and assist in the preparation of accounts of Edgebold’s African subsidiaries with the Group’s CFO in Africa | The ability to analyse financial data to improve the efficiency of Edgebold’s African subsidiaries | An ability to complete detailed financial analysis and financial planning of capital projects in conjunction with the group’s senior management | The ability to manage a small but growing finance team in London | Portuguese speaking-strongly preferred | A knowledge or interest in the economies of Africa is not essential but is preferred.

For more info on this role; please click here

21) Compliance Officer

A rare part time Compliance Officer opportunity has opened with a growing boutique investment and merchant bank focused on providing access to African investments. Our client is a well-known UK advisory firm that invests primarily in Africa. In the last year, they have completed 3 big transactions in Zambia, Sierra Leone and Ghana. Headquartered in Mayfair and with offices in New York, Dubai, Johannesburg and Cape Town, the firm was established in 2013 and since then they have been in a growth mode. This firm is looking to hire a compliance officer for 3 days a week (there is flexibility to work from home as required). The compliance officer will provide advice across the business while reporting to the COO. The key responsibilities include: general compliance work, due diligence and monitoring AML processes and reviewing regulatory policies and procedures.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

He/she would be holding the CF10/CF11 function This is an opportunity for someone looking to work in a fast-growing organisation offering competitive salary and work/life balance.
For more info on this role; please click here


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