40 Africa-themed Job Vacancies in London (July 2017)


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So July 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; but also jobs. There are positions readily available for Swahili speakers, Business and Telecoms analysts, paralegals and creatives with African experiences, languages and interests.

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1) Bridge National Academies: Various Vacancies


Bridge partners with governments, communities, teachers and families to deliver great schools and high quality affordable education to underserved families and children.They believe every child has the right to a high-quality education and currently serve more than 100,000 pupils in more than 520 nursery and primary schools across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia and India. Through you; Bridge support teachers, tailor lessons and leverage cutting edge innovation and technology to provide families with great schools and high-quality education. Our work is defined by a commitment to provide “knowledge for all.”

They have several vacancies in and across Africa. Applications are located within each job description.

For more about this role; please click here

2) Urgent Contract – Compliance Program Implementation Consultant


The Audit & Risk Recruitment Company (ARRC) are working with a telecoms/infrastructure company based in Central London. Due to recent activities on the Stock Exchange, they have incurred additional regulatory obligations. To deal with this, they have engaged the services of a specialist legal practice to draft a policy programme. They’re looking for a contractor to help them roll out this programme across their business, deliver compliance training to the 1st line of defence and embed necessary processes into organisational activities.

You will work with key stakeholders, such as the General Counsel, to implement policies across the business. These will include regulations for Anti Bribery & Corruption, AML, Market Abuse Regulations, Conflicts of Interest, Anti Slavery and Exports & Sanctions Controls. You will organise and deliver workshops and written materials on these topics to educate stakeholders.

This role will involve some travel to Ghana, Tanzania, DR Congo and Congo-Brazzaville. It would suit someone who’s previously worked in an international role, and who has experienced different working practices. You will have experience of delivering a compliance programme for a large business. You must have excellent communication skills, and be able to deal with stakeholders of all levels of seniority.

For more about this role; please click here

3) Research Fellow


The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to coordinate the research and evaluation components involved in the CLEAR consortium and contribute to the research outputs whilst building excellent relations with partners in Tanzania.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree or PhD in public health, epidemiology, international development or related subject, with experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in low or middle income settings. The post holder will have experience of managing and supervising field research staff and be able to work with people from different disciplines and in a culturally and ethnically diverse environment.
The post is full-time and funded from 1st September 2017 until 31st December 2020. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale in the range £37,889 to £43,028 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.


For more about this role; please click here

4) EAME VAT ACCOUNTANT (Part Time – Maternity Cover)

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The EAME VAT Accountant is based in Weybridge and reports to the Financial Controller – UK Hub Leader.  The work is generally very self-contained and the person would be expected to work with minimal supervision.

Main Tasks

  • Preparation of UK group quarterly VAT Returns
  • Preparation of UK group quarterly EC Sales lists
  • Preparation of EAME VAT returns both monthly and bi-monthly for the follow territories; South Africa, Namibia, Congo, and Ghana not excluding others as they arise
  • Reconciliation of above related Balance Sheet accounts in all relevant legal entities;
  • Dealing with VAT audit issues and queries on the submissions from local authorities
  • General liaison/point of contact between the company’s FARO and Tax departments and our external advisors in country;
  • Preparation of accounting information to support UK and EAME tax filings
  • Other responsibilities assigned on ad-hoc basis


  • Accounting degree / relevant accounting  qualification

What they Offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Dynamic and international working environment
  • Challenging development opportunities

For more about this role; please click here

5) Account Manager: Publications (Healthcare Communications)


Chameleon is a proud sponsor of Afrikids and is currently raising money to create a haematology lab for a hospital in Northern Ghana. The programme is run by local experts and aims to create a sustainable healthcare service that can be run without dependency on aid. The Chameleon team organizes a series of charitable events throughout the year to support the Afrikids programme in Ghana.

Chameleon publications

  • Chameleon manages a number of large global publications accounts for our clients and as part of Healthcare Consultancy Group within Omnicom we are the publications agency of record for several major pharma clients
  • We specialise in delivering strategic plans and aligned execution including simultaneous publication, collaboration with the world’s leading universities and creative data roll-out
  • We have created a publications centre of excellence in London specialising in the effective operational and strategic management of large publications programmes

The candidate

  • We are seeking client services team members who are completely process oriented and highly analytical with advanced skills in systems including Datavision
  • Must be confident in compliant publications management, collaboration with Sponsor stakeholders and authors
  • Able to work accurately with high volumes of data, metrics and reporting
  • Proactive in adopting client systems and processes in all aspects of publications management
  • An absolute focus on quality of information and a commitment to publications excellence
  • Medical communications agency experience
  • Must be able to live and work in the EU

For more about this role; please click here

6) International Engagement Policy Officer for the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

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(This is a 23 month fixed term appointment with a possibility of an extension)


• Excellent organisational and time management skills • The ability to manage a busy workload and deliver under pressure • A methodical approach to organising work effectively to deliver IASC priorities • Effective oral and written communication skills, including demonstrable experience of effectively managing stakeholders and building constructive relationships at all levels • The ability to work autonomously within a team, exercising sound judgement and taking initiative.


You will be assessed against the following competencies during the selection process:

• Seeing the big picture  • Making effective decisions  • Collaborating and partnering
• Delivering at pace • Leading and communicating

Selection process details: 

An initial sift based on the seeing the big picture competency may be held if a large number of applications are received. If your application progresses to a full sift, all competencies will then be considered. If your application is successful at sift stage, candidates will be invited to an interview.

For more about this role; please click here

Internship 1: The Girl Effect (Programme)


TEGA are offering 2 x 6 month internships based at our Soho office. The Intern programme will be structured in line with live business needs, giving the opportunity to work across our business and deliver meaningful projects. Each intern will rotate between 4 different teams to gain maximum exposure.

This is a chance to join their organisation in a role that could potentially shape your career. This opportunity offers the opportunity to:

  • Gain broad experience of how a creative social business runs
  • Work on exciting projects across a range of business areas
  • Work alongside and learn from the brightest minds in gender, brand and mobile technology as we change the world for girls
  • Develop skills in key areas that are critical to any role including: building relationships, planning and organising, influencing and multitasking
  • Gain insights and develop your experience in a fast growing, rapidly changing organisations
  • Have visibility and access to senior managers
  • Benefit from investment in development to help you get the most from this experience and apply it to the outside world


This a full time opportunity. We offer London Living wage (£9.75 per hour) which equates to an annual salary of £19,012.50 for 37.5 hours per week. The salary will be pro-rated for 6 months to £9,506.25.

For more about this role; please click here

8) Sub Saharan Africa – Senior Analyst


IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. IHS Markit are seeking a Senior Analyst to provide analysis of developments relevant to political and business risk in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:

Production of country risk forecasts and analysis for Sub-Saharan Africa, to include war, terrorism, political unrest and a range of business risks (e.g. tax, legal, operational). | Responsible for the updating of standing country risk material for parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. | Manage data, and data sets, to support forecast and analysis of relevant region. | Work within a team of regional Analysts, inputting specialist and technical views as appropriate. | Responsible for collecting and analysing inputs from ‘on the ground’ Analysts. | Responsible for communicating forecasts and analysis via internal means, conferences, and media briefings. | Support the delivery of custom Client reports and Consultancy work.


Required Experience: Masters degree, possibly in economics, business, or industry-related fields. | Typically, 5-10 years of directly related experience traditionally acquired by working in industry, government, or consulting. | Extensive experience in and knowledge of the Sub-Saharan African business environment as well as a keen understanding of political and socio-cultural dynamics. 

Required Skills:

Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication English language skills including business language. | Proficiency in reading and written Arabic, French or Portuguese and proficiency in a widely spoken local language is mandatory. | Proficiency in OSINT collection and analytics tools desired | Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with databases helpful. | Strong quantitative and quality control skills required. | Highly effective organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to stay on task and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment. | Strong attention to detail. | Must be flexible with the ability to work collaboratively.

For more about this role; please click here

9) Insurance (Non-life) – Credit Analyst – Associate Director


Fitch Ratings are looking for an insurance ratings analyst at Associate Director level to join the EMEA team in London. The analyst will be responsible for the analysis and research of a portfolio of insurers, with a big focus on non-life companies, both within the UK and in the rest of Europe

The Successful Candidate Will:

  • carry out financial analysis and insurance research, and write credit rating reports
  • conduct in-depth meetings and discussions with senior management at rated institutions, with the support of senior experienced colleagues
  • present their credit analysis to rating committees for insurers that they are responsible for
  • participate in rating committees for other insurers, and contribute to internal discussions on rating issues
  • publish industry reports and regular topical market commentaries

Position Requirements Candidates must have a strong educational background including a good first degree, and demonstrable relevant experience of financial analytical work that must relate to non-life insurance companies and markets. This experience may have been gained in a range of roles, such as working in a technical capacity within the insurance industry, an accounting/audit firm, actuarial consultancy, credit analysis, asset management or banking sector.The ability to conduct business fluently in English is essential, while being able to do so in other major European languages would be an advantage.

The Most Important Skills And Experience Requirements Include:

  • knowledge of insurance accounting and financial statements
  • the initiative, ability and organisational skills to take responsibility for a portfolio of credits
  • a questioning mind-set to identify the pertinent questions to assess an insurer’s financial profile
  • attention to detail
  • the ability to write clearly and to explain technical concepts in simple terms
  • interest in, and knowledge of, investment markets
  • understanding of – and interest in – financial metrics
  • the capacity to work independently while also having a ‘collegiate’ approach
  • the ability to cope with time pressure and deadlines

The role is outward-facing, requiring liaison not just with rated institutions, but also with other market participants, such as fixed-income investors, bankers and insurance brokers.The role may also require travel on an occasional basis.

For more about this role; please click here

Internship 2: French speaking Finance/Accounting Graduate for Global Gaming Company


Working with emerging markets has it’s own challenges and this role will provide a unique opportunity to gain experience from the African market. This internship is suitable for someone who would like to become a future CFO down the line. The trainee would be working directly under the supervision of the Financial Control Manager.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Studying toward a Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must have the personality to work in a fast pace and vibrant environment.
  • Extremely detail oriented.
  • Be happy with constant changing priorities.
  • Be able to work independently once a task has been allocated.
  • Have a good knowledge of basic Excel
  • Be fluent in English and French.

In return, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary.
  • The internship will be fulltime for 6 months.
  • A unique chance to be part of one of the fastest growing gaming companies in Africa.
  • A chance to gain unique experience within accounting/finance and emerging markets.
  • Energetic, fast-moving company, with offices in Central London.
  • Company laptop.

For more about this role; please click here

11) Monitoring And Evaluation Specialist


AgDevCo is currently seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with strong international development experience. The candidate will have experience of designing and operating M&E systems in an African development context, ideally in the agriculture sector. They will have first-class writing and presentation skills, with an ability to synthesise results, lessons learned and best practice for dissemination through various media.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least three years’ experience in a M&E/ evaluation role in international development, ideally in agriculture
  • Experience working with private sector agribusinesses in Africa is preferred
  • A high standard of writing and communication skills
  • Experience managing external consultant and service providers
  • A genuine passion for international development and an awareness of the trade-offs that such a role entails

How to Apply

  • Please send your CV and a cover letter with reference “M&E Specialist” to careers@agdevco.com explaining why you would be suitable for the role
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone individually. If you don’t hear from us within 10 working days, it means your application has been unsuccessful.
  • The deadline for applications is 4th August 2017

For more about this role; please click here

12) Senior Progamme Manager for Partnerships


Do you have experience of private sector development and a desire to identify what works and why? Do you have a strong track record of building relationships, sharing learning and influencing senior level stakeholders? Would you thrive in an environment that offers huge scope for thinking creatively about ways to contribute to the debate on inclusive economic growth in East Africa and beyond?

Gatsby Africa is recruiting a Senior Programme Manager to establish and manage strategic partnerships that will significantly enhance our ability to support economic transformation in East Africa.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong track record influencing senior level stakeholders, for example donors, implementing organisations, researchers, think tanks etc.
  • A strong intellectual understanding of approaches to sector transformation – including the role of government and supporting institutions – with a real curiosity to understand what works, what doesn’t work and why.
  • Substantial relevant experience working in private sector development including experience in a developing country context designing or delivering sector transformation/ market systems programmes.
  • Plenty of energy and be a self-starter able to meet deadlines under pressure and balance conflicting and changing priorities.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please see http://oxfordhr.co.uk/job/senior-programme-manager-for-partnerships/. The closing date for applications is midnight UTC on Monday 24th July 2017.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

For more about this role; please click here

13) Trade Training Specialist


An exciting opportunity exists for a Trade Training Specialist to join the UK office in Central London. If you are passionate about South Africa, travel and tourism and possess the required qualifications and skills, we invite you to apply.

Qualifications And Experience: 

  • Diploma in PR/Marketing/Journalism/Tourism Management or equivalent
  • Trade sales and training experience
  • Marketing / Tourism or related tertiary qualification will be an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years marketing experience or related knowledge of South Africa
  • Competent with MS Office, Internet, Social Networking and related IT environment.


  • Good communication and computer skills
  • Structured thinker with ability to organise information
  • Ability to work under pressure and follow process
  • Open, honest and cooperative
  • Good interpersonal relations and a team player


For more about this role; please click here

14) VP/Sub Saharan African Economist


Sub-Saharan Africa Economist – Role SummaryThe Emerging Market Debt team at Alliance Bernstein has been one of the most successful teams across the market, with the High Income Fund, named “Best Fund over 10 Years” by Lipper from 2012 through 2015.The successful candidate will report to the Director of Global Economic Research. This is a global team of eight, (2 based in Hong Kong, 1 in Melbourne, 3 in New York, 2 in London). Based in London, the Director of Global Economic Research has a focus on the developed economies with a Senior Economist covering the emerging markets.The successful candidate will provide timely economic and political coverage of SSA together with out-of-consensus investment recommendations that have a measurable impact on client portfolios. On a day-to-day basis, the successful candidate will work very closely with Portfolio Managers in New York and make investment recommendations and play a key part in increasing the firm’s exposure to SSA.Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Provide macroeconomic and political coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa, including timely insights and analysis of news and events likely to have a material impact on asset prices and AB’s investment positions
  • Provide frequent out-of-consensus views that have a measurable impact on client portfolios
  • Develop a framework for relative-value analysis of the region
  • Regular contributions to weekly and monthly emerging market investment strategy meetings
  • Where applicable, provide economic and financial forecasts for countries within the region and contribute to the global economic team’s research initiatives
  • Occasional written content on key issues relating to the region for external consumption

Job Qualifications & Key Competencies

  • Proven track record providing economic, political and financial market coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strong preference for candidates who have worked within an investment environment and are comfortable providing and defending provocative fixed-income investment recommendations.
  • Strong work ethic, proactive and highly responsive to (internal and external) customer demands
  • Not scared of being challenged, willing to defend views but also prepared to consider alternative points of view
  • Economics or similar degree
  • Extensive experience within working in investment environment/working with sub saharan markets

For more about this role; please click here

15) IGC Country Economist – Tanzania


The International Growth Centre (IGC) | IGC Country Economist – Tanzania | Contract Fee: from £26,700 net of taxes depending on experience and subject to local market conditions | (This contract will be Fixed term to 30 September 2018 with further extension anticipated, subject to funding)

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The local Tanzania office currently consists of two Country Economists, an office manager and a Senior Country Research and Policy Fellow.

Tanzania Country Economists work with the country leadership team in implementing the country strategy, undertaking economic analysis under the supervision of senior researchers, identifying and developing opportunities for policy influence, connecting researchers with policy makers and working on policy briefs and synthesis/research papers etc. They support researchers in facilitating research projects; manage country programme activities including country visits and events as well as regular reports on research and policy developments; contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the programme; support the dissemination of research outputs to maximise policy impact; and can potentially work on IGC research projects where opportunities arise and interests match.  See Terms of Reference for more details.

Ideal Candidate:

Applicants should have strong economics skills | Including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in the country setting | Excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP) in economics | Development economics, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline | An interest and experience in macroeconomics, public finance and regional trade and integration would be an advantage.

For more about this role; please click here

16) Business Development Executive


We Plug Good Music / WPGM LTD is a media, publishing and digital PR services company based in London.

Regarding WPGM business development executive job role, please find below some job specifications and responsibilities.

1. Selling and marketing WPGM’s media content and PR services to the right market (whether to sponsors/advertisers or to corporate clients or to music executives)

2. Seeking/securing sponsoring and advertising for our new and potential media content across TV, radio and digital.

3. Seeking/securing advertising for our online media platforms and content – http://www.wepluggoodmusic.com and http://www.conversationsabouther.net

4. Developing new markets and clientele for our new and existing PR services as well as new and existing media content.

5. Developing marketing campaigns to promote WPGM’s media content to sponsors/advertisers and WPGM’s PR services to corporate and music clients.

6. Generate new ideas to drive sponsorship/advertising and PR client acquisition.

7. Developing and delivering marketing strategies and activities for our media and PR businesses.

8. Improving the presence of WPGM’s digital PR/Press within music and corporate companies and brands in the UK, America and Africa.

9. Exploring ways of improving marketability (of existing media content to sponsors/advertisers and digital PR services to potential music/corporate clients) plus increasing profitability.

10. Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them.

11. Liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders including sponsors, advertisers, corporate PR clients and music PR clients.

12. Building a contact list database of exciting UK, American and African record labels, management companies and artists that we can potentially turn into music PR clients.

13. Building a contact list database of exciting global brands, media buyers and ad agencies that we can potentially turn into advertising and sponsorship clients.

Please note that this opportunity will be paid only on a commission basis

If this of interest to you, please send an email to info@wepluggoodmusic.com with your CV and cover letter.

For more about this role; please click here

Internship 3: Web Content Writer (African & Tanzanian Economy)


The portal is visited every month by thousands of businessmen, analysts and investors in the five continents interested in Tanzania and its vibrant economy.


This position entails researching and liaising with government agencies, private organizations and companies, and writing news, articles and reports in accordance with the editorial calendar.


Excellent command of written in English is required for this position together with a good understanding of economics. | An educational background in economics, business or finance is required for this position.

The chosen candidate will undergo training in:

– Economy of Tanzania – Online Publishing – Search Engine Optimization – Content Management System (WordPress)

This is a non-paid remote internship, i.e. the Writer will be allowed to work from his/her own place. Daily and weekly briefings are held via email and skype.

Job Type: Internship

For more about this role; please click here

18) Sales Executive: City of London


KEY DETAILS: – Location: London Bridge – Salary: £12ph-£13ph + Commission every month – Selling to the African Market – Selling the top platform in this market across the globe

You will be working as part of a busy, award winning Sales team and be responsible for promoting a portfolio of a world renowned BI platform to professionals from starting up Entrepreneurs to global heads of departments within Africa.

– Knowledge of Banking, Investment, Financial Services or African Markets.

– Direct selling to our client database and other target audiences
– Registration of delegates against weekly targets
– On-going customer relationship management with current and new delegates
– Data management, sourcing and selection
– Liaising with Marketing team to plan activity within existing plans / tactics
– Responding to client requests / queries

The successful candidate will demonstrate all of the above plus a thorough and organised approach to prioritising and managing a varied workload.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, and are interested in this position please submit your CV immediately to be considered.

For more about this role; please click here

19) East Africa Safari Consultant


Ideally you will have experience of selling safari products to Kenya and Tanzania as well as other East African destinations such as Uganda and Mozambique.

Job Duties:
* Handling Reservations & booking confirmations to agents and affiliate offices
* Co-ordinating and sending information to agents regarding products
* Preparing bespoke quotations and detailed itineraries for a portfolio of agents
* Manage your own portfolio of agents managing all aspects of their requirements
* Preparing and sending Invoices to Agents and checking invoices done by other team members
* Checking of Invoices from suppliers (hotels)
* Working closely as part of a team
* Drafting and handling complaint letters
* As well as other duties reasonably associated with your job title or as instructed by the management.

The Package:
The successful candidate can expect a competitive basic salary of £20-23k depending on experience.

If you have the required experience and destination knowledge please send your CV through by applying online.

For more about this role; please click here

20) Writers/Contributors: The Best of Africa


Contributing articles and other forms of expression (poetry, photography, interviews etc) on African and global politics and development.

The role is open to those who are passionate or interested in African and global development and politics.

We welcome regular contributors who are willing to contribute at least once a month and guest contributors for one-off contributions.

Contributions should be on a relevant or current issue in African and global developmental and political affairs. Written work should not exceed 800 words and should be appropriately referenced through hyper links.

Website : www.thebestofafrica.org

For more about this role; please click here

21) Service Manager (VP)

M-Pesa Africa's Mobile Money Market

A new Service Manager (VP) opportunity has just become available at a Tier 1 bank based in London. The Service Manager (VP) will be working within a global programme aimed at separating the Bank’s existing services from their African business.

The programme is a seperation of the Bank’s services from their African business. A Transition Services Agreement (TSA) has been put in place that will govern the management and delivery of these services during the separation period. Working within the Service Management team, the Service Manager will be required to manage the effective delivery and transition of the services to Africa

The Service Manager (VP) will be responsible for executing the service risk management framework for all aspects of the Transition Services Agreement working closely with the Service providers and support the delivery of the services to the agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA) and standards.  This role will be the key interaction point with the Function Service Management teams and will facilitate effective resolution and escalation of programme issues and risks as well as preparing relevant service reporting packs for the Service Management committee and Delivery Committee

Key accountabilities:

Monitor the delivery of services and work with the Bank’s Service teams to ensure that SLAs / KPI as defined in the relevant contracts are met | Co-ordinate service change requests and facilitate impact assessment | Maintain inventory of Service Catalogue for all outsourcing services | Carries out regular service reviews against agreed SLA | Understand the implications of Plc obligations under the TSA and ensure these are enacted through the processes; provide advice and guidance on TSA obligations where appropriate

Key experience required:

Strong experience in Service Management roles in Financial Services | In-depth knowledge of service management of shared services, gained through experience in service management and delivery roles in Operations or Technology | Experience and knowledge of the banking sector | Experience of working within or managing outsourced services is preferred | A good working knowledge of programme and project management processes (e.g. Prince II or MSP)

If you are a Service Manager who has worked in large service separations before, please apply today.

For more about this role; please click here

22) Senior Sales Manager – Africa


This client brings key people across business leadership, human resources, government, education and high-potential talent together, to deliver solutions to Africa’s human capital questions, through events.

Launched in 2014, the events take place throughout Europe and Africa, including London, Paris, Nairobi, Abidjan, Lagos and Johannesburg.

A fantastic position has arisen for a Senior Sales Manager, where you will secure blue chip partners for the conferences across Africa. You’ll design agreements, make connections and close deals to ensure that outstanding sponsors are supporting and getting great value from the continent’s leading discussions on talent.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • You have 3+ years’ experience hitting targets in a conference and exhibitions sales within the African market.
  • You have experience in seeing opportunity, building networks, creating wins for everyone, negotiating and closing with tenacity at a senior level.
  • You understand the importance of relationships in business, creating new ones, growing existing ones and ensuring we protect them by exceeding expectations.
  • You are a born communicator, who gets their message across effectively when they speak and write.
  • You can sense opportunity, design and develop propositions to create revenue streams.
  • You can do the detail, understanding the value of research and the importance of accuracy in convincing senior decision makers.
  • You can bring accuracy and discipline to sales reporting and management.

For more about this role; please click here

23) Finance Controller


An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual who is looking to join a widely recognised brand, where the successful candidate will have an exposure to multiple divisions within the business, both within and outside of finance. The main purpose of the role is advising the senior management, through a risked-based strategy, of their internal controls and governance processes. You will be a self-starter, accustomed to working with autonomy, leading and delivering high quality value-add assignments on time and influencing stakeholders with credibility.

The Ideal Candidate:

* Solid experience of risk and control or Internal/External Audit
* An Accounting Qualification. Bachelor degree, ACCA, CIMA, etc
* A thorough knowledge of the retail business.
* Experience for working with emerging market would be an advantage
* Happy to travel independently to African based sites
* Knowledge of working within a fast paced & pressurised environment
* Proven organisation skills, passion & determination to learn
* Advance Excel skills

Key Responsibilities: 

* Account follow up of the divisions
* Cash flow management and month end process
* Understand and ensuring compliance with the business processes and identify key controls and risks
* To identify gaps and weaknesses and address them quickly
* Conduct control testing and evaluation for key process controls
* Support, communicate and educate of control and compliances across the business
* Partner the wider finance function in relation to internal control
* Travel around 20% of time – significant travel to Africa

For more about this role; please click here

24) Marketing and Product Manager


This company is fast growing and has doubled in size over the last 3 years with future plans of expansion. It is a globally recognised start-up specialist for gaming operations in emerging markets.

The role is based in London and you will be required to travel to Africa regularly in order to lead on all the numbers and lottery related products.

You will be apart of an entrepreneurial and fun culture, with everyone working collaboratively thinking of new opportunities and innovative ways to grow both as an indivisual and as a company., The team are all about innovation and thinking outside the box!

In this role you will:

  • Lead and develop all lottery related games
  • Drive revenue across all numbers and lottery products across African operations
  • Define and manage the product roadmap aligned in strong cooperation with the technical team and marketing team
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders and managing the right expectations
  • Developing and creating new market concepts
  • An interest in the African market, developing online & mobile concepts

As a successful candidate you will have:

  • Experience of marketing end to end strategies and experience of the full product lifecycle
  • Experience of mass product marketing
  • Experience of marketing in the African market is ideal (not essential)
  • Experience of working within the lottery space
  • French or Portuguese speaking is ideal

For more about this role; please click here

25) Senior Consultant


Africa Matters Ltd (“AML”) is looking to strengthen its high performing consulting team with a passionate individual, with relevant experience, who will contribute to our service offering for blue chip clients across the African continent and play a role in the company’s growth.

Role and responsibilities:

Engage with clients at a senior management level, adding value to their strategic thinking and risk management in East Africa. | Manage high value, high stakes commercial disputes on behalf of clients with African Governments. | Keep key clients informed of political, economic, regulatory and sector specific developments in their target markets. | Produce high calibre compliance and investigative reports for clients. | Proactively identify new business opportunities for AML. | Manage relationships with clients in a professional and commercial manner. | Grow AML’s consultancy portfolio in the region. | Forge new relationships to maintain and grow AML’s network in the region; and play a creative role in improving AML’s content delivery to clients.

Ideal candidate characteristics

Experience in the private sector. | Precision in both written and oral communication. | A good understanding of the region. | Interest in the private sector beyond simply how companies relate to governments. | A dynamic networker able to quickly identify how AML can be relevant to potential clients. | Good inter-personal skills. | Strong organisational skills and attention to detail. | Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure. | Proven research ability. | Excellent English language skills. | Practical experience in the region. | Ability to demonstrate an existing network in the region. | Additional languages would be desirable but not essential. | Knowledge graphics software such as Draw.io would be useful, though not essential.

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26) Python Back End Developer


You will actively participate in the design, coding, testing and maintenance of the different modules that build up the overall ERP solution which deals with day to day sales and accounting operations of all our companies and whose users are based in London, China and Africa.  BBOXX’s Engineering Team is based in London where the Global Headquarters is also based. As well as the London team BBOXX has an East African team focused on sales and support to BBOXX’s end customers and building up a retail networks to make the products accessible to as many people as possible. BBOXX also has a team based in China who ensure that the products we sell are manufactured to the highest quality and reach the end customers in perfect condition.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience as a Python developer
  • Good knowledge of PostgreSQL databases regarding optimization and design. SQL is a must.
  • Previous experience with working with API’s.
  • Ability to pick up new challenges quickly and provide the best solution to them
  • Able to work in a fast changing environment in terms of software requirements handed in by our Operations team in East Africa and China.
  • Experience in OpenERP is highly desirable (although other Python frameworks will be considered).
  • Experience in any other ERP systems is also desirable in order to understand quickly the full range of objects involved and their interaction (Sales, Purchasing, HR, Accounting, etc.)


  • Starting date: Negotiable.
  • Location: BBOXX office in West London, UK with possible travel to East Africa for short periods.
  • Full time, permanent contract. Salary negotiable based on experience
  • We have a free parking area next to the office in case you commute by car/bike
  • Dymanic development environment
  • Sand-box time – we spend 10% of our time on new projects which you propose
  • Monday morning breakfast
  • Regular BBOXX Family Nights and social events

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27) Head of Hubs and Spokes Programme


As Head of Hub and Spokes Project you will provide leadership to the Hub and Spokes Project, including managing ‘Hubs’ (Regional Trade Advisers) and ‘Spokes’ (Trade Advisers) deployed across ACP countries, and a small team based in London. You will provide day-to-day oversight of the project, intellectual leadership and guidance on trade policy issues related to the activities of the Hub and Spokes Project. You will lead the preparation of technical and financial reports, both internal and to the European Commission, in accordance with the Grant Agreement.

To be considered for the role you will need to have a post-graduate qualification in Economics, Business Administration, International Trade Law or a related discipline, a minimum of 10 years working experience in project design and delivery with proven track record of dealing with regional and/or international trade issues, well-developed analytical and people management skills, and a working Knowledge of Economic Partnership Agreements and the Doha Development Agenda

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28) Assistant Company Secretary


Ideal Candidate Requirements:

Regulatory knowledge as applicable to role (compulsory) | To act with integrity at all times and embrace the philosophy of treating our customers fairly (compulsory) | Coaching and assessment (compulsory for Line Managers and other Supervisors) | ICSA qualified


Proven company secretarial experience within a commercial environment | Knowledge of Listing and Disclosure and Transparency rules | Preparation of draft agendas for board and board committees | Minute taking skills are essential | GEMS system | Complying with UK Companies Act requirement | Attending meetings and drafting minutes of Committees of the board


Proven administrative skills | Well-organised with diligent approach to detail | Excellent communication skills essential | Ability to interact with a spectrum of individuals | Ability to cope in an “open and honest” environment | Proactive and energetic | Self motivated | Communication at all levels | Teamwork to develop and foster cooperation and coordination with equivalent function in South Africa.

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29) Research Specialist


TEGA are seeking a brilliant, analytical and insights-driven research specialist to support the planned increase in TEGA research projects commissioned by external clients. TEGA is a girl-operated mobile-enabled research tool that delivers accurate, rapid insight and understanding into girls and attitudes to girls in hard to reach communities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, monitoring and evaluation
  • Work closely with Senior Manager, Evidence and external clients to develop research briefs into innovative TEGA study designs, ensuring that research commissioned is fit-for-purpose, appropriate for different cultural and social contexts and effectively generating authentic and actionable insights.
  • Develop approach to communicating TEGA data in an engaging way, through innovative use of audio, video and photo, data visualisation and other communication approaches, to drive research uptake and learning and support evidence-based decision-making by clients
  • Train London and country staff in new research design, analysis and reporting approaches

Skills and Experience

  • Masters degree or equivalent in psychology, sociology, anthropology or other social science
  • Substantial experience in applied research or insights generation, ideally working agency side and serving large scale clients
  • Strong experience in deploying innovative qualitative research methods and conducting data analysis – able to scope out appropriate approaches, oversee research delivery and quality assure TEGA data collection
  • Preferably some previous experience of working in the Global South, ideally within the areas of social/behaviour change, communications for development and/or gender
  • Strong organisation and project management skills; able to drive research processes and timelines
  • Experience with innovative, participatory research approaches, and in particular of working with young people and/ or girls specifically
  • Skilled in producing high quality and engaging research presentations and briefings for diverse audiences
  • Experience in training and mentoring others in research methods, data analysis and reporting
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity about the cultures within which Girl Effect operates
  • Experience coordinating work-streams across multiple geographies and ability to work effectively in multicultural teams from diverse backgrounds including media, advertising, and international development
  • Creative and inquisitive mindset
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%

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30) Simulation Clinical Fellow- Emergency Department


You will be working with a proactive and friendly multidisciplinary team Working closely with clinical and managerial colleagues to achieve and maintain a high quality clinical service.

The Emergency Department at UCLH is setting up links with a department in Gaborone, Botswana and Moshi, Tanzania. There is potential for the post-holder to spend some clinical and teaching/ simulation time in this department if they wish to do so.

By the end of the post, the successful candidate will have completed the following learning objectives:

1. Have run, developed and directed a simulation course
2. Presented at a national or international simulation conference
3. Completed various simulation-based research outputs
4. Developed skills and experience and postgraduate qualification in medical education

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31) Contracts Specialist


An oil and gas major are looking for a Contracts Specialist (EPC) for a 12 month renewable contract to be based in Sunbury, UK.

The Contracts Specialist (EPC) will be assigned to the Mauritania and Senegal region projects. You will manage the EPC contract tender process; execute sourcing activities using Company systems (Ariba); Execute post-award contract management and administration; Support the development and delivery of local content strategies to ensure requirements are incorporated into sourcing process and ensure procurement activities are carried out in compliance with Company processes and procedures.

You will have 10 years experience of EPC contracts of $500M+; experience collating and evaluating RFPs for EPC contracts; and experience of collating and executing EPC contracts.  West African project experience will be highly advantageous.

Please note, due to the location of the assignment, only candidates eligible to work in the UK can be considered.

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32) Ticketing & Reserving Agent


As a ticketing & reservation Agent, you will be responsible for attending to walk-in customers as well as phone enquiries | Booking all aspects of travel for your customers including flight, hotels, car hire and more | Ensuring that the correct documentation e.g. an invoice is sent to the customer and payment is collected | Responding to e-mail enquiries from customers | Selling additional products and services, such as travel card, travel SIM, etc., proprietary to the company | Provide consultation for clients on the services provided by the company | Liaising with the marketing department for special offers, newsletters and email marketing | Maintaining and developing strong, sustainable relationships with customers | Develop and maintain an extensive customer database | Excellent customer service skill and experience using a CRS and CRM | Maintaining professional internal & external relationships that meet company core values | General administration, and any other duty as may be assigned to you


  • Must be proficient in the use of Amadeus GDS, CRS and CRM.
  • Must have a friendly disposition with the ability to build rapport and good relationships with customers.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision and also work as part of a team to achieve all set targets.
  • Must have excellent customer service and communication skills; an expert communicator who is able to listen effectively to find the root cause of issues, communicating clearly and in a friendly way to solve problems and to keep customers happy.
  • Must be proficient in basic computer skills and data entry
  • Must have working knowledge of office equipments; such as copiers, fax machines, and scanners
  • Proficiency in French or any one of the following African languages; Swahili, Amharic, Hausa, Igbo, Shona, Yoruba, Zulu) will be an added advantage
  • Previous Airline, Travel Agency or Call Centre experience will be considered


  • Successful candidates must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom
  • Candidates must have at least 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English
  • 1-2 years experience in Reservation & Ticketing and Customer Service
  • Excellent working knowledge of Airline and Amadeus GDS
  • Previous experience in Ticketing with Customer Service within an independent travel/leisure operator is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Very good English language skills (speaking and writing)

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33) Senior Practitioner (Children’s Services) – PECKHAM


Ideal Candidate Profile:

To hold a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the General Social Care Council | To have significant experience of utilising a range of social work skills and interventions at post-qualifying level in a Referral and Assessment Service setting | Experience of holding a complex assessment caseload, which included Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Pre-birth assessments and substance misuse.
Experience of preparing quality reports and presenting these in a formal setting e.g. Initial Child Protection Conferences, Care Proceedings etc
An understandingof the importance of financial controls, tracking of packages of support and of the families right to self determination
Experience of understanding and applying management information to improve performance.
Experience of determining priorities in the implementation of a social work service
Experience of being able to evidencethe principles of equality and diversity in providing a Social Work Service
Being able to evidence through social work practice a consistent understanding of thresholds of risk in assessment work


To hold a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the General Social Care Council | Responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and effective integrated social work service in accordance with current legislation, Council policy and best practice. The post holder operates at the level of a senior professional in assessment, case planning, review and case management service functions | To have significant experience of utilising a range of social work skills at post-qualifying level in a statutory children & families social work set | Experience of holding a caseload which has included court work where issues are complex or in dispute | Experience of preparing reports and presenting these in a formal setting e.g contested family court proceedings
Experience of financial management in a social work setting | Experience of generating and applying management information.

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34) Programme Manager: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho


The post of Programme Manager is responsible for the management, delivery and accountability of BRC support to designated National Societies in terms of established programmes.  The on-going programmes comprise organisational development and capacity building, longer-term resilience programmes (food security, WASH, HIV response) and disaster management (preparedness, response and recovery). The overall purpose of this post is as follows, to:

>    To serve as a BRC representative for the assigned countries for internal and external parties.
>    To support the continued development of the capacity of the National Societies in line with their own strategic direction to respond to emergencies and to build resilience in vulnerable communities, ensuring the appropriate deployment of resources and technical advice.
>    To manage and coordinate the delivery of all BRC support to the National Society, IFRC and/or ICRC in the assigned countries. Support comprises a number of on-going programmes as well as potential emergency response and recovery work.

This position is based in the British Red Cross office in London, with travel to Zimbabwe, South Africa and Lesotho.

For further details on the main responsibilities and duties please see the Staff Role Profile.

Please apply online via our website http://www.redcross.org.uk/Jobs. For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact Humera Akram  on humeraAkram@redcross.org.uk quoting ref number REQ0000014MC

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35) Director/Construction Quantum Expert

Workers walk past the construction site of Medupi power station in Lephalele

As a Director/Construction Quantum Expert; you’re required to be an independent thinker who can come up with ideas and provide solutions in support of this company’s clients’ dispute strategy position, help to mitigate dispute risks and provide timely advice and substantive arguments in positive support of their client’s position and dispute strategy. You will be working closely with the clients of this organisation, writing claims narrative and drafting formal reports with documentary and substantive evidence whilst co-ordinating team members in investigations, evidence gathering and, where appropriate, discovery.

Candidate Requirements

  • Must have a strong interest in working in RSA for a British consultancy and explain reasons for seeking a long-term position in South Africa
  • British Degree (preferably BSc degree in Quantity Surveying)
  • Have obtained FRICS and FCIArb membership status and/or a post-graduate legal qualification (LLM)
  • Previous experience in the construction sector in a senior Dispute Management position
  • Minimum 15 years international major project experience in the power sector
  • Involvement at senior level in formal disputes including Arbitrations and DABs is an advantage
  • Flexibility to travel and work away from South Africa base, as and when required
  • UK passport holders preferred (preferable for foreign worker visa requirements) Other nationalities will be considered (visa restrictions may apply in some locations)
  • 11 weeks on & 2 weeks off rotation required
  • Must be mobile, flexible and have an excellent health record

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36) Capacity Development Officer: Learning Specialist


Funded by philanthropic organizations and national governments, The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) are headquartered in New York City with further offices in Accra, Beirut, Jakarta, Lima and London, and staff presence in Bolivia, Cameroon, DRC, Guinea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Tunisia. They help people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals.

Candidate Requirements

  • Excellent trainer and facilitator
  • At least 5 years’ experience in running and managing capacity building projects in an international development and advocacy environment – including support of local partners at a distance, monitoring and evaluation, financial management.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of people with diverse background throughout a complex organization.
  • Skills in effective documentation and communication of project progress and learning.
  • Proven deep knowledge of adult learning and learning progression.
  • Willingness to travel internationally – approximately 2 weeks per quarter.

Strongly Preferred Skills

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant field (public administration, political science, economics, international affairs).
  • Knowledge of extractive industries’ governance and familiarity with common policy responses to natural resource governance challenges (experience with other technical governance topics, such as budgeting or taxation would also be considered a plus).
  • Experience developing and implementing online curriculum.
  • Knowledge of organizational learning theory and practice.
  • Fluency in at least one additional language to English, preferably French or Spanish.

Location: The appointee would likely be based in London or New York, but other NRGI office locations may be considered. Willingness and ability to undertake international travel is essential, as is having the legal ability to work in the location where based.

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37) Grill Chef: The Savanna


The Savanna is the UK’s largest South African Food Retail outlet, with 8 stores throughout London. They are a family-owned business that is going through considerable growth and we seek new and fresh talent to complement our current team. Their shop in London Bridge is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and will soon become their flagship store. However they are going to be doing things a little differently. Asides from the regular dried meets and groceries they are also going to be offering hot food and are looking for 3 Grill Chefs to manage the kitchen.

What are we looking for?

  • Energetic individuals that can handle working in a fast-paced environment
  • Someone who is capable of preparing and cooking fresh food
  • A team player
  • Experience required


  • Monthly pay starting at £9.00 ph for the first 3 months – once probation has been passed the pay goes up to £10.00 ph.
  • 28 days paid holiday inclusive of the 8 UK Bank Holiday days
  • 40-48 hour contracts
  • One free meal per shift
  • 15% staff discounts at other times

You must have the right to live and work in the UK.

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38) Learning and Monitoring Coordinator


The Pharo Foundation is a private foundation committed to the development of Africa. Since 2011, they have funded projects worth over US$6 million primarily in Ethiopia, Somaliland/Somalia and South Sudan. These projects are contributing towards improved access to agriculture, financial services, education, health, water and sanitation.

Required qualities and skills:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • A talent for logical thinking which supports the translation of complex ideas into practical programme concepts.
  • Team work that builds on colleagues’ knowledge and expertise to maximise learning, enhance programme teams’ skills and confidence and improve the quality of programming.
  • A self-starter with initiative and the ability to work alone when necessary.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing at least two of the following: organisational learning, research, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in generating new ideas and undertaking research.
  • Experience in participatory programme development approaches and techniques.
  • Experience of implementing programmes in the field – ideally in Africa.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, interpretation and report write-up using appropriate computer software and other systems and tools.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Passion for Africa and good familiarity with the continent.
  • Ability and willingness to travel often to Africa, sometimes at short notice.

To apply:

Please send to recruiting@pharofoundation.org. with Job Ref 1/006 Learning and Monitoring Coordinator in the subject line.

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the key duties and responsibilities and the required qualities and skills, when appropriate with evidence (maximum 1,000 words).
  • A statement briefly summarising how you will go about providing technical leadership and facilitation to our senior management team to more specifically define and measure our strategic objective of “significantly improving the income and livelihoods of 30,000 households in Africa by 2020” (maximum 500 words). Please base your answer on information provided in this vacancy announcement and a four-page summary of our strategy available on our website (www.pharofoundation.org)
  • Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 31 July 2017.

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39) Primary School Teachers Needed – Lagos, Nigeria


A prestigious school is looking for a fully qualified teacher of Primary with strong experience in teaching the UK curriculum. This fully accredited school delivers the National curriculum of England and Wales and welcomes 80 students and is insisting on the promotion of cultural diversity and internationalism.  The successful candidate will join the school next academic year and commit for a two years contract renewable on mutual agreement.

Salary Package:
Attractive salary of around 28,000 GBP per annum | FREE Private fully furnished appartment | FREE Medical insurance | FREE Flights | FREE Visa | FREE Tuition fees | FREE Transport- personal driver | Luggage allowance

**Bachelor’s degree in Primary education
**A full teaching qualification e.g. PGCE in Primary with QTS
**At least 3 years relevant teaching experience
**Ability to teach KS2 students
**Strong experience in teaching the UK curriculum

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