20 Africa-related job vacancies in London (November 2017)


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So November 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. Please share if you for your benefit and to the benefit of others.


1) Oil Facility Construction Plan Review


An oil company is just about to start construction on a new tank farm and pipelines in Nigeria. They are looking for an experienced construction professional to evaluate proposals from construction vendors and assess whether the construction schedules, manpower histograms and overall planning can be improved. Must be experienced in onshore oil facility construction in remote locations, with specific experience of Nigerian Norms and Factors such as productivity for skilled and un-skilled labour in the country.

Candidate has to review the construction proposals from a 3rd party and comment on whether they should be altered. This should be delivered in a brief report and presentation. The major concern is whether an additional construction camp needs to be built, and the report should identify ways to mitigate this.

We require some time to be spent in our office South West of London for a kick off meeting, data gathering and to present results, but the rest of the time can be spent remotely, We expect work will be full time for the first two weeks to produce the report, then part time afterwards to answer any comments that we have.

Job Type: Contract | Salary: £450.00 to £500.00 /day | Required experience: Construction: 7 years

For more info on this role; please click here

2) Programme Coordinator (Tanzania Girls Guides Association)


The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

This role operates within the context of a volunteer led global charitable organisation with 150 Member Organisations but will be focused on and based within our member organisation: Tanzania Girl Guides Association.

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our organisation supporting the Programme Innovation Lead to achieve the leadership offer strategy through the design and implementation of leadership development and capacity building initiatives in line with WAGGGS’ strategy and educational methodology.

About You:

As the successful candidate you will have significant experience in programme and project management as you will be responsible for scoping the programme objectives, undertaking research, developing the project work plan, ensuring it implementation, tracking and reporting on process.

You will have a great track record of building, maintaining effective internal and external relationships, developing cross-functional working with staff and volunteers in the UK and internationally.

It is essential that you can demonstrate experience of business reporting to senior level stakeholders and have excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills together.

How to Apply:  If you are interested in this position, please download the recruitment pack and submit your covering letter and CV via our recruitment portal by going to https://www.wagggs.org/en/jobs-opportunities

For more info on this role; please click here

3) Swahili Speaking Market Researchers Needed


London based client are urgently looking for a Swahili speaking Market Researcher to join their team in a busy London office.

Keys skills would be:

– Telephone based experience
– Ideally some market research experience (within healthcare would be ideal)
– Good IT skills
– Good communications skills would be beneficial for the role

This is a temp role starting ASAP and expected to last around 2 weeks.

The role will start ASAP. The working hours will be from 18:00 to 22:30 on week days and from 14:00 to 22:00 on Saturdays. We will need candidates to commit to between 8 -16 shifts during this period.

Given the nature of the role candidates must have excellent command of Swahili or Nepali AND English (both written and oral). If you feel you are the suitable for the role and are available immediately please send your CV in WORD format to c.grosvenor@eurolondon.com

Please be advised CVs will be treated in the strictest of confidence and that your application will not be forwarded without your permission. We aim to respond promptly to your application however, due to the high level of CVs we receive we are only able to respond to applicants whose profile matches our Clients requirements.

For more info on this role; please click here


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This car was bought brand new +1 owner car has been very well looked after and has just been serviced and has new brakes all round. The sport is a great spec and was recently upgraded with a censor on screen reverse parking. 12 months MOT, Service history, Excellent bodywork, Interior – Excellent Condition, Tyre condition Good.
Seat – ISOFIX Anchorage Point – Two Seats – Rear, Central Door Locking – Remote, Immobiliser, Alarm – Remote Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Power-Assisted Steering, Child Locks – Manual, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Third Brake Light, Tyre Pressure Control, Hill Holder, Head Restraints – Front/Rear, Electronic Stability Programme, Traction Control System, Tyre Repair Kit – Self Sealing Mobility Tyre, Air Bag Driver, Air Bag Passenger, Air Bag Side – Front Side/Front Rear Curtain, Centre Rear Seat Belt, Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners – Front, Computer – Driver Information System, External Temperature Display, Adjustable Steering Column/Wheel – Rake/Reach, Cup Holder,
Electric Windows – Front/Rear, Speakers – Six, Extra Storage, Floor Mats – Textile, Gear Knob Leather, On-Board Monitor, Trip Computer, Sun Visor, Seat Height Adjustment – Driver/Passenger, Seats Split Rear, Seating Capacity – Five Seats, Power Socket – Front/Rear, Upholstery Cloth, Air-Conditioning, Body Coloured Bumpers, Rear Wash/Wipe – Rear, Mirrors External – Electric Folding, Alloy Wheels – 17inch
For more info; please contact Abi: 07951873296 | Location: (Thamesmead)

4) Afro Hair Stylist: Angels Hair Nails and Beauty


Angels Hair Nails and beauty is an award winning hair salon. They are looking for an experienced professional stylist to join our Afro department.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out the following services:

Natural hair blowdry | Sew in weave | Relaxer application | within a time friendly manner.

They are a customer focused salon and customer service and professionalism is everything to us.

In house training will be available onsite if needed.

Qualifications and Skills: Preference of applicants that have had experience working in Franchise or managed salon.

Benefits: 50% off staff discounts, Training, Career progression, Franchise opportunities

For more info on this role; please click here

5) Senior Renewable Energy Engineer – Solar PV (Cape Town)


You will work within the business development team. You will be responsible for providing technical guidance for all project development, project execution planning and asset acquisitions projects in Europe and Africa. Working within a well experienced team you will valuable experience working on projects from conception to completion. They nature of the projects are large scale and therefore MW experience will be essential. (Full JD available upon request)

Essential Criteria:

Degree in an engineering discipline | Experience working on megawatt scale solar plants (PV) | Deep understanding of solar projects.

Salary: Gross annual salary of upto 700,000 South African Rand – (50,000 USD) | Benefits and Bonuses: Detailed information available upon request | Location: Cape Town | Start Date: ASAP

Please note that the role is based in South Africa and will require Visa or Rights To Work in South Africa. The client will NOT be providing Visa’s for this position. There it MUST be clear from your CV/ Application that you already have Right To Work in south Africa .

If you would like to be considered please send an up to date CV and references to ************************ Additionally please feel free to forward to any friends or colleague that be interested in this highly desirable project opportunity.

For more info on this role; please click here

6) Research Associate (Social Demography/Epidemiology): Chronic Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, – Ref:1681905


The postholder is expected to carry out social epidemiological and demographic research in one or more of the project’s locations (South Africa, Ghana and Malawi), work with colleagues there and to make use of large data sets and other relevant material, according to a defined research plan.

This post is funded for two years in the first instance by the Wellcome Trust under an Investigator Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences held by Professor Megan Vaughan.

The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) provides an environment organised by issues of global significance and themes of cross-disciplinary interest, and houses existing and new research centres (see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies).

Key Requirements:

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline including social demography, social epidemiology or medical statistics and an understanding of population dynamics in relation to epidemiological change. The successful candidate will have relevant research experience in Africa and be enthusiastic about carrying out research in African locations in collaboration with local scholars

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

For queries and paper application packs, please contact Catherine Stokes at c.stokes@ucl.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7679 3596.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date
13 Nov 2017
For more info on this role; please click here

7) UX/UI Designer for Africa Focused Social Network


Do you want to create a design which will have a direct impact on how people connect with the latest African opportunities? Are you passionate about using data to inform design? Do you look to the future while designing for the now? Then please continue reading….

MOVEMEBACK are a global organisation head-quartered in London and looking for an experienced (3+ years) superstar designer to join our friendly and energetic development team. They are building a first of it’s kind online and offline social and professional network building connecting individuals and organisations across from the world to business, career and partnership opportunities with an initial focus on Africa! As they expand their service, we are adopting the very latest in development methodology, design, big data and intelligent computing to solve some of the world’s largest unsolved problems around connecting people and forming meaningful connections for mutual and broader macro-economic benefit.


Skills and experience ‘Move Me Back’ are looking for:

Experience designing highly functional mobile interfaces | High and obsessive attention to detail and quality with a strong eye for design | Demonstrate the ability to combine visual design with an extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS and Web / UX Design | Passionate about design, pixel perfect UI, interest in latest UX principles and practices and always willing to push the boundaries | An emerging portfolio of interaction design and prototype output that demonstrates user-centred design and iterative prototyping | Good understanding of Angular Materials design methodology | A problem-solver enthusiast and a do’er/fixer | Demonstrate the ability to use data and research to influence your design thinking | Fluency with various design tools and ability to learn new quickly | Strong work ethic, solid team-worker /communicator and capable of setting own tasks and direction | Passion for learning and keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends | Be excited about the future and bring new trends and technology into our services | Team player, keen to share knowledge and constantly improve

For more info on this role; please click here

8) Sales Executive


Note: First year OTE of $45,000 | Uncapped Commission | Opportunity to attend events all over the world | Work in conjunction with huge government bodies like The African Union | Young company so there is opportunity to get in early and forge your own market | Exciting, fun culture

Madison Warner’s client here is a fast growing B2B event organiser, bringing together executives, directors, CEO’s and contractors with Government officials and decision makers in order to discuss and collaborate on solutions for sustainable development, clean energy, climate resilience, security, disaster relief and economics which will directly improve the lives of the people in the country they serve.

It will be your job to sell this event and the amazing opportunity attending it can bring to potential clients.
This is an Event Sales Executive role and the right candidate needs to demonstrate:
The ability to build new relationships and rapport with people is essential as it is the framework for everything in sales | As an event sales executive you will be responsible for sourcing potential clients, winning new business, brokering the sales process and developing your own market | Daily Tasks will include selling, cold calling, networking, negotiating contracts, pitching to new clients and closing deals | Key attributes for a successful Event Sales Executive are Sales Experience, Graduate, Strong work ethic, Drive and determination, Predisposition to effective communication, Competitive nature, Ambitious, Persuasive and Money motivated.
For more info on this role; please click here

9) General Manager – South Africa

ClearScore is one of the fastest growing FinTechs in the UK and has just been recognised on the UK Government’s “Future Fifty Programme. Our vision is to help our users manage their finances better and achieve a greater sense of financial well-being. Since our launch in July 2015 have acquired over 5 million users and now want to take our product overseas.

Success with this venture would put you in place to continue running the business, or potentially to lead the launch into another new international market.


Experience/ Connections into the consumer finance market, ideally credit cards or loans
Have had a senior role, or leadership position in a rapidly scaling business – managing a team of approx. 10-15 people
Experience leading commercial launches or winning major partnerships
A passion for company culture, we’re known for being a great employer and want to protect that reputation
Well-educated with a track record of sustained success.
For more info on this role; please click here

10) Head of MOVE and Customer – AFRICA


Tangent International are recruiting for a Strategic Transformation Move Manager to work for a major FMCG client in London on a 6 month contract.

In this role you will be responsible for Implementing an aligned design on time, ensuring a fully capable service team and using leading systems to achieve the planned cost savings, service improvement to markets and Move capability enhancement.

This role will involve travel to and from Africa on a frequent basis.


A minimum of 5 years experience as a Logistics Manager covering all taxonomies of warehousing and transport etc | A minimum of 2 years logistics experience in more than one African country | Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills | If you meet these requirements and you are interested, please apply with an up to date CV!

For more info on this role; please click here

11) BBSRC PhD Studentship – Host-parasite interactions in African Trypanosomes – Cambridge

Trypanosoma vivax - forme sanguine

BBSRC-Funded 4-Year Targeted PhD Studentship

Supervisor : Dr Paula MacGregor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge | Project title : Host-parasite interactions in African Trypanosomes

Project Description Several trypanosome species are pathogens of humans and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa. Successful infection and transmission relies on the ability of the trypanosome to detect, interact with, and adapt to its environment. As extracellular parasites, the trypanosome cell surface acts as the molecular interface between the parasite and its external environment and functions in nutrient acquisition, signalling, and countering host innate and adaptive immune attack.While the major surface protein, the Variant Surface Glycoprotein (VSG), has been well characterised, considerably less is known about the non-VSG proteins on the trypanosome cell surface. Further, the protein composition at the trypanosome cell surface varies between species.This project will involve the characterisation of novel bloodstream-stage Trypanosoma congolense-specific surface proteins that are hypothesised to play a role in host-parasite interactions. This work will inform how different trypanosome species are able to interact with their range of mammalian hosts through non-VSG surface proteins and how those interactions evolved.This project is suitable for a candidate with an Honours Bachelors Degree (Minimum Class 2.1), or equivalent, in a relevant biological subject. A Masters degree, or equivalent experience, would be advantageous. The candidate should have an interest in molecular parasitology.

Funding NotesThis is a BBSRC DTP Programme 4-Year Targeted PhD studentship (Research Theme: Agriculture and Food Security). The student must complete the programme in 48 months, commencing in October 2018. They will be part of an interdisciplinary cohort of students participating in DTP training courses and events. In addition to the primary PhD research, the student will complete two 10-week rotation projects (one in the MacGregor group) and a three-month internship.The studentship will cover a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£14,553 per annum for 2017/18), research costs and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and is available for UK and EEA students who meet the UK residency requirements.

For more info on this role; please click here

12) Investment Associate



A leading private equity firm focused on Africa is seeking an outstanding investment professional at the Associate level, who will play an important role in the critical aspects of the firm’s investment activities. This represents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to African private equity investing as part of a top quality team with a highly differentiated and focused investment strategy.

The investment professional will be mainly focussed on North Africa and proficiency in Arabic and deep understanding of the region (including Egypt) is required.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Investment analysis and evaluation | Conducting due diligence on potential investment targets | Investment Sourcing | Assistance with Portfolio Company monitoring

Qualifications and Skills:

Understanding of investment landscape and strong networks and personal ties within North Africa and Egypt | Fluent in Arabic to cover the firm’s investment activities in Arabic speaking African regions | Successful track record of experience in Investment Banking with telecoms experience essential | Strong modelling and financial analysis skills acquired from a global investment bank or a consulting firm | The maturity to work independently and to build effective working relationships with diverse conditions | An excellent academic record in finance and economics from leading academic institutions and Excellent written and spoken English

For more info on this role; please click here

13) Restaurant Host and Hostess


Tasty African Restaurant are on the hunt for a full time Host to join our amazing team of people here at Tasty African Restaurant Romford Essex.

The role requires a great personality, being passionate about people, quick thinking, passion for food and drink and lots of energy. We pride ourselves on great customer service and as the person to meet each guest on arrival, it is vital you give a friendly and warm welcome to all.

The Qualities we look for in a Hostess are:

Service focus | Friendly, confident and positive personality | Ambitious, hard working and energetic | Passion for food, wine and all things hospitality | Experience working in restaurants | Desire to deliver an exceptional guest experience | An eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure | The ability to work as a part of a great team | Strong communication skills and fluency in English | If this sounds like you, get in touch to hear more details about the job role and benefits you will receive working with us.

For more info on this role; please click here

14) Sales Intern


BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co) is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa’s clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Job Summary :
The Sales Intern is an integral entry-level role into the company. They will be responsible for finding sales prospects online, creating a daily list of new prospects and liaising with sales manager to catalogue and send first contact emails to the new leads. This is a short-term position of a maximum of 3 months, after which the intern is eligible to be promoted to Sales Assistant.

Key Responsibilities:

Sales Support | Research on sales prospects | Ability to develop and refine spreadsheets | Schedule meetings between sales prospects and managers | Maintain catalogue of sales contacts | Offer any other support as required by the Regional Sales Manager

Ability to meet daily goals of finding sales leads | High attention to detail | Strong organizational skills | Strong internet and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Skype, LinkedIn) | Ability to work independently

For more info on this role; please click here

15) Marketing Assistant : Kamageo


(note: this role is based in Nottingham)

Kamageo is a fast-growing tourism marketing company, promoting African safari destinations including Zambia, Uganda and Malawi. See kamageo.com for more info.

As a result of their continued success, Kamageo are on the look out for an outstanding marketing assistant. You’ll need to have boundless energy, endless enthusiasm and exceptional talent. You might currently work in Travel Sales, Product Management or PR & Marketing, but now you’re seeking a role that gives you an amazing opportunity to shine.

You’ll work on a wide range of activities, including email campaigns, events, PR, social media and online marketing. Based at their offices in converted barns in Nether Broughton (on the A606 between Melton and Nottingham) you’ll work alongside a fantastic team of talented marketers. Perform well and the opportunity to go on safari to Africa is a real possibility.

Job Type: Full-time | Job Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire | Required education: Secondary education | Required experience:  Marketing: 2 years

For more info on this role; please click here

16) Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer – Blockchain – Remote/London work


This client is an exciting fast expanding Blockchain Fintech company & is changing the world. A pan-African platform, who are redefining how businesses make payments to and from sub-Saharan Africa, are looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails developer to join their growing team.

With headquarters in Nairobi, and offices in 6 countries worldwide, they are currently experiencing rapid growth.

The successful candidate will have a deep knowledge of payment systems, mobile money, and decentralized applications.

Candidates with a DevOps background will be looked upon favourably.

If Ruby is your preferred and experienced core language, and you’re the kind of person who likes when the pace is fast, the work stimulating, and cares about doing something ground-breaking, then a competitive salary is being offered as well as a remote working option.

For more info on this role; please click here

17) HR Manager


This niche management consultancy based in the City is looking for a HR Manager to join its HR Operations team. A varied and diverse role that will see you supporting across Europe and Africa, offering support and mentoring to a team of Advisors and reporting into the HR Operations Director. The business is looking to meet with a solid HR generalist with significant operational experience, ideally global.

Key aspects:

Build strong partnerships with HR Director, Europe and Africa and specialists to effectively leverage knowledge, expertise and systems to broker and deliver HR solutions that add value to the business.

Work closely with the HR Director, and wider HR team to ensure a streamlined service is delivered that is suited to the practical needs of the business.

Act as case manager for a full range of employee relations issues, escalating where necessary to the HR Director.

Provide guidance to and coach managers on a range of people issues.

Support the business to implement business change initiatives in their areas, including redundancies, restructures and change of terms and conditions where appropriate.

Provide support and/or manage contractual and employment issues in European and African offices and more.

The business is looking for candidates with proven experience of operating successfully in a generalist role in a fast-moving, professional and commercial environment. Strong employee relations experience with the ability to offer commercial solutions. Proven experience of managing a broad range of operational HR issues including employee relations and international moves. Excellent knowledge and application of UK employment law, regulations and compliance. Experience of managing operational HR issues in different jurisdictions. Proven experience of managing and coaching people and managers on the full range of generalist HR areas, including performance management.

Candidates will be fully CIPD qualified, educated to degree level with strong communication skills. You will be able to network and engage with all levels withiin the business and offer a credibly and commercial HR service.

For more info on this role; please click here

18) Crick African Network (CAN) Programme Manager



The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: Bold, Imaginative, Open, Dynamic and Collegial, in addition to the following:


  • Previous experience working in a scientific environment liaising closely with senior scientific colleagues
  • Previous experience of managing international grant projects
  • Ability to work independently, managing a busy workload to tight deadlines
  • Ability to analyse complex data, draw conclusions and produce reliable and accurate reports
  • Supportive and effective team member, able to work collaboratively with other administrative and scientific departments
  • Be open to change and demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach
  • Be prepared to travel internationally with some work outside normal office hours


  • An undergraduate qualification or PhD in the field of life sciences
  • Proficiency in the use of IT systems to support and enhance the role

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter, as one document, explaining your motivation and suitability for this role and stating your current salary via our online system.

Should you have any queries relating to this role, please contact Justin Wilson via justin.wilson@crick.ac.uk , Robert Wilkinson on robert.wilkinson@crick.ac.uk or Crick HR via jobs@crick.ac.uk

For more info on this role; please click here


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