Afrocentric Vacancies: 35 Africa-related job vacancies in London (December 2017)


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So December 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.


Feat: Junior Nollywood Analyst (IROKO PARTNERS)


As one of Iroko’s Junior Nollywood Analysts, you will be responsible for assessing screenplays for future ROK productions, as well as screening submitted movies from independent producers for review to acquire. ROK Studios is a leading African production company, producing and delivering Nollywood content through multiple platforms globally.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Evaluate the story planning/structure/character developments | Check for inconsistencies in the plot, listing plot holes | Create short press synopsis

Additional tasks for screenplays: Record all locations used throughout | Make cast recommendations | Create long synopsis by breaking down each scene (2 pages)

CANDIDATE: Must have expert knowledge of the Nollywood industry | Have a clear understanding of the different genres | Excellent verbal and written communication skills | Proven ability to handle detailed orientated tasks | Fluent in English and preferably Pidgin

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1) Senior Social Policy Specialist


Development Pathways are committed to innovative, progressive and evidence-based social policy and aim to influence international debates on social policy through our website and participation in international fora.

In the past seven years, they have worked in a range of countries – including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Mauritius, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Pakistan, Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Viet Nam, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Fiji, Kiribati and Haiti – and for a range of clients including Australian Aid, DFID, UNICEF, UNDP, ILO, GIZ, KFW, the Nike Foundation, the Girl Hub, HelpAge International, Action Against Hunger and Save the Children. They jointly implement four large scale social protection programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Indonesia.

Ideal Candidate Qualities: Extensive experience of engaging on livelihoods programmes in South Asia and East Africa | Significant understanding of and experience of working on Graduation programmes in South Asia and in a refugee context | Recognised capability of engaging on gender policy and research | Extensive experience of qualitative research, in particular in South Asia and East Africa | Excellent demonstrable writing and communication skills in English; an additional language from the South Asia or East Africa region would be advantageous | The ability to work independently and be confident to take initiatives, but also to be an effective and collaborative team member | Excellent team-working and leadership skills | An extensive network in the international development field would be advantageous.

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2) Internship: Africa Practice


africapractice is a risk advisory, public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. We advise industry and governments, helping them to identify opportunity, manage risk and overcome critical communications challenges and seeking a full-time intern to join their small but vibrant team in London.

Tasks and Responsibilities: Monitor and analyse media coverage and stakeholder sentiment on key issues and themes relevant to our clients in Anglophone and Francophone press | Produce analysis on media trends and media perception on selected topics and themes | Conduct research and develop high quality data-driven briefing notes to inform client work and business development | Support with event preparation and planning | Support for knowledge management and social platforms | Conduct in-depth open source intelligence research to inform client work | Draft articles, thought-pieces and intelligence updates for internal team and client audiences | Continuous monitoring of political and commercial events across Africa | Support with other client accounts and business development activities as directed

Role Requirements: Minimum 2:1 degree in social sciences, humanities or other relevant subject | Languages: Professionally fluent written and spoken English and French | Excellent communications and digital skills | Good grasp of current political and economic matters | Keen interest in current affairs and curiosity about commercial developments in Africa | Interest in media relations and risk advisory | Familiarity with social media and digital marketing concepts highly desirable

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3) Investment Project Manager: Smallholder Development Unit


Established in 2009, AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Africa. Their mission is to reduce poverty and improve food security. They do this by investing in farming, food processing and marketing enterprises, which have the potential to make a major positive social impact.

Ideal candidate qualities: 

Strong academics; 2:1 equivalent or above | Finance related qualification (ACA/CA/CFA) is desirable | Extensive experience in a relevant investment business at manager level (e.g. VC/private equity, DFI, M&A/corporate finance advisory) | Experience of working in Africa in an investment role, ideally with agribusiness exposure is advantageous | Proven excellent analytical, finance, and negotiation skills (including familiarity with a range of debt and equity instruments) in a professional capacity | Strong financial modelling skills (DCF, three-statement models etc.) | Demonstrable excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly with presenting reports to clients or to senior management | Collegiate working style with a strong management capability | Ability to develop and manage strategic relationships with potential investees, donors and peer organizations to identify precise needs | An understanding and experience of donor funding and development priorities in Africa; and their reporting requirements is advantageous.

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4) Junior Staff Writer: WestAfricanCareers.Com


West African Careers is the premier business and careers resource for diaspora based entrepreneurs and professionals of West African origin, and those with an interest in the region.

Responsibilities and Duties: Deliver quality, relevant and well-written copy as directed by the editors and other senior editorial staff | Generate appropriate feature/news leads and ideas for the publication | Develop and maintain productive industry, PR and commercial relationships | Plan, write and manage copy deadlines according to best editorial practice | Carry out research for the company as directed by Management | Provide and present video content for online use and digital editions | Be responsible for and deliver any administrative tasks set by senior staff | Attend and report back on conferences, seminars, exhibitions, press launches and other relevant events | Be an ambassador for West African Careers, promoting our publications both online and offline

Qualifications and Skills: Fantastic command of written English | Ability to write great copy to tight deadlines, whilst coping with a varied workload | Work experience in web, magazine or newspaper journalism | Interest in the West African region and Diasporan community | Ability to create and maintain relationships within the community | Social media awareness and knowledge | Strong organisation skills and highly self motivated | Ability to make a minimum of two article submissions per week | Develop a strong awareness of the value of individual news items | Ability to present complicated information in an easy to understand and readable way

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5) Editor for Flora Zambesiaca: Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Nick Johnson and Nymphaea thermarum

Working within the Africa & Madagascar Team of the Identification & Naming Department, you will work closely with the authors of Flora accounts and with Kew Publishing to review, edit and proof-read finalised Flora volumes and ensure their timely publication.

You will be providing a significant contribution to Kew’s Science Strategy by guiding the completion of the Flora Zambesiaca programme.

You will have previous experience of scientific editing, preferably including the editing of Flora volumes, and will have a sound knowledge of the African flora and the Flora Zambesiaca region. Guidelines in editing requirements will be provided by line management.

This is a fixed term position for one day per wee, for two years. There will be busier periods in the year as and when finalised manuscripts are submitted by the authors.

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6) Relationship Manager (Guaranty Trust Bank UK Limited)


Identify and proactively develop new client relationships and products in line with the IPB- West Africa and bank’s marketing strategy. The process will include:

  • Marketing to private banking/ High Networth clients
  • Actively seeking client referrals from various sources including existing clients, GTBank Group RMs in our source market, family offices/ property developers/solicitors catering to our source market etc.
  • Marketing visits to our source market in West Africa including Nigeria and Ghana.
  • Deposit Generation.

Key Skill sets required:

Have a good understanding of the source market and Bank products (mortgages and fixed deposits). Strong credit, analytical, marketing and negotiation skills.

Consistently maintain a courteous, can do attitude and calm demeanour with clients and with all colleagues. Behave with professional decorum at all times.

Excellent business writing and time management skills.

Effective interface with the GT Bank UK support teams in Lagos and Ghana, and GTBank subsidiaries.

Qualifications: Degree holder with at least a track record in banking sales in Nigeria, West African regions and/or London | Can do attitude and personality with a high level of initiative and drive | Strong team player with good relationship management skills | Excellent communication and interpersonal skills | CeMAP qualified or working towards it.

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7) (Multimedia) Broadcast Journalists


BBC Africa are looking for Multimedia Journalists with excellent spoken and written Somali to join the team and work on the TV operation. Training will be given but you need to demonstrate that you are an experienced storyteller/ journalist with creative ideas for TV and Digital and a desire to report the news in a fair and unbiased way for a Somali audience.

All BBC Somali Journalists work across platforms, on a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity and radio and TV services. The Multimedia Journalists will work as part of the editorial/production team in London for BBC Somali and will meet the BBC’s high editorial standards. They will be responsible for the clear and engaging reporting or presentation of the daily TV programme. On a daily basis they will report to a Senior Journalist. Shift work will be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays.

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8) Apprenticeship: Business Administration Programme Administrator


Main Role: To support the Head of Programmes and Chief Executive with the daily running of the training and mentoring programme.

Desired skills: Writing skills, organisational skills, team working skills and good attention to detail | Personal qualities | Someone who is hard working and flexible, with a professional demeanour | In addition, someone who is proactive with some leadership qualities

Qualifications required: C or above in GCSE English and Maths

Future prospects: Possibility that on completion of the apprenticeship that the apprentice will be hired permanently by Taylor Bennett Foundation, if both feel that they are a suitable match. The Taylor Bennett Foundation will be happy to provide the apprentice a reference for future job prospects If the apprentice is interested in getting into the PR industry after the apprenticeship, we can assist in supporting the trainee into their first PR entry level role.

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9) Contracts Manager, Africa (Northern & Sub-Saharan Africa)


Main responsibilities

  • Business development for the region to help grow a portfolio of accounts
  • Negotiating discounts of up to 70% with hotels in Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Identifying a pipeline of sales that offer a constant diversity of products across the region, from hotels to riads to safari lodges or to beach resorts.
  • Manage all elements of the contracting process from target identification and initial contact right through to pricing, contract agreement and allocation management

Role Requirements

  • A proven Contracts Manager with a track record of successful product roles
  • Experience of negotiating contracts with hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa is essential
  • Possess a black book of contacts for Sub-Saharan African hoteliers
  • Good knowledge of the domestic African travel market
  • Good knowledge of the inbound travel market
  • Fluent English
  • Ability to travel within Africa, or overseas when required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a bonus

Your characteristics

  • Excellent sales, business development and negotiation skills – previous flash sale experience a bonus
  • Boundless energy and commitment to your work and an entrepreneurial ‘can do’ approach to business
  • Ability to influence internally and make things happen
  • A true team player

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10) Elite Hair Lounge


Looking for a friendly, hardworking team player. Candidate must be able to carry out colour cutting and and relaxer services To a good Standard.

Required experience: Hairdressing: 2 years

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11) Office & Diary Manager (Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner)


Office and Diary Manager will work closely with the Commissioner’s Private Secretary, and his senior leadership team, to ensure that the Commissioner’s time is utilised as effectively as possible. The successful candidate will need to be well organised, assertive, professional and confident with the ability to prioritise a busy workload. As a representative of the Commissioner’s office, excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm and reliable under pressure are essential.

This role involves working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment alongside a small team in the Commissioner’s office. You will work to support the Commissioner, his senior leadership team, and other team members in developing working relationships with stakeholders in government departments, statutory agencies, civil society organisations, international agencies and the private sector. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an issue that has quickly risen up national and international political agendas.

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12) Kitchen Assistant: Scotch Bonnet Eatery


Scotch Bonnet Eatery are looking for an individual who has a deep-seated interest in cooking and wishes to enhance their cooking skills. Key Responsibilities of this role are:

To be responsible for cooking and preparing Breakfast and Lunch items including a range of afro-Caribbean dishes | To be responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen | To work as part of the kitchen team and to carry out all duties as assigned by the Head Chef | 18 years and above

Scotch Bonnet Eatery offers: Meals on Duty * Special discount for team members, friends and family * Training

Ideal Candidate Qualities: Friendly, outgoing, warm personality | The desire to deliver a high quality service | Positive and flexible attitude; willing to take on tasks they are assigned to help the team | Able to use initiative | Great communication skills.

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13) Advertising Sales Director

Sofitel London St James

An international media/ publishing company with operations in the UK and three African countries. They have a rapidly expanding portfolio which incudes a magazine, online products, events and a TV show.


In this role, you will be required to sell advertising and sponsorship. You will be joining the company at the early stages of this project which no doubt has huge growth potentials, as such you will own the process from end to end, by formulating and delivering an appropriate sales strategy. You will automatically have a lot of progression options available as you grow and expand successfully.

This is a fast growing company, so do expect to manage a team after the set up stage, therefore drastically increasing your earning potentials. This role is perfect for a hands-on Sales Director who wants to devise and implement a sales plan from scratch and reap the rewards that follow from this exciting media/publishing house.


The Advertising Sales Director will be a hardworking and ambitious self-starter with the drive, commercial acumen, self-discipline, entrepreneurial zeal and creative flair to steadily grow revenues. We expect you to have previous B2B sales experience, love talking with people and must have have a proven track record in media or advertising.


-Actively and intelligently seeking new business by generate new leads through research and visiting exhibitions

-Pitching and managing new prospects, holding face to face meetings, sending out proposals and closing deals

-Monitoring and tracking sales pipeline in Salesforce (or alternative) and ensuring commercial opportunities are maximised

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14) Environment & Social Risk Manager

animation four people

You must have at least 8 years +of Professional Excellence in either:

1.Financial Services, OR 2.Environmental and Social Risk, and be the BEST Communicator!

If you know 1. We can Train you on 2, and vice-versa! You need to be really energetic, self starter, and truly Passionate about doing Great Work with an Elite Team to help Financial Institutions across Africa see the Benefits of onboarding E&S Risk Standards in their Commercial Business. Based whereever you are, or SA/Nigeria/Ghana, we will help with relocation if you need, and can offer an Excellent Tax Free package with Class leading Benefits for a Long Term career.

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15) Beauty Therapist: The Harley Street Clinic


The Hyperpigmentation Clinic is the only clinic in the world specialising in treating hyper-pigmentation in skin of colour (i.e. Asian and African skin types). They are located on Harley Street and are looking for a motivated practitioner who can follow their systems.

All training is provided on the job.

NVQ level 3 is required with experience in facials.

They require someone with excellent communication skills and someone with a passion for skin care and who can work every Saturday 9am-5.30pm. Their practitioners receive yearly increase in pay if targets are met.

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16) Research Contracts Officer


A Research Contracts Officer (RCO) is required to join The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This is a key role in the Research Operations Office team working with the School’s African Units.

The ROCO will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to staff on project applications and contractual issues in line with funder terms and conditions and for drafting and negotiating research and consultancy contracts on behalf of the School. The successful candidate will also have responsibility for quality assurance, compliance, developing systems and processes, and will be required to develop and provide training courses.
The role holder will join the School at an important point in the transformation of support services and their alignment with the School’s aims and objectives. The Research Operations Office forms an integral part of this change and the RCO will play an important role in shaping both the service and delivering the benefits. The RCO will report to the Research Contracts Lead (RCL).
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Qivicii Technologies LTD have an ad for a luxury fashion retail company looking for fashion bloggers or social media promoters with strong Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Youtube presence who can market our store and drive sales posting our products and offers to followers. No experience required

This is a kind of a job which you can do from home we also provide holiday packages to our top marketers.

Our top marketers earn £2000 – £4000 Per Month Depending on the quality of their promotional techniques.

Responsibilities and Duties: Driving Sales Using Blogs, Instagram, Youtube Channel, Facebook Pages, Snapchat Or Pinterest

Qualifications and Skills: No Experience Required. Must have strong social media presence

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IRIE Media is a positive London based Afro-Caribbean founded brand breaking stereotypes, leading trends and empowering people of all ages, race, and creed. We believe diversity starts from the top down, which is a great start when the founder has Carribean roots 🙂

IRIE Media is a new media brand with a small team of entrepreneurs with years of experience coming together to start something brand new and unique. Storytelling, entertainment, and education are our 3 main focuses.

IRIE are looking for passionate people with ALL levels of experience working on

Short and long-form video content creation.
Adobe software skills
Platforms like Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress.
Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Ads.
Organic social media growth.

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19) Bakery Assistant


Okay! So Lulu’s Bakeshop are a start up bakery producing bread goods predominantly for the Afro Carribbean food market in the Dartford area and require bakery assistants who can come up to speed to meet growing demand.

Responsibilities to include: Preparation activities for daily shift work | Weighing of Ingredients | Bread moulding | Assisting with the baking of bread | Packaging | Stock take | Food safety and hygiene certification will be required- We can assist if necessary | Full training will be provided.

It is essential that you are able to arrange your travel to the bakery for shifts

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20) Private Equity Director


Alta Semper Capital LLC are looking for an exceptional candidate with an undergraduate degree (MBA/master’s degree is a preference) from a top-tier university.

The candidate should be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial and hands-on environment, as well as in a relatively flat and flexible corporate structure, where he or she will have various reporting lines spanning at least two geographies.

The role requires significant experience, which ideally would be a combination of several years of M&A / corporate advisory at a top-tier investment bank as well as several years at a leading emerging markets-facing private equity firm, having completed a minimum of six transactions. Direct investment and/or advisory experience in the North and Sub-Saharan Africa region is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will also have established working relationships with key professionals within the leading financial, legal and tax advisory firms in across North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge of Arabic would be advantageous.

If you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity please forward you CV and cover letter no later than 1 January 2018.

Location London, with frequent travel to North and Sub-Saharan Africa

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21) Luxury Africa Travel Specialist

Platinum Travel Recruitment Ltd are seeking an experienced Africa Travel Specialist to join an award winning luxury travel company due to remarkable growth. This successful tour operator offers inspirational trips throughout Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique along with Seychelles and Mauritius.
This exciting Africa travel opportunity is ideal for a passionate travel professional who has sold and travelled Africa, seeking career progression, sociable working hours and generous commission. We would also consider professional safari guides or camp managers seeking a rewarding career within travel.
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22) Afro Stylist: Angel’s Hair, Nails & Beauty


Angels Hair Nails and Beauty Salon, is an innovative and contemporary Hair and beauty Salon based in North West London. They are looking for a well presented and experienced hair stylist with excellent customer service skills.

Previous experience with Afro Caribbean hair is essential and a following clientele would be a distinct advantage. Duties will include all aspects of Afro Caribbean hair dressing including relaxing, colouring, wig making, Frontal sewin, extensions(weave) and other styling needs.

Qualifications and Skills

Min Level 2 NVQ in hairdressing and/or Hairdressing and barbering

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 23) Digital Product Designer

Bridge Careers are looking for a full time Digital Product Designer to join our new London-based cross functional software development team, which is building the software that powers and improves our competitive advantage globally. The London team has a special focus on the parts of the system that are more customer facing, dynamic, and strategically important.

Ideal Candidate: You have an impressive interaction design portfolio demonstrating the way you work and think. | You love making visuals, but you what drives you is delivering great experiences and solving problems | You have a broad understanding of the product process (not just wireframes or visual mockups) | You have an ability to plan, prepare and conduct research, workshops, requirements gathering and user testing sessions | At least 2 years’ experience of design working on business-critical digital products | You follow trends, but you understand that good design is built on principles and trade-offs | You have a detailed knowledge with a wide range of UX research methods and techniques | You have a passion for Bridge’s vision of democratising the right for all children to succeed | You are good at presenting and defending your work with confidence, especially with business stakeholders

Bonus Skills:

Front-end engineering  (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) | Animation

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24) Evaluation and Learning Officer


The Tropical Health and Education Trust are currently seeking a fixed term (6 months) Evaluation and Learning Officer to support the monitoring, evaluation and learning function within the organisation. This post will play a key role in ensuring that learning from our health partnerships and country programme work is recorded, analysed and made accessible so that THET can demonstrate the impact of our work.In addition, this post will play an exciting role in supporting the set up phase of new health partnerships to ensure that monitoring and evaluation is built in to programmes from the beginning and that grant holders are supported in monitoring and evaluation activities.

We are seeking an individual with experience of monitoring and evaluation who can hit the ground running. In addition the posts holder will have:

Experience of Qualitative and / or quantitative data collection in health, organisational development or community development projects. Experience of developing project evaluation frameworks such as theories of change and log frames. Ability to help non-specialists understand and strengthen monitoring and evaluation in their work.

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25) Research Fellow in Gender Violence


The Maisha trials comprise two cluster randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on women’s empowerment thought microfinance and gender training with the aim to reduce intimate partner violence. The longitudinal study will follow up the control groups of the two MAISHA trials two more times to conduct a quantitative longitudinal study of 1200 women, resulting in longitudinal data of four times points and a qualitative follow-up of a sample of women in the MAISHA trial. In addition to that, there will also be an in-depth qualitative study and a cross-sectional survey of approximately 600 men.

The post holder will support the fieldwork for the longitudinal study and the male study, both for the qualitative and quantitative part.

The successful applicant will have a post-graduate degree (MSc) in epidemiology or related subject with experience of leading quantitative fieldwork work in Sub-Saharan Africa or a developing country, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), and ideally experience of university teaching in a relevant field. Experience conducting and analysing quantitative research is essential, as is a demonstrable commitment to issues related to violence against women and girls and empowerment of women.

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26) Afro Caribbean Hair Stylist Self Employed


40  hours per week, 6/7 days per week, earliest start 9am – 6pm.

This is a self employed vacancy. Self-employed people are responsible for paying their own National Insurance contributions and Tax. For information on how benefits are affected and whether entitlement may be lost, speak to a Jobcentre Plus Adviser. Must have previous experience and be a qualified hair stylist up to level 2 or equivalent. Must be able to carry out all black and Afro Caribbean hair treatments. Employee guarantees that this position will meet NMW and NLW.
Apply by telephone 0203 5381792.

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27) Income Generation Manager


You will be a high energy, target driven self-starter, with a proven track record of generating income and winning grants over £40,000 under very competitive circumstances

You will have a flare for developing strong client relationships and creating maximum impact marketing and social media campaigns to generate brand identity and income.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong organisational and planning skills, whilst being proactive and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. You will have a high degree of motivation to develop and implement a long term multiple income stream strategy for LSS, encouraging collaboration with our volunteers.

In addition you will have:Meticulous administration skills and attention to detail | Knowledge of financial operations and budgets | The ability to represent the charity at meetings and public events | A commercial and socially responsible attitude to raising income | Interest in the Arts and diverse communities

Required experience: Social Media Expertise: 3 years | Knowledge of portfolio funding from the arts council: 3 years | Afro-Brazilian or other Carnivals understanding/: 1 year | Marketing and PR: 3 years | Working in a small self-reliant team: 2 years | Successful fundraising over £40,000: 3 years | Excellent organisational skills and time management: 5 years | application to the arts council for grants: 3 years | Business development and Negotiation: 3 years | Working with volunteers: 2 years | Budget Management: 5 years | Previous experience of arts management or arts project coord: 3 years | Relationship building with income donors: 5 years | A proven record as a self-starter: 3 years

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28) Afro Hair Stylist


SIMPLYGorgeous is an established family owned afro hair salon working to elevate the black salon experience. They are based in North West London, where they have been located for over 10 years and are looking for a part time (Saturdays included) stylist to join their small but growing team.

The right applicant should have knowledgeable experience in caring for and styling afro hair – the ability to braid and cornrow to a pristine and neat level is a must. Previous salon experience would be ideal but not essential.

Applicants should be reliable, creative and really want to be part of a team – ready to follow instruction and come with new ideas. We’re looking for someone to grow with us.

If this sounds like you please get in touch.

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29) Private Client Lawyer & Service Manager


Maitland identified an increasing need to support individuals and families relocating from South Africa to the United Kingdom and Europe, and vice versa.  These clients need technical relocation, tax and structuring advice.  They also require someone to implement such advice where necessary and to navigate, support and interact with other third parties such as bankers, trustees, accountants and other experts to make the transition as seemless as possible.

Skills and experience required:

The successful candidate will have: A legal qualification with at least three years practical experience in a private client division of a law firm financial or fiduciary institution | Excellent legal documentation drafting experience | Excellent attention to detail | Ability to interpret legislation and make recommendations taking into account business requirements | Expert in financial emigrations from/to South Africa | Excellent understanding and technical experience with South African Exchange Control legislation | Good knowledge and understanding of UK resident non-domiciled tax regime | Good knowledge and understanding of financial markets, tax legislation and financial services industry | Sound knowledge of SA estate administration and UK probate administration | Sound knowledge and understanding of private clients | Sound knowledge and understanding of commercial law and general legal principles | Must be a self-starter and able to work independently | Excellent client management skills | Strong existing relationships and ability to bring new private clients to the business | Fluent in English and in Afrikaans | Computer literate with proven proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

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30) Restaurant Assistant: Prodigal Caribbean Restaurant

Ghana Food

Kitchen porter mainly – must be quick, assertive and polite with customers.

Prior experience in retail would be preferred as you will be using a cash machine.

Job Type: Part-time

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31) CULTUREPOT: Financial Controller


Culturepot is a recruiment agency working on behalf of our client. Virgin Limited Edition is part of the Virgin organisation. Following the centralisation of key management functions the Company is seeking a highly capable and experienced professional to manage financial planning for their hospitality operations in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The successful candidate will have previously worked for 3+ years in a similar role in the Hotel sector and hold a recognised qualification as a certified accountant CA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent.

The role is based in Hammersmith London and would suit a driven person with a broad technical skills base and a detailed knowledge of the culture of the Caribbean region. A specific knowledge of the current labour and tax law landscape in the BVI is essential.

The closing date for applications is 10/01/2018. To apply please send your CV and covering letter by email to quoting reference VLEFC in the subject field

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32) Intelligence Analyst: Sub-Saharan Africa


Risk Advisory is global risk consultancy with a reputation for delivering first class intelligence, investigations and security consultancy services.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an exemplary academic record in relevant subjects (e.g. regional studies, political sciences, languages) with a minimum of: An upper second class undergraduate degree or equivalent plus a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject | or a first class undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject | or a upper second class degree or equivalent with two years relevant professional experience in lieu of a postgraduate degree

Required Experience and Skills: A minimum of one year’s professional experience in commercial research and analysis | Exceptionally high standards of written English and the ability to write to a high professional standard with flair | Demonstrable expertise, detailed current knowledge and an educated understanding of security, political and military affairs in Sub-Saharan African countries  | Proven exceptional research skills are essential, including an understanding of exploiting and analysing news media, social media, databases, as well as primary and human sources | Ability to process large volumes of information quickly to produce cogent and astute analysis, and to stay abreast of concurrent multiple topics in the region | Experience living and working in countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and personal and professional contact networks in the region | Full professional proficiency in written and spoken French is an essential skill for this role. Portuguese and other regional languages and dialects are highly desirable | Strong interpersonal skills; the candidate must be comfortable identifying and communicating with human sources and clients

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33) Finance Manager: Africa for International Health Organisation


Responsibilities: Oversee the accounting & finance function for African country offices, including reviewing forecasts, and analysing management accounts | Drive improvements of appropriate budget and reporting softwares, and financial management | Oversee and develop capacity of finance staff in country offices |
Grant compliance, management & reporting | Ensure Country Offices are completing month-end check checklists are completed on time, and any issues are raised with the CFO | Support auditing of programmes, implementing recommendations for changes to policies and processes | Provide line management support to the Country Finance Managers of the region, delegate tasks where necessary, and ensure that service provision is efficient

Qualified accountant: ACA or CIMA | Strong technical accounting skills, analytical skills and reporting experience | Strong IT proficiency | Experience of working internationally, or supporting country offices | Developing and implementing financial reporting systems | Experience of training staff | French or Portuguese language skills would be desirable

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34) French Speaking Credit Risk Officer


ED&F Man Capital Markets (“MCM”) is recruiting for a French speaking Credit Risk Officer to join their existing credit risk department and help support effective Credit Risk controls and provide Counterparty analysis for this fast-paced division of ED&F Man Group. The role will focus on MCM’s Frontier Markets FOREX business which has a majority client base domiciled on the African continent. The role will report to the Deputy Head of Credit Risk for the European Capital Markets Division.

The Primary focus is on the preparation of credit analysis and applications covering MCM’s African FX client base for presentation to Credit Committee.

Skills & Qualifications: The applicant will have at least 4 years of Credit experience gained within a financial institution, specializing in corporate and financial counterparties based on the African continent | Highly numerate with excellent academic record and excellent organisational skills | Excellent written and verbal communication skills | Excellent knowledge of exposure types relating to Foreign Exchange brokerage business | Strong analytical and IT skills are required (Excel VBA, SQL an advantage) |  The role is demanding and the candidate must be able to adapt and prioritise as the business dictates | The role requires good communication skills and the ability to develop good relationships with the trading desks. The successful applicant will also display team skills, enthusiasm and the initiative to drive efficiency and change where required | French language skills are essential.

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35) Technical Manager for Agriculture


The Technical Manager for Agricultural will produce knowledge that will help to shape both Farm Africa’s and our partners programme of work, this knowledge will also support technical excellence within our work through the development of our approach, people, tools and learning.

Working closely with the UK based Senior Management and Programmes Teams and programme staff in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the role will provide technical leadership and implementation oversight for all of Farm Africa’s Agriculture initiatives. The Technical Manager for Agriculture will be working as part of the team of Farm Africa’s technical thought leaders and will assist in extending the capacity of the organisation to design and deliver high quality and innovative programmes.

If you are interested in this role, more information can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter that explains how your experience fits this role to

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