40 Africa-Related Job Vacancies in London (Easter 2018)

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Approaching April 2018 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. African Paralegals, East African Community Managers, Java developers, Investment Managers, Fund Specialists, Creatives and Afro-Hair Dressers with interests in African Communities, languages and Interests. Please share for your benefit and to the benefit of others.

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1) GRADUATE REGULATORY ADVISOR

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Exciting things are happening at Pladis. Following a restructure they are recruiting for Technical Legislation Advisors to join our Regulatory Affairs team at their Baked Centre of Excellence in High Wycombe.

You will support the regional Regulatory Affairs Lead to ensure the legal compliance of all pladis products sold within EU and Sub-Saharan African markets.

In a time, pressured environment and often tight deadlines, provide sound regulatory information and advice to support product launches and re-designs within region in a swift and efficient manner, ensuring compliance with local regulations and pladis policies.

To succeed at pladis you need to be purpose-led, resilient and positive to succeed here because we expect pace and agility, we insist on collaboration and demand accountability. If that is your thing, then pladis offers global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications: Degree in Food Science, Food Technology or other food science based degree | Knowledge of EU Food Legislation, guidelines and codes of practice | Excellent attention to detail | Good communication and influencing skills | Good project management and implementation skills | Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team | High level of computer literacy & competency in using web based specification systems | Good numeracy skills.

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2) CHAIR OF TRUSTEES: KHULISA

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Khulisa is a charity working to change the system, change perceptions and change lives. Khulisa is seeking a new Chair to support the Board of Trustees and Executive Team in scaling Khulisa’s impact as outlined in our 2017-2020 strategic plan and beyond.

This is an exciting opportunity to help drive the success of a growing and impactful charity to tackle these challenges; developing safer, more nurturing prisons, schools and communities which empower people to be resilient, ambitious and make healthier life choices.

Characteristics & Skills:

  • Authentic, open and honest
  • Integrity and humility
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and core principles of Khulisa
  • Strong communication skills with the capacity to express yourself with clarity
  • Experience of committee work, ability to work effectively as a team member, and an understanding of the differences between governance and management
  • Active third sector, business and philanthropy networks to generate business and donor opportunities as well as professional and advisory support
  • Strategic and ambitious for Khulisa with an ability to shape a vision for the future
  • Strong influencing, networking and advocacy skills

How to apply: 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:  Dominique Airey (Chief Executive, Khulisa) | T:  07540371014 | E dairey@khulisa.co.uk | Mat Ilic (Chair, Khulisa) | T: 07976 136 446 | E: milic85@gmail.com

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement, which should concentrate on responsibilities and values alignment (1,000 words max).

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3) AFRO WEAVE HAIRSTYLISTS / HAIRDRESSERS / STYLISTS


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Qualified Freelance Professionals only

Apply through the Ustunner app

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £20.00 to £65.00 /hour

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4) FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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ONE BILLION are a small but mighty non-profit in the education technology sector – think start-up office atmosphere – with a big impact. They are now growing their team and are looking for the right person (rather than the right CV) to develop web-based applications to support the scaling of our software. ONE BILLION work with partners to implement and scale technology-based learning initiatives that see children learning through our software. In Malawi, the Unlocking Talent initiative is reaching over 30,000 children every week.

What you’ll be working on

  • Development of new backend data analytics and front-end dashboard systems to support the Unlocking Talent initiative in Malawi and beyond.
  • Building cloud-based remote monitoring systems for upcoming technology pilots in several African countries.
  • A thorough redesign of our organisational website.
  • Development of an online ‘translation engine’ that will be used by our localisation team to get our content into many more languages, in parallel.
  • Developing internal tools to support our iOS and Android app development.

Requirements (Tech)

  • Experience and proficiency in a variety of backend MVC frameworks
  • Advanced HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge
  • Experience working with SQL databases, writing custom queries and designing schemas.
  • Experience developing in a modern front end framework, with ability to adapt to new frameworks quickly.
  • Dev-ops experience (linux server administration, software build and deployment automation).

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5) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (RUNABEAT)

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Admin duties including social media, email marketing and general accounts. A&R duties to entertainers including attending music gigs. Receiving clients, making tea and coffee, going out on errands and doing ad hoc duties to ensure the smooth running of the business. Must have a good understanding of social media, email marketing and music of Black African and urban origin.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £8.50 to £10.00 /hour

Required experience: Administrative Assistant: 1 year

Required education: Bachelor’s

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6) ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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Brighter Group, a Finn Partners Company, is recruiting for a superstar in the making to join its growing team. Eighty percent of this role will be dedicated to Brighter’s South African Tourism account, so this is a fantastic opportunity to work on the one of the world’s leading destinations. The remainder will be spent on other Brighter accounts.

The ideal candidate should have an energetic and proactive approach, a passion for travel, strong organisational skills and a desire to create an incredible little black book of travel and lifestyle media contacts. You should be a team player who is willing to learn. There’s no better first job in travel PR…

The core responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Supporting the wider PR team on day to day activities
  • Monitoring the media
  • Collating and evaluating media coverage
  • Assisting with campaigns
  • Getting involved in research
  • Drafting press releases
  • General administrative support
  • Regular maintenance of timesheets
  • Keeping media lists up to date
  • Attending industry events and networking
  • Establishing relationships with media

Candidates should possess the following key skills

  • Enthusiasm and desire to be involved in and understand to the UK media and PR
  • General awareness of the PR campaigns of tourism destinations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • A passion for travel and the tourist and hospitality industry
  • Willingness to build media and trade contacts in relevant fields
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail, organisation and confidence are all a must
  • Resourceful and innovative
  • Team player
  • IT skills

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7) CLIENT DIRECTOR (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS)

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As part of Ogilvy’s EMEA hub, you’ll have the opportunity to regularly work with teams across the global network, including directly supporting Sub-Saharan African partners (especially Ghana, Morrocco, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa) and the Middle East. They and colleagues in the global PR & Influence network for International Affairs (Washington DC, Brussels, Doha, Singapore and Beijing) will help you stay connected and influential in the PR world.

Successful Applicants Will Convey

Whilst this is a senior role, Ogilvy expects everyone to ‘pitch in’, roll their sleeves up and be part of the team. It will be hands on at times and humility, a can-do attitude and humour will help you be successful in this role.

  • Previous experience of international campaign management and multi market activation – including recent global campaigns and tool kitting for geo political clients or directly for government (ideal candidates will have both agency and public sector experience);
  • Experience of developing integrated plans (influencer, digital, content etc) and a proven track record in corporate reputation and issues and crisis handling;
  • Great writing skills and an appetite to stay across growing themes in international politics;
  • Able to identify and develop opportunities that others may not see; and
  • Self starter with a consultative mindset and entreprenerial enthusiasm.

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8) PROGRAMME MANAGER (SUSTAINABLE WATER SYSTEMS)

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The Programme Manager will be responsible for delivering the strategy for the Sustainable Waste Systems Network to achieve the largest possible mitigation outcomes from the waste sector in C40 cities. At its core, this role involves facilitating peer-to-peer engagement amongst cities, taking forward joint projects and managing the day-to-day operation of a major partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, partner countries and organizations to deliver technical assistance to cities. To achieve this, the Programme Manager will be assisted by a Waste Project Officer to manage the Regional Technical Assistance Delivery for African Cities and the Finance Programme for municipal solid waste (MSW) Infrastructure and other projects.

Person Specification

  • Demonstrable experience in government, business, research and/or NGO sectors with a strong focus on waste and related policy and programmes.
  • Knowledge of global best practices and different approaches to solve waste management challenges, at the municipal and international level, required; advanced degree in relevant discipline preferred.
  • Proven ability in developing, delivering and reporting on programme plans, including contract and budget management.
  • Experience of developing and implementing strategy required, preferably through working in or with city governments.
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively and effectively with major global partners, such as NGOs, National Governments, Waste Industry and Academia.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal and strategic thinking capabilities coupled with an outcome, delivery-oriented approach required.
  • International experience required, particularly working across different cultures, languages and time zones.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills essential, including proven ability to facilitate in-person workshops as well as virtual meetings or webinars.
  • Fluency in English essential; fluency in another language spoken in a C40 city preferred

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9) PROGRAMME OFFICER (FOR THE AFRICAN GREAT LAKES)

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The Fund for Global Human Rights is a leading supporter of on-the-ground human rights groups around the world.

The Fund is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the position of Program Officer for the African Great Lakes. Within the region, this position currently is responsible for grant making programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi. In these two countries, the Fund currently supports grantees working to advance the rule of law and justice, women’s rights, children’s rights, environmental justice, and the rights of sexual and other minorities. The position reports to the Director of Regional programs and will work as an integrated part of the full Program team. Preference will be given to candidates who are based in the region, London, or the Washington, DC area.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience working in the human rights arena; field experience and/or advocacy experience in the region highly desired
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and to building a vibrant and powerful grassroots human rights movement
  • 3+ years of grant-making or fundraising experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of international and grassroots human rights NGOs and international organizations
  • Experience living, working, or traveling extensively in the DRC and Burundi
  • Effective communication and writing skills required

Desired Qualities

  • Self-driven initiative to contribute to any and all efforts underway to strengthen the Fund and the African Great Lakes program
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; proven ability to be flexible independently or in a team-oriented approach with diverse groups of people
  • Proven track record of excellent relationship development and management, both in-person and remotely
  • Strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to identify emerging human rights trends and analyze issues from multiple perspectives
  • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously while producing excellent quality work
  • High level of comfort traveling independently in developing countries required

Travel

  • Must be willing and able to travel from four to seven times per year, including to Burundi and the DRC, often for stretches of seven to ten days or longer
  • Must be willing and able to travel to the US at least twice a year

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10) Emerging Markets M&A Associate – Relocation to Zambia


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Start Date: March/April 2018 | Location: This role is based at Oakfield’s office in Lusaka, Zambia with travel through Africa | Period: 2 years | Remuneration: Competitive

Oakfield is an African impact investment firm that builds companies in dynamic geographies.  The firm seeks to maximise both financial return and positive social impact. Control positions are typically held and opportunities are targeted in less-traditional sub-sectors which are highly scalable and have significant technical or commercial barriers to entry. Oakfield applies international best practice, proprietary R&D, and data-driven operations to lead the sectors in which it invests.

About the candidate (qualifications/selection criteria)

  • 2 to 4 years’ experience with a top-tier investment bank
  • Experience in transaction management
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Ability to develop strategic plans supported by detailed analysis
  • Passionate about social impact
  • Independent, self-motivated, energetic, persistent
  • University degree in a technical field

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11) SELENIUM TEST AUTOMATION SPECIALIST

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ICBC Standard Bank is a leading financial markets and commodities bank. They offer our clients specialist knowledge and expertise to develop and grow their investments across the globe. Their Chinese and African parentage provides their clients access to an extensive global network in both developed and emerging economies. ICBC connect clients to opportunities, which is their distinct competitive advantage, and partner with them to achieve their investment project objectives.

This role is for a test automation specialist who will be responsible for automating tests for the Bank’s Enterprise Data Management system. The test automation specialist is expected to work closely with a number of in-house, 3rd party service providers, business users and stakeholders to maintain current systems and implement new solutions according to the predefined Control IT strategy.

Essential Skills

• Solid experience of automated software testing

• Solid Java development skills• Working knowledge of UI testing with Selenium• Working knowledge SQL (SQL Server and Oracle)• Working knowledge of testing lifecycle and bug tracking with tools such as Jira• Working knowledge of continuous integration tools such as Jenkins

Desirable Skills

• Experience with the Golden Source platform

• Knowledge of Regulatory reporting such as Dodd Frank, EMIR and MiFID II• Working knowledge of unit testing frameworks, junit, TestNG etc• Working experience of implementing SoapUI within an automation framework• Experience of performance testing tools• Experience of managing multiple test environments• Experience of deployment of packaged code to support testing

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12) SENIOR STYLIST : ELITE HAIR LOUNGE

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Experienced stylist confident with colour and cutting.

Must be able to perform services to a high standard. Must have excellent customer service. Candidate should be confident with both Afro and European Hair.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Experience: (Stylist): 3 years (Preferred)

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13) ACCOUNT MANAGER (FRENCH SPEAKER)

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Fitch Solutions, a division of the Fitch Group, is the distribution channel for Fitch Ratings products, and focuses on the development of fixed-income products and services and bringing to market a wide range of data, analytical tools and related services.

In this high-profile sales role, you will be part of the Western European team, this role will be based in London and be responsible for leading the sales effort for Fitch Solutions across a few French speaking countries (Belgium, Africa) .

Qualifications and experience:

  • It is essential that you have significant number of years of sales/business development experience within the fixed income and risk management arena covering Belgium and French speaking African countries with a proven track record in developing new business and growing revenue streams, achieving goals consistently years after years.
  • You must have an understanding of rating agencies environment and also of risk management requirements in strategic decision making, risk identification, risk quantification / quantitative modelling processes.
  • Demonstrate Leadership Skills to drive Clients Relationship associates and client service effort on your territory.
  • Ability to form clear strategic business plans for business development within a specific market and geography and Playing a key role in the Fitch Connect platform over the next 3 years.
  • Given the nature of this position, we are seeking an articulate, personable and energetic self-starter.  It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, fluency in both written and verbal forms of French and English is essential.
  • You must be self-motivated and able to generate ideas and demonstrate initiative, tenacity and perseverance.
  • 50% travel will be required in this role.

 

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14) INVESTMENT MANAGER (PROJECT FINANCE)

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(Focus on CDC’s African geographies excl. South Africa and Morocco)

Background

A proven background and track record, at an appropriate level, in international Project Finance Lending investments in emerging markets, and previous experience in some of our core sectors of energy, water, ports, transport and real estate preferably from:

  • Investment bank; or
  • a Development Financial Institution (“DFI”) or Multilateral Development Institution.
  • However, we will also consider candidates with a background from:
  • Project finance transaction advisory;
  • Project or corporate finance teams of a project developer.

Candidates should also have

  • Transactional experience in Africa, with a regional contact network;
  • Proven track record of originating, structuring and closing complex Project Finance transactions in difficult environments;
  • Ability to work on multiple opportunities across sectors while working to deadlines and managing time effectively;
  • Evidence of relationship building and ability to develop a network of relevant external contacts, as well as internally across different teams;
  • As a member of a small team a proactive “hands-on” approach is important, as well as the ability to mentor junior team members;
  • Management experience of leading deal teams, a skilled transactor that will also nurture the development of others;
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (finance, economics, business administration) if relevant, but is not a prerequisite;
  • Proficiency in another language spoken in Africa would be advantageous, for example a native language, French, Portuguese.

Technical Skills

We will be considering the following as important:

  • Excellent credit, financial and structuring skills;
  • Strong understanding of diligence processes, financial terms, legal terms;
  • Project Finance product knowledge including an understanding of market practice and credit risk structuring experience in emerging market economies;
  • Good business communication skills, written and verbal and presentation.

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15) EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY MANAGER (LONDON)

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As a community manager you will be responsible for customer acquisition and retention in a particular community!

You will work towards the East African (primarily Kenyan and Tanzanian) communities in United Kingdom, where your responsibility will be to drive the digital transformation and spread the use of TransferGalaxy’s superior service within these communities. We are confident that our digital product is superior to other remittance providers’, but in order for customers to change from traditional remittance providers to us, it is important that the TransferGalaxy brand instils trust and safety. Your responsibility will be to build trust within the local Kenyan and Tanzanian communities by bridging the gap between offline and online.

 

The Ideal Candidate Has

  • A large social network within the East African community in United Kingdom
  • A positive attitude and an eagerness to be part of the digital distribution
  • Strong values and wants to do good for the world
  • Highly responsible and customer oriented
  • Prior experience from the remittance industry (not a requirement, but a plus)
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Driving license

The role will be based in our office in London. The role will include travelling within United Kingdom. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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16) HEAD OF COUNTRY PROGRAMME: COALITION FOR URBAN TRANSITIONS

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World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Programme management experience, including a demonstrated ability to coordinate across teams and research partners in multiple countries
  • A post-graduate qualification in economics, environmental economics, public policy or another relevant discipline (in-depth knowledge of urban economics and urban finance/investment issues is an advantage)
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience demonstrating world-class and deep knowledge of the key issues and organisations related to sustainable urban development, national economic development, or similar field
  • Substantive experience of working in the global South, including working with government and high-level decision makers on urban policy and / or national economic development issues in South Asian and African countries
  • Strong quantitative, analytical research skills
  • Ability to travel when needed is a key requirement. Fluency in a language other than English would also be desirable (Mandarin, Spanish, or Swahili an advantage)
  • Experience of working with government and philanthropic donors
  • Exceptionally good communication and interpersonal skills, and comfortable working with high-level decision-makers
  • Prior supervision and mentorship of one or more junior staff;
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities
  • Eligible to work in the UK or US

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Applications must be received by Monday, 9 April, 2018.

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17) SYSTEMS OFFICER – MORGAN LAW RECRUITMENT CONSULTANCY

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The post holder will be working with IT and external suppliers, take responsibility for administering access to and maintenance of the financial systems and software of Christian Aid. Provide support and training to users across all systems, including SUN, QA, Proactis, Adaptive, report writing and various banking systems.

The candidate must be experienced with Sun and Proactis systems:

Key Responsibilities:

  • User access controls to all financial systems are maintained in line with agreed procedures
  • Accounting software and reporting tools are maintained and updated to ensure they are up to date and fully supported by our external suppliers
  • Act as systems administrator for the range of electronic banking systems in use, including setting up new signatories and liaising with the bank
  • The set up and chart of accounts in SUN is maintained, ensuring consistency with other systems such as Adaptive, PROMISE and ASCENT
  • Accounting periods are opened and closed effectively every month, systems rules maintained and data imports/exports happen as planned
  • The workflows and set up in Proactis are maintained in line with policies and procedures.
  • The Nigeria country office is supported with the maintenance and use of its local SUN accounting implementation
  • As the team’s sharepoint superuser, the team’s intranet sites are kept up-to-date with relevant reports, templates and other information
  • Users are well trained and supported in their use of financial systems, through formal training and/or individual coaching. Run regular and bespoke sessions as required

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18) DIGITAL SUPPORT (THURSDAY to MONDAY)

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MAIDO are a tight team that help brands solve difficult problems working with luxury brands. Designers, developers, project managers, strategic people. Solving digital problems is what MAIDO get paid for and it’s what they enjoy doing most. They are “agnostic when it comes to technology and process” and understand problems before devising solutions. They have a role in which you’ll be working closely with their clients ‘Girl Effect’.

Requirements:
Scope of Work
Support research work from Thursday to Monday, including being on call, and giving support when required, over the weekend.. The main tasks are as follows:

  • Initial 3 month contract
  • Liaise with all Girl Effect local partners in different countries to make sure all is prepared ahead of research field work
  • Liaise with Girl Effect Global Project Manager & Maido in case issues are found and solve them
  • Answer any tech / digital related questions and support field work – liaising with in-country PM’s and Fieldwork Officiers
  • Log all raised issues and solutions found
  • Report the status of the research work
  • Monitor data collection and ensure data is fully completed
  • Liaise with local partners to ensure the successful completion of field work
  • Train local partners and Girl Effect in-country staff

Core Skills

  • Love for technology
  • Digital savvy
  • Understanding of Android OS and Play Store
  • A problem solver who loves people
  • Clear communicator with excellent attention to detail
  • Knows when to escalate issues and recommend solutions
  • Experience in providing support in a fast paced environment, managing multiple projects and tasks
  • Knows when to escalate issues and recommend solutions

 

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19) COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE PARALEGAL

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This is a vital role that will offer lots of responsibility, exposure and growth opportunities.

Responsibilities:

First point of contact for the UK , African and French legal teams | Maintaining filing systems and manage the Contracts Database | Drafting and reviewing contracts and other legal documents – T&Cs, NDAs, service agreements etc | Drafting corporate documentation (Powers of Attorney, Board minutes and Annual returns) working closely with the Company Secretary | Liaising with Finance regarding payment terms, deal queries, deal recognition, reconciliation issues and tax documentation | Main point of contact for compliance queries | Liaising with internal and external clients on contracts, competitions and other internal matters

Skills:

Law degree | 3 years + paralegal experience | Very organised | Excellent communication skills | Meticulous attention to detail | An additional European language advantageous

If your experience and skills match those described above please kindly send your CV through to sturnbull@lawabsolute.com

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20) HAIR STYLIST : WALTHAM CROSS (BEAUTY REPUBLIC)

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Someone with experience on hair styling Afro European hair stylstylist

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Experience: (Hairdressing) 3 years (Required)

Job Location: Waltham Cross EN8 (Preferred)

License or certification: Hairdressing NVQ/SVQ Level 2 (Preferred)

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21) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

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Camara is a registered charity in the US, Ireland and the UK. It currently operates in five Education Hubs in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Lesotho and Tanzania), and one in Ireland, alongside a Resource Hub in Dublin and London. All Hubs operate as social enterprises and operate to serve local market needs. In London, they source computers from organisations all over the UK, providing a professional IT disposal service.

Camara then refurbish equipment, loading educational software and then ship to their African hubs to be distributed into schools as part of an education package that includes teacher training and technical support. Overview of the role Now in their 4th year in London, they are looking to hire a talented and dynamic sales executive; a self-starter, eager to learn, and get their sleeves rolled up to to help our fast growing social enterprise continue to accelerate growth and social impact.

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22) FUNDS LAWYER (3 – 8 YEARS PQE)

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Pinsent Masons have a funds team which acts for institutional investors including pension funds and fund managers on the full range of their investment funds work; fund structuring, formation and investment work with a focus on key sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and buy-out funds. We advise investors into fund structures and on secondary transactions. African funds are also an area of interest.

Basic requirements

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

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

 

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23) FINANCE MANAGER (ASOKO)

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Asoko are tackling one of Africa’s biggest business challenges: affordable access to reliable company data. In our four years of existence, they have gathered unique data-sets on thousands of robust, African companies using technology, partnerships and in-country research teams. They now serve some of the continent’s most reputable investment firms, global corporates, professional advisories and African companies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring the entire financial side of the business including P&L, performance metrics and analysis of our quarterly KPIs;
  • Work with the external Management Accountant to product periodical financial statements for presentation to Management and the Board;
  • Work with the external Management Accountant to maintain accurate bookkeeping;
  • Develop systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances while evaluating profit and cost efficiencies in various areas of the organisation as needed;
  • Working with Management to set salaries and associated bonuses company-wide;
  • Supply payroll information to the external UK Accountant as necessary and oversee the administering of all staff benefits;
  • Send invoices and chase payment, freezing accounts where necessary;
  • Assist with any further investment rounds;
  • Assess new market potential and produce forecasts for expansion into new territories such as the Middle East and Asia.

Requirements:

  • You’re a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) with 5-6 years relevant experience
  • You’re technically strong with a proven understanding of finance and accounting principles (a practice background would be useful but not essential)
  • You are a strong and punctual coordinator and take ownership of the relationship with external parties to produce monthly financials as well as converting management reports into specific KPIs (including MRR, LTV, ARPU)
  • You have an understanding of and can manage Tax, AR, AP and expense payments;
  • You have experience with working in a growing business within a fast-moving environment;
  • You have experience financially administering a subscription business;
  • You are results driven with a strong sense of initiative and autonomy;
  • You have experience in a business with their first round of funding and beyond;
  • You have experience with foreign markets, especially Africa.

 

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24) PROGRAMME MANAGER (OPTIONS)

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Options is an international development consultancy organisation working in the health sector to transform the health of women and girls in developing countries. They have multiple positions due to a growing portfolio across the company. Within these Africa-focused positions; one will manage a portfolio of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Health Systems Strengthening programmes in developing countries, subject to potential change as Options secures future contracts. For one role, it is essential that the successful candidate is fluent in French: written, reading and verbal.

Person specification:

  • You will have experience of project management in international development and public health or similar sector.
  • You will have experience of building successful relationships with clients, collaborators and consultants, be confident in financial management and be able to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • A confident self-starter, you will have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to work in a fast-moving and complex environment.

Benefits:
Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.

Application process:

  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to opportunities@options.co.uk .
  • Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • If interested in a specific programme, please state this in the subject header, along with a summary on how your experience is suitable for this position.

(The Girl Generation programme provides a global platform for galvanising, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Operating in ten African countries and with the UK diaspora, the programme supports grassroots organisations to strengthen their social change communications to end FGM, by catalysing and amplifying the voices of the African movement and linking them together and to the wider global audience in order to build a critical mass for change. Alongside this, they manage the End FGM Grants Programme that provides funding to grassroots organisations to undertake activities that will promote norms to end FGM.)

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25) Lead BackEnd Engineer (Remote Friendly)

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Zazu’s vision is to create the most helpful digital money account. Ever.
They’re a team with varied backgrounds, from Law, Psychology, African Development, Software Engineering, and the gaming industry. Collectively, they have worked for well-known companies and organisations such as UNHCR, London School of Economics, British Airways, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Riot Games. They are distributed team, between the UK and Zambia.

They are looking for an experienced, talented and driven lead back-end engineer to hit the ground running in developing our core systems that are responsible for integrating to banking partners and serving secure, well tested API’s to our mobile apps, as well as maintaining and improving our unique USSD financial education platform for emerging markets. They are remote friendly and if you are open to spending a few months in Zambia on the company dime, then even better!

Requirements:

  • Strong experience with Javascript (ES5/6)
  • Strong experience with Node.js
  • You love working with NoSQL and SQL DB’s (Mongo/MySQL) and you know the difference of when to use each
  • You have tons of experience in writing, testing, and consuming APIs (REST and SOAP)
  • Secure APIs are second nature to you
  • Good fundamentals of clean code, clean design, and data structures
  • AWS Experience (EC2/ELB/Route53)
  • You are proactive, self-managing, and comfortable assuming full ownership of your builds
  • You have experience in TDD/Unit Testing
  • Linux experience is a bonus
  • Distributed systems is a bonus
  • GCP is a bonus

 

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26) PRODUCT SPECIALIST (COMPLIANCE)

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Asoko are tackling one of Africa’s biggest business challenges: affordable access to reliable company data. In our four years of existence, They have gathered unique data-sets on thousands of robust, African companies using technology, partnerships and in-country research teams. They now serve some of the continent’s most reputable investment firms, global corporates, professional advisories and African companies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute Asoko’s commercial strategy for its compliance and due diligence related products;
  • Drive sales of Asoko’s compliance offering, including New Business, Renewals and Upsales;
  • Actively monitor key business metrics in order to constantly assess product-to-market fit and working across Sales, Product and Communications to refine compliance offerings accordingly;
  • Represent Asoko at public events, including delivering presentations of the company’s compliance offering;
  • Identify, develop and conclude commercial partnerships at the regional and global level;
  • Ad-hoc, work-related tasks the Head of Sales will deem relevant for the continuing or progress of the Company.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the risk and compliance workflow and information needs across following domains: Private Equity, Commercial Banking, Risk Advisory, Corporate Sales/Procurement;
  • At least 3+ years of experience in a sales or business operations, product, or professional services role;
  • Strong skills in leadership, teamwork, project management and problem-solving;
  • The ability to interpret and draw conclusions from data, turning analytic insights into business actions;
  • A start-up mentality, willing to lead by example and drive hands-on action, as well as an ability and interest in wearing multiple hats;
  • A strong passion for Africa’s business environment;
  • Bachelor degree in commercial management or relevant equivalent.

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27) PROJECT MANAGER (RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT)

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An exciting opportuntiy has arisen within this leading innovator of Renewable Energy Power Systems and Smart Low Power Appliances. Due to continued growth and success theu are looking to take on a Recent Project Manager / Grqaduat to come and work for this heavily rewarding company based in Woking.

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for the planning, management and delivery of a number of projects through structured work plans ensuring that project teams operate effectively, assignments are implemented, and deliverables are meet the company’s business needs.
You will be have ability to step in and problem and solve when needs be. You will be removed from the day to day technical details and more concerned with the development processes, timescales and budgets.

Essential:

  • Good knoweldge of Waterfall Project Management
  • A good understanding of working within an R&D engineeing environment.
  • You must have a strong understanding of Consumer Electronics within Research & Development projects.
  • Good analysis and product development process improvement
  • You will be extremely self-motivated, who is able to use initiative.
  • A positive and curious by nature
  • A willingness to travel to Kenya regularly (around one week each month)

Desirable

  • Waterfall Project Management Methodology
  • You must have a deep understanding of one of the following: East African markets, supply chain, Product
  • Development, Research and development, electronics engineering, project management
  • Experience of remotely managing African based teams with travel to Africa

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28) MARKETING APPRENTICESHIP (UHUSIANA CAPITAL)

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Uhusiano Capital is a regulated boutique financial advisory firm based in London, with a specialisation in Impact Investment and Blended/Hybrid Investment solutions. Uhusiano Capital addresses the capital requirements needs for African-based projects and opportunities. At the core of Uhusiano Capital is the fundamental belief that commercial capital and impact/social capital can come together to generate sustainable long-term projects/funds/products in Africa and other frontier markets. Impact Capital can be the catalyst for Commercial Capital and vice versa.

Uhusiano are looking for motivated, creative and talented individuals that are looking to make an impact in the world. As a marketing intern you would be involved in:

  • Developing investor-focused marketing collateral
  • Market research for the regions and industries we’re working in
  • Social media strategy execution including content development and deployment
  • Events planning and execution. They host investor events that are both in-person such as breakfast, forums, roadshows and online events
  • Other marketing related tasks

You should be:

  • Motivated and highly entrepreneurial
  • Wanting to get into impact investment/social investment
  • Strong writing and technical skills
  • Studying or completed marketing or communications field ideally
  • Have had some experience in marketing

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29) AFRO HAIR STYLIST (BEYOND HAIR)

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Beyond Hair is a prestigious Hair Extension Boutique/Salon situated in prime North London – Wood Green Shopping Centre. We are looking for a Hair Stylist to work on a part/full time basis. Must have experience with Sew-in Weaves, Lace Closures/Frontals, Wig Making, Styling and generally be a skilled hairdresser.

Learn and expand your know-how whilst constantly developing your skills In return you’ll be –

  • Trend aware, experienced and passionate about hair
  • Thriving on creativity, innovation and be enthusiastic
  • Ready to work the crowd with your magic ensuring they’ll be back for more
  • Focused and professional in every sense
  • Fully rewarded with a competitive salary and commission structure
  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience
  • Accomplished at fitting Weaves, Lace Systems and Styling. Experience in colour be a advantage.

Please send your C.V. to Careers@beyondhair.co.uk and if available, some images of your work. (Required experience : Hairdressing: 2 years)

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30) AFRICA ASSOCIATE – HELIOS INVESTMENTS PARTNERS LLP

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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 focused on opportunities across Africa with a special emphasis on French speaking countries of West, Central and North Africa.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications/skills required

  • Understanding of investment landscape across Africa;
  • Fluent in French in order to work with French speaking African region;
  • Successful track record of experience in Investment Banking with M&A, High Yield Debt and IPO experience required;
  • 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 from leading academic institutions; and
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

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31) HIGHWAYS RESIDENT ENGINEER (RWANDA)

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The market leading infrastructure recruitment specialist is seeking an experienced Highways Resident Engineers for an on going highways project in Rwanda.

As the Resident Engineer the successful individual shall be working as part of an International team with overall responsibility for in country project management in all technical aspects. The Resident Engineer will be responsible for the completion of progress reports, supervision of contractor works and manage site safety elements on behalf of the client.

Key requirements for the role:

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or higher
  • 15 years of road construction experience
  • Member of a recognised professional body
  • 10 years minimum experience as Project Manager or Resident Engineer on Road Construction/ upgrading/ rehabilitation Projects
  • 7 years is on construction of Asphalt Concrete road projects.
  • FIDIC & Contract Administration (including evaluation of claims) knowledge
  • Previous African project experience.

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32) FRONT END WEB DEVELOPER

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Here is a growing company based in central London looking for a Front end Web Developer to join our team with significant experience with web technologies i.e. JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Angular 4+, Typescript and have worked on real world business applications and be able to handle the entire software development life cycle from end to end. Dev Shack are dedicated to the modernization of traditional African banking and provide world class, affordable transactional capacity to Sub-Saharan population by unlocking capability through proven agile technology and consultancy services for financial institutions. If you’re passionate about technology and helping align development solutions with business operations, this opportunity may be right for you.

Dev Shack International’s mission is to independently interface all Sub-Saharan V-Suite customers for never before seen inter-operability in an agile manner and become a one-stop-shop for all financial service requirements. They are working to enable banks to provide their customers with innovative, agile and robust technology platforms and assist in bridging the gap between legacy banking and the new Digital Africa.

 To apply for the Front end Web Developer role please send an up to date cv and cover letter via the Apply link now
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33) AFRICA FINANCE ANALYST

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As the Finance Analyst your duties will include:

  • Account follow up of the divisions
  • Assist Cash flow management and month end process
  • Assist in preparing Budgets and forecasts for different operations.
  • Assist in preparing simple business plan
  • Prepare and analyse P& L and monitor with Budgets
  • Understand and ensuring compliance with the business processes and identify key controls and risks
  • Help in day to day control by identify gaps and weaknesses and report them quickly, and suggest improvement
  • Conduct control testing and evaluation for key process controls
  • Assist the Financial controller to Support, communicate and educate of control and compliances across the business.
  • Partner the wider finance function in relation to internal control
  • Travel to Africa, as and when necessary for the requirement of the business.
  • Any other additional duties attached to the position.

As the Finance Analyst you will:

  • Ideally be a French speaker
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the retail business.
  • Be working towards an accounting Qualification.
  • Have worked in a similar role for 3-5 years.
  • A thorough knowledge of the retail business.
  • Ability to travel independently to African based sites

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34) SUPPORT WORKER (SHERICO)


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Sherico Care Services are looking to recruit a Care Worker ;You will be working on a shift basis in our residential care homes for young people with challenging behaviour/learning disabilities, more information to be given during the interview process. Applicants must possess the following:

  • Must be experienced in report writing
  • Must have NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care to work in the care homes
  • Must have the Health and Social Care Qualification In Children/Young people
  • If you carry a NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care, must already be enrolled on to Level 3 and can provide proof
  • Must have knowledge relating to the field of care work – child protection, safeguarding, health and safety, etc.
  • Must be available to work immediately
  • Must have experience in child care/residential homes or two to three years experience in youth work or working with adolescents or a recognised child care qualification.
  • Experience in working within a multi-cultural environment with ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and its implementation towards both staff and young people in the home.
  • Must have a clear understanding of race and culture especially the African Caribbean and Asian communities and to promote a better and sensitive service to young people in the home.
  • Salary would be discussed in the interview.
  • Shifts depends on the availability of the business and the Unit Manager would supervise the shifts
  • Must be available to work all types of shifts E.g. night shift, day shift, evening shift or weekend shift. Flexibility is a must

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35) PROJECT CASTING AGENT (FLAMINGO)

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You will help deliver the specialist recruitment offering within Flamingo. Flamingo have a strong set of values and for this role in particular they are looking for people who are Insiders, who are Courageous, who Hustle, who Explore and have Integrity.

You will do things such as find influencers for a leading global sportswear company, community leaders in a remote village in Africa, or expert speakers for a Futures panel discussion. You will be proactive and have a collaborative mindset.  You will be flexible and creative as well as efficient.  You will have a strong commitment to excellence.

Your core responsibilities will be:

– Day to day specialist recruitment of influencer participants and end to end management of recruitment briefs – Casting the best quality participants for project
– Work with project leads to help shape and advise on recruitment brief and profile
– Manage communications with selected participants and to ensure their participation in a given project
– Keep in touch with connectors in global markets– building relationships
– Drive recruitment of experts
– Assist with the identification and search for expert panelists/contributors for Flamingo events
– Partner up with the Futures team to source additional experts
– Manage and build up a ‘black book’ of experts that form part of an informal Flamingo network
– Be a core part of driving the overall quality of our recruitment practices, sharing best practice with our project management team on non-conventional recruitment and hand-picked recruitment, and more generally collaborating with them where required/beneficial.

This role will report to the Head of Project Casting :

This role offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including: pension, private healthcare, life assurance, PHI, travel insurance, subsidised gym membership and canteen, EAP, and a number of wellbeing initiatives.

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36) PART TIME AFRO HAIR DRESSER (STATUS HAIR)

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STATUS HAIR are looking for a part-time Afro Hairdresser/sales assistant, Status Hair is a shop/salon, they sell hair extensions and wigs and have a hair salon area. You will be expected to sell our products in between clients, we are fairly new and in the process of building up our clientele.

Requirements:

You must have experience in fitting weaves, lace closures/frontals, cornrows, box braids, styling and fitting wigs | Colouring and other chemical technique skills including relaxing |  Cutting and re-styling wigs | Excellent communication and customer service skills | Pro-active, very enthusiastic, well spoken and presentable | Comfortable with social media | Trend aware, creative and not afraid to experiment

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37) FIELD SALES REPRESENTATIVE (KEEP IMMACULATE)

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Keep Immaculate are looking for a Sales Representative to field work in the South London Area. A unique opportunity for a new team member has opened up for their natural hair products. You will be responsible for approaching potential customers, making sales of our natural hair products and delivering excellent b2b customer service to clients.

*Sales skills and hairstyling experience would be an advantage but not essential.

Job details:

  • Must have an interest in Afro Caribbean hair for ladies and gents
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Must be confident to approach b2b clients
  • Must be creative and committed
  • Must attend all training provided.
  • You’ll earn straight away
  • Kit provided
  • Initial 2 weeks intensive training.
  • – Uncapped commission based salary
  • – 35% discount on retail products.

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