15 Africa Related Job Vacancies in London (April 2020)

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It’s been a minute. April has ended and March 2020 is here. In the same way that many in amidst of much of the sad news out there have forgotten that the year is going; some may have also forgotten that Afrocentric and Africa-related Job Vacancies are still trending – many of them their deadlines extended! Yes some adverts have been cancelled; but some have had deadlines re-extended.

Below are the latest African-related job listings that are currently live in London at the moment. Paralegals, Creative Partnership Liaisons and Research Fellows are in this month’s feature.  Most must have a proven interests in African Research, African languages and attention to detail. Please share for your benefit and to the benefit of others.

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Applications are invited for a Research Fellow on the GCRF Protracted Displacement project. The project aims to improve healthcare at the intersection of gender and protracted displacement amongst Somali and Congolese internally displaced people (IDPs) and Somali and Congolese refugees in Nairobi and Johannesburg. You will be based at the University of Edinburgh, but you will also collaborate closely with our partner research teams in Somalia, Eastern DRC, Kenya, and South Africa.

This post will be based in the Social Anthropology Subject Area and the Centre of African Studies within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. The role will entail international travel to some or all project field sites in Somalia, Kenya, DRC, and South Africa.

For more info about this role; please click here

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1) CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AFRICA MARKETING STRATEGIST

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a fantastic opportunity to stretch your experience to one of the biggest and most exciting continents of this decade – Africa. Working closely with the Strategy Director, once a strategist planner has established themselves as a reliable and integral team member, they will start to create their own clear briefs, combining creativity with insightful overviews.

A proven track record in developing strategic plans for Africa creative industry clients | A good knowledge of the African media and how strategy planning influences it | Agency experience preferred | Excellent written and verbal communication skills | The ability to make complex subjects understandable | The drive to be successful and perform well in all aspects of your strategic work | Excellent communication and organisational skills | The flexibility to work over a number of projects and balance your workload | Excellent communication and interpersonal skills | Ability to think at a strategic level | Ability to work calmly under pressure and work to deadlines | Languages are not essential, but would be helpful, particularly African languages

Responsibilities Include:

Researching and gathering date to develop well-informed strategic plans for pan-African clients |  Examining clients’ businesses to get to know their brands and understand their objectives | Producing cohesive and intelligent plans to bring success to campaigns | Generating original ideas with other members of the team | Presenting findings to senior staff members and clients | Identifying potential problems and devising ways to rectify them | Liaising with senior members of staff to receive feedback and create improvements to strategies.

For more information about this role; please click here

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2) PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR: ANALYTICS & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

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This role brings the full value of Refinitiv’s propositions to customers, mobilising Sales & Account Management to execute around growth priorities and represent the voice of the customer to inform strategic planning and investment choices.

Refinitiv helps customers achieve success by providing access to an open platform that uncovers opportunity and catalyses change. Your focus will ensure that our proposition sales teams can deliver significant gross sales performance and support critical renewals to maintain & improve retention. You will be responsible for driving last mile execution for our Investment Banking Proposition leveraging your domain expertise and you be accountable to consulting and contributing to significant deals within their business area. We are also keen for the successful candidate to be a true thought leader who advocates and articulates strategy into regional financial market communities including customers, industry associations and regulators.

Essential Skills:

Experience in the Stockbroking / Sell-side research industry/Equity Sales/Institutional Broking | Proven Sales Experience | In-depth knowledge and experience of working in less-well known regions/countries within EMEA, including Middle Eastern & African markets, specifically South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Desired Skills

Member of CFA Society South Africa | CFA Qualified | Board Member of Women in ETFs (WE) South Africa (Secretary) | Languages required should support your regional business

As a global business, Refinitiv relies on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. Therefore we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world−regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Refinitiv is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

For more info about this role; please click here

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3) RESEARCH OFFICER: FIROZ LALIJI CENTRE FOR AFRICA

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The Research officer will be expected to embed themselves in the intellectual life of the School, building and maintaining links with LSE scholars while developing their research and publishing. The position offers an opportunity for a motivated researcher to develop their research career focused on processes of social change as it applies to youth, women, and children in Africa focusing on areas such as livelihoods and the informal economy; migration; gender dynamics and sexuality; popular culture; humanitarian crises; and political engagement and social movements. The research officer will be expected and supported to apply for research grants, where possible, and collaborate with academic colleagues on larger grant proposals.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, International Development, International Relations, Political Science, Social Policy or related social science discipline with a focus on Africa. The candidate will have experience of conducting primary research in Africa and ideally have knowledge of/or fluency in an African language. The candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate research findings effectively to a wide range of audiences. The successful candidate will also be able to work independently under limited supervision and prioritise work in response to deadlines. They will be familiar with the research the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa does and will have ideas on how their research work will add to the current research programme of the Centre.

The purpose of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa is to strengthen London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) LSE’s long-term commitment to placing Africa at the heart of understandings and debates about global issues. The Firoz Lalji research officer post is a vital role for developing the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa’s research programme and trajectory.

For more info about this role please click here

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4) ANALYST, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE (AFRICAN MARKETS)

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The purpose of this role is posting invoices, credit note in the Purchase Ledger and complete the AP reconciliation on timely basis. This role is also required to actively support the Accounts Payable Associate Manager in both routine tasks and process improvements.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

Previous experience of working within an accounts payable department for a multi-national organisation | French Language is a plus for this role | African Market experience is preferable | Processing intercompany and 3rd party invoices in a timely and accurate manner from return workflow. | Be able to understand and resolve parked and blocked invoices. | Understanding debit balances and the actions to take. | Reconciling vendor statements in a timely manner. | Performing Account Payable reconciliations on monthly basis | Understanding how to read the PO’s to be able to post and park the invoices. | Performing ad-hoc analysis, query management, identification and resolution of service delivery issues.

For more info about this role; please click here

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5) INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR)

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This is a rare and intriguing opportunity to be based in the UK but to focus your attention on the fascinating and exponentially growing African markets. Our client seeks a quant researcher passionate about brands to join their team dedicated to these dynamic markets. This role will push the boundaries of your innovative output and you will enjoy a partnership relationship with a global brand that appreciates open dialogue and challenging ideas.

The Ideal candidate should be comfortable with quantitative research processes, you will have considerable responsibility for client servicing on both continuous and ad hoc work, as well as people management and project commercial management. You will have a committed team and senior directors with wide ranging and invaluable knowledge of this region to support you and as part of a market leading global insights business, there is a secure commercial environment behind you.

Established in 1992, Spalding Goobey Associates specialises in the recruitment of market research and Insights professionals at all levels, from graduate trainee to managing director.

For more information about this position; please click here

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6) AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN ENGAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGER

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We’re developing a brand new platform, that seeks to work with Black Majority Churches specifically, creating a unified space where the future of international development can be reimagined.

The Churches Team are looking for a committed all-rounder, with proven senior administrative abilities and a wealth of both managerial and organisational skills to take on the role of Operations Executive in our Teddington office.

You’ll be responsible for Project and Event Management including all relevant necessities from the point objective are set through product creation, promotion, implementation and evaluation.

If you’re excited as we are… Apply now!

Please note, this role is a 9 month maternity cover

For more information about this position; please click here

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7) NIGERIA RESEARCHER

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Languages: Igbo (Preferred) | Kanuri (Preferred) | Hausa (Preferred)

Security Risk Management Consultancy are a London-based security risk management consultancy seeking to hire an Nigeria Researcher, in a full-time position (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) to join our team based in Holborn. The successful candidate will be expected to apply linguistic capabilities, research acumen, and analytical techniques to produce accurate and detailed reporting on various political, security, socio-economic, terrorism and human rights issues within Nigeria and the greater region. The position offers an excellent career opportunity for individuals looking to work in the security risk management industry.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

Ability to rapidly gain understanding of the local context | Ability to speak and read formal Kanuri, Hausa and/or Igbo at a professional level | Confident use of social media and news sources for research purposes | Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Microsoft OneDrive

For more info about this position; please click here

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8) PARTNERSHIP LEAD


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PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) believes that every young
person in Sub-Saharan Africa should have the opportunity to go to secondary
school. They build and run high-quality schools in underserved rural
communities where children previously had limited options after finishing
primary school.

This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic and resourceful person with
strong strategic, relationship, communication and organisational skills.
You will inspire and engage prospective and current partners with PEAS’
work to foster and continually strengthen long-term relationships.

For more about this role; please click here

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9) SENIOR AFRICA TRAVEL CONSULTANT

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  • Part Homeworking. Top-End Experiential travel company are looking for an experienced Africa Specialist Travel Consultant You must be experienced creating tailor-made holidays to Africa and be very well travelled in the region. Salary around £30,000 plus excellent commission Africa Specialist Travel Consultant
  • Key Responsibilities: Designing, costing and selling tailor-made itineraries to Africa Provide an unparalleled level of service to a clientele with a high budget and sense of adventure Strive to surpass monthly sales targets. Africa Specialist Travel Consultant
  • Skills & Experience: Excellent knowledge of Africa Must have travelled extensively in Africa Previously worked towards sales targets and have a good record of success Must be confident, articulate, enthusiastic and persuasive. Excellent written and spoken English. Africa Specialist Travel Consultant
  • Additional Information: Approx £30K (dependent upon experience) plus commission Educational Travel Equity in the business If you would like to apply for this position of Africa Specialist Travel Consultant please email attaching your CV, a covering letter and a synopsis of your travels in Africa

For more info about this role; please click here

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10) SENIOR DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

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Prospectus is excited to be supporting a multi-award winning, creative and innovative organisation in their search for a new Senior Digital Marketing Manager to drive and deliver the sustainable long-term growth of income from digital fundraising.This organisation is for children affected by war.

They are a specialist charity for children in conflict delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Yemen. This position will play a crucial role in communicating the organisations work as well as raising vital funding.You will be reporting to the Head of Supporter Engagement, working with colleagues across the organisation and line managing a first-rate Digital Manager.

As Senior Digital Marketing Manager you will be responsible for the digital communications strategy for owned, earnt and paid channels approaches to support the organisations objectives to raise income and advocate for change. You will also oversee (as well as continually maximising) the digital marketing approaches to meet these objectives.To be successful in this role you will be a highly experienced digital fundraiser with some experience in line management. You will also be analytical and be able to take an evidence-led approach to enhancing digital performance – including areas such as digital advertising, pay-per-click, digital influencer marketing.

At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application. In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. Youll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon.

For more info about this role; please click here

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11) DEVELOPMENT LEAD

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Hyuna International Ltd. is a digital multimedia company that offers its members a truly unique streaming experience. In exchange for one low monthly fee, entertainment lovers get unlimited access to movies, music, books and games — all in one place.

Hyuna International are seeking a seasoned and Experienced Professional responsible for the development and programming of various systems and databases related to the publication, maintenance, and tracking of corporate-wide web-based assets.

The Basic Requirements are:

Strong proficiency with JavaScript ES6 | Must have at least 2 years hands to keys working with NodeJS. Writing NodeJS async and non-blocking code using promises, and async/await. | RESTful API services design and development, and must know HTTP status code ranges | Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests with Jest or similar; constantly increase code coverage | Basic linux experience | GIT using GIT flow and do tasks such as reverting merges, and cherry-picking | Worked with NO-SQL or cache stores such as redis, dynamo, cassandra or mongodb | Must be a self learner / self starter | Have used web server technologies like Node.js, Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc. | Understand differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs. desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform | Understand security and data protection, and technologies like jwts, oauth2.

For more info about this role; please click here

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12) RESEARCH FELLOW: WEST AFRICA PEACE & SECURITY

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The University of Portsmouth is looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow specialising in West African security. With support from established academics, you will be responsible for pursuing your own research agenda on West African Security, applying for research funding (both for group projects and individual funding) and promoting the University of Portsmouth at external events. We would particularly welcome specialists on Security and Development in the Sahel region.

You will work with the Principal Investigators to support a Faculty Strategic Project entitled ‘The West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN): From Network Partnerships to Impact, Innovation and Income’. The West Africa Peace and Security Network was established in 2014 by colleagues at University of Portsmouth in collaboration with a team of senior academics across West Africa and beyond. It is one of the most prominent international research networks focused on West African Security.

The post holder will be responsible for raising the University’s profile in the field of peace, conflict and security through our WAPSN activities, organising national and international workshops and summer schools, maintaining our website and social media presence and developing strong working partnerships with policy makers (e.g. with Government, civil society etc).

For more info about this role; please click here

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13) SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST ON WEST AFRICA

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The successful candidate will provide policy-focused research, analysis and advice on West Africa (see candidate pack for more details). It is a particularly exciting time to join as the FCO develops its new strategic approach to Africa.

You will be a British citizen, resident in the UK for five out of the last ten years immediately prior to your application. Please note: at least one year of this must have been a consecutive twelve month period, unless you have served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, or have lived overseas as a result of your parent’s or partner’s Government employment. You will have a relevant post-graduate degree plus at least two years’ relevant experience working on West African issues eg in a multi-lateral organisation, an NGO or private sector organisation, think tank or academic institution. You will be prepared to undergo security clearance to a high level (developed vetting).

You’ll cover a wide range of themes, including politics, democratic processes, peace-keeping, conflict, economics and demography. Working with people at all levels, from desk officers to Ministers, you’ll play an integral role in policy-making as you provide policy advice, expert input and detailed research to meet specific policy needs.  Your work will be varied as you research past precedents, provide comparative lessons or apply your expert knowledge, but you’ll consistently produce in-depth research and analysis to a tight deadline. 

Deadline: Monday 13th April 2020.

For more info about this role: please click here

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14) Bénévole PR Strategist and Partnership Development for Independent Journalism — VIRTUAL avec OuestAfNews

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Ouestaf News is a sub-regional online media organization in West Africa. Based in Dakar, Ouestaf has been committed to credible, independent and quality journalism since its inception. In an era where copying, pasting and buzz on sensational topics dominate the media. Through its in-depth reports and major investigations, Ouestaf contributes to the public debate on governance, anti-corruption, citizenship and generally on all development issues affecting African societies. Ouestaf has also taken up the challenge of giving voice to new African voices that do not always have access to the mainstream media. Ouestaf has been awarded several times for the quality of his work in Senegal and abroad.

Ouestaf is at a critical phase of its development and needs new partnerships and resources to ensure its growth, protect its independence.

Responsibilities Include:

Raise awareness of Ouestaf among organizations and the general public and help position the site among the world’s leading alternative media | Help develop Ouestaf through new partnerships | Develop and implement a strategy to increase Ouestaf’s visibility | Identify potential partners as well as funding sources |Marketing and Communications skills | Knowledge of media and ICTs | Negotiation skills | Bilingual (English/French) * a must

For more info about this role: please click here

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15) GLOBAL HEALTH OPERATIONAL MANAGER

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St. Georges University London are looking for an outstanding candidate to lead the operational management of a large and complex portfolio of research, implementation and advocacy projects in resource limited settings. Current projects include DREAMM, the cryptoMAG advocacy group and the development of a modified release formulation of the life-saving medicine flucytosine.

Key attributes of the successful applicant include:

  • Successful track record in the operational management of trials, implementation studies or non-governmental organisation projects in African low and middle countries (LMICs)
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively, including to African LMICs
  • Excellent communication skills with a variety of stakeholders in global health
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to write business cases

For more info about this role: please click here

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