7.20.2022

Africa Related Job Vacancies in London (Late July 2022)

There are various Afrocentric Job Listings within London and the Greater London District in July 2022; find out more here
Africa Related Job Vacancies in London (Late July 2022)

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As we're approaching the end of July 2022; Africa related job listings are still fast and furious both in number and in search of credible applicants. Checkout our active list here:

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International Growth Centre (IGC) : IGC Country Economist – Zambia

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The International Growth Centre aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. Based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The IGC is currently seeking a Country Economist to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The IGC Zambia programme works with the highest level of the Zambian government, including the presidency, to generate evidence based research and feed it into the heart of policy making processes. Zambia Country Economists work with the country leadership team in implementing the country strategy, undertaking economic analysis under the supervision of senior researchers, identifying and developing opportunities for policy influence, connecting researchers with policy makers and working on policy briefs and sy#nthesis/research papers etc. They support researchers in facilitating research projects; track and report on the portfolio of research projects, manage country programme activities including country visits and events as well as regular reports on research and policy developments; contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the programme; support the dissemination of research outputs to maximise policy impact; and can potentially work on IGC research projects where opportunities arise and interests match.

Applicants should have strong economics skills, including knowledge of both macro and micro economics, excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis, sophisticated understanding of policy issues in the country setting, excellent communications and organisational skills, and hold a post-graduate degree (MSc/MPA/MPP/MA or PhD) in economics, development economics, public policy / administration finance, trade and industrial organization, or a related discipline.  Knowledge and experience of Zambian policy issues would be an advantage.

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Junior Social Media Intelligence Analyst

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PGI are looking for a Junior Social Media Intelligence Analyst and due to client requirements we're looking for individuals who have proficiency with any of the following languages: Arabic, Portuguese, Sub-Saharan (Swahili, Lingala or Zulu).

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Monitoring and mapping disinformation campaigns
  • Identifying, tracking, and attributing state-sponsored influence operations
  • Monitoring and identifying hostile threats and coordination of real-world violence
  • Investigating human rights abuses and political violence
  • Researching hate speech and disinformation across the corporate and government sectors

The ideal candidate will have:

  • The mindset of an investigative journalist - a curious and persistent investigator ready to dig into niche areas
  • An interest in open-source investigations
  • Knowledge of social media information exploitation techniques
  • Willingness to innovate when existing methodologies fail
  • An understanding of geopolitical dynamics of one of Europe/APAC/MENA regions is desirable
  • Working fluency in a second language other than English is advantageous but not required

For more information; please click here

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Customer Happiness Associate -Full time

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As a Customer Services representative you will be responsible for providing an outstanding, positive and memorable experience to every one of our customers. You will be expected to listen, deliver and care on every single interaction, no matter the age or culture of the customer. We are looking for Customer Service Representatives who are going to be a part of our expansion in the United Kingdom. This role will require you to be active during working hours which could include some weekends. You will report directly to the Head of Customer Experience and work closely with the rest of the team.

Requirements

  • Must have the right to work in the UK
  • On site shift work. WFH is not eligible for this position as you will be required to coordinate with the warehouse team in person at all times.
  • English language ability with fluency or native fluency.
  • Customer facing experience is a willing point.
  • Has a positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Can demonstrate patience, empathy and compassion when required.
  • Have good listening & communication skills.
  • Have the ability to remain calm and professional in difficult and challenging situations.
  • Listen to your customer (their expressions, behaviour and words used) to help identify when your customer is dissatisfied.
  • Can be flexible when required.
  • You are a team player.
  • Be an innovator
  • Desirable: Experience with customer service softwares (We will provide full training)
  • Desirable: Knowledge of Afro-Caribbean foods
  • Desirable: Experience with Stripe

For more information; please click here

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TitTok Moderator - Hausa

Essential requirements

1) You will have some experience of working in a high transactional role in a KPI driven environment.

2) Ideally you will have a background in either customer service, retail sales assistant, hospitality, administration, warehouse operations or any other role that involves working with daily targets.

3) Recent graduates with no experience, but a willingness to learn and capability adapt are welcome to apply.

4) You will have a track record that demonstrates your ability to perform multiple tasks while having a keen eye for detail.

5) The ability to work full-time differing work rotations/shifts as required.

6) Fluent Hausa and professional fluency in English (written and verbal)

Preferred requirements

1) Familiarity with social media internet laws, policy regulations and market knowledge

2) Content Moderation experience is preferred, but not essential

3) Bachelor's degree is preferred, however not essential

For more information; please click here

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Mining Engineering Manager - Guinea

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RIO TINTO are looking for an Engineering Manager to join the Simandou Team. As the Engineering Manager for the Simandou Project, you are the Rio Tinto (RT) Owner’s Representative for managing the detailed engineering scope for the 50Mtpa iron ore mine located in Guinea, West Africa. 

  • Make your mark on the future of a major iron ore precinct in Guinea, West Africa
  • Manage the detailed engineering effort to support the execution of a multi-billion-dollar, 50Mtpa iron ore mine and supporting infrastructure.
  • Role located in project office in London – travel to project site in Guinea and project offices of the engaged Engineering Service Providers (ESPs) required

Experience:

  • Experience delivering projects in difficult jurisdictions such as West Africa will be highly regarded
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Would consider Engineering Management skills from other large scale, base metal mining operations are accepted if the candidate had strong bulk materials handling experience and/or extensive West African experience.

For more information; please click here

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Business Development Manager - West Africa

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Extensive knowledge of West African cultures and ways of undertaking business transactions there

Depth of knowledge of trends in the West African region markets;

in-depth experience in sales and coordination of the customer journey in conjunction with the wider team and all other transactions related parties, such as government bodies or agencies and financial institutions in West Africa;

Assisting with the development of the West Africa business by providing direction, training, coaching and assisting with personal growth for members of the team achieve targets for revenue, profitability and sales growth;

Providing consultancy and advising throughout the customer sales cycle, working closely with the external agencies and related organizations including governmental bodies and financial institutions in West Africa; 

Actively be involved and taking the lead in all aspects of sales launch preparations and event planning to expose the West African markets in the UK as well as attracting West African clients. 

Organising and attending seminar events in West Africa and promoting the services of the company

For more information about this role; please click here

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SAP S4 HANA EHS Functional Lead

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Savannah Energy are looking for a SAP Functional Consultant with expertise in SAP S/4 in

Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) module. In this role you will act as the key liaison

between the business and technical team to drive effective delivery of SAP solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a prominent role in a greenfield S/4 HANA

implementation from the outset. You will shape Savannah’s SAP journey and roadmap

built on cutting-edge SAP technology.

Exposure to the following would be beneficial:

  • SAP ECC, SAP S/4 HANA Finance, Supply Chain, Concur, Ariba, SuccessFactors,

CPI and Analytics Cloud

  • French Language
  • Previous working experience in an international organisation, including West Africa
  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions
  • Previous exposure to working in oil & gas or resource sector

For more information; please click here

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Head, South Africa Trading Rates

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Standard Chartered is an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, they've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other.

To trade in the South African local currency bond and derivatives markets, pricing customer transactions and managing short term positions in order to facilitate client hedges and positioning to maximise revenue at an acceptable risk level.

  • Lead the South Africa Rates & Credit team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles: Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Knowledge in the following areas:

  • Customer Behaviour and Preferences
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Investment Performance Measurement
  • Investment Risk Economics and Finance
  • Market Risk
  • Securities Laws and Regulations (SLR) Compliance
  • Trading

For more information about this role; please click here

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Principal Associate - Projects & Infrastructure

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This role will involve advising on government projects and the project development aspects of energy and infrastructure projects both domestically and internationally - particularly in Africa, Central Europe and in an around the United Arab Emirates.

  • A qualified lawyer with 5+ PQE
  • Experience of advising on project agreements, including some or all of: PPP/PFI, PPAs, EPC contracts and O&M Agreements.
  • Experience of UK public procurements ( PCR ) and running competitive procurements is desirable, but not essential if willing to learn.
  • Government and / or nuclear sector experience (including in-house) is also of interest, given the nature of some of the P&I team's clients and work.
  • A willingness to get involved in business development.
  • Opportunities to support our Dubai projects team and travel to Africa and the GCC to support our international project work.
  • Familiarity / willingness to become familiar with some aspects of core project finance documents, at least from borrower side (noting that specialist support will always be available from the separate finance team).
  • Oral and written language, such as French or other languages relevant to our African practice would be advantageous (but not essential).

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Accounting Manager, SCA

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  • Manage all accounting/tax operations of the Group’s Renewables Division, primarily overseeing various third party service providers in African countries, consolidating in a UK parent company
  • Liaise with business owners to facilitate treasury movements and to capture transactional information required for accounting and tax recording
  • Ensure business transactions are communicated and recorded appropriately by service providers in subsidiary countries
  • Oversight of Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, and Revenue Recognition of renewable development projects
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Support quarter-end and year-end close process of the UK company and subsidiaries in Africa

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller (African experience preferred)
  • Experience in the renewables industry (solar development projects)
  • 7+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Advanced degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Ability to keep up with a fast-moving environment and growing company which is adding new development projects in various African countries

For more information; please click here

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AWS Cloud Engineer

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You will be joining a team that has a fail fast, iterate often mentality. With a bold mission, we encourage autonomy, creativity, collaboration and experimentation. We embrace risks and failure. We seek those that have a beginners' mindset, are lifelong learners, thrive in uncertain circumstances and uncharted territory, and have a deep passion for building meaningful AI powered products that will have a big impact on the African continent. Our team has a user-first mindset, finding joy in understanding the pain points of the customers and solving their problems using technology.

If you're excited about working in a hyper-growth, fun and collaborative environment, this is a chance for you to have an impact on young African talent.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with building out scalable and automated Cloud platforms on AWS
  • Experience in infrastructure automation tools (CloudFormation/CDK/Terraform/Ansible/Puppet)
  • Containerisation technology and various orchestration platforms e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, ECS
  • Experience with languages such as Javascript, Typescript, Python, etc
  • You're a proponent of best practices and have a great knowledge of tools that help enforce them
  • You're a strong communicator and love collaborating with other teams
  • You're a self-starter and are able to work autonomously to identify and solve problems
  • Solid understanding of monitoring, auto-scaling, performance tuning, troubleshooting and disaster recovery best practices
  • Proficiency with source control, CI/CD, and testing pipelines
  • Solid experience deploying full stack solutions to cloud infrastructure
  • Solid experience implementing Service Reliability processes

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Associate

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The role

  • Work closely with Mission Leadership and client to analyse problems and develop recommendations
  • Take complete ownership of delivering work stream
  • Develop power-point presentation, word document or excel document to prepare and capture analyses and recommendation
  • Prepare, request for and lead the problem-solving session on own work stream, to ensure deliverables are met on time and spec
  • Manage relationship with the client team, especially on own work stream

Requirements

  • Freelancer or entrepreneur
  • At least 3 years business management or consulting experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret and communicate technical information to non-technical people
  • Capability to drive an independent workstream in the context of a broader team project

For more information; please click here

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Immigration Specialist, Europe and Africa Immigration

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Amazon UK are seeking an Immigration Specialist to partner with Immigration leaders, Program Managers and other Specialists on the team and support the needs of our growing organization in the region. In this role, you will represent Global Immigration on company-wide initiatives and manage a portfolio of Europe and Africa immigration projects and queries.

  • Develop and maintain Europe and Africa Content Management Framework and Communications strategy
  • Create and maintain immigration resources including intranet Content, training materials and FAQs
  • Identify opportunities to develop and improve content and training materials
  • Maintain and enhance tracking mechanisms for Europe and Africa projects oversight
  • Support business operations planning incl. preparation of business and operational review materials
  • Recommend and influence change communications to impacted employees, candidates and other internal stakeholders as a result of immigration regulatory or administrative changes
  • Collaborate with Immigration vendors to assess impact of immigration changes on Amazon
  • Collaborate with country experts and Content team to execute agreed communications strategies
  • Draft and deploy Immigration Alerts for internal stakeholders
  • Support training initiatives for internal stakeholders (e.g. recruiter training)
  • Support development of compliance guides and operational policies/processes
  • Provide project management support for internal program audits
  • Support triaging of Europe and Africa immigration inquiries and identify opportunities to outsource FAQs to support Hubs
  • Manage case and program level business advisory projects, including collation of country-specific due diligence and execution of multi-jurisdiction matrices, dashboards, reports and other deliverables
  • Support country-specific continuous improvement initiatives, in collaboration with country leaders and global SMEs
  • Support complex case-level inquiries and escalations, working collaboratively with the immigration providers, driving down root causes, recommending solutions and implementing corrective actions

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Regional Sales Manager - Africa

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Nord Anglia Education is the world's leading premium schools organisation. We are a family of international schools located in countries around the world and are looking to recruit a Regional Sales Manager for the Africa region to join our Global Recruitment Team (GRT) with our Group Central Support function. 

Candidate Qualities:

  • Significant experience in educational sales in order ‘to hit the ground running’ and have an immediate impact
  • Excellent understanding of sales and marketing processes in the international education sector
  • Outstanding knowledge of the region and its market trends
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • A champion of the benefits and opportunities associated with international education
  • Willing to undertake up to 5 months a year sales travel throughout Africa
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for producing reports and presentations.
  • Good cross-cultural, interpersonal and communication skills to interact with diverse nationalities and cultures.

​​Responsibilities include:

  • Achieve the recruitment targets in all sub-Saharan African countries for our UK and US Schools, as well as academic short courses and home tuition programmes delivered by Bucksmore Education.
  • Deliver the recruitment objectives through agent, direct and school channels in Africa
  • Work with colleagues across Marketing, admissions and Student Recruitment to implement market-focused activity plans targeting agencies.
  • Build effective working relationships with the Bucksmore team to deliver collaborative recruitment activities
  • Plan budgets and analyse the profitability of the allocated region
  • Plan and execute marketing campaigns within region for direct recruitment including feeder school relationships
  • Develop a strong understanding of the broader Nord Anglia Education portfolio.

For more information; please click here

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Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications

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UBA UK is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority and are actively seeking a corporate communications and marketing professional with the following credentials:

· Support to the Business Development team whose clients include: Development Organisations, Financial Institutions and Corporates doing business in African Markets.

· Provide in-depth analysis, research, customer presentations, pre-call briefing notes, work on Requests for Proposals.

· Assist at meetings or conference calls with clients as required, and produce call reports, assist with account opening documentation or the completion of other relevant documentation.

· Interact with colleagues in the African subsidiaries, New-York and Paris and Product Groups as necessary.

· Assist in data gathering and in analysing the Africa strategy / wallet size of all clients/targets.

· Assist by arranging meetings and bringing together a seamless itinerary for business trips, working with Business Officer, travel agents, internal contacts and clients.

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African Energy sub-editor

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African Energy is looking for a sub-editor to maintain its rigorous approach to incisive journalism, which is expressed in the high quality of its copy.

The role involves:

· editing copy to African Energy’s rigorous editorial standards and house style;

· co-ordinating with, and supporting, the PDF (Quark Express) production and online publishing teams to ensure consistent and well-balanced publications that follow disciplined schedules;

· providing feedback to staff journalists and to contribute to African Energy proprietor Cross-border Information (CbI)’s in-house training scheme.

In this role you will:

· take a leading role in the publishing of a prestigious specialist newsletter;

· work with a highly motivated team of journalists, operating from a number of locations mainly in the UK and Africa;

· support the publication’s expansion into new areas;

· be involved in cutting-edge reporting on themes of energy transition, improving African energy access and analysing African politics

Candidate background

The ideal candidate will:

· understand the importance of journalistic style and accuracy;

· show capacity for intense attention to detail;

· be well-organised and good at hitting deadlines;

· demonstrate good news sense and a passion for getting the most out of stories;

· have an interest in, and sympathy for, Africa and the themes covered in the newsletter and in its digital media.

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Actors / Workshop Leaders to play Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole

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Drama Hut employ a diverse pool of actor/facilitators to work in primary schools on a freelance basis. We provide onsite and online workshops, facilitated by professional actors, encouraging learning in a creative environment. The sessions are character-led and cover a wide range of curriculum topics.

 

Applicants should be strong, energetic performers, ideally have experience working with children of primary school age, have an interest in history and share a common passion for learning through drama.

 

They are specifically looking for actors to play the following roles:

 

ROSA PARKS / MARY SEACOLE (FEMALE, 25–45 YEARS)

Playing age:

25–45 years

Height:

Any height

Gender:

Female

Appearance:

Black-Other Areas, Black-Caribbean, Black-African, African-American

Contract type:

Non-union - Commercially Financed

Contract info:

Freelance work - Minimum £100 ( half day) £180 (Full day) 9.00am-3.00pm

 

For more information; please click here

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Project Manager

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At present, personnel are working hybrid remotely and from the London office, the post holder will be expected to travel frequently to project countries as part of teams.

 

The postholder will manage specific projects in Africa, the MENA, or Central Asia region as well as contribute to GPGs wider research,communication, and business development activities.

 

Person Specification

  • Previous project management experience, preferably in an international and\/or political context.
  • FluentEnglish language skills area core requirement of the role, withnative level or near-native proficiency including excellent writing skills.
  • Some Knowledge and understanding of monitoring & evaluation approaches for governance projects and\/or adaptive management approaches.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders and to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of African politics, and previous political professional experience preferred.
  • Experience managing USAID funding preferred.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing work needs and political environment.
  • Educated to university level.
  • GPG works in fragile states and developing countries. Applicants must be available and willing to travel regularly to these countries as part of a short-term project team.

The project managers will:

  • Manage the implementation of project activities. This includes writing narrative reports,financial management of projects,and monitoring &

evaluation.

  • Manage stakeholders' relationships,with particular focus on remote relationship building/upkeep.
  • Develop partnerships and directly implement activities in project countries in line with the work plan.
  • Brief and liaise with our project specialists and consultants to maximise their contribution to project activities.
  • Liaise with other GPG project managers on synergies between our existing projects.
  • Travel regularly to project country and occasionally other countries where necessary for project activities and company events.
  • Identify opportunities to grow and extend GPGs work, including through partnerships with new organisations and funders.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the political developments in the African region and carryout research in support of projects.

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