25 Africa-Related Job Vacancies in London (August 2022)

Afrocentric Job Listings this month; there is surely something for you here:
25 Africa-Related Job Vacancies in London (August 2022)

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Halfway through August 2022 and the afrocentric Job vacancies are still flowing and coming through. Lingala speaking translators, Nigeria (experienced) Legal Professionals and Programme assistants are included in this edition.

Assistant Solicitor

LEIGH DAY have an opportunity for an Assistant Solicitor (3-4 years PQE) to join the team to support their international group claims, with the primary focus being on assisting with litigation against Shell on behalf of clients in Nigeria whose environment has been contaminated with oil. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of litigation, including liaising with clients. It is likely that the role will involve significant overseas travel, specifically to Nigeria. Consequently, you must be comfortable undertaking international travel at this time and be able to provide evidence of meeting the Nigerian Port Health Official's entry requirements, avoiding the need for mandatory quarantine.

The role will involve overseas travel, specifically to Nigeria. Consequently, you must be comfortable undertaking international travel at this time and be able to provide evidence of meeting the Nigerian Port Health Official's entry requirements, avoiding the need for mandatory quarantine.



Head of Financial Crime Advisory Manager & DMLRO

Chipper Cash was founded in 2018 by Ham Serunjogi and Maijid Moujaled, with the aim to "chip away" at the problem of inaccessible financial services, a high population of underbanked consumers, reliance on cash for daily commerce and the difficulty of cross-border transactions.

With plans for rapid expansion, the Chipper Cash mobile app is currently available to consumers and businesses in seven countries, including Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK. Headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices across the globe, Chipper Cash delivers fair financial services that make the lives of millions of Africans better in a small way, every day. Chipper's mission is to unlock global opportunities and bring Africa together, one transaction at a time. Come join us. For more information, please visit the website: www.chippercash.com


  • You possess a minimum of 5+ years of experience in financial services related role(s), with experience in several financial crimes underlying disciplines (AML/CFT, sanctions, fraud, investigations, transaction monitoring, client due diligence, agent due diligence). Candidates with less financial services experience may be considered if in a relevant discipline.
  • Preferably be educated to degree level or have an appropriate FCC qualification such as an ICA Diploma/ ACAMS and or equivalent work experience.
  • You have demonstrated subject matter expertise (mobile banking/mobile payments/prepaid cards/ Cross Border payments).
  • Knowledge of AML/CFT, sanctions, and fraud laws, rules, regulations, risks, and typologies.
  • Supervisory experience in an investigative, financial crimes unit, or related control area.



Social Media Assistant

Esthetics Hair is a London-based afro hair salon and online hair extensions retailer and are looking for a creative and savvy social media assistant with a genuine interest in hair to help expand our online presence. As part of the brand, you’ll get experience in the fast-paced world of hair and beauty within a growing small business.

You need to be very familiar with social media platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube as well as editing software. If you’re hair obsessed and have your finger on the pulse of social media trends, this role is for you!

Key activities:

  • Develop social media campaigns for products and services
  • Schedule and post content regularly for Tik Tok, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest
  • Edit videos and images to a high standard
  • Engage with comments and messages from clients.
  • Shortlist new influencers and models to work with.
  • Send emails and direct messages to influencers and models.
  • Use analytics to report on the success of campaigns.
  • Report upcoming trends in social media and hair.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience creating content for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
  • A genuine passion for all things social media and marketing
  • Great analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Eagerness to learn about new innovations in social media and software.
  • Experience in marketing or social media (1 year preferred).
  • Experience creating hair and beauty content (preferred).
  • Basic graphic design skills (preferred).



Communications & Advocacy Manager (Bilingual French & English)

Global Health Strategies are in search of a Communications & Advocacy Manager, proficient in both

Required Qualifications

  • Fluent in English and French (written and spoken)
  • Project management experience
  • People Management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8-12 years of relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Understanding of public health challenges and socio-economic landscape across Africa
  • Ability to work remotely

Valuable Qualifications

  • Native French speaker or equivalent
  • International work experience, preferably on the African continent
  • Communications, public relations, journalism, government relations experience
  • Public health, global development, or campaign experience
  • Experience organizing conferences and events

For more on this role; please click here



Development Officer United Kingdom

African Wildlife Foundation, UK is recruiting for a Development Officer. The DO is central to delivering AWF’s fundraising goals in the UK. 

The Development Officer will have at least three years’ experience of fundraising in the UK, a passion for and knowledge of wildlife conservation in Africa, be a team player and have demonstrable experience of working internationally to achieve annual unrestricted and restricted goals.


UK Development Officer operates in a support role to the UK Director and Senior Donor Engagement Manager as follows:

  • Passionate about AWF’s mission to ensure that wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conservation in the African context preferred
  • Knowledge of the UK fundraising market.
  • Demonstrated ability to think innovatively and creatively to deliver a successful programme.

For more information about this role; please click here



Trainee Hairdresser

ModeHair are looking for someone who is proactive, motivated, keen to learn and with strong attention to detail as well as having excellent personal skills. Possessing a 'can do' attitude and willingness to take on new tasks.

Applicants need experience of working with Afro Caribbean hair and basic knowledge of hair dressing.

A NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing is beneficial but not essential to the role.

We are a online hair replacement company based in South East London (NEAREST TRAIN STATIONS ARE ABBEYWOOD or BEXLEYHEATH)



Digital Data Lead (Independent Contractor)

You can be based anywhere but we do have a preference for working within European or African timezones.

The project should take roughly 20 days to complete, 2 days a week.

If you are ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, please submit a resume and cover letter to this opening at ONE jobs!


  • Excellent understanding of social media platforms and data
  • Excellent understanding of Google Analytics and website performance data
  • Track record in extracting social and content data into unified dashboards
  • High level of skills and experience in building and maintaining Tableau and Data Studio dashboards.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills.
  • Fluency in English.



Software Engineer - iOS

Luno are hiring

Your mission will be:

  • Design, build and maintain advanced applications for the iOS platform
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Write testable, maintainable code for robustness and reliability
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Write code that directly affects users, the company and the Bitcoin ecosystem

A little about you:

  • Extensive experience building high quality iOS apps
  • Be proficient in Swift
  • A deep understanding of UIKit and other core iOS frameworks like persistence and networking
  • A keen interest in mobile UX/UI design and the Apple Human Interface Guidelines
  • Knowledge of build systems i.e. continuous integration and delivery is an added advantage
  • BSc/MSc/PhD in computer science or other technical discipline, or equivalent working experience
  • A passion for software development, mobile technology and cryptocurrencies
  • To be friendly, transparent, articulate, a team player and driven to succeed
  • A work permit for South Africa if you are not a South African citizen



African Scholarship Manager, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

The African Scholarship Programme will start in September 2022 and will welcome up to 100 scholars from Africa each year to pursue a Masters Course at Cambridge. The programme will have a focus on climate change and sustainable development and will include mentoring and leadership development for the scholars in Cambridge, and once they have returned to Africa.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this high profile programme from the beginning to shape its development. The role is includes elements of student support, governance, reporting, donor liaison, communications and programme activities. You will work collaboratively with the Academic Director and Programme Board to ensure the smooth running and successful delivery of the programme.

You will:

  • Work in partnership with the Cambridge Trust, University offices involved with the programme and with Donor's representatives Support the selection of Scholars and their induction
  • Act as a first point of contact for scholar enquiries providing advice, whilst showing sensitivity to the potential challenges faced by students from Africa at the University
  • Develop the cohort through a programme of mentoring and events.
  • Regularly consult with the scholars Design and implement communication strategies including the development of a website and social media presence
  • Support Governance by preparing reports on recruitment, outcomes for the Scholars, and budgets and finances
  • Develop new procedures and processes for the programme as required, looking to good practice at other similar programmes at Cambridge Recruit, motivate and manage administrative support staff





Wind Energy Development Engineer - African Projects



The Development Engineer will provide technical guidance in all project development activities including yield estimates, project optimisation, technology analysis, contract development, tendering, contracting, due diligence, cost estimation and construction monitoring. The role will also be required to manage third party contractors and contracts.


Responsibilities include:


• Working with the business development project teams to manage all technical project inputs,

• Manage the optimisation of project sites and technology,

• Assessment and mitigation of project risks,

• Drafting of technical specifications,

• Undertake due diligence processes including site visits and assessments,

• Selection and management of third-party technical advisors and experts,

• Development of accurate cost and yield estimates for use in financial models,

• Management of site technical investigations including ground investigations and grid assessments,

• Manage contractor tendering and negotiation processes,

• Manage Lender’s and Owner’s Engineers and the associated relationships


This position can be based in either London or Cape Town. You would be expected to travel to project sites from time to time.


There is an excellent salary + bonus available for this position.










Projects Assistant - Africa Programme


Reporting to a Research Fellow and working closely with the Deputy Director of the Africa Programme, the successful candidate will be providing administrative support for a number of Africa Programme projects; work closely with Africa Programme's research teams to coordinate different project activities; oversee the organization of project related events, publications and dissemination of research findings and outputs; and provide some research and editorial support. Some travel will be required, including on some weekends.


Key responsibilities

  • Administration of complex Africa Programme projects, which may cover multiple countries or be funded by multi-year grants.
  • Project budget monitoring and maintenance of records, files, and database related to allocated projects.
  • Assist with budgetary control of relevant research activities (travel, research, events, and publications).
  • Assist in the organization of seminars, workshops, public events and conferences related to projects with guidance from the line manager and the Programme's Deputy Director.
  • Organise travel, accommodation and other logistics for project-related events.
  • Arrange travel, accommodation, meetings and schedule field research trips.
  • Travel to support field research and project events as required.
  • Support project managers in ensuring projects meet objectives, outputs, and timelines.
  • Provide research and editorial support for project-related publications.
  • Supporting the design of project-related events.
  • Occasional initial copy-editing of first drafts of manuscripts.
  • Working with project researchers and managers, on publications production and organisation of research events to launch reports.
  • Updating and maintaining the Chatham House Africa Programme website project pages.
  • General Africa Programme activities support during staff absences.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable interest in African affairs.
  • Experience in a think tank, research institute, NGO, foundation, or academic institution (desirable)



FLAIR Programme Engagement Manager

Hunter Merrifield are delighted to partner with The Royal Society to find a FLAIR Programme Engagement Manager. This is a fantastic brand-new role for somebody with a strong programme management background looking to develop their career. This is perfect for somebody who has ability to work autonomously and has the desire to mould this role as they see fit.

Job Responsibilities

To conceive, plan and deliver a programme of training and networking support for 59 FLAIR Fellows in accordance with the Society's and Grants' strategic objectives and the needs of the African research and innovation community, ensuring it is relevant, accessible, and inclusive and has maximum impact

To undertake budget planning and be responsible for forecasting, controlling spend against budget, and authorising payments, and working with the Senior Manager on financial reports, budgeting, and forecasting

To work with other Royal Society Africa programme to capitalise on synergies between the programmes, and apply learning across Royal Society Africa programmes



Relations Manager (Government)



The Government Relations Manager will work on government relations, project delivery and team management.

Key Responsibilities


• Oversee and manage the process of inviting all senior government officials to Investing in African Mining Indaba (MI), Africa Oil Week (AOW) and Green Energy Africa Summit (GEA). Including heads of state, government ministers, ambassadors and high commissioners. Oversee and deliver the Official Government Programme at Mining Indaba, executing end to end delivery of the programme.

• Develop strong relationships with African and international governments to understand their objectives and enhance their participation at each show and travel to Africa where required to develop relationships with Governments and support our strategic objectives for growing government participation.

• Develop a detailed understanding of the energy and mining sectors and the role that governments play in driving the industry forward by working closely with the VP Energy & Government Relations to develop new ideas for government involvement at all events across the portfolio.

• Manage and deliver the Africa Energy Alliance VIP Programme and AOW/GEA. Working closely with other departments to organise a venue, target attendees, manage invitation process and deliver the speaking and networking programme.

• Ensure all government delegates are registered for each event and oversee the process of badge collection. Where required, ensure that government delegates travel and accommodation requirements are delivered and within budget.



BIM Manager (UK & Kenya)

The BIM manager must understand the strategic importance of BIM/CAD for project delivery, while also being proficient at producing a wide range of work using BIM/CAD tools. This person will serve as the office champion for BIM/CAD strategies, education, and leadership. The successful candidate will lead MEP, Architectural, Structural, HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection discipline BIM specialists in a committee structure. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture or related fields with 4+ years of related experience
  • 3-5 years of Architectural/Engineering BIM experience
  • 1-2 years of Project Management experience
  • Ability to work from home
  • Must be able to work between timezones (2 hour difference)
  • Fluent English necessary
  • Ability to speak Swahili is a plus, but not necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert level knowledge of Autodesk's Revit required
  • In-depth knowledge of technology-based collaboration systems
  • Proven prior experience with large & complex project delivery using Revit
  • Proven coordination process experience including working with consultants using multiple platforms
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and multiple deadlines
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment

Remote Working

As this position is fully remote, the team member does not have to be located in either the UK. However, they must adhere to regular working hours for that timezone.



Freelance Lingala Telephone Interpreter

Clear Voice Interpreting Services has been providing language services since 2006 and is one of the UK’s leading language service providers. Clear Voice is also a unique social enterprise, with 100% of profits donated to Migrant Help, helping support victims of displacement and exploitation through our parent charity.

Their telephone interpreting service covers over 200 languages and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Clear Voice's freelance telephone interpreters work remotely and have the freedom to choose their own hours

They offer a competitive rate of pay for your time and access to their continuing professional development (CPD) for freelancers.


  • A valid DBS Certificate (or be willing to apply for one)
  • Previous experience of interpreting
  • Excellent communication and language skills



History and Politics Tutors (Talent Bank)

Are you a dynamic, passionate and creative History and/or Politics Tutor? Then why not join them to develop and teach some their fantastic courses where you will work to bring together people across the capital and beyond and to enrich lives through learning. They are looking to recruit part time tutors in the following areas:

  • Russia and her empires: history up to the present day
  • Asian history
  • African history
  • Global history
  • Global Politics (Russia, Central Asia, South-East Asia & UK)



Programme Officer (Somaliland & DR Congo)

King’s Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) aims to improve health outcomes in four African countries– Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Zambia and DR Congo – working with local partners and drawing on the skills of volunteers from the NHS and King’s College London.

The Programme Officer plays a key role in supporting programme delivery, with a focus on the Somaliland and DR Congo partnerships. In Somaliland, KGHP is working together with local partners to address Somaliland’s health workforce crisis by transforming the health education and training of doctors, nurses and midwives.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead on the engagement and recruitment of volunteers for the Somaliland and DRC partnerships, ensuring that opportunities are advertised via agreed external and internal channels, responding to enquiries and organising recruitment interviews
  • Lead the on-boarding process for volunteers, ensuring that they have timely and comprehensive information about their assignment via a structured induction; organising travel and logistics; liaising with security and logistics partners as necessary, and ensuring that standards around safeguarding and occupational health are met prior to engagement

Essential criteria

1. Undergraduate degree, preferably in a relevant discipline (global health, international development)

2. Experience of project management, preferably in the international development sector

3. Excellent organizational and administrative skills

4. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures.

5. Experience producing and managing communications and social media output

6. Ability to work in French and English



HR Advisor - De Beers Group

This role will provide HR business partnering and expertise to assigned disciplines, ensuring the improvement of technical expertise and thought leadership throughout Anglo American.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • HR support to the relevant functions in the development of strategic and tactical plans to support specific identified short term and long-term business goals
  • Coach and challenge senior leaders to uplift capability, embrace change and key people activities.
  • Manage complex ER/HR cases in partnership with key HR stakeholders and the business.
  • Act as the HR Lead for change projects (site changes, restructuring) and partner with Communications, Business and COEs to support the achievement of the discipline’s goals in line with organisational strategy
  • Design and deliver cultural change projects
  • Lead implementation of Health of Discipline initiatives
  • Lead implementation of organisational development work with client groups in alignment with Group HR strategies and plans maintaining integrity of specified organisation design parameters


Understanding of change management and organisational development methodologies

  • Generalist knowledge of HR management and the employee lifecycle
  • Good understanding of employee relations and the industrial relations legal framework
  • Employment practices and laws – UK specific, South African specific and international overview
  • Understanding of the company HR structure, systems and stakeholders is desirable



Secondary School (KS3- KS4) Maths Teacher

The teacher will be supported by staff & volunteers but will be expected to plan and deliver sessions using own initiative.

Successful candidates will be required to carry out the following duties:

  • Plan and prepare engaging lessons in line with Maths National Curriculum guidelines that aim to meet the needs of the pupils
  • Deliver engaging interactive lessons face to face. Classes will have no more than 10 students.
  • Set and mark appropriate homework for students
  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupils learning for parents
  • Work within ACS to meet curricular and departmental aims
  • Adapt and differentiate your lessons to meet the needs of pupils with additional support needs
  • Have a good working knowledge of I.T. to enable them to deliver lessons using the classroom technology/whiteboard
  • Be sensitive to the needs of students and maintain confidentiality throughout
  • Experience/knowledge of safeguarding
  • Report home to parents and be on hand to answer parental queries

All candidates are required to submit a CV and cover letter as part of the application.



Ruddock Project Curator: East African collections

The British Museum is seeking a Ruddock Project Curator: East Africa to join the Africa Oceania and the Americas department. The main purpose of the role is to deliver a programme of research, documentation and collaboration focused on the collections from East Africa, with a particular emphasis on Kenya and Ethiopia. To create detailed collection histories and object/photographic biographies and make these accessible through the Museum’s online database, in displays, and through publication. To provide core curatorial support for the Africa section in associated projects.

About you:

  • Education: BA/BSc (or equivalent) in anthropology, history or related subject.
  • Specific technical/professional skills & experience: working knowledge of and experience in working with museum databases and image systems; knowledge of African material culture and history (especially East Africa); research experience in relation to an area of the African continent; IT literate.
  • Work experience: experience of working as a museum curator/researcher.
  • Specific managerial skills: assessing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Specific interpersonal skills: articulate and effective communicator with good written and oral skills; ability to work as part of a team and independently; highly organised and self-motivated; adaptable, resourceful, imaginative.
  • Publications record: some prior experience of peer-reviewed publication.



TV Channel Admin Assistant (African Movie Channel)

This role is an exciting and varied opportunity and would suit a candidate with an interest in scheduling within the broadcast environment and television content management and acquisition..

Person specifications

· Good admin background

· Strong data entry and administration skills

· Willing to learn new technology and systems

· Meticulous attention to detail

· Experience in Microsoft Word & Excel

· Structured & methodical mindset

· Strong communication, both verbal and written

· Able to work to multiple tight deadlines

· Effective time management and organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workload

· Ability to demonstrate initiative, work flexibly and adapt to changing circumstances

· Proactive approach and enthusiastic team player

. Must be UK resident



Marketing Manager - CHIKA’s

Based in White City, Chika’s is a stylish food company launched in 2015 that is now one of the fastest growing FMCG businesses in the UK. The products are premium, savoury snacks with a commitment to taste and are differentiated by being unlike anything that exists in the UK market. They are now listed in over 3000 stores nationwide, including Waitrose, Ocado, Selfridges and WH Smith and are looking for an engaged graduate to join our team as they move into the next phase of establishing Chika’s as the most exciting new food brand in the UK. CHIKA'S launched into the West African Market in 2021, with a manufacturing facility, it will produce 2m units per week for the local Nigerian market.

Duties of the Marketing Manager include:

  • Managing all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department.
  • Developing the marketing strategy for the company in line with company objectives.
  • Co-ordinating marketing campaigns with sales activities.
  • Overseeing the company’s marketing budget.
  • Creation and publication of all marketing material in line with marketing plans.
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns.
  • Manage and improve lead generation campaigns, measuring results.
  • Overall responsibility for brand management and corporate identity
  • Preparing online and print marketing campaigns.
  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications.
  • Creating a wide range of different marketing materials.
  • Working closely with design agencies
  • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives.
  • Analysing potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing.




Suya and Lobster is a vibrant, funky and colourful restaurant serving Seafood dishes with a Nigerian twist and are looking for an experienced mixologist who can join the team and bring life to our cocktail menu. Suya and Lobster are looking for someone who is sociable, fun, friendly and passionate about providing excellent customer service. You must be able to multitask and work under pressure.

Your main duties will include but not be limited to mixing and serving drinks whilst providing good customer service, washing glasses, taking orders and serving customers .

You must have or will be required to complete a level 1 food hygiene course.

They require someone who is available to start immediately.



Finance Officer

Development Media International (DMI) creates evidence-based behaviour change campaigns to improve health and save lives.

DMI has a permanent presence in Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Tanzania and has recently expanded to Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda, and Zambia. The headquarters overlooks the Regents Canal in Hoxton, London and provides the strategic direction for the whole organisation.

DMI is looking for a Finance Officer to join their small, friendly, and dynamic London team. Working with the Head of Finance and the finance team in the UK, and liaising with relevant staff in DMI’s international offices, the successful candidate will play an important part in ensuring that DMI’s finances are managed effectively and in line with internal policies and statutory requirements.

This is an ideal position for a finance professional with previous experience in a similar finance role. Working as part of the head office staff for a company that operates internationally, you will gain broad experience of how the finance function works in the international development sector

Person specification

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar finance role.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating financial management systems (DMI uses QuickBooks). Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of UK taxation including payroll taxes, VAT and corporation tax.
  • Understanding of standard business procedures around procurement and other financial controls.
  • Strong intellectual ability, with the capacity to flexibly manage multiple tasks/priorities.
  • Willingness and ability to take the initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
  • An eye for detail and a concern for accuracy, together with the ability to keep sight of the broader picture.
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Permission to live and work in the UK.
  • Language ability in French or Portuguese, both written and spoken.



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