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Talent Management & Recruitment Specialist a.i. , East Africa

For an upcoming programme in Somaliland, Mott MacDonald is looking for an experienced TALENT MANAGEMENT AND RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST a.i.

Background of the programme
The public servants in Somaliland are supported by the Civil Service Commission and the Civil Service Institute. These organisations provide services in the field of HR and Personal Development. The Government of Somaliland is currently preparing a Civil Service Strengthening Project with support from the World Bank. The project has the following objectives:
- Review and improve HR policies, processes and procedures for recruitment, HR management and evaluation of performance.
- Support the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on HR related tasks for all positions under the Talent Management Programme (TMP), including support for preparation of TOR for consultants on HR related assignments, job descriptions for TMP and project related positions, recruitment, selection, contracting, on-boarding and performance appraisal.
- Support development and implementation of an institutional development strategy for strengthening HR capacity in line ministries.
- Support Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and CSC to establish and operate a Graduate Recruitment and Talent Management Program (GRTMP).

Job Description

Tasks of the Talent Management and Recruitment Specialist
- Assist and advise the CSC team in the identification, shortlisting, selection, onboarding, training, coaching and support to TMP recruits in ministries and agencies and assist in the establishment of the overall graduate recruitment and talent management program.
- Lead performance appraisal of TMP staff and their teams;
- Support development of HR units in line ministries. The specialist(s) will be responsible for transfer of knowledge in this area to CSC counterparts.
- Support the CSC to manage career trajectories of TMP staff and their teams including appropriate training, on-the-job coaching and mentoring.

Candidate Specification

- Master’s Degree in HR/public administration or related field;
- At least 7 years of experience in public sector organizational learning, development and coaching programs;
- Knowledge and experience in implementing graduate recruitment/internship programs in the public sector;
- Experience working in a post conflict environment

Expiring: Oct 02, 2016
Program Manager

Type of engagement: project-based (2-3 years)
Key requirements: experience in program/project management, affinity with (tech) education and Africa
Location: location-free. Travel to or residence in Kampala, Uganda and Lagos, Nigeria
Time per week: fulltime
Application deadline: 31-08-2022

Want to help bring world-class IT education to Africa?
Tunga is the go-to platform for hiring African software developers. Companies from all over the world use Tunga to hire African software developers to execute software projects, as full-time or part-time members of distributed software teams. Tunga’s mission is to create tech jobs for African youths and has a talent pool of over 1,000 software developers.

We were founded in 2015 and have served hundreds of clients from all over the world. Tunga’s clients have a diverse profile: SMEs, startups, scale-ups, corporates and NGOs all belong to our client base. The main reason why they choose Tunga is that we are driven by empathy, empowerment, and joy of work, which translates into a high service level, high quality of work, and quite often long-lasting relationships with the client. In other words, we take good care of both our clients AND our developers!

For our Tunga Academy, we are looking for a hands-on and communicative Program Manager
Location-free but with travel to or - if you like - residence in Kampala, Uganda or Lagos, Nigeria

Job description
As Program Manager for the Tunga Academy, you will be responsible for rolling out an ambitious program to lift our educational activities to new heights. In the past years Tunga has developed a range of educational assets and ran several programs to provide training to (aspiring) African software developers. Now we have formed a consortium of leading Dutch educational providers, to bring world-class all-round IT education to Africa.

This program stands out because it focuses on the large, underserved group of African software professionals who want to make the step from to the more demanding international market. It will be partly online and partly in-class and is set up to be scalable. The program will be supported by the Dutch government, and you will be its key manager!

Your activities and responsibilities will include:
● Coordinate the execution of the program plan within its planning and budget parameters;
● Liaise with stakeholders: consortium members, government entities in various countries, consultants and of course students;
● Propose and implement changes to the plan as the situation requires;
● Guide research and design activities;
● Monitor and coordinate the implementation of the educational infrastructure;
● Coordinate the execution of 10 pilot courses;
● Organize promotional activities.

Your profile

We are looking for someone who meets the following profile:
● You are proven successful in a project-management and/or program management role;
● You are a hands-on manager who gets things done;
● You have excellent communication skills and are able to tactfully navigate cultural differences and different stakeholder interests;
● You are a self-starter who is able to work independently and who can develop processes and structure as needed;
● You have an abundance mindset. You think in terms of opportunities and are not easily set back by challenges;
● Ideally you have experience and/or affinity with IT, education and/or Africa.
● Ideally you have managed intercultural stakeholders and a donor budget program previously.

PLEASE NOTE: this role is open for candidates from both Africa and Europe (and beyond)!

What we offer you
● An inspiring and challenging job environment where you can work in an international organization on a meaningful mission;
● A project-based work arrangement for 2-3 years (a grace period of 2 months);
● A relaxed office culture: flexible hours, regularly working from home if desirable, result-oriented. Interested?

If you are interested please send your motivation letter and CV asap (but in any case not later than 02/09/2022) via this link:
If this isn’t you, but you know someone who fits, please share this vacancy with them!

For more info about Tunga visit:

Expiring: Sep 02, 2022
Independent HR Consultant , Africa

JobnetAfrica HR Consultancy Services specializes in International Human Resource Solutions in Africa. Conducting business across borders requires a special set of skills and cultural awareness. Our consultants have a broad understanding of HR as well as extensive Africa experience, allowing them to bridge the gap between cultures. Our clients are international companies who engage us for our specialist HR knowledge. We contribute towards their HR (change) programs, provide them with temporarily work-load reduction and give an independent 3rd party assessment on HR issues.

JobnetAfrica is currently looking to replenish our talent pool with Independent HR Consultants who:
 Live in West or East Africa, preferably in the capital area,
 Have lived/ studied/ worked in Europe or the USA for at least 10 years,
 Have 3-10 years of international HR work experience,
 Hold a Bachelor or Master degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or Business Administration from a university in Europe or the USA,
 Are fluent in English and preferably also in French or Portuguese.

Doing an assignment through JobnetAfrica means you can concentrate on what you do best and leave the rest to us! We will:
 Take care of marketing and business development,
 Use our strong brand name and our vast client-base to secure assignments,
 Help you write proposals, or write them for you, and negotiate fees with clients.
 Take care of the financial administration.

If you’re interested in working for JobnetAfrica as an HR Consultant, apply at the top or bottom of this page. Please add a short summary with the type of HR assignments you are looking for, your fee expectations as well as your LinkedIn profile!

If you’d like to know more about the talent pool before applying, please contact Hedwig Rovers, Manager HR Consultancy Services:

Expiring: May 03, 2019
Bilingual Workshop Associate in Ghana , Ghana

Location: Accra
Industry: Electrical & Engineering (Automotive)
Job Term: Permanent – Full Time

Job Information:
An International leading global supplier of technology and services requires a Bilingual (English & French) Workshop Concept Associate for their Automotive after sales division of the business. Reporting to the Business Regional Director, you will primarily responsible for all the technical operations for the Ghana and other West African Markets. Respond and offer advice for all enquiries and customer requests. Provide technical, administrative, commissioning support, user training including servicing/repair of product range to all local and regional partners during establishment of franchise partner networks. Monitor the quality of products and initiate corrective measure in case of deficiencies from targeted quality level.

Successful candidate must have at least a Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent with at least two (2) years working experience/basic technical knowledge in Electrical Engineering. Experience with Automotive aftermarket sales, spare parts and/or distribution will be an added advantage. Have excellent telephone sales skills. Must be able to work without daily supervision, use own initiative and take decisions within company defined policy. Experience of training others will be an advantage. Highly organized and have good communication skills both in writing and verbally with the ability to build long term relationships and networks. Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office package in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SAP user experience and AUTO CAD will be an advantage. MUST be flexible, fluent orally and written in FRENCH and ENGLISH with GERMAN as an advantage. Applications are welcomed from Francophone Nationals

Are you interested in becoming a Bilingual Workshop Associate in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 18, 2018
Head of Commercial in Kenya (Agro) , Kenya

Strong commercial awareness and ability to identify opportunities

The company
Established in Kenya – Nairobi in the early 1960s, the organization was created to provide venture capital, technical assistance and management support to encourage and expand private enterprise in the developing world, particularly countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
It identifies projects with strong developmental potential as well as financial viability and works towards building them into companies with lasting institutional strengths with potential for contributing to the long-term development of the national and international communities in which they operate. Its criteria for project design emphasise both technology transfer and local resource use; it seeks to harness both international expertise and local know-how to the task of improving living standards in the developing world.
Over the years, the organization has adjusted its approach to address the development goals of the region through Privatisation, re-orientation from import-substitution towards export promotion, and more recently investment in infrastructure.
Currently, the organization within East Africa has over 25 companies across multiple sectors including: industrial printing and packaging, leather tanneries, food and agro-industry, specialized textiles, pharmaceuticals, power and telecommunications and a range of medium sized enterprises.

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer East Africa, the Head of Commercial is responsible for driving the commercial strategy for Agri-Business sector identifying, developing and managing new business relationships whilst strengthening existing business relationships with companies in the food industry to generate value.

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and implement the Group’s commercial strategy and budgets in line with the overall group strategy on growth of the Agri-Business sector
• Conduct market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities that will include expansion and business development.
• Drive and achieve the budgeted business development revenues for Agri-Business.

Business Development and Relationship Management:
• Identify and investigate new markets and products with particular focus on international clients.
• Acquire new customers and manage both existing and new relationships.
• Close new business deals and coordinate requirements including developing and negotiating new business contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
• Monitors external and internal environment for development of new market segments.
• Undertake feasibility studies and business plans for new product development.
• Proactively drive your own lead generation setting of appointments and meetings to progress these relationships.
• Understand the requirements of existing customers to ensure their needs are being met.
• Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders.

New Product Development
• Identify viable new products by completing market research and competitive analysis.
• Demonstrate return-on-investment analysis and develop pricing strategies for new products.
• Take lead in production of new products by coordinating engineering, manufacturing, and distribution schedules.
• Commercialize the new products and develop a merchandizing plan.
• Monitor new product performance by tracking inquiries and sales; calling on customers with sales representatives; reporting performance and profit results to management.
• Protect organization's value by keeping new product information confidential.

People Management:
• Develop commercial teams for all companies in Agri-Business.
• Coach commercial teams and transfer skills.
• Develop training programmes and actively train and manage performance of commercial teams.

Competence for this role
• Bachelor degree any discipline.
• Qualification in Marketing is an added advantage.
• MBA is an added advantage.
• At least 8 years experience in Business Development.
• Ability to identify opportunity.
• Strong commercial awareness.

Competencies requirede for this role
• Deciding and initiating action.
• Strong interpersonal skills and build relationship.
• Good communicate skills.
• Working with others and fostering teamwork.
• Leading and delegating.
• Focus and decision making.
• Planning and organizing.
• Problem solving.
• Adhering to principles and values.

For the right and concerned Head of Commercial with perseverance this is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to this fast growing and succesful enterprise. For at least 3 years you’ll work and live as an expat in Kenya, Nairobi.
The primary and secundary working conditions are perfect.

Could this be the next step in your career? Respond right away or contact us immediately for more information. Of course it is and remains confidential.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Commercial in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 19, 2017

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