Based in Nairobi and London, our Africa team is dedicated to helping organisations find qualified, top-performing executives for Africa-based roles.
We work across the continent with social change organisations, multilateral and intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and foundations in a wide range of sectors and disciplines, from organisations supporting post-conflict recovery and reconstruction in fragile states, to those promoting responsible trade, and improved agribusiness practices and incomes for small farmers. We specialise in sourcing candidates with a private sector ethos, who are motivated to work in the increasingly complex international development arena.
We are known as the ‘go to’ agency for hard to fill roles and we are proud of our success in placing African candidates in 90% of the roles we have filled in the last two years. We are heavily invested in continuing to build our already extensive network across the continent and forming critical partnerships with multilateral funding institutions and government institutions to further economic development in the region.
Our team is drawn from experts who have all worked and lived in Africa, understand the market for talent in Africa and have the crucial knowledge and networks needed to find the leaders who will address Africa’s unique challenges.
of placed candidates in the last two years were African nationals
Our placed candidates are:
With our diverse, international staff complement, and over 140 years’ collective experience of working in Africa, we are well placed to understand the major social and economic development issues facing the continent and to provide a high calibre service in support of HR and more specific leadership issues. We understand both the opportunities and obstacles to achieving the SDGs in Africa including issues related to improving livelihoods and the business environment, regional integration, the role of transformational technology, state governance, climate change, health and education. Our team strives continuously to further its understanding of the issues and is dedicated to working together with you in the search for a better world.
A selection of our experience in Africa
Our Latest Africa Posts
Latest news from Africa
- Islam and Sexuality in Kenyaby Hassan Ndzovu on 1 March 2021 at 11:20 am
Doing More on Sexuality Series: Islam and Sexuality in Kenya The post Islam and Sexuality in Kenya appeared first on African Arguments.
- Informal Institutions for Sustainable Peace in the Horn of Africa: The Case of Somaliaby Fatuma Ahmed Ali on 26 February 2021 at 12:28 pm
Civil Society Dialogue Series: Traditional Peace-building in Somalia The post Informal Institutions for Sustainable Peace in the Horn of Africa: The Case of Somalia appeared first on African Arguments.
- Podcast: On vaccine hesitancy across the continentby SciDevNet on 26 February 2021 at 11:23 am
Welcome to the latest episode of the Africa Science Focus podcast distributed in partnership with African Arguments. Africa Science Focus is a weekly podcast series by SciDevNet and is a platform for reporters in Sub-Saharan Africa’s least developed countries to report on the science that’s having an impact on their communities. This episode looks at vaccine hesitancy as a global health threat, and what health teams in Sub-Saharan Africa are doing to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence. Reporter Brook Audu and scientists from the World Health Organization, African Academy of Sciences and the University of Witwatersrand break down vaccine science, establish The post Podcast: On vaccine hesitancy across the continent appeared first on African Arguments.
- How COVID-19 became a non-issue in Tanzania’s electionsby Robert Macdonald on 25 February 2021 at 12:05 pm
The pandemic neither affected the running of the October 2020 elections nor was it an issue on the campaign trail. Why? When Tanzania discovered its first case of COVID-19 in mid-March 2020, it prompted plenty of speculation about how the pandemic would affect the elections scheduled for 28 October later that year. As we have seen around the world, COVID-19 can have significant impacts on elections. Some countries have cancelled or postponed their polls, while others have contended with additional organisational challenges and barriers to participation. In some elections, the handling of the pandemic has become a key political issue. The post How COVID-19 became a non-issue in Tanzania’s elections appeared first on African Arguments.
- The Sociology of Ground Zero: The South African Variant and Colonial Prejudiceby Leslie Bank on 25 February 2021 at 11:49 am
Colonial prejudice: the sociology of Ground Zero The post The Sociology of Ground Zero: The South African Variant and Colonial Prejudice appeared first on African Arguments.
Justin Highstead, Africa Executive
Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Manager Governance, International Board and Council, WWF International
Senior Policy Advisor, AMCOW
Board Chair, Sabre Education
Executive Director, YouthConnekt Africa
Regional HR Manager, Gatsby Africa
Self Help Africa
Director, Water Witness International
Elizabeth Williams Bassi
Operations Director, Sabre
Self Help Africa