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
- السودان وصندوق النقد الدولي: ما وراء مظاهر العقيدة الاقتصاديةby Harry Cross on 23 July 2021 at 11:11 am
ما وراء مبادره اعفاء الديون The post السودان وصندوق النقد الدولي: ما وراء مظاهر العقيدة الاقتصادية appeared first on African Arguments.
- The Thief Cannot Prescribe: On “Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes”by Nii Ayikwei Parkes on 22 July 2021 at 1:34 pm
Although a “well-written feat of archival research,” Barnaby Phillips’s book attempts to justify British plunder while debating if the Benin Bronzes should be returned. Early in Barnaby Phillips’s well-researched Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes, he laments the condition of Benin City’s famed earth wall, reputed to be four times longer than the Great Wall of China at the height of the Benin Empire. The wall encircled not just the empire’s capital but also a stunningly deep moat — all part of a robust defense system. But on a recent visit, the author was dismayed: the trenches had filled with The post The Thief Cannot Prescribe: On “Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes” appeared first on African Arguments.
- حـــراس المتـاريـس: في تقلص الحلم وارتباكات المقاومةby Ashraf Alhassan on 21 July 2021 at 8:39 am
سياسات لجان المقاومة السودانية The post حـــراس المتـاريـس: في تقلص الحلم وارتباكات المقاومة appeared first on African Arguments.
- Think African Podcast Ep 6: Who is the law for?by Think African on 16 July 2021 at 8:28 am
African Arguments is delighted to partner with the Think African podcast series, created by Sound Africa in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cape Town. Think African examines the big questions that define the world from an unapologetically African point of view. Episodes are released twice a month and are hosted by Jedi Ramalapa, Editor in Chief of Sound Africa. In episode six, we look at the rule of law and its importance for promoting social, political, and economic development, all of which are critical to peace and stability. The ominous decline of the rule of law in Africa cannot be ignored, but what alternatives does The post Think African Podcast Ep 6: Who is the law for? appeared first on African Arguments.
- Guardians of the Barricades: Fading Dream and Confusion of Resistance in Sudanby Ashraf Alhassan on 15 July 2021 at 12:13 pm
Age of Agitation Series: Youth Politics in Post-Revolution Sudan The post Guardians of the Barricades: Fading Dream and Confusion of Resistance in Sudan 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