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
- Idriss Déby: The Chadian Warrior, Hero of Maliby Marc-André Boisvert on 7 May 2021 at 9:39 am
Sahel Military Strategy after Deby The post Idriss Déby: The Chadian Warrior, Hero of Mali appeared first on African Arguments.
- Bobrisky: A Mirror for Nigeria?by Unoma Azuah on 6 May 2021 at 10:36 am
Doing More on Sexuality Series: Queer Politics in Nigeria The post Bobrisky: A Mirror for Nigeria? appeared first on African Arguments.
- The Commonwealth must call for reforms in Rwandaby Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza & Bernard Ntaganda on 6 May 2021 at 8:12 am
Rwanda joined in 2009 despite its poor human rights record. At the CHOGM summit this June, the Commonwealth must stand up for its values. The Commonwealth summit in Rwanda this June is an opportunity for the association to stand for the values reflected in its charter. At the biennial Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the secretariat and member states should call on their host to reform its governance, especially given that Rwanda will take over the Chair-in-Office for the next two years. Rwanda joined the Commonwealth in 2009 despite the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s (CHRI) finding that “the state of The post The Commonwealth must call for reforms in Rwanda appeared first on African Arguments.
- “We are getting into cars with strangers”by Ope Adetayo on 5 May 2021 at 12:44 pm
Ride-hailing apps in Nigeria have provided technical fixes and education to stop male drivers harassing female passengers, but will it change anything? On a visit to Nigeria in 2019, Rebecca*, 26, forgot her phone in an Uber. A few days later, she noticed a strange pattern. The driver in whose car she had left her phone would show up every time she ordered a ride. Sometimes he would show up at her destination after a journey with another driver. Rebecca suspected that he had managed to access her email and was able to track her ride requests and destinations. She changed The post “We are getting into cars with strangers” appeared first on African Arguments.
- The Sweet Beauty Affair: Chronicles of Youth Anger and Protests in Senegalby Mamadou DRAME on 5 May 2021 at 10:50 am
Age of Agitation: Youth Protests in Senegal The post The Sweet Beauty Affair: Chronicles of Youth Anger and Protests in Senegal 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