Network Manager at Africa Foresight Group

Africa Foresight Group is an African-owned and managed advisory firm with offices in London and Accra. At AFG, we aim to build local companies into global champions by offering world-class, locally accessible services. We are excited to work with talented leaders with a whole-hearted commitment to change the manner in which African economies grow.

As the network manager at AFG, you will be in charge of building two exciting new initiatives that focus on offering training and PR opportunities to a curated list of “hidden champions” companies in Africa. Both initiatives, scheduled to run for at least 3 years, are conceptualized based on the firm belief that the African continent is home to exciting businesses that need more visibility and scaling support. The location for this is Accra, Ghana – however, we are open to hiring a candidate who is based in Johannesburg, Lagos or Nairobi and willing to work remotely.

Who you are

  • You are passionate about private sector development in Africa
  • In your 3-5 years of working experience, you have focused on working in the African private sector and/or NGOs that focus on building stakeholder networks
  • You hold a BSc Degree from a leading African or foreign tertiary institution; MSc is great but not a must
  • Throughout your career, you have developed a strong entrepreneurial spirit and “can do” attitude
  • You are a strong communicator, both in writing and verbally, who can build relationships with different levels of stakeholders easily
  • You are passionate about bringing people together and have a creative approach to building stakeholder experiences
  • Direct feedback is a must for you and working in a fastpaced team environment does not scare you, but rather motivates you
  • You care about working in a highly supportive environment with team members who are dedicated and help each other
  • Researching strong content, building compelling presentations and strategic brainstorming are things you do in your sleep

Your responsibilities

  • Support the conceptualisation phase for both initiatives AFG is planning to launch to connect “hidden champions” across Africa
  • Collaborate with our tech and creative teams to build web platforms for both initiatives
  • Liaise with donors and partners for both initiatives to seek their input and report back to them on progress on a regular basis
  • Fully launch and scale both initiatives in collaboration with the AFG growth team
  • Collaborate with PR Firm on building awareness around both initiatives

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