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  • Posted on: 17 November, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    A leading expert on the unique and extreme challenges that scarcity of human capital in Africa poses, African Management Services Company (AMSCO) has been providing human capital solutions to African industries for more than 25 years.

    We work with a wide variety of clients ranging from private and public investors, SMEs and large companies through to industry associations and governmental organizations with a vision to grow African businesses - assist them to become globally competitive, profitable and sustainable.

    AMSCO grew out of the African Training and Management Services Project (ATMS), a joint initiative of International Finance Corporation (IFC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and African Development Bank (AfDB).

    Development Specialist


    Job description

    A tremedous opportunity for a proactive and business development professional to directly impact and participate in the growth for the company exists. We are looking for candidates, who currently reside and work in the following countries: Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria

    The incumbent shall be responsible for the execution of the Development and Advisory Solutions strategy for that country(s) or territory.  Reporting to the Head of Operations s/he will be tasked with seeking opportunities to forge partnerships with Private Sector Organisations, Governments, Foundations, Donors or International and local NGO’s; to deliver innovative solutions contributing to inclusive business growth, job creation, poverty alleviation and sustainable growth of communities. 

    Operational Delivery:

        Together with the HOO and DAS Manager, develop the overall engagement strategy for Proposal Development, bidding and service provider assignments sourcing strategy.
        Lead and /or support opportunity assessments in the country / territory in line with priority plan.
        Develop winning concepts, bid and proposals in collaboration with the Director of Business Development, HOO, DAS Manager and/or operations teams.
        Work closely with Business Development and teams to source, endorse and utilise strategic partners on future projects.
        In collaboration with the DAS Manager, lead establishment and negotiations of formal agreements.
        First point of contact for the completion of development programmes required for competitive bids.
        Collate information and compile reports of strategic partnership plans and transactions.
        Establish, manage and maintain database of strategic partners.
        Coordinate and provide oversight on the reporting requirements of all programmes under implementation in consultation with the ATMS Foundation and the Heads of Operations
        Collaborate with cross functional teams which include business service functions (Corporate Services) at AMSCO to ensure that business process impacts are understood across functions in business.    

    Relationship Management:

    • Ensure good relationships are developed and kept with partners, including Foundations, Governments, NGO’s, Private Sector organizations and Donors.
    • To develop and manage existing and new business relationships.
    • Liaise with other business lines for optimal service delivery for all AMSCO offerings.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • BSc or B.A. degree in business administration, Economics, Marketing or relevant degree. 
    • A Master’s Degree / MBA advantageous.
    • Minimum of five (5) years, experience within an analytical and strategic role within private sector / development space.
    • Experience in competitive bidding within African procurement environment.
    • Understanding of business environment.


    The candidate should have the following:

    1. Ability to indentify real opportunities based on business plan
    2. Results driven
    3. Able to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately
    4. Able to adapt influencing style to different situations
    5. Able to work in teams
    6. Ability to manage people of all levels
    7. Must be creative

    Knowledge and Expertise:  

    • Proven track record in business and programme development design.
    • Extensive experience in researching, designing, developing and authoring quality and winning proposals.
    • Ability to build internal teams and external networks.
    • Project management and planning within tight deadlines.
    • Experience in managing through KPI’s.
    • The ability to work independently, managing multiple tasks and projects.
    • Understanding and passion for social economic development via private sector principles.
    • Ability to adapt style to work effectively across geographic and cultural boundaries

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    Executive Recruiter


    Job description

    A tremendous opportunity for a proactive and collaborative recruiting professional to directly impact and participate in the growth of the company exists. We are looking for candidates, who currently reside and work in the following countries: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa to form part of these teams

    Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Executive Recruiter will be responsible for attracting top talent for our organisation.  You will bring your recruiting expertise to ensure the best possible candidate experience and quality hire.  You have the responsibility for managing the end to end recruiting process.  

    Operational Delivery:

    • Attract top talent to the organisation.
    • Conduct full life cycle recruiting in support of your territory needs.
    • Create and maintain a pipeline of top notch candidates.
    • Together with other Executive Recruiters, participate in the evolution of our recruiting processes, bringing best in class ideas and experience to move our recruitment platform forward.
    • Providing complete, accurate and inspiring information to candidates about the organisation, position etc.

    Business Development Delivery:

    • Prospecting and identifying viable business opportunities that are in line with the territory mandate, as well as the country specific objectives and strategies.  Set targets will be for both local and expatriate recruitment.

    Relationship Management Delivery:

    • Act as ongoing candidate relationship manager by interacting with and influencing employment decision on prospects and candidates.
    • Developing and maintaining a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Experience in a high volume corporate recruitment environment required.
    • Experience in Competency Based interviewing techniques.
    • Bachelor degree ideally in Social Sciences, Economics, Business
    • Must have 5+ years recruiting experience, including creative sourcing and full life cycle recruiting.
    • Experience with Linked in Recruiter and other strategic sourcing tools.


    The candidate should have the following: 

    1. Able to work in a team/collaborate
    2. High integrity
    3. Strong customer focus with strong attention to detail
    4. Influence 
    5. Action Oriented 

    Knowledge and Expertise:

    • Proficiency in ATS required.
    • In depth know of legal compliance requirements and employment laws.
    • Proven success in sourcing, screening and selection of top talent.
    • Proven ability to act at both strategic and tactical levels in a fast paced environment.
    • Must have strong account management, consulting and interviewing skills.

    Method of Application

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