Latest Vacancies at Welcome2Africa International

Welcome2Africa International, is a private sector development company
committed to the positive economic growth of Africa. In addition to the
consultancy services we provide for our clients, we develop and initiate
a range of activities to catalyse and facilitate investment, trade and
business
interest into and across Africa – All with a current focus and
commitment to the positive development and transformation of Africa’s
Agribusiness sector.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Executive
Location: Abuja
Reporting to: CEO
Overall Job Purpose

  • Welcome2Africa International has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth.
  • At Welcome2Africa we develop a range of initiatives within Africa and outside Africa.
  • The overall objective of this position is to be the knowledge
    hub of the business – essentially you are the eyes, ears and mouth of
    the business. You will be the source of any insight and knowledge of the
    business. 
  • You will have a full understanding of Welcome2Africa’s goals,
    objectives and what we stand for. You will play a pivotal role in
    cementing W2A as the knowledge hub for Agribusiness in Africa.
  • The network of Welcome2Africa is extremely important, it is vital that this network is constantly growing.
  • You will source relevant data and use this to create reports and
    thought leadership articles to be used to enhance the image of the
    brand. Whilst also create communication materials for that promote our
    initiatives.
  • Therefore, the value of our Communications Executives cannot be
    taken lightly. It is the responsibility of the Communications Executives
    not just create content, but also identify unique ways of increasing
    our network.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct the organization’s overall communication strategy.
  • Responsible for monitoring generic inboxes, web enquiries and database coordination.
  • Achieve frequent, timely and positive media coverage across all available media.
  • Implement new ideas and methods that will improve external communication.
  • Analyse potential strategic partner relationships.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with third parties as well as colleagues.
  • Demonstrate excellent project management skills with ability to multi-task and set priorities with tight timelines.
  • Also, you will be required to perform these duties, and any
    other duties the employer may assign to you, having regard to your
    skills, training and experience.
  • Developing a resource hub – a place you collate your sources for content and data – i.e other websites, articles, reports etc.
  • Creating a calendar for the next 12 months, identifying 12 key topics of focus that content will be based around
  • Creating unique and original monthly reports, articles and analytics relevant for our market and for our own use and circulation
  • Work to positively promote the W2A brand, to build brand credibility and trust.
  • Consult with executive management personnel on communication strategies for the organization.
  • Identify other institutions and individuals that we should be following and
  • Identifying ways to commercialize our content
  • Ensuring your own personal profile and everyone in the company is up to standard.
  • Assist in internal communications
  • Assist CEO in her communication activities

Person Specification

  • Must have a good understanding of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector
  • Must have some corporate experience
  • Must be responsible, reliable and trustworthy
  • Must be computer literate as use of databases / IT systems is essential.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) are essential.
  • Capable and friendly with strong communication skills and the ability to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Ability to take over existing matters and hit the ground running.
  • The successful candidate must be organised and disciplined and have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Ability to use your own initiative is essential you will be required to work with minimal supervision at times
  • Must be mobile and willing to travel within the country and outside of the country
  • Must be fluent in English and either Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa (Knowledge of all 3 would be beneficial)
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Job Title: Agribusiness Officer
Location:
Abuja
Reporting to:
CEO
Overall Job Purpose

  • Welcome2Africa International has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth
  • At Welcome2Africa we develop a range of initiatives that attract
    both investees investors and key agribusiness stakeholders across the
    value chain and around the world. We are seeking an entrepreneurial
    Agribusiness officer whose primary role will be to lead our agribusiness
    activities, engagement and also have the capacity to identify and
    capitalize upon brokerage opportunities.
  • The Agribusiness Officer will also be a point of contact with
    our external partners helping to negotiate contracts and monitor working
    relationships.
  • The Agribusiness officer is to be experienced, professional and
    highly organized and will be used to working in a fast-paced
    environment.
  • The Agribusiness officer will primarily assist in deal
    execution, from origination and due diligence through to legal
    documentation and closing, as well as portfolio monitoring and
    management.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication
    skills both written and verbal and it is a role that is expected to lead
    to that of ‘Head of Agribusiness Engagement’.

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching and identifying and contacting potential agribusiness clients
  • Sending and responding to emails
  • Sourcing partners and managing communications with partners
  • Updating internal agribusiness client databases and managing files efficiently / effectively.
  • Creating brochure of agribusinesses for external clients
  • Assist with prospective investments/deals, including analysis of
    eligible investment proposals, undertaking detailed due diligence,
    applying rigorous analytical techniques, and stress testing business
    plans to assess investment opportunities, from both a social impact and
    financial return standpoint;
  • Preparation of investment brochure material, presentation
    documents & material Integrate with contemporaries in target client
    list
  • Identify and develop viable investment opportunities within our pipeline.
  • Develop and build network with those who have a commercial/trade/investment interest in Agribusiness Opportunities In Africa
  • Represent the company at industry events.

Person Specification

  • Must have a good understanding of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector
  • Must have some corporate experience
  • Must be responsible, reliable and trustworthy
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) are essential.
  • Capable and friendly with strong communication skills and the ability to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Ability to take over existing matters and hit the ground running.
  • The successful candidate must be organized and disciplined and have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Ability to use your own initiative is essential you will be required to work with minimal supervision at times
  • Must be computer literate as use of databases / IT systems is essential.
  • Must be mobile and willing to travel within the country and outside of the country
  • Must be fluent in English and either Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa (Knowledge of all 3 would be beneficial)
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Job Title: Accountant
Location: Abuja
Reporting To: CEO
Overall Job Purpose

  • Welcome2Africa International has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth.
  • At Welcome2Africa we develop a range of initiatives within Africa and outside Africa.
  • You will have a full understanding of Welcome2Africa’s goals,
    objectives and what we stand for. You will play a pivotal role in
    cementing W2A as the investment hub for Agribusiness in Africa.
  • The financial records of Welcome2Africa is extremely important,
    and as such all financial transactions should be well documented .
  • Therefore, the value of our Accountant cannot be taken lightly.
    It is the responsibility of the Accountant not just to document
    transactions, but also recommend unique ways of financial actions by
    analyzing accounting options.
  • The overall objective of this position is to be the provider of
    financial information to management by researching and analyzing
    accounting data; preparing financial reports.
  • You will summarize current financial status by collecting
    information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and
    other reports and substantiates financial transactions by auditing
    documents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documents W2A financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information;
    preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Secures financial information by completing data base backups.
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending
    educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing
    personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Accomplishes the result by performing the duty
  • Assist CEO in her financial activities

Person Specification

  • Must have a good understanding of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector
  • Must have some corporate experience
  • Must be computer literate as use of Databases/IT systems is essential.
  • Must have Reporting Skills
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) are essential.
  • Capable of reporting research results.
  • Ability to take over existing matters and hit the ground running.
  • Must be responsible, reliable and trustworthy
  • Ability to use your own initiative is essential you will be required to work with minimal supervision at times
  • The successful candidate must be organised and disciplined and have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Must be mobile and willing to travel within the country and outside of the country

Note

  • This job description is not contractual and may be amended or
    revised from time to time, in accordance with the needs of the business.
  • The job description will be reviewed periodically

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should their CV’s and cover letter
of no more than 500 words detailing your suitability and experience to: hr@welcome2africa.org

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