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  • Posted: Feb 19, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
  • 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.

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    Head of Talent

     Job Posting: Head of Talent

    February 2020

     Africa Foresight Group is an African firm based out of Accra, Ghana that connects freelance consultants with high-impact client engagements across the continent on a managed marketplace. At AFG, we aim to build African companies into global champions by offering world-class and locally accessible services. We are excited to work with talented, international leaders with a whole-hearted commitment to contributing to sustainable growth in African economies. 

    We are looking for a dynamic Head of Talent to join our high-performing team in the Accra head office, focusing on building and maintaining our talent pool of freelance consultants to carry out missions all through the year. The role is also responsible for the professional development of talents, to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of service in the firm’s pool. This role is not a classic HR role – as the Head of Talent, you will be in charge of building one of the largest networks of top freelancers in Africa. You are ideally familiar with the field of consulting services and know what it takes to make flexible work a success on the continent.


    Key Responsibilities

    Freelancer community building

    1.      Build and roll out team- and culture development initiatives that can be  adopted by on-ground and remote teams in AFG

    2.      Organize local and regional events for consultants that work with AFG

    3.      Introduce consultants to the AFG technology platform and collaborate with product manager of platform to make changes as demanded

    4.      Put together incentive and loyalty programs for consultants to engage within the AFG community on a daily basis

    5.      Supervise recruiting and staffing operations conducted by other team members

    6.      Conduct interviews with new candidates at times

    Performance management

    1.      Supervise the completion of performance surveys by staffed consultants

    2.      Compile performance profiles of talent pool members and share with respective staff for feedback and promotions discussion

    3.      Track and process requests for promotions by consultants

    4.      Oversee the review and approval of rates for different levels of Consultants

    Learning and professional development

    5.      Develop training journeys for talent pool members based on role and tenure

    6.      Lead training implementation plan – liaise with Knowledge Development and external partners

    7.      Supervise development of online learning system in collaboration with technology team of AFG

    Key performance Indicators

    1.      Utilisation of freelancers in the pool

    2.      Performance level of consultants on missions

    3.      Structure of talent pool (e.g. ration of analysts versus project managers)

    Job requirements

    1.      3-5 years’ experience in talent-management related role, ideally in a consulting firm

    2.      Strong interpersonal skills – you are a “people person” who people enjoy chatting and opening up to

    3.      Strong written communication and presentation skills

    4.      Highly analytical and comfortable with data management

    5.      Excellent time management skills

    6.      Creative, flexible and entrepreneurial mindset with the willingness to shape ideas/projects

    7.      Critical thinking, problem-solving and goal-oriented

    What AFG offers

    1.      You will become an integral part of a dynamic, exciting and fast-growing African company

    2.      Work in an international team and on a variety of high-level projects

    3.      Develop your business skill set and team leadership skills

    4.      A friendly, non-hierarchical working atmosphere

    5.      Regular training and coaching opportunities

    6.      Competitive salary and benefits

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by latest 15 March 2020.

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