23 Feb 2022

Executive Associate at Africa Foresight Group

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Job Description


Africa Foresight Group (AFG) is a fast-growing tech venture that operates across the continent to build African companies into global champions through freelancing services. Our innovative platform, Peralta, connects top consulting talent from Africa and the world with companies looking to scale and professionalize. We are a market network for top talent and believe that the future of work is Africa. Are you keen to see African companies grow to global scale? Do you believe in the freelance revolution? And do you love pursuing what is thought impossible? Then our AFG community is the right place for you.

Role Overview

As the Executive Associate, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive support to the CEO when it comes to managing the company. You will blossom in this role if you would like to learn how to build a high-growth business and thrive in entrepreneurial environments.

Who you are?

Your team preferences

  • You are passionate about private sector development in Africa and AFG’s purpose
  • You see yourself as a leader and genuinely believe that the work you choose to do has real consequences for the future of the continent
  • You thrive in fast-paced, high-octane work environments that require initiative, diligence and creativity
  • You are a strong communicator, both in writing and verbally, who can build relationships with senior stakeholders at ease
  • You care about working in a highly supportive environment with team members who are dedicated and help each other
  • You are comfortable with receiving direct feedback and are motivated to deliver results
  • You are happy to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment where you need to problem solve and act on the fly

Your experience

  • BSc Degree from a leading African or foreign tertiary institution
  • 2-4 years of working experience, with focus on African private sector and gained experience in senior stakeholder management
  • Experience in start-up work is a big plus
  • You love organizing and problem-solving things
  • Experience in managing a team and upward management
  • Excellent written communication skills to develop PowerPoint presentations and short reports with minimal supervision
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, supported by team members

Your responsibilities

Personal assistance to the CEO

  • Provide sophisticated calendar management for CEO; prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; make judgements and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements
  • Cover for CEO in meetings where she cannot be present to collect information and share initial direction as needed
  • Assist the CEO with social media management
  • Prepare presentations and speaking points for speaker roles at events

Secretary to the Board

  • Attend all board meetings of the company and prepare minutes of such board meetings
  • Prepare and circulate agendas for board meetings
  • Lead the content preparation of board meetings
  • Write and administer all board resolutions

Strategy implementation

  • Track the implementation of objectives and key results across the organization
  • Prepare team meetings to assess progress against strategy
  • Help with the research and implementation of new strategic opportunities (e.g. country expansion)

Research and analysis

  • Support with ad-hoc analyses on company performance as and when needed
  • Prepare regular internal newsletters with latest trends in the industry
  • Track activity of peers in the market

What we offer

  • Competitive, incentive-based remuneration
  • Working in a flexible, vibrant team environment
  • Constant opportunities for learning and growth
  • International exposure
  • Purpose-driven work experience
  • Ownership of your own personal development and career advancement

AFG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.





Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 10th March. 2022




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