Job Opportunities at Welcome2Africa International (W2A)

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Welcome2Africa International (W2A) was founded on the vision to redefine the image of Africa. As such, we look to facilitate investments and trade whilst also bridge the information gap with respect to the various opportunities that exist in Africa. We are currently focused on Nigeria’s Agricultural sector.

Over the last 5 years we have hosted a number of Agricultural Investment Conferences in strategic cities around the world including; Luxembourg, Accra, Lagos, Abuja, Frankfurt, Belgium, The Netherlands, and London. These opportunities have provided us with brand recognition, a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in Africa’s Agricultural sector, as well as a rich network inclusive of Africa’s Agribusiness stakeholders, investment and finance executives, leading fund managers, private equity firms, family offices, institutional investors donors as well as large agribusiness related firms from around the world.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Investment Analyst
Location: Maitama, Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a stakeholder engagement plan that links to Welcome2Africa International’s overall business plan objectives that identifies the specific requirements of each stakeholder group
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders that meets each parties needs and agreed outcomes.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships once established through regular communication activities as identified with each stakeholder
  • Build capacity and knowledge of each key stakeholder to ensure effective communication outcomes by clearly defining lines of communication
  • Maximise stakeholder opportunities to say what they want and to provide information and feedback
  • Engage stakeholders at the most direct level and ensure that level is appropriate for the purpose
  • Strengthen engagement capabilities and identify the gaps and weaknesses .
  • Identify and where possible, understand stakeholder issues, interests, aspirations and concerns to better define what matters most .
  • Effectively manage the expectations of stakeholders by being clear about what is negotiable and what is set in stone.

Person Specification

  • Must have a good understanding of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree qualification.
  • 3 – 5 years experience.
  • Must have some corporate experience
  • 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
  • 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.
  • A high level of stakeholder engagement experience
  • Experience in person centred practice achieving client outcomes Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Project management experience
  • High level of initiative and creativity
  • High level of presentation skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills including ability to liaise effectively with key stakeholders.

 

 

 

Job Title: Research Associate

Location: Maitama, Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are currently looking for a Research Associate to support our next phase of growth, of which entails strengthening our investment and trade facilitation services and initiatives whilst also providing additional services such as project management, market entry research services, data mapping, and bespoke trainings and events – targeted at the international community, whilst maintaining a viable presence in Nigeria – where we operate from.
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Key Responsibilities

  • Develop research designs, sampling plan, questionnaires, banner and analytical plans.
  • Review and interpret survey results and draft reports.
  • Understand client’s business issues and industries.
  • Support Market Research and Client Relationship staff with design of customer report.
  • Gain awareness and operate multiple reporting platforms for ad hoc reporting requirements.
  • Oversee programs and act to meet contractual obligations.
  • Interact with support staff to resolve client and operational issues.
  • Compile program metrics periodically.
  • Escalate client issues to Client relationship manager.
  • Act as backup to fielding and Quality Assurance groups.
  • Support new project ideation and development.
  • Collect user and market requirements through online research and feedback from Sales and Analysts.
  • Oversee and report on marketplace information to offer input into survey updates.
  • Review consumer survey responses to assess survey and validity effectiveness with the team.
  • Maintain research dictionaries.

Person Specification

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have a good understanding of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector
  • Must have some corporate experience
  • Must be responsible, reliable and trustworthy
  • 5+ years experience in marketing or related field
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, SAS or similar), databases and MS Office
  • Posses search engines, web analytics, and business research tools acumen
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge with CRM programs
  • Adequate knowledge of data collection methods (polls, focus groups, surveys etc)
  • Advise clients or management on the best ways to use provided data
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking
  • Deep knowledge of data warehousing, and mining

 

 

 

Job Title: Business Development Officer

Location: Maitama, Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are currently looking for a Business Development Officer to support our next phase of growth, of which entails strengthening our investment and trade facilitation services and initiatives whilst also providing additional services such as project management, market entry research services, data mapping, and bespoke trainings and events – targeted at the international community, whilst maintaining a viable presence in Nigeria – where we operate from.

Responsibilities

  • Develop business and marketing plans in coordination with the Managing Director to achieve revenue goals.
  • Assist in company’s branding and media communication activities such as press releases, advertisements, marketing collaterals, and web site.
  • Analyze the current and past budgets, expenses, sales, revenues and product deficiencies in order to provide recommendations for business growth and problem resolution.
  • Research the market for identifying new business opportunities.
  • Explain prospective clients about the advantages of the products or services offered and follow up with them in order to close the business deals.
  • Respond to the client queries regarding the products in a timely fashion.
  • Develop business proposals for new and existing customers.
  • Develop creative strategies to retain the clients including interviewing them to take their feedback and incorporate it into the growth plan.
  • Prepare the annual marketing budget and track the expenses against the budget.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge about business development practices, marketing activities, prospective clients and industry trends.
  • Maintain a knowledge repository of clients, referrals, RFPs, prospects and presentations.
  • Develop strong customer relationships in order to generate high volume of prospective clients.
  • Manage client calls and appointments effectively for new opportunities.
  • Participate in industry forums, client discussions, and conferences as a representative of the organization.
  • Determine cross-selling opportunities among different offices.
  • Supervise the client relationship management database and utilize it to manage client contacts and mailing lists.
  • Hire, train and guide the marketing and business development associates.
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Person Specification

  • Must have a good understanding of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector
  • Must have some corporate experience
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3 – 5 years work experience.

 

 

 

Job Title: Copy Writer

Location: Maitama, Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description
We are currently looking for a Copy Writer to support our next phase of growth, of which entails strengthening our investment and trade facilitation services and initiatives whilst also providing additional services such as project management, market entry research services, data mapping, and bespoke trainings and events targeted at the international community, whilst maintaining a viable presence in Nigeria where we operate from.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write clear, attractive copy with a distinct voice
  • Interpret copywriting briefs to understand project requirements
  • Collaborate with designers, PR and other professionals on large- and small-scale marketing projects (e.g. email campaigns and landing pages)
  • Conduct high-quality research and interviews
  • Edit and proofread copy as needed
  • Use SEO principles to maximize copy’s reach
  • Source images and other content
  • Research industry-related topics (combining online sources, interviews and studies)
  • Write clear marketing copy to promote our services
  • Prepare well-structured drafts using Content Management Systems
  • Proofread and edit blog posts before publication
  • Submit work to editors for input and approval
  • Coordinate with marketing and design teams to illustrate articles
  • Conduct simple keyword research and use SEO guidelines to increase web traffic
  • Promote content on social media

Person Specification

  • B.Sc / BA in Marketing, English, Journalism or related field with 3 – 5 years work experience.
  • Proven experience as a copywriter or related role
  • Knowledge of online content strategy and creation
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with SEO
  • Strong research skills
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills

 

 

 

Job Title: Business Analyst

Location: Maitama, Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full Time

Description

  • We are currently looking for an Investment Analyst to support our next phase of growth, of which entails strengthening our investment and trade facilitation services and initiatives whilst also providing additional services such as project management, market entry research services, data mapping, and bespoke trainings and events – targeted at the international community, whilst maintaining a viable presence in Nigeria – where we operate from.

Key Responsibilities

  • Business Analysts conduct market analyses, analysing both product lines and the overall profitability of the business. In addition, they develop and monitor data quality metrics and ensure business data and reporting needs are met. Strong technology, analytical and communication skills are must-have traits.
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A Business Analyst job description typically includes:

  • Creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities and solutions for a business
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Planning and monitoring
  • Financial modelling
  • Variance Analysis
  • Pricing
  • Reporting
  • Defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders
  • In addition to performing financial and operational modelling, a Business Analyst is expected to develop new models that underpin sound business decisions. A Business Analyst job description should recognise the streamlining and improving of internal and external reporting. The role should also call for a strong understanding of regulatory and reporting requirements as well as plenty of experience in forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis combined with understanding of key performance indicators.
  • provide financial insights that help the decision-making process, and align capital and resource allocation within the business budget. The Business Analyst should also drive fresh initiatives for financial planning and business intelligence systems.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years.

Person Specification:

  • Experience working with senior decision-makers
  • Strong communication / interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical background
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Should possess business planning skills including financial modeling and budgeting. Should have a proven ability to achieve and surpass targets.
  • Must be responsible, reliable and trustworthy required to work with minimal supervision at times
  • Capable and friendly with strong communication skills and the ability to build and maintain client relationships.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a Cover Letter of no more than detailing your suitability and experience to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

 

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
    • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
    • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

Application Deadline  11th January, 2021.

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