Principal Consultant – Africa Region

We are looking for a Principal Consultant for the Africa Region to join our executive search team, working in International Development and Philanthropy. You will be responsible for Executive Search in Africa, working with the other Principal Consultants in their regions.  Our consultants are based in: Washington, Istanbul, Barcelona and London, and with our team in South Africa.

The work can be virtual/ remote based and involves client management and candidate research in International Development and Philanthropy. It will be a chance for someone to network and work within INGOs and the UN agencies and be involved in a start-up venture, initially as a freelance consultant. We already have client relationships in Africa which you will be given access to, along with building relationships with new clients.

About Red Sea Executive Search

Red Sea Executive Search is an independent search consultancy recruiting senior management and executive staff for international development and philanthropy. The company is a purpose focused brand with a view on globalisation; and aims to act as both a networking service and a recruitment service provider to the world’s foundations, trusts and charity organisations.

In Global Development, we work in the field with INGOs, agencies, foundations and social enterprises, placing Leaders at Country and Regional levels across all four continents. In Philanthropy, we aim to network and engage with Institutional, Corporate (CSR) and Private Philanthropy, working with grassroots organisations and social enterprises, and large foundations and trusts.

About the Role

We need intelligent self-starters who are passionate about the development sector and interested in trends and changes across our world in civil society. We are flexible on working hours– for this role we are looking an African national and for someone who has Senior HR experience in INGOs and/or intergovernmental bodies in Africa, or someone who has previous search experience at Executive level in Africa.

We will also consider African industry candidates with International Relations, International Development or Public Health degrees, who are able to work at International levels with African leaders in the INGO, bi-lateral and multi-lateral markets.

You will be an excellent communicator, with strong client management skills, and align with our values: Integrity, honesty and transparency, with an interest in the global market and a keen interest in International Development and Philanthropy, reflected in your working history.

Important Notes

Preferred locations: Nairobi, Kenya:: other countries in Africa considered.

How to Apply

This is an open-ended recruitment process until the right person is found. For more details on the position and some detail on our clients, please look at our website and if you feel you would like to know more, please send your CV and financial expectations in the first instance to our Managing Director, Tim Wingrove to .