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Recruiting for your business in Africa

We are the experts in European-African collaboration.

Our recruiting services are candidate search and selection, HR strategies, sales partner cooperation and intercultural training and employer branding.

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Our services for candidates include brokering jobs in African countries, career coaching, a job newsletter and more.

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Internationally experienced…

Our candidates have lived and worked abroad. Many of them have a degree from German universities and know what it means to take charge in a dynamic and demanding environment.

Brain Gain, Africa Works

… and highly qualified staff

We connect them with international and local companies in Africa, from startup to multinational level which benefit from their skills and expertise.


“Training on the job in Europe, then relocation to Africa with the same company. That is our model.”

Markets of growth and opportunities: A growing number of European companies are active in Africa. AfricaWorks takes care of your candidate sourcing and evaluation, from traineeship to senior level, your HR strategies and much more.

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Dr. Jörg Kleis

Your contact person at AfricaWorks

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“Our candidates do not merely seek a job. They want to change their countries for the better.”

Every year, over 100.000 African students graduate from universities abroad. AfricaWorks supports them by identifying the right companies in their home countries, by assisting on application procedures and career development.

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Lynda Wamuthiani

Career Consultant at AfricaWorks

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Recruiting process

AfricaWorks - Recruiting

  1. Job Profile
  2. Competence analysis
  3. Sourcing
  4. Screening
  5. Evaluation
  6. Placement
  7. Consulting

Why AfricaWorks?

Our candidate pool consists of highly qualified professionals. With our hub of over 50 educational and alumni institutions and our network in the diaspora we source the best for you. While our focus is on business, engineering and IT, we will be glad to assist you with any inquiry you may have.

Our candidates possess comprehensive skills and an intercultural mindset. They are ideal bridge builders between Europe and Africa.

Screening and evaluation of our candidates are optimized based on years of experience. We conduct standardized in-depth interviews and competence analyses with all our candidates.

Our candidates come to stay. Long-term perspectives increase retention, which means your company benefits as future employer.

  • European educational qualification
  • Intercultural competence
  • Local networks and language skills
  • Staff retention
  • Hands-on and Can-do-mentality
  • No need for costly expats


  • Local Impact 10× higher

  • Time per Hire 25% faster

  • Revenue up to 20% higher

  • Staff costs 70% lower


We are eager to drive your business. Call us on +49 (0)30 23 88 35 77, write us an email or use the contact form below.