African expatriates in Ethiopia

As more jobs are created in Africa, how attractive it is for professionals from other Africa countries to find vacancies in the rest of Africa and make careers here? What advise do Africa recruitment agencies give expat Africans?

 

VENTURES AFRICA –. Ethiopia is Africa’s fastest growing non-oil economy. Once poverty ridden.  It is growing fast to become Africa’s lion economy, attracting investment and creating jobs in Africa. Modernity has brought with it interesting careers in Africa.

 

Two young African professionals who work in Ethiopia, Africa share their experience.

 

Will their positive experience inspire more young professionals to seek opportunities within borders and explore the rich work experiences that might exist within the continent?

 

Chat with Gamu Tagwireyi, Zimbabwean

 

 

Gamu Tagwireyi works as a  Child Protection Specialist. She support programs on Law Reform on Child Rights in Africa and has lived here for 8 months.

 

The country is safe, and cost of living it generally reasonable.  She likes the rich culture and heritage, the diversity of its people, the cosmopolitan features of the capital city Addis Ababa, the food, security and economic development.

 

Prices are high for  foreigners and expatriates. The tax rates are hindering development. The health sector needs a lot of developing to meet international and regional standards.

 

Addis Ababa is the political, social and economic capital of Africa. There are great opportunities to learn, expand, network here. It is definitely a place that can make you develop and make a head start to your career.

 

Chat with Chernor Bah, Sierra Leonean 

 

Chernor works for Nike Foundation as a brand manager. He has been here eleven months, for work, to start a project.

 

Cost of living here is higher than in his own country. There is respect for family and traditions. Addis is a modern city. He likes the organized chaos and the fact that there is an active night life.

 

He finds it is a closed society and the business environment is very closed. There are opportunities but there are not many entrepreneurs. Ethiopians are slow. They follow too many rules. Young Ethiopians need more exposure outside Ethiopia.

 

Where else does he want to make his career in Africa? He is fascinated by Botswana, Ghana and South Africa.

2 Comments

  1. Admaw Anley says:

    Dear Sir,

    i am living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. i want to contact Mr. Charnor bah for business purpopse.
    would please give my address or send to me his address.

    With many thanks,

    Admaw Anley
    Managing Director
    JetBlue International Business Plc
    Email: 43095925@mylife.unisa.ac.za
    jetbluechem@gmail.com
    Cell phone: +251 921-547 363
    Skype: aa-endalew
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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