Job: CEO job for African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT)

Job: CEO job for African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT)

CEO job for African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) – Ethiopia or Egypt


About AVAT

The African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) was created by the COVID-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to serve as a central entity for the negotiation, procurement and payment for vaccines and act as the interface between AU Member States and COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers.

The COVID-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) was created by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union on 7 November 2020. Its mandate is to secure the necessary vaccines and financing to achieve Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination objective.

CA Global has been exclusively retained to assist with the recruitment of this position.


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About the job

Chief Executive Officer – African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) 

The CEO will lead a team of professionals to manage a large and diverse financing, procurement and distribution operation across the African continent. They will be expected to lead the development of a relevant medium-term strategic plan, which will ensure that the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) is run efficiently and sustainably to achieve its main mandate and objectives.


  • National of an African country
  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university, with post graduate degree in a relevant field or a relevant professional qualification in lieu
  • Minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience in the public health, FMCG, pharmaceutical or related industries, and demonstrable track record in managing complex operations and stakeholder relationships at
  • C-Suite level
  • Strong knowledge of the African trade and political environment with established networks at high level in the private and public sectors and with government officials
  • Excellent communication, business presentation and analytical skills
  • Strong business acumen, maturity and tact, including the ability
  • to relate to the highest levels of people in government and the private sector
  • Relevant stakeholder management experience, along with strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.


The closing date for all applications is 28 January 2022.

How to apply: 

  • Ensure that your CV updated with your full employment history.
  • Send your CV to Lise Kotze at

Lise Kotze is a Managing Consultant: Africa & Global Recruitment and Specialist Headhunter. She specialises in recruitment in the banking and finance space in Africa and will be leading the recruitment for this role.

Connect with Lise Kotze on LinkedIn.

Kindly note that CA Global Finance will only respond to short-listed candidates. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions. All the best!

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4 Jobs in Australia and New Zealand

A growing Technology company based in the Middle East is recruiting four (4) full-time jobs in Australia or New Zealand. Fabio Faria is the Recruitment Consultant managing the recruitment for these roles.He is an experienced Recruitment Consultant and Headhunter with a vast network in recruiting for the technology and finance sector in Africa and the world. Please get in touch with Fabio via email ( or Connect with Fabio via LinkedIn.

** Please note that for all the below jobs, the candidates must be based in either Australia or New Zealand.

Senior .Net Developer 

  • 5+ years of hands on development experience using .NET, C# and VB.NET.
  • Strong understanding of ASP.NET Security Practices and threats as it pertains to web development in that environment.
  • Must be proficient in JavaScript, SOAP- or REST-based web services, XML and JSON technologies.
  • Experience in constructing complex queries and stored procedures for Microsoft SQL.

Click here to apply for the Senior .Net Developer job.

Functional Consultant (Consumer Goods/ FMCG)  

  • Must have a high-level knowledge of all platform functionality including, data migration, configuration, integration and environment management best practices.
  • Intermediate SQL experience combined with basic ETL and UAT skills.
  • Experience in CPG commercial processes such as Trade Promotion Management/Retail Execution/Sales Force Automation is a plus.

Click here to apply for the Functional Consultant job.

Project Manager

To lead client-facing solution implementation and adoption engagements within our CPG/FMCG clients. This is a strategic role responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle, including customer experience, cross-functional team management, and profitability. 

  • 5+ years of experience in project management; PMP certification preferred.
  • Experience in managing decentralized resources across multiple time zones and functions.
  • Background in Retail or CPG commercial processes (trade promotions, sales agreement, sales force automation, incentives management, retail execution) is considered a significant asset.

Click here to apply for the Project Manager job.

IT Business Analyst

  •  Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience as a business analyst in a software-driven environment.
  • Have worked within an Agile software delivery environment as a business analyst, and have a technical (systems/development) background.
  • Experience in consumer product goods (CPG) and FMCG.

Click here to apply for the IT Business Analyst job.

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Customers may soon be able to pay for items on Amazon using M-Pesa

Customers may soon be able to pay for items on Amazon using M-Pesa

Mobile-based money transfer service M-Pesa is in talks with Amazon to integrate an M-Pesa payment option into the global eCommerce giant’s platform, allowing users to pay for items in the checkout through M-Pesa, however just when the integration will be confirmed remains uncertain. It is speculated that this partnership is part of an effort to place M-Pesa as an international payment method and service and expand its global footprint to increase revenue.

When the Kenyan government decided to enforce free transactions on M-Pesa during the COVID-19 pandemic, M-Pesa’s revenue fell by 2.1% in the first half of 2020. However, the mobile money service bounced back in Q4 of 2020 when free transactions were ended.

M-Pesa, owned by Kenya’s Safaricom and South Africa’s Vodacom, both giant telecom companies, does already work with Amazon, managing its local sales, and is already partnered with Visa, PayPal, and Chinese online shopping service AliExpress. It is available in seven African countries: Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Lesotho, Kenya, and Ghana, and has a user base of over 40 million. According to Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa, a successful partnership between M-Pesa and Amazon will strengthen collaboration between the corporations, and that in the future it will pursue partnerships with Facebook and Google.

One problem that this partnership will not solve, unfortunately, is the price of Amazon delivery to African countries. Although integrating an M-Pesa option into Amazon’s payment platform will be a gamechanger in terms of making payments easier for many, there is a separate issue for African residents who order from Amazon: high shipping prices. Most items on the retail website do not ship directly to the continent or, if they do, delivery is not cheap. This means delivering to Africa usually involves third-party importers, which is much pricier.