FindaJobinAfrica is Africa's 1st and premium online employment search engine, in line with one of the principle of New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD) of finding an African solution to an African problem.
The global spread of FindaJobinAfrica’s users – both inside and outside of Africa – ensures that your jobs are reaching as many quality candidates as possible. FindaJobinAfrica increases the efficiency of your recruitment campaign through targeted e-newsletters, raising awareness of your job ads. FindaJobinAfrica has an active CV database of half a million engaged jobseekers ready to apply for your jobs. To save you time and money, FindaJobinAfrica filters out unsuitable CVs so you only receive responses from candidates closely matching your requirements.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Based in the UK and created in 1999, FindaJobinAfrica is a generalist job board for the African continent. The website claims to be founded by Africans for Africans, but there is no real proof of that. There is a quote on the homepage, with no reference and no point to it. None of the “questions” in the FAQ are actually questions. These are just some examples of things that bothered us about FindaJobinAfrica. However, the site has set about fixing some of these drawbacks, such as the https:// security. The visibility is unknown but the site has some followers on social media: 18 544 on Facebook, 921 on Twitter, 6 919 on Linkedin and 125 on Instagram.
Design: The logo is of a green Africa shaped like a human profile and green is also the dominant colour on the site. The website has an old-fashioned layout and there are few visuals (other than the logos in the job lisiting). The search engine (keywords, the country, the industry type and the job type) is in a square at the top of the page. The rest of the homepage is taken up by lists: top jobs, jobs by industry and job by the county. In the listing, it’s nice to see that job offers have expiry dates (but that doesn’t mean the old offers are deleted automatically). It can also be confusing to have different options (refer a friend, similar jobs and all the jobs by this company) under each job offer, which have nothing to do with applying. The UX design needs to be reconsidered. To filter your search, you’ll have to use the advanced search (keywords, experience, the location, the industry, the functional area, the company name and the period). Finally, there is also a “top recruiters”, which includes FindaJobinAfrica (even though they aren’t hiring) and a logo which actually leads to a different company.
The job board objective: FindaJobinAfrica hopes to create more job opportunities for African jobseekers.
Recruiter observations: Recruiters can create an account, but until it is validated by the team, it doesn’t work.
Jobseeker observations: When you fill out your online CV, you can specify if you read, write or speak a language. You must include your grades for your education. Once you’re done, you can download the CV. To apply to job offers, you simply click on “Apply now”.
The job offers: There are 8 job offers on the site.
Reactivity: The team answers within 48 hours.
Special features: The events (with only two from 2016); the CV builder (which is basically just an online form, but you can download it at the end in a Word of PDF document); the FJA interview centre (coming soon); Recommend us; the helpful links (most of which are not all that helpful and lead to sites without https:// security); spelling mistakes.
Verdict: FindAJobinAfrica doesn't have many active job offers right now, but they really are improving their site, little by little. We would recommend keeping an eye on it if you're a recruiter, because you might be pleasantly surprised.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
Additional job board information
As Africa‘s premium job site, FindaJobinAfrica follows the principle of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). FindaJobinAfrica was founded to provide a platform that facilitates communication between recruitment agencies, employers and jobseekers, irrespective of geographical location.
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