As a fast growing international development consultancy firm, our reputation lies in the collective skills and creativity of our people, and our culture of providing training and career opportunities to our talent.
If you join our team, you shall be encouraged to bring your ideas, experiences and perspectives, your unique backgrounds to the workplace; to produce the very best you can and equally important to enjoy your life while at it. If you have a unique point of view,a passion for making a difference and for challenging the status quo, then we would like to hear from you.
We do not confine our recruitment to graduates in business, economics and management. At Captiva Africa LLC you will find management consulting professionals who have been medical doctors, M&E specialists, engineers; lawyers, scholars, radio presenters, music directors, entrepreneurs, investment bankers, journalists, teachers and government officials. It is our diversity that allows us multi-dimensional insights, innovative thinking and looking beyond the obvious.
We value recent or fresh graduates as they bring to the team a drive to make a difference, analytical and conceptual abilities, high energy, and ability to think critically, intelligence, imagination and strong theoretical base. These are attributes that are important in our service delivery and yet have little to do with age or experience.
We seek high achievers from diverse backgrounds. No matter the focus of your degree.
Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and little work experience join Captiva as Associate Management Consultants. Once you join you will be fully involved in client work and have opportunity to make immediate impact. After being an Associate for a couple of years you will find that you have a number of options for self-development. These include going back to school for a post-graduate studies, continuing to work as a business development professional or joining industry.
In this light, we recognize that there are many paths to success and will therefore allow you options and flexibility with respect to projects and clients you serve and how you work and develop within Captiva. Working at Captiva creates more options for your self-development.
At Captiva, we take active interest in your personal development. Learning is one of our core values. If you join Captiva you will benefit from structured training programs that are based on continuous self-appraisals and intended to help you develop as a professional. The training content is skilled- based such as “preparation of business plans for informal entrepreneurs” sector-based such as water or sanitation. For example during the 2017/2018 planning period Captiva staff have averaged 5 weeks of formal training.
We will also encourage you to participate in a range of learning opportunities that target your personal interests and development goals. Ultimately at Captiva the best training happens within the multi-disciplinary teams when you work with colleagues from different backgrounds and experience. We do not work in functional silos nor are the teams permanent.
Most engagements at Captiva are project- based and executed by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals. This will allow you to work on a variety of assignments across sectors in teams with different blends of people, expertise and backgrounds. Where applicable, you will receive coaching from your team in the course of the assignment. On the job training combined with the exposure to diverse management and sector issues will enable you grow faster at Captiva than most environments in industry.
Members of Captiva engagement teams are expected if not obligated to express dissent if you do not agree or believe that a decision may not be in the best interests of the client or Captiva. In any case, in our open culture where everyone has a right to be listened to, we encourage our people to share their views if even these run contra to those of the senior most people in the team.
At Captiva we are more than a team. We are passionate about delivering value to our clients and equally important having fun while at it. You will find that we are a light-hearted lively team where individuals take personal initiative and responsibility to make Captiva a fun and comfortable environment to work in. We interact regularly outside the office environment and some of our best ideas have been generated during such occasions.
Captiva Africa LLC is one of the fastest growing consultancy firms in Africa. This rapid growth requires that we attract exceptional people. We are therefore always on the lookout for high achievers from universities around the globe. And before you send us an email expressing interest to join us, we suggest that you assess and confirm that this is the career path that will allow you to make the most of your aptitude, strengths and interests.
We have two categories of applicants at Captiva Africa LLC: students and experienced professionals. Students are those pursuing a bachelor's, masters, law, doctorate, medical, MBA, or other advanced degree. Experienced professionals on the other hand will ordinarily have already had their degrees and gained some work experience.
We invite applicants from all backgrounds. You may have a degree in engineering, medical sciences, law, accounting, industrial psychology, architecture or Multi-media art. Such are the diverse backgrounds of the colleagues you will find at Captiva Africa LLC. Our only requirement is that you are intellectually curious, and are ready to face the challenges of seeking answers to clients’ problems even when there are no obvious solutions.
Do you have a Captiva-ready CV? The key areas we will look at are level of education, your achievements todate and the scale of those achievements. We will be more interested in the impact you have made in your previous roles. In the event that you are a fresh graduate or still a student, then we will be looking for demonstrable leadership qualities, sense of initiative and remarkable commitment. Generally you should include in your CV only items that will allow us understand the strengths that you bring to the team.
It will also be useful if you indicate in your application if you are responding to a specific opening we have advertised or making a routine enquiry.
During the interview process at Captiva Africa LLC we seek to assess your ability to communicate effectively, present yourself with tact and vigour and persuasiveness. We will look for creativity, analytical skills, your writing abilities, and intellectual curiosity. We will also assess how it would be like to work with you on day to day basis or be away with you for a week or more on a client assignment. Our interviews comprise four different segments. In the first segment we will assess your writing skills by asking you to draft a brief essay on a topic of your choice out of three options. In the second segment, you will be required to make a presentation on a case study for which we would have asked you to prepare in advance.
The third phase of the interviews will be a dialogue during which we will get to know you personally, learn more about your analytical abilities and introduce you to our work. In the final phase of the dialogue, you get to ask questions about Captiva Africa LLC. Generally, we expect and encourage that you prepare adequately to enable you put your best foot forward.
Captiva Africa LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Should you be interested in exploring a career opportunity with us please drop us an email with your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org.