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AfricaWorks' purpose is to unlock Africa's potential through work by strengthening its business infrastructure. The Company started its journey in 2019 by launching coworking spaces. It now operates 15 AfricaWorks across 8 cities on the Continent with 400+ Corporate members like L'Oreal, Universal Music, Glovo, Spotify, IBM, Paystack, MFS Africa etc... and 2,000+ individual members. The Company has been featured in the Financial Times (FT) as one of "Africa's Fastest Growing Company" and won the award of "Best Coworking Space" in Africa in 2021 & 2022.

AfricaWorks’ ambition is to reach 100 AfricaWorks spaces within the next 5 years. As part of its growth plan, AfricaWorks is looking to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO) reporting directly to the CEO.


Role Responsibilities:


Your role as COO will be to be fully in charge of all internal day to day aspects of the business:


  • General Management: In collaboration with CEO, contribute to the Company’s strategy and lead the Execution Plan - e.g. Quarterly & Annually
  • Sales & Marketing: In collaboration with the Sales & Marketing Team, drive execution of both the Marketing & Sales Plans - e.g. Online & Offline Marketing, Lead Generation & Conversion, Revenue Targets, dynamic Pricing & Discounts
  • Product: In collaboration with Product Team, drive the execution of the Product Roadmap - Design, Operations & Tech - e.g. Design upgrades, Fit Out Budget & Timing, Brand Standards, SOP Manual, Tech Stack & Road Map etc.
  • Finance: In collaboration with Accounting Team, drive the execution of the Budget as defined by the Board of Directors - e.g. Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Financial Analysis & Decision making, Cash Management, local debt funding
  • Talent: In collaboration with Talent Team, drive the execution of the Talent Roadmap - e.g. company culture, recruitment, training, upskilling, goal setting, performance management


  • BsC and / or MsC and / or MBA in Business from a leading international University
  • 7+ years experience in management consulting and business operations
  • Passionate about AfricaWorks’ purpose, mission & value
  • Experience leading business operations across multiple locations
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and lasting people relationships
  • Experience working at / with scaling SME’s is preferable
  • English is mandatory. French is a strong plus.
  • Bold, agile & passionate
  • Strong international exposure
  • Detailed oriented & rigorous
  • Great Analytical & problem solving skills
  • Hardworking
  • Positive Team spirit and great team player
  • Self-driven, proactive, autonomous and reliable
  • Detailed oriented & rigorous
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • “Can go” attitude / “go getter” mindset


  • Globally competitive salary

About AfricaWorks

AfricaWorks is an award-winning pan-African flexible workspace provider fostering Africa's best businesses under OneRoof®. AfricaWorks mission is to unlock Africa’s business potential by providing high-quality office solutions and in turn creating vibrant and successful business communities across the continent.


AfricaWorks encourages the free flow of ideas to create a vibrant Pan-African community that grows together. This community is made up of 2,000+ self-driven entrepreneurs/founders, C-Level executives, independent freelancers and creative artists from every industry imaginable across the continent.


Since its launch in 2019, AfricaWorks has recorded tremendous growth and helped a number of the continent's best businesses grow under OneRoof®. The team are ambitious for continued growth, and achieve this by working with the best minds to provide new age thinking & solutions that address the continent’s potential.


AfricaWorks is committed to their clients success, and strive to share this success with their AfricaWorks Pan-African community. They provide flexible spaces to guarantee the success and growth under OneRoof ® of scaling businesses.