East Africa Mobility
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Mobility to Africa
East Africa’s economic growth has attracted a number of multinational companies and investors.
Making this a prime time for Deloitte African diaspora staff to consider to secondment opportunities in the continent. The opportunities available are varied in skills and location. From Consulting to Assurance and from South Africa to East Africa, the right opportunity to return home is waiting for you.
Global Mobility is an opportunity for many diaspora staff to use the skills and experience they gained in the western world to tap into the continent’s growth story.
Love Africa. Grow Africa.
Benefits of Mobility to Africa
Whether returning to your home country or working in another country in Africa, global mobility provides a number of personal and professional benefits:
- Expand your skill sets
- Foster a global network of contacts
- Increase cultural awareness
- Increase business acumen
- Fast track your career
- Exchange of skills
- Tap into your sense of adventure
- Learn to be adaptable
Philip Grobler - Human Resources Director - East Africa
Tell us about your experience?
I have been fortunate to work for a number of professional services firms in my career and over the past 11 years Deloitte has been my home. As a global firm Deloitte offers amazing opportunities for career growth.
Why did you want to work abroad?
I have always believed that an employer can offer you the tools and the foundation to get your career going but to really benefit you have to push for your own personal growth and development. I worked in South Africa for most of my career and I was able through work and family to see many parts of the globe. Deep down I always wanted to work in another country and culture.
How can others facilitate the process to work abroad?
The easiest way to facilitate this is to work through your employer. I started having conversations with leadership around the Africa integration thrust and this is where slowly but surely things started to happen. So in a way my case can be classified as self-select. Both my home office and receiving office in Kenya were very supportive in making things happen.
How is your experience working in East Africa?
The team that I am working with is a strong team covering talent work in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burundi. I am now one year into a two year secondment experience and my expectations have been exceeded. Deloitte East Africa is a very welcoming family and I feel I now have many more brothers and sisters as friends!!!!!