Is occupational mobility a reality in the African job market? In theory, yes. In fact, yes, but switching to a different job environment is a trend that always seems to be a big challenge for African professionals in the Diaspora.
The desire for a professional comeback in Africa encounters many uncertainties: Who can afford the privilege of experimenting? Who really has different choices or opinions? The fear of experience uncertainties compared to stability has been a bulk for a long time, but there is a lot of positive change in the recruitment sector in Africa.
After the brain drain mostly towards the West for better professional experiences, Africa wants its talents back, to fill the skill gap in the job market.
This call seems to have been heard. Professionals in the African diaspora (and not only) are increasingly interested in career opportunities in Africa. The issue of occupational mobility is the main concern of the diasporans, because of the lack of visibility in the recruitment sector. However, considerable work by specialists makes it possible to better understand the recruitment sector and makes opportunities more visible and accessible.
In addition, the job offers in the continent offer advantages increasingly matching the standards of developed countries. Thus, many African professionals in the Diaspora are interested in these opportunities. These career opportunities are also diverse because, apart from permanent contracts, many companies offer medium or short-term contracts.
Occupational mobility: 100% of the members registered on the Talent 2 Africa platform are interested in jobs in Africa
For example, occupational mobility is a core business in big recruitment companies like talent2Africa. The recruitment platform, which is very sensitive to the issue African diaspora and jobs in Africa, offers solutions adapted to what the diasporans and other professional globe-trotters expect, in terms of mobility and entrepreneurship.
For many candidates open to professional mobility, this choice is motivated by the good growth prospects in the continent, with more infrastructures, a living environment that improves, rewarding jobs, a place for entrepreneurship, the desire for a better social life “at home” etc.