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Working with AGF

Working with AGF:

AGF recognises that its’ staff are its most important resource and are key to the achievement of AGF’s objectives. The achievement of AGF’s strategic objectives is dependent on having the right number of staff, with the right knowledge, skills and competencies deployed in the right roles.

Our core areas of activities include Guarantee Activity and Capacity development activity while our Core Values include Integrity, Creativity, Unity of Purpose, Right First Time and Customer Service. AGF’s business ethics are guided by its business plans principles and are deeply committed to anti-corruption initiatives.

By joining our team, you choose to work in a pan African environment with the best, highly qualified professionals of diverse cultures while pursuing a progressive career path with learning and development as an integral part of your career. We are committed to employing and retaining the best talents in Africa.

The official languages of AGF are English and French.


The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) is an equal opportunity employer and offers a regionally competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. AGF prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence.

Workforce diversity and inclusion

AGF is a multi-cultural environment that brings together people of diverse backgrounds and talents.  We believe the term “diversity” for us incorporates all the characteristics that make us both alike and unique – our backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, lifestyles, identities, points of view, approaches to solving problems, ways of working, and views of personal and career success. Our commitment to diversity is a business imperative tied directly to the nature of our organisation, our work and our future success. 

Learning and Development

The overall objectives of AGF’s training and development policy are to ensure that:

  • (a) There is continuous improvement in the performance of staff in the roles assigned to them. This shall be the key driver of our Training and Development Activities;
  • (b) There is continuous improvement of the competencies and capabilities of staff so that their full potential is realised for the benefit of AGF and for them as individuals;
  • (c)  Staff members keep up with changing technological and other changes affecting their roles; and
  • (d)  There is a constant supply of competent staff available to carry out the roles emerging with AGF’s growth.

AGF acknowledges that Training and Development opportunities can contribute significantly to staff satisfaction with their jobs and impact the retention of staff.

Equal opportunity employment and non-discrimination policy

AGF is an equal opportunity employer and opportunities in recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion shall be based on merit and such protocols as may be agreed by management with reference to recruitment and selection.  Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

It offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities and less privileged in the society and is an employer that encourages the employment and promotion of suitably qualified and experienced women and especially for senior posts. While AGF strives to achieve gender balance in staffing its operations, this will be at all times done competitively, fairly, transparency and on the basis of merit.

AGF does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, gender or religion.

AGF Careers Application Process

Please send your CV and a details cover letter with your experience and suitability to the position to the email address provided. Please note the following instructions:

  1. Do not protect it with any kind of password.
  2. You can only attach one single file; the maximum file size is 4mb.
  3. Your CV can only be in any of the following formats: DOC, DOCX, RTF, PDF, TXT, and HTML.
  4. When submitting the application, kindly indicates the position you are applying for as the subject of your email ‘Application for the position of xxxxxxxxxxxxx’.

Due to the large volume of applications received for vacancies each year, the African Guarantee Fund only accepts applications for advertised positions.  Spontaneous applications will not be considered.

Once your application is submitted, you will receive a computer generated system confirming receipt of your application, kindly DO NOT REPLY to the acknowledgement email.

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Internship Programme

AGF offers students with internship opportunity for periods not exceeding six (6) months if they have the potential and professional qualification to enter into the professional category of AGF staff. These appointments are only be renewable only once subject to an on-going and demonstrated requirement.

Students from a wide range of disciplines are able to apply, and depending on qualifications, are selected for internships that relate either to the organization's strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions.

Interns will be paid a stipend at the rate prevailing at the time of their appointment. The purpose of the stipend is to supplement the intern’s living expenses. Interns are responsible for their travel fare to and from the location of their internship, for their visa if applicable.  They are required to have international medical insurance coverage for the duration of their internship.

Due to the large volume of applications received for vacancies each year, the African Guarantee Fund only accepts applications for advertised positions.  Spontaneous applications will not be considered.

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