Africa Virtual Job Fair 2009

reversing brain drain: mobilizing Africans in the diaspora for the development of Africa, a joint project of ZebraJobs and Corporate Council on Africa CCA

  • is a joint venture initiative between a U.S.-based company—Danya International, Inc.—and InfoMind Solutions, the largest recruitment and human development agency in Ethiopia.
  • is an online platform for skilled professionals from multiple disciplines to register, create, and post personal profiles and résumés, receive e-mail alerts on African employment opportunities, and obtain free career advice and skills improvement training … (full text about).

Zebrajob’s Homepage; CCA’s Homepage; Africa Virtual Job Fair 2009;
Employers; Job Seekers; Career Resources; Press;
Address: USA Office, Heather Hill, 8737 Colesville Rd Suite 1200, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA;

About /Management Team:  

Jendayi Frazer, Ph.D., Honorary Chair, AVJF: Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr. Frazer is is a specialist in African and International Security affairs. She served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs on the National Security Council and was the first woman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa. Prior to entering government in 2001, Frazer was an Assistant Professor for Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1995 to 2001. She was Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and editor of the journal Africa Today from 1991 to 1994. She currently serves as a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and Department of Social and Decision Sciences.

Stephen Hayes, President, CCA: Stephen Hayes is the president and CEO of CCA. During his 9-year tenure as president, he established himself as a leading authority in Washington, D.C., on U.S.–Africa trade and investment issues. Through strategic positioning and constructive dialogue, Mr. Hayes has led CCA to become effectively engaged in most business issues affecting commerce between the United States and the nations of Africa. These complex issues range from intricate trade legislation and small business development to workplace HIV/AIDS concerns. Mr. Hayes astutely promotes CCA’s primary purpose “to increase and support U.S. business involvement in Africa” while creating a formidable organization that recognizes a “one world” concept through the provision of a credible international business forum.

Jeff Hoffman, Ph.D., CEO, Danya International, Inc.: Dr. Jeffrey A. Hoffman is founder and CEO of Danya International, Inc., a dynamic company specializing in public health solutions for Federal clients. He is also co-founder and Chairman of, an Internet solution for finding jobs in Africa. Dr. Hoffman has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, administrator, author, researcher, and clinician. He served as principal investigator on numerous federally funded research projects in substance abuse treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention, tobacco control, and the use of new technology solutions for addressing health and education challenges. Dr. Hoffman also serves as Chairman of the Board of the not-for-profit Danya Institute and is a member of the board for Save a Child’s Heart.

Mr. Yusuf Reja, CEO, Yusuf Reja is a recognized expert in the field of international career development. The founder of and—e-recruiting services in Ethiopia and Africa respectively—Mr. Reja has an unparalleled knowledge of the African job market and the challenges facing employers and job seekers in Africa. He is a celebrated speaker on the topics of employment and professional development in African nations. He was educated in the United States at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a degree in electrical computer engineering. Upon his graduation, he worked in Motorola’s Paging Infrastructure Division as software engineer for the Modular Paging System (MPS 2000) product. Upon returning to his native Ethiopia, he established the nation’s first local human resource consulting firm. This agency was directly involved in recruiting services, capacity building, training programs, and human resources consulting. The organization proved very successful and continues to provide human resources advisory services to many national and international organizations. is an online recruitment platform to provide job posting and recruitment services throughout Africa.

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