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Are you interested in hiring and training a talented staff member from Nigeria or Senegal for 1-2 years? Or is your company already active in Africa and looking for opportunities to expand its local workforce (e.g. via remote working)?

Then join our webinar on Tu the 14th of April (14.00 - 15.15 CET) to find out the benefits of hiring a talent from Nigeria or Senegal.

In partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the NABC has commenced a three year project, MATCH, which utilises legal migrant pathways for Nigerians and Senegalese talent to fill labour shortages in specifically the technology/IT sector in the Netherlands (either via remote working or temporarily relocation to the Netherlands). Through this demand driven project, IOM and NABC will support Dutch companies with the recruitment, onboarding and training of highly qualified young talents from Senegal and Nigeria. These countries have a surplus of high educated workforce, particularly in the innovation and technology sectors. The project offers a unique opportunity to Dutch companies interested in doing business in Africa, or those with already existing local offices on the continent to explore the untapped talent in Nigeria and/or Senegal. 

During the webinar we will present the MATCH project and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on labour mobility between the EU and Africa. Our guest speakers will offer insights on the type of skills present among candidates from Nigeria and Senegal and share their experiences of working with (remote) talent from Africa. 

How can your company benefit from the MATCH project?  

  • Send us your vacancies for highly qualified technical profiles. Based on the vacancies received from interested Dutch companies, a recruitment process will be launched in Senegal and Nigeria. Interested candidates will be pre-screened by a selection panel composed of local national employment agencies and IOM offices.  
  • We will provide guidance in the selection process and will ensure that the highest recruitment standards are met (including technical skills and knowledge of English/French). The selection panel will then provide your company with the top-5 best candidates. You will then be able to finalise the recruitment process (without the obligation to recruit) by meeting the candidates, conducting (Skype) interviews or have them take tests.  
  • IOM will support the administrative and logistical preparation, as well as preparing the candidates before their departure to the Netherlands. 
  • Intercultural awareness sessions will be organised for Dutch companies and Nigerian /Senegalese candidates to support the smooth transition into a welcoming workplace for employers and employees alike. 

Please contact Myrthe van der Gaast ( or Mia McKenzie ( for more information on the MATCH project or if you have any questions.



13:50 – 14:00

Tune in, testing of mic and video

14:00 – 14:05

Word of welcome & explaining the practical points of the webinar

Marina Diboma, NABC

14:05 – 14:15

Brief update on the impact of COVID-19 on labour mobility between the EU and Africa

14.15 – 14:.25

Introduction to MATCH

  • Goal
  • Activities
  • Benefits


Mia McKenzie, IOM Netherlands

14:25 – 14:35

Dutch demand for talent and skills vs supply from Africa: is there a match?

Cédric Filet, Aldelia


14:35 – 14:45

Experience working with remote software developers from Africa

Ernesto Spruyt, Tunga

14:45 – 15:10

Q & A



Closing remarks

Marina Diboma, NABC

Practical information

Several economic sectors in Europe are struggling to find adequate skills to fill labour shortages. Despite the ongoing efforts aimed at activating the pool of unemployed, finding additional skilled labour remains a big challenge. The MATCH project (Migration of African Talents through Capacity building and Hiring) aims at enabling Nigerian and Senegalese talent to work for a period of 1-2 years in companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, or Luxembourg where specific sectorial labour shortages have been identified - primarily the ICT, technology and digitalisation sectors.

Young candidates from Nigeria & Senegal will be targeted and invited for a temporary job placement, following profile screening and matching with said companies, to upscale their skills and increase their employability upon return to their home countries. In addition to the mobility scheme, MATCH will implement complementary activities such as skills development, capacity building and knowledge sharing. The selected canidates will be invited to attend trainings organised by the individual companies, Employer Organisations or Employment Agencies. The candidate will also be invited to engage in projects in their home country to share their knowledge and skills.

Event details

Webinar: Hiring talents from Nigeria & Senegal
From April 14, 2020
Till April 14, 2020
NABC events
Online, Netherlands
+31(0)63 060 30 78