Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Nikweli: Source Daily News 1 June, 2016

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Nikweli aims to fundamentally transform labour markets in Africa by facilitating job access for candidates from the informal and semi-formal sector. We connect industry and service workers in Africa with employment opportunities. We are leveraging technology to create a job matching platform that brings together job seekers and employers. We have initiated our operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and have ambitious plan to first develop in the Tanzanian market and then expand throughout the region.

We are an initial stage impact-driven business (a for-profit social enterprise) and we are looking for an experienced and passionate individual to help drive the development of Nikweli on the ground. The compensation (salary-equity) will allow you to live comfortably but is not going to be extravagant. We expect you to not only lead the business execution but also become a part of the core, founding team. It is an exciting time for Nikweli, having recently obtained our initial/seed funding much of the setup groundwork has been already completed.
The business is ripe for expansion.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
Nikweli proposes to employ a Chief Operating Officer (COO), who will help the organization execute long-term and short-term plans and directives by implementing judgment, vision, management, and leadership.
We are looking for high calibre, motivated, organised individual who can grasp new ideas fast and who is flexible and comfortable working in an environment where priorities change. We are looking for somebody with an entrepreneurial, can-do attitude; skills and experience in building teams and organizations focused on social impact in Africa. You will drive the development of Nikweli by securing the initial pipeline of clients, expanding and managing the team, scaling of the operations and contributing to all aspects of the business jointly with other co-founders. This position gives an. opportunity to influence and shape the strategic direction of the business.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Sector Knowledge and Industry Experience: Master Degree in Business, Marketing, Mass Communications or other related field; 10+ years of experience and 5+ years of prior experience in managing and growing teams; deep commitment to social change with the motivation to expand a profitable job matching model across Africa:

Leadership end Relationship Building Skills: Demonstrated ability to manage and grow teams and develop client relationships; experience in working with international clients is preferred;
Analytical Skills: Knowledge of Human-Centered Design, Good software product management and execution skills, including lean and agile techniques; experience in applying web 2.0 technology in social networks is an asset;

Financial and Sales Management - experience in managing of financials and ongoing operations of the company;
Communication Skills: Hands on experience in project planning and execution of marketing-related tasks such as marketing campaigns, events, online interactive, PR or Advertising. Knowledge in Digital Marketing and Sales (including Google Ads and Google Analytics) would have a distinct advantage; Ability to work independently and as a team;
High initiative, self-motivated and results oriented;
Excellent English is a must, fluent Swahili and/or Polish are added advantages.
A credible background check.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply kindly send your CV along with the cover letter through info@nikweli.com
Source Daily News 1 June, 2016
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