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  • Kenya

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Description

Previously known as Jijenge Academy, Africa AI Labs enable remote data labeling workforces in Africa, as a means for base-of-the pyramid workers to break the cycle of poverty. Our innovative, community-centered approach has the potential to replace dangerous casual labor with online work as the go-to income source for underserved workers, and ultimately crack the African mass market for remote, gig work at scale.

 

Recent accolades include:

  • Selected for the Norrsken Impact Accelerator 2021 cohort
  • Top 10 Finalist of KTV Televised Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund
  • Grant winner of DEG Small Business Grant Programme
  • Grant winner of Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund Covid Grant
  • Semi-finalist of UPenn’s Education Business Plan Competition

 

We are looking for a proven, experienced professional that can spearhead our business process outsourcing division. Over the next 6 months, we plan to invest heavily to win and execute data labeling contracts for our current workforce of 500 full-time taskers.


This role is an opportunity to join our team as a founding employee, and have an equity stake in a high potential startup in a fast-growing sector. We are looking for an ambitious, self-motivated overachiever who thrives in fast-paced work environments and loves being challenged.

 

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead Kenya operations to meet client requirements and gross margin targets
  • Develop and execute delivery strategy and increase operations capabilities
  • Working closely with our U.S. Sales Manager to win and price BPO contracts
  • Managing our Project Managers, Project Assistants, Shift Leads, and Taskers to deliver
  • Develop and maintain a Quality Assurance process
  • Train and manage staff at our various locations to execute BPO contracts

Criteria

  • Experience in the Business Process Outsourcing space, 5+ years preferred
  • Experience managing large teams
  • Proven intercultural communication skills, with the base-of-the-pyramid market preferred
  • Open to frequent travel between our on-sites across Kenya
  • Live in Kenya on a full-time basis

Benefits

  • Between $30,000 to $50,000 USD annually, depending on years of experience in the BPO space
  • Up to 4% Employee Stock Option Plan with 6 year vesting

About Africa AI Labs

Previously known as Jijenge Academy, we build infrastructure to enable remote data labeling workforces for AI in Africa, as a means to break the cycle of poverty for base-of-the-pyramid workers. 
 

Our innovative community centered approach has the potential to decentralise data labeling across Africa and replace dangerous casual labor jobs with remote work as the go-to income source for underserved youth in emerging markets. Through training and access to data annotation work, we propel low-skilled workers living in informal settlements or remote, rural areas into the next socio-economic class.