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Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. With over 4,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, Jumia is led by talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use the platform to reach and serve their consumers. Jumia’s platforms consist of their marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers; their logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers; and their payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on the platform in selected markets. Through their online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery. Jumia are seeking their next generation of Finance Leaders to jump into an intense and game changing adventure.


As a Finance Leader at Jumia, there is no question that you will be involved in top priority projects, making concrete decisions on the ground, impacting the business almost instantaneously. You will have the opportunity to test and learn, grow your skills at internet speed, and the freedom to explore. You will join a team of amazing people who value collaboration, flat hierarchy, agility, trust, care and fun. This will be an opportunity to take your career to the next level and seize major leadership opportunities from country or cross-country leaders in finance. You will be based in one of Jumia’s 14 offices throughout Africa: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates. The challenges you will face will be exciting and you will be offered the chance to build the future of Jumia and e-commerce in Africa.


Examples of the type of leadership roles which are available include:


  • CFO: You will be defining, leading and implementing the financial strategy in collaboration with the country’s CEO as well as designing policies and processes for internal control in order to minimise business risk and comply with local and internal accounting standards
  • Internal Controller: You will be responsible for ensuring that operational activities and financial reporting activities are effectively managed by a system of internal controls which ensure the integrity of financial information and efficiency in the operations
  • Head of Accounting:  You will oversee the general accounting function, which includes inter-company accounting, cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting and balance sheet management. Moreover, you will support in interdisciplinary issues such as controlling
  • Manager Finance and Audit: You will be responsible for evaluating the adequacy and operational effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes. You will plan and execute audit assignments to ensure that people, processes and tools operate according to defined policies, standards, procedures and applicable laws and regulations
  • Financial Controller: You will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely reporting of the business financial results and the preparation of the budgets. Moreover, you will be responsible for defining and implementing financial strategy in collaboration with the local CFOs and the business unit’s CEOs


  • Master’s degree or MBA from top international universities
  • Previous experience in an e-commerce company is preferred
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong local knowledge and deep understanding of business environment
  • Ability to manage efficiently multiple teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Leader and fast learner, enthusiastic about online business;
  • Highly analytical
  • Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking) in English
  • Experience in Africa is an advantage


  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment, growing at a very high rate
  • A unique opportunity of discovering Africa and having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as Jumia’s longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

About Jumia Group

Jumia was founded in 2012 on the basis of a very strong belief: Internet can improve people’s lives in Africa. Observing the challenges that people face every day (poor infrastructures, bad traffic, limited choice, limited information, expensive products and services just to name a few), Jumia saw a huge opportunity to leverage Internet and use it to connect people and provide them with a solution to fulfill their daily needs. Therefore, Jumia embarked on the journey to build a company that has a very simple mission: expand your horizons.

Giving access to new services to customers: Internet has the power to transform everyone’s life. This is all possible because people connect to the Jumia platform to access services and products they need, in an environment that they have designed for them, addressing their needs and expectations on quality, choice, price, trust and convenience.

Enabling African companies to grow: Hundred of thousands local African companies are making business on Jumia every day. Jumia are taking the entire economy online and enabling small, medium and large African companies to find new customers and serve them in a new way.

Creating sustainable impact for Africa: Internet also opens new horizons for African talents. Jumia are creating new jobs – directly and indirectly, new skills which did not exist before on the continent. Internet allows Jumia to empower a new generation to build their life and make their countries better.

Founded in 2012, Jumia has created a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructures through online and mobile marketplaces and classifieds.