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This company is a pioneer among African technology-enabled businesses. With an existing and rapidly increasing presence across the continent, this company is playing a key role in changing the landscape of technology and consumer services in Africa. Via its technology platform, this company is creating sustainable impact, by enabling small, medium and large businesses to reach new and existing customers.


This company is seeking talented, high impact individuals for country leadership opportunities within West Africa. As a country leader, you will be responsible for driving the organisation's ongoing expansion and ensuring both success and growth, by leading in-country operations, managing key departments, and driving the achievement of ambitious objectives. Whilst this opportunity is currently confidential, more details can be shared with you if you are shortlisted for the role. If it is of interest and you would like to explore it further, please do go ahead and submit an application. We will then contact you to share more details.


Role responsibilities:

  • Defining action plans and leadership of in-country projects
  • Driving overall top line profitability
  • P&L ownership
  • Recruiting and managing the country team
  • Defining and building strong relationships with local and global stakeholders
  • Coordinating the commercial team and collaborating with global Marketing, Partnerships and Finance teams
  • Delivery of regular reporting
  • Managing the team's development, efficiency and cohesion
  • Supporting the development of central improvement projects and ensuring their sharp and timely local execution


  • Degree qualified from a reputable educational institution
  • 7+ years’ experience in e.g. retail, FMCG, consulting etc.
  • Strong experience in managing complex projects / objectives / business units / functions
  • Long-term strategic mindset
  • Strong local knowledge and deep understanding of consumers
  • Highly analytical with strong commercial skills
  • Capacity to handle high stake negotiations
  • Ability to build relationships and manage multiple teams efficiently
  • Highly structured and organised, hands-on & results oriented
  • Independent and entrepreneurial, yet confident in working in a matrix organisation
  • Good with tools (excel & PPT, would be a plus)
  • Self-motivated and resistant to stress
  • Must enjoy working in a fast paced and competitive environment
  • Ability to 'get things done' with integrity and humility
  • Flawless English communication


Globally competitive salary and benefits package

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.