About Jumia:

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. 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 our platform to reach and serve consumers.


Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our 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.


With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top 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. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. 


About the Company

JumiaPay is Africa’s latest online payment solution. We are revolutionizing the way for payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet.

JumiaPay aims to create a game-changer solution on the Continent to help digitalize the finance industry in Africa: payments, mobile money, credit solutions, scoring, and other promising sectors.

We are handling all online payments for Jumia Group, a leading e-commerce platform in Africa, in Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, and Uganda, and will start onboarding third-party merchants later this year.

About the Role 

This role reports to the JumiaPay Managing Director for Africa.

We are seeking a highly motivated Deputy Managing Director to join our company. You will be responsible for supporting the JumiaPay Managing Director for Africa in overseeing and managing the company's operations, finances, and strategic projects. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in leadership roles, excellent communication skills, and the 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the JumiaPay Managing Director to develop and execute the company's strategic plans and initiatives in the FinTech industry.
  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the company's financial technology products and services, ensuring that business objectives are met and performance targets are achieved.
  • Manage and coordinate the financial activities of the company, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.
  • Lead and manage teams across the organization, ensuring that staff are motivated, engaged, and supported to deliver excellent performance.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork and effective communication across all levels of the organization.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, partners, and industry associations.
  • Ensure that the company complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards in the FinTech industry.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, computer science, or a related field. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with a track record of delivering results and driving change in the FinTech industry.
  • Excellent communication (fluent in English), interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others, including colleagues, customers, and external partners in the FinTech industry.
  • Sound financial acumen and experience in managing budgets, financial analysis, and forecasting in the FinTech industry.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, develop solutions, and implement change in the FinTech industry.

We Offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

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