Wasoko (“people of the market” in Swahili) is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. We are East Africa’s biggest digitized retail distribution platform powered by our own in-house logistics network. Tens of thousands of informal retailers across six countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ivory Coast and Senegal) use Wasoko to order everyday essential goods and receive working capital financing.
The informal retailers of Africa today are the primary if not the only channel used by consumers to purchase essential goods worth over $600 billion per year. The fragmented infrastructure across large land mass, distributed but diverse population and rather a smaller basket size spend does not yet lend themselves to big basket retail or mass consumer e-commerce. Instead, the informal retail ecosystem is THE channel for building the plumbing for digital and consumer commerce across Africa.k
This is Wasoko’s opportunity. Wasoko with its brand, scale and logistics network is best positioned to build the technology-leveraged rails to serve the 1+ billion African consumers through informal retailers. We are building a digital-first operating system for informal retailers, focusing initially on B2B distribution but quickly incorporating a host of other tools and services to help communities across Africa get more for less.
Role: Head of Capability and Development
Reports To: Chief Human Resources Officer
The Head of Capability and Development will be responsible for designing and implementing the organisation's capability and development strategy, including talent management, total reward component, and succession planning strategies. The ideal candidate should have experience in designing and implementing development programs, as well as compensation and benefits structures. The candidate will need to work closely with the HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition, and line managers to ensure that the talent development programs align with Wasoko's objectives.