Wave

Mobile money app for Africa

Senior Recruiter

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in....

How you'll help us achieve it

Our company has doubled over the past months and we will continue to grow rapidly. We are looking to hire a senior recruiter who is excellent at managing full cycle recruitment with emphasis on screening, interviewing, sourcing, evaluating, coordinating and attracting strong talents. You will responsible for managing multiple pipelines efficiently while maintaining a great candidate and hiring manager experience at all times. 

You will also build strong relationships with team leads and become a trusted thought partner to them in solving how to scale their teams to achieve our mission in our various countries of operation.

Your role will sit in the global and leadership recruiting team, who are focused on hiring impactful mid-senior roles, sourcing talent from across the globe. 

In this role, you'll;

  • Source diverse candidates who are both technically excellent and exceptional culture fits
  • Build and carry out semi-structured interviews with candidates as part of the screening and final interview process
  • Deeply understand and be an ambassador for our culture, values, and habits by a) ensuring that candidates experience the culture during the hiring process and b) producing content for our website, blog, and social media to grow our technical employment brand.
  • Partner with Wave’s team leads to design and build the teams they need to scale by learning how each team functions and their mission to strategise opportunities for hiring and leverage existing resources
  • Design hiring strategies and processes to attract and retain a high-quality diverse team

Key details

  • This is a permanent position.
  • You can work remotely from anywhere (between UTC -5 and +4) with reliable Internet access in the following countries: US, Canada, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Uganda, or Senegal.
  • Our remote team meets in Africa for a one-week retreat every four months. (Wave covers all costs.)
  • Our salaries are competitive and are calculated using a transparent formula.
  • Subsidized health insurance for you and your dependents and retirement contributions (both vary from country to country)
  • 6 months fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
  • Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
  • $10,000 annual charitable donation matching

Requirements

  • 3+ years of demonstrated ownership of full recruitment cycle i.e. sourcing, cv screening, and interviewing. Progressive work experience in the areas of talent acquisition/recruitment in an international high-growth company will be an added advantage.
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken) required.
  • Experience with online networking tools, such as LinkedIn with experience conducting searches on recruitment databases to identify and access new professional networks is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a very fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities in a global business culture.
  • Experience using ATS software is a must preferably greenhouse
  • Experience using modern tech tools like google calendar, slack, zoom is an added advantage

You might be a good fit if you

  • Are incredibly adaptable and experienced in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Make data-driven decisions and make use of analytics to understand problems.
  • Are excited by our vision of financial inclusion in Africa.
  • Enjoy networking and meeting new people and thrive at building new relationships.
  • Are adept at independently navigating complex relationships
  • Are tech-savvy and enjoy automating processes
  • Dive into new challenges and enjoy identifying creative solutions - hiring for every role at Wave is unique!

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Benin and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors including Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator and Partech Africa.

How to apply

Click the link below to access the application page. Upload a resume and if required, a cover letter, both written in English, describing your interest in Wave and the role. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Wave is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Why you should join Wave

Build the future of money, Africa-first.

Join our global team bringing modern, affordable banking services to those who need them the most.

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, nearly 60% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we're enabling over 700k payments every day, and growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in :)

Wave
Founded:2015
Team Size:800
Location:Dakar, Senegal
Founders
Drew Durbin
Drew Durbin
CEO
Lincoln Quirk
Lincoln Quirk
CPO