About Us:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services that were previously unavailable. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Our Vision:

Dominate the duka market across Africa by being their #1 partner for all goods and services by 2021. Sokowatch aims to be the platform through which our customers access a comprehensive offering of financial services that allow them to achieve both their personal and professional goals.

Position: Technical Recruiter, reporting to East Africa Talent Acquisition Manager.

We’re in search of a Technical Recruiter with the tenacity to source, manage, shortlist potential candidates to promote our employer brand, reduce our time-to-hire and ensure we attract the top talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Source and attract talented technical candidates
  • Manage the multiple Engineering Talent pipelines
  • Critical thinking and flexibility when faced with changing priorities and timelines for roles assigned.
  • Crafting outreach and follow up emails for potential candidates across different engineering roles.
  • Engage with hiring managers to align on position requirements, and feasible recruitment process with respect to the hiring objectives for the different teams.
  • Enlighten hiring managers on talent insights across the market, to help them understand the talent better and have a feel of what talent to expect from different markets.
  • Weekly reporting and keeping stakeholders informed of progress in real-time.
  • Manage scheduling activities, ensuring exceptionally high standards for the prolific candidate experience.

Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a Technical Recruiter.
  • Hands-on experience with various structured interview formats.
  • Solid knowledge of sourcing techniques (e.g. social media recruiting and Boolean searches).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Technical expertise with an ability to understand and explain job requirements for Engineering roles.
  • Familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems and resume databases.
  • Solid understanding of HR practices and labor legislation.
  • BSc in Human Resources Management, IT or relevant degree.