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Fintech Lead

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Who we are
At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa's booming young population. On the high-frequency use of our transportation service, SafeBoda is providing value to consumers, our drivers, and passengers, with additional financial services, payments, and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward. Based in Nairobi, Kampala and Barcelona, we are a venture-funded company that isalready having a huge impact on millions of people in East Africa.
What we are looking for
SafeBoda is looking for a Fintech Lead to lead all payments and financial services work at SafeBoda Kenya. In particular, you will be designing and implementing a range of financial products and services for our target consumer which are the SafeBoda drivers and passengers. This will require working with a range of actors. In addition, this will be an exciting and challenging role that enables the successful applicant to play a pivotal part in identifying, testing and scaling opportunities for SafeBoda to offer access to financial products and services to millions of under banked East Africans.


●Lead the financial services and payments offering at SafeBoda Kenya
●Manage a series of partnerships with financial institutions and partners across multiple areas
●Develop highly scalable products and lead and inspire a high-performing cross-functional team across Product, Engineering and Operations.
●Scale a small team to deliver on very ambitious targets
●Support the company to ensure SafeBoda becomes a leader in fintech in East Africa
You should have
:●+5 years leading in fintech, banking, payments, tech or a similar field
●Experience in fintech/banking/microfinance in East Africa
●Product development experience is a plus
●Familiarity with the financial regulatory environment in Kenya is a huge plus
●Proven leadership and ability in scaling a team
●Bachelor’s degree in a business or finance related field with academic excellence
●Pro-active ability to move fast, innovate and find creative solutions
●Solid analytical skills and advanced experience of Excel
●Passionate about financial services and financial inclusion
●Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to negotiate corporate partnerships one minute and explain financial concepts to SafeBoda riders the next
●Love our product and be curious about how it works
●Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag.

●Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with tons of opportunity for growth and impact
●Contribute to our mission and work at our dynamic and fast-paced company in Africa
●Competitive salary based on experience
●Free SafeBoda transport
●Free lunch every day

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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