Who are we and what do we stand for?

1. Our story

Launched in 2013 by Moulaye and Kadry as a side project to help a friend’s mother, they understood quickly that there was room for opportunity for distribution through the web for African culture.

With an outsourced MVP, they saw the first orders coming and they decided to dedicate themselves full time to this growing project. With the coming of Luc, in 2016 they focused on Tech and Product and then launched Afrikrea, the marketplace, and Boom… a growth of 8% per week doubling our revenue every quarter and multiplying our revenue 10 times every year!

After several fundraisings, a move to Abidjan, the coming of the first team members, and a strong partnership with DHL, Afrikrea became the number 1 African eCommerce exporter.

Since starting, we enabled over 50m$ of transactions in175 countries!

2. The transition to Anka

In 2020, rich in these years of experience in direct contact with sellers and as entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs, we understood that the challenges of the sellers were deeper than those solved by the marketplace, Afrikrea. The sellers faced specific African issues such as the lack of visibility globally, the difficulty of shipping products worldwide from Africa, and the complexity of payments between international and local ways. To resolve these needs that exceed the perimeter of a simple marketplace, they decided to create Anka.

Anka, powered by Afrikrea, is the all-in-one solution for sellers of products « Made of Africa » (fashion, art, food, or beauty…) to sell from anywhere, ship worldwide, get paid faster on international or local African payment methods, and easily manage their businesses. Our new vision is clear: Export Africa by building the future of selling globally!

In January 2023, we raised 15 million euros from top-tier investors (including the co-founder of Alibaba) and it’s the reason why we are looking for the right people to help us achieve this vision. Lately, we completed that round with a $5m extension from leading DFIs like the IFC and Proparco, setting us up for even higher raises and levels in the coming years !

Few KPIs about Anka

1. General KPIs

  • 20 000+ sellers in 46 African countries and 100 in total
  • 50+ million dollars of transactions in 175 countries
  • Each month 1 200 000+ visits;
  • Each week 7 000+ new products;
  • Each day 1 200+ messages exchanged ;
  • A team of 40+ members in 13 countries, passionate about this vision, diverse, experienced, working in full remote (since day 1), and very cool!

Specific KPI for the Business Analyst

  • Manage and handle communication with our current investors
  • New Impact reporting from the company to all our stakeholders
  • New grant opportunities
  • Investors queries responded in time

What are we looking for?

1. Context of the team and vision of the job

Under the responsibility of Guillaume, our CFO, you’ll be the 1st member of this team. In regular contact with Accounting & Compliance Teams and our different banks, your role will be to improve our BP, report to our investors and help to get more funding.

2. Your challenges (if you accept them…)

Your general missions:

  • Improve our budgeting processes
  • Improve our Impact (E&S , Job Creation) tracking across the functions of the company
  • Find new funding opportunities (like grants, subsidies or loans, supported by our Treasurer) and try to obtain them

Your first 6 months' goals:

  • Improve our current budget, gap tracking and improvements processes
  • Respond to all the investor reporting and impact related queries
  • Improve and maintant our actual investor reporting
  • Find new grant opportunities

What will you need too succeed?

1. Mandatory skills

  • A master’s degree in finance or management with a specialty in Business Analysis.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Business Analyst with a perfect command of spreadsheets and/or statistical languages.
  • You have experience in defining and implementing business plan modeling / financial analysis in a previous experience.
  • You are both detail-oriented and a big picture thinker.
  • You’re fluent in English and French.

Soft skills ( Mandatory)

  • You have an analytic mindset and your work reflects rigor and precision, especially in the figures.
  • You can analyze situations and provide solutions quickly.
  • You’re reactive and resistant to pressuring situations.
  • You can proactively improve existing processes.
  • You’re fully transparent even in case of discrepancy.
  • You have a real interest in the African ecosystem

Bonus: You have experience in working in an international company and or startup.

What we have to offer

    1. A competitive salary alongside with a Ivorian Long-Term contract or consultancy contract

    2. An international health insurance for you and your family

    3. Employee Stock option plan

    4. 30 days paid holidays per year

        5. Our culture “Teamwork, Determination, Accountability, Curiosity”

          • Teamwork - Alone you go fast, together we go far, empathy is key.
          • Determination - Keep trying until you deliver.
          • Accountability - Say it, own it, do it!
          • Exploration - Create the future you imagine.

          6. Our work-from home policy ( 100% remote since Day 1)

          You have the freedom and flexibility to work from everywhere which implies asynchronous and structured communication (thanks to Basecamp) but also flexibility, autonomy, and discipline.

          7. The possibility of growing quickly within the organisation, as this is a new role and you can build and set the foundation from the ground. There are plenty of opportunities for you to grow in different areas of your career.

          Our recruitment process

          • A 30-minute interview with Marina, our Head of People & Culture, to validate the fit with our needs and your fit with Anka.
          • A technical test to prepare at home (2 days maximum) followed by a 45-minute interview on Zoom with Guillaume, our CEO, and your future manager to deep dive into your technical skills.
          • A 30-minute interview with Moulaye, our CEO and/ or Kadry, our COO to discuss your aspirations and fit with our culture.

          Our rituals


          • The AHOM: Our weekly company meeting
          • 1-week meet-up once a year in an African city all together

          Specific for the role

          • CFO weekly basis
          • Investors monthly basis

          Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy

          We're Anka. We truly embrace diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to color, religion, sex, national origin, sexuality, disability, or any other characteristic.

          If you want to be truly yourself, work from where you want but also work in an organization with an international impact, Anka is the right place for you!