Who are we and what do we stand for?

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 the 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.

The current situation: 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 manage easily their businesses. Our new vision is clear: Export Africa by building the future of selling globally!

In January 2022, we raised 5,4 million euros from top-tier investors (including the founder of Alibaba), which is why we are looking for the right people to help us achieve our purpose... Unleash the growth of African Entrepreneurship!

Few KPIs about Anka

General KPIs

  • 20000+ sellers in 46 African countries
  • 35+ million dollars of transactions in 172 countries
  • 750 000+ visits each month
  • 3000+ new products each week
  • 1200+ messages exchanged each day
  • A team of 40 team members passionate about this vision, diverse, experienced, working in full remote (since day 1), and very cool!

Your goal is:

The Head of People & Culture will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with officers and managers to understand their business plans and align HR activities to support, enhance, and improve them.
  • Deploy the HR systems, HR policies, and HR budgets of ANKA.
  • Craft and optimize the company culture through rituals, trainings, processes and documentation

Main Missions:

Administrative and Recruiting

  • Building job descriptions and requirements with managers
  • Receiving and collating job applicants documentation
  • Performing meetings, interviews, and appointments to get talent
  • Collecting work records and timesheets
  • Capturing employee data and maintaining employee records
  • Preparing payroll and benefits data plus declarations associated
  • Administering training activities
  • Answering general HR queries and time management through Bamboo HR.

Enhance HR performance:

  • Assessing, monitoring, and improving Bamboo HR
  • Optimizing organizational policies and procedures on onboarding, offboarding and performance ratings notably
  • Assisting management through HR analysis and reporting
  • Assisting in performance management
  • Assist the on/offboarding of employees

Experience & Personal skills:

  • Excellent mandatory English & French written and verbal communication skills
  • Autonomous, proactive and creative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office & G-Suite applications
  • Experience in project management is a plus
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an HR environment including 2 years in a start-up
  • Good knowledge and experience of common HRIS
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Experience in HR policy development and implementation

Bonus experience ;

  • Actual start-up experience
  • Pan-african or at least multi-countries team management
  • Significant experience managing a remote team
  • Interst for the African start-up ecosystem