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 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, 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) and it’s the reason why we are looking for the right people to help us achieve this vision.

Few KPIs about Anka

General KPIs

  • 13000+ 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 50 team members passionate about this vision, diverse, experienced, working in full remote (since day 1), and very cool!

Specific KPIs for the Administrative Assistant

  • The NPS Administrative Experience (> 4 on 5)
  • The time to answer administrative requests (48 hours maximum)
  • The time to finalize Project Management (1 month maximum)
  • Time to finalize Payroll (before the 5th of each month)

What are we looking for?

Context of the team and vision of the job

Under the responsibility of Laetitia, our Head of People & Culture, you’ll work in a team of 2 smart and badass people (1 Culture & Office Manager). The vision of this team is to make Anka the best place to work in Africa and the rest of the world.

In regular contact with Employees, Managers and Officers, and Administrative Partners, your role will be to deliver the best in class administrative experience for employees

Your challenges (if you accept them…)

  • Manage the current administrative processes: Contracts, Amendments, Payroll and Administrative Experience
  • Improve our current processes
  • Improve our NPS Administrative Experience
  • Manage the relationship with our Administrative Partners
  • Define, implement and follow-up Administrative Reports
  • Ensure each Organization’s Performance and People Experience Processes reflect Anka’s Culture
  • And define, implement and follow-up each mission and project that will enable you to achieve our strategy and goal

What you will need to succeed

In terms of hard & soft skills (Mandatory):

  • Proven Experience in Administrative Management (5+ years of experience)
  • Ecosystem Centric Mindset: You understand that the People & Culture Team must be at the service of an ecosystem (Employees, Managers & Leaders but also partners and investors)
  • Data centric: “Data is your dada” and you like to achieve your goals by completing data
  • English & French Fluency: You can work in English & French easily thanks to your writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Tech-Savvy: You know how to deal easily Software Tools easily and you can manage easily Google Account, BaseCamp, Trello, 1Password and BambooHR
  • Remote Experience: You’re enough autonomous and responsible to work easily on remote and achieve your goals
  • Rigor & Attention to details: You know to manage well your missions without too much mistakes

Your recruitment process

  • A 45-minutes interview on Zoom with Laetitia, our Head of People & Culture, to validate the fit with our needs and your fit with Anka
  • A technical exercise to do offline (= 4 days to complete it) and to present to Laetitia and Guillaume, our CFO during 30 minutes maximum thanks to a presentation
  • A 30-minutes interview with Maureen, our Culture & Office Manager
  • A 30-minutes interview on Zoom with Moulaye, our CEO, to validate your fit with our culture

If you succeed in all these steps, we'll send a job offer 72h after the last interview

Key information about this position

  • Start date of this position : The 6th of June 2022(at the latest)
  • Salary : Between 300 000 and 500 000 Francs CFA net per month (according to the experience)
  • Ivorian Long-Term Contract

What we can offer you

Our culture “We craft, we care, we share”

  • We craft: Lean working which means iteration, the will to learn, continuous improvement, the hands-on aspect, the problem-solving attitude, and humility
  • We care: Crazy ambition, the will to be the best, commitment, and hardworking
  • We share: Authenticity, Transparency, Curiosity, Generosity, and active listening

Our work from home Policy (100% remote since Day 1)

Liberty and flexibility to work from everywhere which implies asynchronous and structured communication (thanks to Basecamp) but also flexibility, autonomy, and discipline

The possibility of growing quickly within the organization

As a small startup, there are rooms for opportunities at Anka ! Thanks to our monthly and quarterly feedback, you’ll know easily what are the areas you’ll have to improve and what you succeed in. If you meet or exceed our expectations, there'll be the possibility in 6 months to evolve horizontally or vertically with a salary increase.

For example, for this position as Administrative Assistant, you could evolve horizontally as Administrative Manager or vertically as People Experience Specialist or Talent Acqusition Specialist

Our perks

  • Company Goodies
  • International health Coverage
  • The hardware of your choice (in the list defined by Anka)
  • Paid Holidays : 25 days per year
  • Budget for learning (100 euros per month per employee)
  • Employee Stocks Option Plan

Our rituals


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

Specific for People & Culture department

  • Weekly People & Culture Priorities the Tuesday online on Zoom
  • Weekly Collaboration Date the Thursday online on Zoom
  • Quarter Meeting with Introspection (=Culture Feedback) & Projection (=Presentation of the goals per team members for the next quarter) offline all together in Paris or Abidjan

Our policy about diversity and inclusion

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 !