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
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
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
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 !