Kora is a payment infrastructure for Africa. We offer plug-and-play payment solutions for businesses to launch a tailored payment experience for their customers. At the front and center of what we do every day, we are creating a future void of digital financial barriers across Africa. We are committed to delivering secure, reliable, and easy-to-use digital financial solutions to customers with a guarantee that they are improving their lives.
To achieve this mission, we need people like you. We value positive energy and clear communication and are committed to building an inclusive environment for people from every background. We strongly believe in our ability to find Water in the Desert and pick the Sands in the Ocean.
About the role
This is a high-impact, collaborative role responsible for driving outcomes across the product and operations. As a Partnerships Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in driving our growth strategy by identifying, establishing, and managing strategic partnerships. You would be working with relevant stakeholders across the different teams within the organization to help meet the business objectives.
As a Partnerships Specialist at Kora, you will focus on cultivating and sustaining business relationships, negotiating contracts, and driving measurable results through collaborative ventures.
You will be heavily involved in scoping new partners, ensuring that the partnerships are closed and strategies are implemented as we continue to scale and meet the ever-growing demands of our merchants and the business.
RequirementsWhat you’ll be doing
Reporting Line: This role reports to the Head of Operations (Stephen Oluwatobi), while also collaborating closely with the relevant business units across the organization.
Below is the interview process you can expect for this role. It may look like a lot of steps, but rest assured that we move quickly and the steps are designed to help you get the information needed to determine if we’re the right fit for you Interviewing is a two-way street, after all!
We expect the interview process to take a maximum of 3 weeks and an average of 2.5 hours in total. Please note that the interview is virtual.
Introduction Stage - we have initial conversations to get acquainted with you and overall experience.
[15m] Recruiter Screen - Abayomi Ishmael
[7 days max] Take-home Assessment/Project
Feedback from the Recruiter (Abayomi Ishmael)
[60m] Team Interview Stage (Operations team) - We proceed to explore your professional background in greater detail and facilitate introductions to team members, including those from various cross-functional areas.
[60m] Cultural Fit Interview (Our Core Values) - At this stage, you'll engage in a conversation with Kora's COO, the Head of People and Culture, and the head of the team you’re being considered for. The aim is to understand you better and assess the alignment of your beliefs and values with Kora's distinctive culture. We'd like to emphasize that there are no right or wrong answers expected. However, we encourage you to maintain a positive attitude during this session.
Please note that you are welcome to ask questions and inquire during this process. We assure you of complete transparency throughout the interview process.
Given that we are an all-remote company and hire almost anywhere in the world, we don’t have a location requirement for this role. However, your working hours must coincide with 9:00 am - 5:00 pm WAT for at least 40 hours/week.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Kora is an equal-opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, experience, and business needs. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented communities and diverse ethnic groups to apply.
Please feel free to inform us if you need any accommodations to facilitate your participation in the recruitment process. Any details you share will be used solely to ensure we can support and accommodate your needs appropriately
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Note: We recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate who does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.