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Partnerships Specialist
Kora, Nigeria

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 9, 2024
Last Date
Mar 9, 2024

Job Description

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.


What you’ll be doing
  • Identify and assess potential partnership opportunities that align with the company's strategic goals.
  • Develop a comprehensive partnership strategy to foster business growth and expansion.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and potential partners.
  • Lead negotiations to establish mutually beneficial partnership agreements.
  • Ensure that all partnership agreements are well-defined, legally sound, and align with the company's objectives.
  • Collaborate with legal and finance teams to finalize and execute partnership contracts.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for partners, maintaining strong relationships and addressing concerns promptly.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure effective implementation and delivery of partnership initiatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate partnership performance against established goals.
  • Conduct market research to identify emerging trends, potential competitors, and new partnership opportunities.
  • Analyze market data and competitor strategies to inform decision-making and enhance partnership effectiveness.
  • Regularly communicate with internal teams to update on partnership developments and opportunities.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports on partnership performance and ROI.
  • Pre-booking appointments with key decision makers, and scheduling meetings accordingly for all partnership-related travels.
  • Make disruption moves in the acquisition of strategic partnerships that would help us achieve our overall strategic plan every year.
  • Managing and maintaining relationships with partners to ensure sustainability and product reliability.
  • Be always acquainted with the overall plan of Kora to ensure that the required partnerships are procured to realize such plans and nothing fails.
What you’ll need
  1. A minimum of 5 years experience in partnership management or business development, preferably in a payments or related industry.
  2. Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
  3. Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities.
  4. Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret market trends and data.
  5. Demonstrated success in driving revenue and growth through strategic partnerships.
  6. Familiarity with legal and regulatory considerations in partnership agreements.
  7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  8. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  9. Proactive problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

Reporting Line: This role reports to the Head of Operations (Stephen Oluwatobi), while also collaborating closely with the relevant business units across the organization.

Interview process

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.

Working hours

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

If you require more information on our HR Data Privacy, please visit here.


  • Health insurance
  • Sponsored and tailored training
  • Paid parental Leave
  • Paid time-off
  • Flexible work style
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Low-interest loans
  • Employee assisted programs
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Employee resource groups that provide supportive communities within Kora
  • Great company culture and the opportunity to work with a highly collaborative team building something great!

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.

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