Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia recently announced the launch of a countrywide staff recruitment drive as it gears up towards the commercial launch, according to media reports. The company also mentioned that it aims to build a team of 100 employees by June 2022.
The news was announced by Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom CEO reassured that the shareholders are committed to investing in Ethiopia and will help accelerate the digital innovations in the country.
Anwar Soussa, Managing Director of Safaricom Ethiopia added that the company has started recruiting Ethiopian nationals for technology, commercial and corporate functions in various capacities ranging from executive management to graduate-level opportunities.
Soussa told the media, “By June next year, we aim to build a team of 1000 employees driven by innovation and digital solutions. We will also offer all employees comprehensive digital training packages, we believe young people are the key to delivering the digital Ethiopia ambitions, we will create a pool of talent of digital innovators who will grow with the business to achieve this.”
Additionally, the firm also told the media that it will recruit 450 graduates over the next three years into a global development programme named ‘Discover Graduate Management Programme, where the graduates will undergo accelerated learning rotations across different functions in the business along with extensive leadership coaching and mentorship programmes.
The firm also plans on investing $8.5 billion over 10 years and has already announced an eleven-member Executive Committee (ExCo) to head the Ethiopia operations.