Uber to hire Kenyan managers

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  • Posted: February 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Uber is seeking to recruit managers to oversee operations in East Africa.

This comes after move was done after the hailing company received tough opposition from other taxi operators in the country.

Uber has advertised four positions after which recruitment will be done on the shortlisted candidates.
The positions include; a general manager for East Africa, an operations and logistics manager, a communications senior associate and a public policy senior associate.

Uber is growing at a very fast rate forcing its competitors shift their strategy. The company introduced its global metered pricing in the country which faced a backlash because the prices are very low.

If a person uses Uber, he or she will be charged for every kilometer covered, on the other end, regular taxis in Nairobi charge based on negotiations between the driver and the client.

Presumably, if the company involves Kenyans, it might attract other stakeholders who will find a way of accommodating its services in the country. Uber advertised for the position of a country general manager seven months ago.

“I can confirm that we are still recruiting for the best candidate to fill this position of general manager for Kenya,” said the Uber Africa spokesperson Samantha Allenberg.

Requirements

The company is looking for competent managers who will be able to maintain their global quality throughout the rider’s experience.

The manager should have seven years’ experience in either consulting, or investment banking to develop and grow the business.

In addition, the managers will also be expected to sign deals for partner rewards such as fuel and airtime discounts for Uber drivers and manage local regulatory concerns.

Other functions include; expansion planning and recruiting of drivers.

The Policy Associate will be responsible for liaising with policy makers to ensure that the regulatory framework in each East African country supports the tech firm’s business, while the Communication Associate will be responsible for growing the company’s profile as it looks to expand to other countries in the region.

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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