Africa’s largest online job placement platform, has appointed Rolake Rosiji as the Jobberman Nigeria CEO. She continues the good works of Hilda Kragha, who is currently the Managing Director of ROAM Africa Jobs, and will continue the work of establishing Jobberman as the primary platform for job searching, talent acquisition and transforming workplace productivity across Nigeria.
Jobberman is a tech-driven platform, using tools such as application tracking, data science for skills and personality assessment, and connects over 1 million job seekers to employers. With their over a decade of experience in the recruitment industry, the job finder has built a reputation of trust and strong partnerships with Nigeria’s most coveted employers; matching talented candidates with jobs according to their stated skillset.
What the new Jobberman Nigeria CEO brings on board
Rolake Rosiji is joining Jobberman with a decade of global experience in strategic leadership and operational excellence. She most recently, led the technology and sales operations for credit financed smartphones and solar power sets as Country Manager of M-KOPA Nigeria; a connected asset financing company that makes financing for everyday essentials accessible to everyone.
Before assuming that role, she also was the Head of Strategy & Business Development for Arla Foods Africa, where she helped developed distribution and joint venture partnerships across West Africa to rapidly scale up sales and worked in Corporate Strategy roles in Denmark and the USA.
The new leader’s proven track record of business expansion projects, digital and technical transformation and executing strategic partnerships is key to her implementation for growth and development of the brand, going forward.
According to newly appointed Jobberman Nigeria CEO, Rolake Rosiji, in press statement said,
“This is a very exciting chapter in my career and I am delighted to be joining such a passionate and innovative team. Jobberman has built a brand of excellence by using technology to revolutionise the recruitment sector.”
She further states that, she looks forward to steering the recruitment company’s vision in building a market of greater technology adoption, democratic access and transparency that will be tackling dominant challenges, notably youth unemployment and underemployment.
Rolake concludes that, this is a privilege for her to be at the helm of a dynamic team as which is setting out to endow job seekers with key skills and improve workplace productivity for employers in Nigeria and elsewhere.
The outgoing CEO, Hilda Kragha, siad she was delighted that Rosiji accepted to take previous position and that her expertise, understanding of different markets and high performance is to make her the perfect person to anchor the next phase for Jobberman.
Rolake’s new appointment was effective 1st February, 2021 as she focuses to “broaden the impact beyond the white-collar space and continue to work closely with Jobberman’s impact partners in tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria.” – The company added.
9 Startups Accepted into the First Next Health Accelerator with $15K Seed Funding
Intrepid Entrepreneurs, a non-profit designed to catalyze the power and promise of young people and women to fundamentally advance their societies, recruited nine startups for the inaugural cohort of the Next Health Accelerator.
Female, African entrepreneurs with a minimum viable product (MVP) from 26 countries applied to the program. After a rigorous review process, nine startups from seven countries were selected to begin the program in March 2021. The investor readiness accelerator is six months long and includes $15,000 seed funding, international mentors and partners, business support services, and value chain access.
The Next Health Accelerator’s focus on sexual and reproductive health is founded on the premise that unmet needs for sexual education, menstrual hygiene management, family planning, medication abortion, and STI diagnosis and treatment will be most sustainably delivered by local African enterprises.
Sexual and Reproductive Health issues directly affect 300 million women and girls on the continent and the productivity of the entire continent. For the continent to prosper and support its burgeoning youth population, it must harness the demographic dividend with access to equitable healthcare and economic opportunities. Next Health Accelerator addresses both.
The 2021 cohort includes:
- Rocket Health: Provides telemedicine and pharmacy services for SRH needs including convenient lab test retrieval and medication delivery in Uganda
- Verifie: Delivers STI self-tests and treatment products via doorstep delivery in Ghana
- Pharmaserve: Specializes in delivering high-quality pharmaceuticals in Nigeria through a fully integrated inventory monitoring system
- Girls Pride: Provides menstrual hygiene management education and skills training to create reusable pads in The Gambia
- Pad-Up Creations: Employs over 100 people in Nigeria to produce single-use, chemical-free pads sold in 16 countries
- Valorigo: Manufacturers single-use sanitary eco-friendly pads made from locally grown bamboo in the Congo
- The Grace Cup: Delivers SRH education and reusable menstrual cups in Kenya
- Kosmotive: Provides SRH information and access to SRH self-care products in Rwanda
- Massira: Delivers SRH information interactively as well as access to SRH services and products through an online community in Ghana
Lindsey Simmonds, the Co-founder of Intrepid Entrepreneurs in a press statement said,
She continued that, development policies made in Washington, D.C. or London need to make room for the power and promise of the youth and women on the African continent. And on this premises, their Next Health Accelerator catalyzes African startups to investor readiness to make scalable, sustainable impact imbued with the commitment and determination that only comes from homegrown ideas.
Visit the intrepidentrepreneurs.org to learn more about the Next Health Accelerator 2021.
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