Ethiopia—Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator that offers internet connectivity solutions, information management solutions, voice solutions, and communication solutions has launched a countrywide staff recruitment drive ahead of its commercial launch in Ethiopia.
The telco also introduced its leadership team as it affirmed its commitment to investing in Ethiopia’s digital future.
Mr. Peter Ndegwa, the CEO of Safaricom PLC, while addressing a media conference at Safaricom Ethiopia’s new offices conveyed the shareholders’ commitment to investment in Ethiopia and contributing to the achievement of the digital objectives.
“The Global Partnership for Ethiopia is proud to be investing in Ethiopia and thanks to the government of Ethiopia and other key partners for their support in the initial preparations for commercial launch. Such partnerships are the building blocks for digital transformation and I would like to thank all our partners for their support as we work towards enabling our commercial launch and contribution to digital Ethiopia as a purpose-led technology company,” Reasoned Ndegwa.
The managing director of Safaricom Ethiopia, Anwar Soussa, provided updates on the preparations for commercial launch notably that the company has commenced recruitment of Ethiopian nationals for technology commercial and corporate functions in various capacities ranging from executive management to graduate-level opportunities.
“Our ongoing recruitment process is intentionally guided by the promise of a digital future from the people of Ethiopia. By June next year, we aim to build a team of 1000 employees build by innovation and digital solutions. We also offer all employees comprehensive digital training packages through our ‘1moreskill training program’ a gateway to new skills in the digital economy,” he spoke.
According to Soussa, the company is planning to recruit 450 graduates over the next three years into a global development program dubbed the “Discover Graduate Management Program”.
The graduates will undergo accelerated learning rotations across different functions in the business as well as extensive leadership coaching mentorship programs.