Jobberman’s fresh CEO Rolake Rosiji to manual better tech adoption in Nigeria’s job market


Rolake Rosiji, CEO Jobberman

Nigerian recruitment and talents practising firm Jobberman has introduced Rolake Rosiji as its fresh chief executive officer.

In step with a Jobberman commentary, Rosiji will “proceed the work of setting up Jobberman because the major platform for job having a understand, skills acquisition and transforming situation of business productiveness across Nigeria.”

She takes over the reins from Hilda Kragha who was as soon as CEO for 18 months till she was as soon as appointed as managing director of ROAM Africa’s Jobs across Africa final October. ROAM Africa, which owns a series of online marketplaces across Africa, obtained Jobberman in 2012.

Jobberman continues its evolution from a founder-led firm to 1 largely driven by its mother or father firm’s strategic targets. 

It was as soon as based in 2009 by three Nigerian undergraduates to cater to corporations’ place a matter to for quality employees and agree with the job search gap in Nigeria. 

In the final decade since then, the firm has weathered opponents from online and offline startups, and stays a depart-to source for skills and employment for job seekers and employees alike. ROAM Africa oversaw Jobberman’s acquisition of NG Careers final yr, consolidating its leadership on the apex of Nigeria’s recruitment-tech home.

Africa’s working-age inhabitants is anticipated to grow by 450 million of us by 2035 however the continent needs between 12 to 15 million jobs every yr to envision its increasing labour force. 

Underemployment amongst Nigerian childhood between 15 – 34 years rose to 57% in Q2 2020, in step with Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics.

Irrespective of a snappy upward thrust in global platforms matching skills to jobs – LinkedIn, Fiverr, Stack Overflow Jobs, GitHub – there stays a likelihood for Africa-aware solutions for the broader instruct of developing a skills pipeline for startups and established corporations.

“I don’t deem that worldwide one-dimension-suits-all solutions are a factual fit for African markets and employers,” ROAM Africa CEO Clemens Weitz, told TechCabal final yr.

Unless her appointment, Rosiji was as soon as the Nigeria country supervisor for M-KOPA, an asset-financing platform with operations across East Africa, and Nigeria. Her mandate will be to manual Jobberman’s ambitions to deepen the utilization of tech in fixing unemployment challenges in Nigeria.

“I live up for guidance the firm imaginative and prescient to make a market of better skills adoption, democratic get entry to and transparency that can sort out dominant challenges, notably childhood unemployment and underemployment,” she acknowledged.

Jobberman says Rosiji’s focal point will be to “broaden the affect beyond the white-collar home and proceed to work closely with Jobberman’s affect companions in tackling childhood unemployment in Nigeria.”

A kind of companions is the Mastercard Foundation with whom Jobberman targets to upskill 5 million younger Nigerians in 5 years. 

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