We're making Africa the first cashless continent.
In 2017, nearly 60% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.
We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in...
How you'll help us achieve it
The Office Manager coordinates and oversee administrative duties in the support building office, and ensure that the office operates efficiently and smoothly. Its responsibilities generally include duties like managing office supplies, overseeing other administrative staff, owning budgets, and supporting staff with administrative tasks like scheduling meetings.
In this role you'll:
- Oversee general Support Department office operations.
- Ensure the smooth running of an office day to day basis and manage a team of administrative and support staff
- Implementing and Maintaining procedures/office administrative systems
- Coordinate domestic and international travel, including flight, hotel, and car rental reservations
- Managing office budget
- Ensuring that health and safety policies are up to date
- Supervise the order of stationery and furniture
- Supervising, mentoring, training, and coaching our office staff and delegating assignments to ensure maximum productivity.
- Coordinating domestic and international travel, including flight, hotel, and car
- Coordinate purchasing office supplies and equipment and maintaining proper stock levels.
- Producing reports, composing correspondence, and drafting new contracts.
- Creating presentations and other management-level reports.
- Speak, read and write both French and English fluently
- At least 4 year's experience in administration, ideally in an international environment
- Strong organization skills
- Good spreadsheet skills
- Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Finance or any other equivalent fields of expertise
- Location: You'll work from our office in Dakar and may travel to other field locations
- Work authorization in Senegal
- Full-term contract
You might be a good fit if you
- Demonstrate tenacity and a willingness to go the distance to get something done
- Are comfortable defaulting to over-communication and overreaching when it comes to coordination
- Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions and cope effectively with complexity and change
- Are analytical in your approach to problems
- Are excessively detail oriented and seek to achieve excellence in everything you do
- Have developed processes and trainings with minimal guidance and have implemented them in an office environment
- Are a diplomatic team player who can also work autonomously
- We have a continuously growing in-country team in Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing great financial services to the people who need them most.
- We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll learn to own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
- We’re backed by world-class investors including Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Y Combinator, and the cofounders of PayPal.
How to apply
Fill out the form below, and upload a resume plus a cover letter describing your interest in Wave and the role. We review applications on a rolling basis.
Wave is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.