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Finding Work in Africa: Web Platform Njorku Makes Job Search Easy

Finding Work in Africa: Web Platform Njorku Makes Job Search Easy

Churchill Nanje Mambe, founder of Njorku, believes his company is a viable portal for job seekers in Africa and around the world.

Since its inception, the company has been listed by Forbes as one of the top tech startups in Africa.

Launched in March of 2011, Njorku is a job search engine that helps users find careers, Mambe said. Candidates with mobile phones can connect to the platform, which advertises jobs in countries not limited to Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Cameroon and Ghana.

The site also provides a blog that offers career advice on topics such as resume writing and networking; joining discussion groups and sites such as LinkedIn better target job searches and are designed to help job seekers and employers find one another, Njorku suggests.

“Njorku has over 10,000 unique users weekly come to the site,” Mambe said. “[With] Njorku, I am focused on the product and technology aspects — I research, develop and implement solutions to better help job seekers and employers in Africa. ”

Njorku has given job seekers free and unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of jobs from company websites and job boards across Africa.

Once users register and upload their resumes, alerts are sent directly to their mobile phones via e-mail or text messages from employers that frequently monitor the database for the best-qualified job seekers. One may browse the site by country, popular searches, recent searches, or category. Categories include accounting, banking, customer service, government jobs, human resources, legal work, restaurants, telecommunications, real estate, construction, health care and more.

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Seed funding for the company’s launch was raised from “a Canada-based technology company and a business angel in France,” Mambe said.

According to Mambe, his company is revolutionizing the way Africans search for jobs and how employers connect to them — tapping into the power of Internet and mobile technology to deliver thousands of jobs to our users and connecting them to the right employer.

“Njorku will have a key role in the evolution of Africa,” Mambe said, “be it in terms of technology, talent, inspiration or entrepreneurship.”