• Executive-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 3 June 2019
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing on 5 October 2019

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

Chomoka Inc. aims to be the global leader in mobile technology to support and connect Africa’s over 15 million Village Savings and Loan members, the majority of whom are both female and under the global poverty line. Chomoka has the opportunity to help millions of women take a step out of poverty, by connecting the informal and formal financial sectors. Chomoka does this both by being a digital ledger that helps savings groups improve the accuracy and quality of their financial records, as well as a market place that unlocks access to formal financial services. In its first two years, Chomoka has an early track record of success in Tanzania and is looking to hire a Global CEO to lead our next phase of expansion across Africa. This position will report to Chomoka’s Board of Directors, get the chance to lead the spin-off of Chomoka Inc. from CARE International, determine the global headquarters and be part of the ownership of Chomoka Inc.


We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead Chomoka Inc. from its current, early success in Tanzania to the future global leader in mobile technology for Village Saving and Loan groups. The CEO will be responsible for short and long term strategy, team development and culture and delivering both financial and social results.


  • Responsible for creating and guiding all short-term and long-term strategic direction for the enterprise.
  • Primary ownership of the long-term vision for the organization.


  • Determine staffing needs and organizational structure.
  • Create and manage a world class leadership team across multiple country business units, who are dedicated to delivering outstanding financial and social results.
  • Create an organizational culture that will enable the organization to both prosper financially while serving millions.


  • Lead product development efforts that allows for rapid new users acquisition as well as strong user retention
  • Creates the best possible product to service the needs of the users, helping them improve their financial records and processes, as well as unlocking formal financial markets for them through the development of a digital marketplace.
  • Expand Chomoka to 3-5 additional countries in the next 12 to 36 months.
  • Guide and manage budget and investment decisions and process to ensure Chomoka both meets short term cash flow needs as well as long term financial and social objectives.
  • Deliver revenue and profit expectations, as well as build the necessary track record to obtain future rounds of investment.
  • Set and achieve short (3-6 month), mid (6-24 month) and long (2-5 year) term objectives


  • Participate in Fundraising Activities, including Partner with CARE Social Ventures to determine financing needs ;
  • Partner with CARE Social Ventures and CARE Fundraising staff on sales calls as needed
  • Participate in the creation of financing proposals
  • Partner with CARE Social Ventures and CARE Fundraising to deliver updates to funders as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree and MBA or equivalent
  • Fluent in English
  • French Language skills a plus
  • Track record of executive management success, preferably in financial technology or consumer mobile application businesses
  • Held positions responsible for profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management and general finance and budgeting
  • Proven track record of success building and leading high performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to drive both financial and social results a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of mobile financial technology preferred
  • Early-stage startup leadership experience a plus
  • Strong negotiations experience and demonstrated ability to manage partnerships preferred

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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