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Arifu is a Nairobi-based edtech company making it possible for anyone to access the information and opportunities they need from the organizations they trust over any mobile phone. With Arifu, people seeking to learn can freely access the Arifu chatbot using interactive SMS or smartphone chat apps to master new skills, discover a world of free educational content, and earn rewards from our partners whether or not they have internet or airtime. The Arifu chatbot delivers personalized content designed in-house in close collaboration with our partners including financial service providers, mobile operators, agribusinesses and NGOs. Our partners use Arifu to engage, train, and capture data on underserved people across their value chains, especially hard-to-reach customers, retailers, and suppliers. Currently serving 780,000 learners in East Africa, Arifu has demonstrated results increasing people’s income and access to impactful products and services while creating shared value for partners.

To date, the Arifu chatbot has helped hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers access information and improve their yield through digital agronomy skills training, access to essential inputs, and connections with buyers and suppliers. With the Arifu platform, agribusinesses, donors, and government ministries can easily deliver mobile training to millions of smallholder farmers, agrovets, and extension workers to strengthen farmer livelihoods, improve food quality and security, and deliver the next generation of high impact agricultural products.

CDO Engineer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationDiploma   BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience7 – 7 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field ICT / Computer

Responsibilities

  • Working throughout the development lifecycle to create a seamless pipeline of work from development through production;
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies and devising elegant solutions for development optimization, in consultation with the tech leadership;
  • Providing support for developers using skills including scripting languages, SQL, Linux, Windows, MacOS;
  • Providing support for dev and runtime environments; docker containers running in Cloud (AWS) & local infrastructure;
  • Providing support for automation/developer tools; working in the context of Software Development Life Cycle;
  • Having a strong understanding of DevOps and building automation in a continuous delivery environment; working in the context of testing driven and behavior driven development.

Qualifications

  • 4 to 7 years working experience with relevant technical competencies;
  • Expertise in scripting on 1+ languages (ideally Python or Ruby, with Perl);
  • Expertise in building/maintaining Linux and Windows system in the Cloud & on premises;
  • Expertise in administering application servers, web servers (Tomcat, Apache);
  • Expertise with Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, SaltStack, Chef, Puppet, Git/Github, Maven, Rest API, Selenium, and Unit Testing;
  • Experience with 3+ databases: SQL, Solr, Elastic, Neo4j, Apache Cassandra, and/or Hadoop;
  • Experience on AWS VPC networking, security, components of AWS networking, and AWS Cloud API framework;
  • Experience on cost optimization, via scheduling uptimes.

Compensation and Benefits

First and foremost, we care about your success and will support you along your journey to achieving remarkable success. We aspire to be competitive on compensation although, as an early-stage social enterprise, many on the team work just below market rate. To make up for that, staff are able to participate in the Arifu employee share program. We also offer a comprehensive health insurance package and will cover the cost of a work permit for foreign staff. Other benefits include monthly airtime allowance, extra leave, a stocked kitchen, and plenty of ping-pong and football.

Partner Relations Associate

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationDiploma   BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience1 year
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial

Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the strategy of, as well as producing, client proposals and grant applications, including using excel to generate project budgets;
  • Conducting research to inform the Business Development team’s sector strategies and Arifu’s value-add;
  • Generating new leads through networking, attending conferences and industry events, and updating and managing various marketing channels;
  • Creating powerpoint presentations for conferences and clients as well as other marketing materials as needed;
  • Tracking team and company metrics through various documentation;
  • Tracking and updating CRM system;
  • Improving internal processes by contributing to brainstorming sessions, updating internal documentation based on changing processes, and working across teams to optimize our collaboration efforts.

Qualifications

  • Business Administration/Management or Social Sciences Diploma or related field required; University Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of professional writing experience;
  • Strong technical writing skills, preferably with experience in grant writing;
  • Strong Word, Powerpoint, and Excel skills;
  • Comfortable creating and analyzing budgets;
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills to exercise independent judgment and decision making;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, resource-constrained, early stage work environment;
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Swahili is an asset;
  • Experience creating marketing materials is an asset, particularly with blog writing, video editing, website development, and/or presentations;

Compensation and Benefits

First and foremost, we care about your success and will support you along your journey to achieving remarkable success. This is an entry-level position with immense room for growth. We aspire to be competitive on compensation although, as an early-stage social enterprise, many on the team work just below market rate. To make up for that, staff are able to participate in the Arifu employee share program. We also offer a comprehensive health insurance package and will cover the cost of a work permit for foreign staff. Other benefits include monthly airtime allowance, extra leave, a stocked kitchen, and plenty of ping-pong and foosball.

Marketing Manager

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationDiploma   BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience2 – 3 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Sales / Marketing

Responsibilities

  • Traveling to the field to capture pictures, videos and stories from our learners;
  • Creating compelling marketing materials from various medias for our website, blog, social media and presentations;
  • Designing and updating the Arifu website on a regular basis in line with our brand strategy;
  • Creating and managing all promotional materials and “swag” to increase brand visibility;
  • Using various software to create graphics for presentations and promotional material;
  • Leading our social media campaigns;
  • Collaborating and brainstorming with various teams to inform the marketing strategy.

Qualifications

  • Marketing/Communications Diploma or related field required; University Degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years of professional marketing and content creation experience required;
  • Experience and strong command of CSS, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and video editing software;
  • Compelling storyteller that translates into pictures, videos, blogs, and social media;
  • Strong proficiency in website design is required;
  • Working knowledge of photography and videography and comfortable with using a DSLR;
  • Professional video editing experience is preferred;
  • Understanding and vision to create social media campaigns;
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills to exercise independent judgment and decision making;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, resource-constrained, early stage work environment;
  • Fluency in English and Swahili required;
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel throughout Kenya (up to 15% travel). Possibility of international travel.

Compensation and Benefits

First and foremost, we care about your success and will support you along your journey to achieving remarkable success. We aspire to be competitive on compensation although, as an early-stage social enterprise, many on the team work just below market rate. To make up for that, staff are able to participate in the Arifu employee share program. We also offer a comprehensive health insurance package and will cover the cost of a work permit for foreign staff. Other benefits include monthly airtime allowance, extra leave, a stocked kitchen, and plenty of ping-pong and foosball.

How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter (in Word format, “FirstName LastName – CDO Engineer”) to talent@arifu.com with the position in the subject line.

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