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About AJN

Africa Job Network is an employer branding and informative recruitment platform focused on attracting and engaging talent before they hit the apply button.

Visibility is key in attracting the next generation of talent.

 

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About Zoscales

Zoscales Partners is a private equity company that focuses on growth capital in small and medium sized businesses in East Africa that show superior return potential. They provide sound private equity strategy managed by a team of international investment professionals and local East African entrepreneurs. 

Zoscales has invested in Africa Jobs Network to create state of the art technology in the talent search industry. The investment is expected to create new jobs across East Africa during the coming years.

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Our Jobs Network


Ethiojobs.net

Ethiojobs is an online recruitment platform based in Ethiopia and is ranked as one of the top-visited sites in Ethiopia....

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Ethiojobs is an online recruitment platform based in Ethiopia and is ranked as one of the top-visited sites in Ethiopia. With over 40,000 daily visits on the site, the platform offers job advertisements across various industries and job seekers can apply directly on the platform. We aim to connect the right employer with the right candidate and we provide career development materials for candidates.


Dereja.com

Dereja.com was started in Ethiopia to address the skills gap that exists between graduates and the workplace to increase...

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Dereja.com was started in Ethiopia to address the skills gap that exists between graduates and the workplace to increase youth’s employability. Every year, over 200,000 students graduate from university eager to be part of the job market. We equip the graduates with soft skills and employability skills to enable them tap into job opportunities confidently and excel in their first job.


Kipawa-hub.com

Kipawa is a talent search firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. We connect companies with the best talent from across the globe ...

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Kipawa is a talent search firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. We connect companies with the best talent from across the globe and provide our candidates with exciting job opportunities. We ensure a seamless candidate and client experience throughout the hiring process. Depending on a client’s hiring roadmap, we provide solutions that can be tailored to their business.

Board of Directors

Yusuf Reja, Founder and CEO

Africa Jobs Network

Yusuf Reja is a serial entrepreneur who has developed solutions for the human resources industry with a major focus on career development. He is the founder of Ethiojobs.net, Dereja.com, and Kipawa. He studied Electrical Engineering in the United States at the University of California Santa Barbara. His journey in the career development field began when he established Ethiojobs over 15 years ago; Ethiopia’s first local human resources consulting firm focused on recruitment services and HR consulting. Over the years, he has gained an unparalleled knowledge of the African job market and the challenges facing employers and job seekers in Africa.

He is an entrepreneur at heart and is always looking for solutions to address challenges in the talent industry!

Malcolm Myers, Founder and CEO, European Internet Ventures GmbH

Malcolm has spent more than a decade buying, selling and raising capital for online classifieds and marketplaces throughout the world. He has touched hundreds of real estate, automotive, and recruitment classifieds and marketplace businesses in Brazil, China, USA, Switzerland, Cameroon, and Singapore. His earlier work was about building up telecoms network operators in Europe, through product management, marketing, and business development roles - including 5 years as an Executive Director of Sunrise in Switzerland, which later IPOed for $3billion.

He is the Founder and CEO of European Internet Ventures which helps companies in classifieds and marketplace raise funding from venture capital, private equity, and other suitable internet investors.

Dina Makonnen, HR Manager

Heineken Ethiopia

Dina is a seasoned human resources professional who is passionate about people development and business growth. She has held different positions where she has excelled in areas such as strategy development, operations management, organization design & development, people development, and HR advisory.  She was instrumental in developing the business concept of Ethiojobs platform which has grown significantly over the years.

She worked with Ethiojobs for several years and then joined Heineken as a Human Resources Manager. She has led and managed the HR function in the execution of organization design concepts, talent management and development, company culture and people development, and implementation of rewards initiatives across the company. She brings a wealth of experience in the HR industry.

Jacop Rentschler, Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Zoscales Partners

Jacop is a Co-founder of Zoscales Partners and serves as a Member of the Investment Committee. Before Zoscales, Jacop made his mark in the investment management area for over a decade, undertaking Investment Advisor and Client Portfolio Manager roles with Rothschild, Nordea Asset Management, and UBS. He worked with UHNWIs, family offices, institutional investors, and foundations.

Jacop holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management from HEC, Paris; an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; and a BSc in International Business from Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.

Heyaw Yimer, Investment Manager

Zoscales Partner

Heyaw is responsible for financial modeling and due diligence of portfolio companies. He also supports the Partners on operational management, value creation strategies of portfolio companies as well as financial analysis and forecasting. He has over 8 years of investment experience from Deutsche Bank’s investment banking division in London and the USA where he was an analyst for equity and debt sales as well as business analyst in global equity markets. Heyaw also worked as a senior corporate finance analyst at APR Energy.

He holds an MBA from St. Mary's University College London, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, USA.

 

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