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Internal Technical Recruiter

freelance BitPesa Berlin

Company Summary

BitPesa ( is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of over 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised nearly $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility/Creativity, Integrity, and Passion.

Job Summary

As the Internal Technical Recruiter, you will partner with hiring managers to understand their teams’ hiring needs and team dynamics while building out recruiting strategies and streamlining the hiring process. You’ll act as a consultant in hiring processes, screening, immigration, compliance, compensation, leveling guidelines, etc. You’ll identify, engage and secure top talented candidates (both passive and active) using sourcing strategies and research methods that are successful in attracting viable candidates for each specific requisition.Providing excellent customer service to our hiring teams and ensuring a seamless candidate experience for all potential candidates is what we strive for. This position is technically focused so experience with recruiting a variety of technical positions including software engineers, computer programmers e.t.c is desirable.

Key Responsibilities:

As the Internal Technical Recruiter, your responsibility will be to

  • Collaborate with hiring managers to write job advertisement for current openings
  • Advertise job openings on careers pages, job boards and social networks (e.g. LinkedIn)
  • Source candidates through online channels (e.g. professional networks and portfolio sites)
  • Screen resumes and applications and update candidates on hiring processes
  • Interview candidates during various hiring stages, including phone, first-round and second-round interviews
  • Report to hiring managers and Head of HR on the status of open positions
  • Evaluate candidates based on their interview and assignment performance
  • Determine qualification criteria for each position
  • Update job descriptions (e.g. add tasks or modify requirements)
  • Answer candidates’ queries regarding the application process
  • Provide interview feedback, when necessary and appropriate


  • Proven work experience as a recruiter or similar role
  • Experience using various interview formats (e.g. phone, structured, group)
  • Ability to organize skills assessment centers (e.g. job simulation activities, work samples, psychometric and IQ/EQ tests)
  • Familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems and resume databases
  • Good knowledge of labor legislation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • We are offering a standard contract rate with excellent incentive based rewards available.

published: July 21, 2018

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