Country Manager // Nigeria

Growth and New Markets




An exceptional challenge must be met by exceptional people. Every day, we are inspired by the opportunity to collaborate and learn from our talented colleagues. Smart, passionate and driven, we take pride in what we do together, as JUMOnauts.

About this job

As Country Manager // Nigeria you will be accountable for the success of JUMO within Nigeria.  You will be responsible for operationalising and growing the business in line with the JUMO Growth and New Markets (GNM) strategy by deploying the JUMO technology stack to connect entrepreneurs and consumers to inclusive financial services. You will report to the General Manager // In-Market Operations. 


You will 

  • In coordination with other teams, operationalise the country strategy for JUMO Nigeria, aligned to and integrated with the overall JUMO mission and JUMO GNM strategy.
  • Drive engagements with existing and potential partners. Leveraging your existing networks, identifying key influencers and initiating engagements to build and maintain strong, mutually beneficial partnerships. Counterparties include:
    • Capital providers such as Tier 1 FSPs, MFIs, Government and Development funds.
    • MNOs, wallet providers, affiliates and other consumer network partners. 
    • Government, Central Bank and other regulatory and industry bodies.
  • Contribute to overall performance by maximising the value of each JUMO ecosystem. This will extend to identifying and capitalising on new opportunities, partnerships and industry trends.
  • Be the project manager for all new initiatives, enhancements and experiments run in the country. You will be responsible for reporting on progress of the project both internally with support from project teams as well as externally to relevant partners. 
  • Represent JUMO in-country at all relevant platforms for promoting and extending JUMO’s overall strategy for JUMO Nigeria.
  • Work closely with the rest of JUMO GNM & Group to deploy the JUMO business model(s). Therefore, working with the:
    • GNM Leadership Team – aligning local strategy to the GNM strategy.
    • Product and Partnerships – leading project teams to develop products and/or business models to be deployed.
    • Capital Strategy team – securing local capital via FSPs and other appropriate funding sources.
    • Portfolio / Prediction team – maximising portfolio performance and providing explanatory commentary to partners as needed.
    • Legal Team – negotiating contractual terms with partners/affiliates.
    • Customer experience/success team – ensuring adequate and timely customer support for all in-country products. 



  • Ability to manage external relationships across levels from Junior Management to Executives.
  • Strong commercial and business acumen, particularly someone that can easily operate across a number of disciplines and has the ability to think about all aspects of the business.
  • Intellect and sound judgement.
  • Resourceful and able to execute: Take full ownership ‘buck stops with me’ – ability to work independently and to make it happen, will do everything it takes to get it done.
  • Understands how big organizations work, but is able to work in a small, agile and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership experience in working in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to break down complex challenges into measurable work streams and to lead the delivery.
  • Good project manager who is able to coordinate multiple team efforts, track progress and report on key risks to success.
  • Ability to work remotely – must be able to manage one’s time and deliver as expected, as well as get other team members to deliver while working remotely.
  • Strong ability to build internal relationships, collaborate, respect colleagues, and work harmoniously within the team.
  • A self-starter, able to work independently and collaboratively as needed, and escalate only when necessary.


You will need

  • Deep banking and regulatory experience (at least 8 – 10 years). 
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • A strong understanding of mobile money platforms and related business models.
  • A wide network in business and government in Nigeria.


Bonus if you have 

  • MNO / Payments Tech experience
  • Experience at senior leader level of a recognised institution in Nigeria


We ask a lot of each other at JUMO, but we give a lot too. 


You will love

  • Collaborating with smart, engaging people in an inspiring work environment
  • Working for impact
  • Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support
  • Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges
  • Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery
  • Being autonomous and empowered to lead


Remote First

You will be based in Nigeria.  We operate a remote first working approach where working remotely is our default way of working.   You have flexibility where to work from, as long as you have access to a reliable connection and are set up to work remotely.


Diversity and Inclusion

At JUMO, we firmly believe that diversity strengthens our teams. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive recruitment process that cultivates an environment where all individuals can be authentic, collaborate, and thrive.

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