Talent Acquisition Specialist at Kuda

Kuda is a full service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly and save more. We raised the largest seed round ever seen in Africa, and completed a Series A funding round in February 2021, led by some of the world’s smartest venture capital investors. With offices in London (our HQ), Lagos and Cape Town, and further offices opening across Africa during 2021, Kuda is fast becoming recognised as the leading ‘Neobank’ for Africans.

To help us grow into the company that can bring meaningful change to the way people across Africa get access to great financial products and services in order to take control of their personal finances, we are actively looking for bright, talented, driven people who are excited by our mission. If this sounds like a great way to spend your valuable time, then please get in touch with us.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full time
Category: HR

Role Overview

  • We are looking for an exceptional Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our rapidly scaling team and focus on the recruitment and selection of talent into our business across all departments.
  • Your mission will be to source, screen and provide shortlists of qualified applicants for various roles.
  • In addition to this, you will promote Kuda’s employer brand by networking with potential candidates using online/offline channels to ensure that we attract talented professionals and reduce time-to-hire.
  • The ultimate goal is to ensure that we build a strong talent pipeline and employer brand to ensure that we are able to satisfy current as well as future hiring needs.
  • You will be joining us at an exciting time of growth and transformation, and your role will have a direct impact in shaping the workforce and success of Kuda.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with Hiring Managers to write and post job descriptions
  • Source potential candidates, including from niche platforms, like Stack Overflow and GitHub
  • Perform pre-screening calls to analyse applicants’ abilities
  • Interview candidates combining various methods (e.g. structured interviews, technical assessments and behavioural questions)
  • Coordinate with team leaders to forecast department goals and hiring needs
  • Craft and send personalised recruiting emails with current job openings to passive candidates
  • Participate in conferences and meetups to network with professionals and promote the Kuda Employer Brand
  • Efficiently manage all stages of the recruitment pipeline and report on all candidate interactions through our ATS, Workable
  • Onboard new hires
  • Promote the company’s reputation as a great place to work
  • Conduct job and task analyses to document job duties and requirements
  • Keep up-to-date with new technological trends and products

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience as a Talent Acquisition Specialist and a strong track record of placing top talent
  • Experience of recruiting for roles covering Africa would be advantageous
  • Technical expertise with an ability to understand and explain job requirements for technical and non-technical roles
  • Familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems and resume databases
  • Solid knowledge of sourcing techniques (e.g. social media recruiting and Boolean search)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of HR practices and labor legislations
  • Proactive and get-things-done mindset

At Kuda, our people are the heart of our business, so we prioritize your welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including but not limited to:

  • Pension
  • Competitive annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Group life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • L&D training
  • We are advocates of work-life balance and offer a 3 day per week remote working option

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Kuda are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Kuda is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent.
  • We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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