SEO Team Leader- Jumia (Full Time)

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners.


JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.


With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.


We’re seeking an experienced & a highly skilled SEO team leader to implement search engine optimization (SEO) strategies for our Jumia websites in english and arabic, including onsite optimization and keyword expansion research. Your goal will be to improve organic search visibility of our web properties/portals.

The successful candidate will support the overall goal of increasing site traffic and revenue through strategic research, outreach, content creation and execution of seo campaigns while assuring each maintains a positive ROI and adherence to quality guidelines by search engines.

This candidate must be a passionate individual who understands that search goes beyond keywords, rankings and links — and represents a discipline steeped in user-centered design and content strategy.This individual will also be responsible for performing analytics and reporting efforts on a regular basis. This candidate will report to the Head of Group SEO and to the Ecommerce SEO Lead  and have 3-5 SEO Copywriters as direct reports under him/her.


Main Responsibilities 

  • Design, execute & manage SEO processes, content strategies outreach campaigns
  • Develop & maintain enterprise-level SEO guidelines & training
  • Communicate with management, teammates & affiliate managers on expectations, project timelines, development and goals/results
  • Manage a team of 3-5 SEO Copywriters/Specialists (english/arabic) and be accountable for the weekly delivery of their established goals
  • Model the way for our SEO Specialists by demonstrating how to implement an established SEO strategy by “rolling up the sleeve” and actually executing it
  • Manage on-page and off-page SEO efforts by optimizing content, overseeing reporting, conducting regular SEO audits to increase organic rankings
  • Monitor Google Webmaster Tools to identify site issues, such as crawl errors and html suggestions
  • Monitor, track and report on SEO performance and trends
  • Research and stay up-to-date on new developments, trends and technologies within the SEO space



Required Skills & Qualification:

  • A creative and strategic problem-solver
  • A sophisticated understanding of organic search and content marketing
  • Team building, mentoring and people management skills
  • A deep familiarity with Google (and Bing’s) search services and analytical platforms
  • Prior experience using SEO analysis/research tools like Majestic, Semrush, or similar tools
  • Web analytics experience with knowledge of analytical tools such as Google Analytics, PoweBi & Google Webmaster Tools


    We Offer

    • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
    • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce sector
    • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
    • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders