Employment opportunities abound in Africa as VAS firm prepares to begin hiring

A leading VAS provider is ready to begin hiring for its African branch – and is reportedly aiming to provide jobs for at around 200 people. Comviva, which has been present in Africa for almost a decade with operations in 34 countries, hopes to create multiple job opportunities in the telecom sector across the continent.

“Today Comviva is the largest Indian VAS player in Africa, with over 30% of our revenue coming from the African continent. We are in the process of expanding our pan-Africa operations significantly and as part of this further expansion, we are building our ecosystem partners in the VAS space”, said Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva.

“Our training will significantly enhance employability and technology work exposure for people. Our larger goal is to enhance the capability of the workforce in the VAS domain and thereby help spread knowledge, better customer experience and overall prosperity in the region”, he added.

The firm currently works with some of Africa’s leading operators – including Airtel Africa, MTN, Tigo and Safaricom – and was recently commissioned to provide end-to-end management of Airtel Africa’s VAS services. The firm also partnered with leading content aggregators earlier in the year as a means of strengthening its content portfolio offering in the region.

Sandyp Bhattacharya, Vice President - HR, Comviva, said “With our strong growth in Africa we expect to significantly increase the employment opportunities, especially when we combine all the direct and indirect partners who will work with us to build our Africa business. We plan to create jobs for 200 people in the first phase, creating employment opportunities for talented individuals and providing all necessary training for people recruited directly from schools and colleges. We have already made over 35 offers to fresh technical graduates in East Africa”.

Comviva first entered the Africa market in 2003, when it deployed its dBILL billing solution for a leading operator in Nigeria. Since then, the firm has seen deployments from its product portfolio installed in 34 countries. Comviva’s Africa team is present in a number of countries across the continent, with support teams also located in Nairobi and Johannesburg.

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