New Delhi: Mobile value-added services (VAS) firm Comviva will hire close to 200 people over the next six months in Africa as it expands its operations in the continent.
“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,” Comviva vice-president (HR) Sandyp Bhattacharya said.
This will be done over the next six months. The company has already made over 35 offers to fresh technical graduates in East Africa, he added.
“Today, Comviva is the largest Indian VAS player in Africa, with over 30% of our revenue coming from the African continent,” Comviva CEO Manoranjan Mohapatra said in a statement.
The company is in the process of expanding its pan-Africa operations significantly and as part of this further expansion, it is building its ecosystem partners in the VAS space, Mohapatra added.
Currently, the company has close to 70 people for its African operations.
“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,” Mohapatra said.
In Africa, Comviva is working with operators like Airtel Africa, MTN, Tigo and Safaricom.
Comviva first entered the Africa market in 2003, when it deployed its dBILL billing solution for a leading operator in Nigeria.
Since then, Comviva has deployed solutions 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, it said.