Senior Public Policy Manager, Francophone Region

Dakar, Senegal View all jobs

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. Now, we have millions of users across six countries and are growing fast.

Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent and that's where you come in.....

How you'll help us achieve it

We are looking for a Senior Public Policy Manager based in Senegal. A seasoned professional with a deep understanding of financial inclusion, policy formulation, and enforcement in the financial sector, WAEMU, and the francophone region. Someone who is familiar and well-versed with various business models and has extensive networks both in the private and public sectors. 

You'll be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders as we rapidly scale our business in the WAEMU region. You will report to the Group Head of Public Policy (with a dotted reporting to the local country General Manager). 

In this role, you will:

Have Strategic Level Contribution

Ensure Stakeholder and Relationship Management

Work with Communications

Key details

Requirements

You might be a good fit if you

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world.
  • We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We raised the largest Series A in Africa in 2021. Our world-class investors, include Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator, and Partech Africa.
  • In 2022, we were on Y Combinator's top 50 companies by revenue.

How to apply

Fill out the form below, and upload a resume in English.

Please add a cover letter describing your interest in Wave and the role. 

Wave is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.