Job matching platforms

Top three benefits:

  • Expand your workforce quickly and easily, for either long-term or short-term assignments. 
  • Check the workers’ profile and ratings, if available, before engaging them.
  • Let the platform handle (basic) training and payments. 

Top three challenges:

  • Not all countries have online work platforms. 
  • Workers might be less loyal to one last mile distribution company if new opportunities are presented on the platform. 
  • Gigmatching platforms have been criticised for not offering decent work conditions such as fair wage and working hours.

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  • MESH is an online community for entrepreneurs in the informal economy that has registered more than 150 thousand members. Unilever is recruiting retailers in Kenya through the MESH platform. 
  • Jobtech connects talented people to employment opportunities through gig matching, job matching, and e-commerce.
  • Instadriver offers an online marketplace to hire one of the 10,000 registered and verified (truck) drivers. 
  • Shortlist is an executive search and talent tech company that helps its clients across Africa and in India build great teams. 
  • Let us know who else should be on this list


  • The Jobtech Alliance presents current trends and challenges in Africa’s job sector.
  • This free online course on Exploring Business Models in the Jobtech Sector features speakers from the Jobtech Alliance, Caantin and M-Kopa. 
  • CGAP’s report explores how gig platforms enable financial inclusion. 

Listen to The Flip Africa podcast episode on the future of work.