Rockefeller Foundation backed launches to disrupt recruitment in Kenya


Kenya’s recruitment sector is hitting up with a new startup finally launching and promising to become a one-stop career development service that allows job seekers, irrespective of their level of education and seniority, to dream and plan their future.

With backing from Rockefeller Foundation, Fuzu, Swahili for succeed, Fuzu aims to help users gain competencies and ultimately to find a job that best matches their profile. A service that continuously encourages and guides job seekers to the right direction.

For employers Fuzu provides a set of sophisticated tools for identifying best matching candidates via powerful search and recruitment solutions and automated analysis of CV’s. The platform integrates online psychometric testing and talent profiling of candidates to the application process, thus making it easy to find candidates that best match with the requirements.


“Our research with job-seekers and employers showed clearly that existing solutions do not work and leave both parties disappointed. We need new innovative solutions that focus on the job-seeker, who they are, where their potential lies and how we can best match their talent with the employment opportunities.” said Jussi Hinkkanen, CEO of Fuzu Limited.

fuzuFuzu is a mobile friendly service that can be accessed with all devices, from low-end handsets to smartphones, tablets and PC’s, via an Internet browser, and allows users to learn about different career options. Additionally, users will have access to more than 100 courses in various competence areas from basic work skills to topics such as entrepreneurship among others.

Fuzu has partnered with the global consulting firm Accenture, which will provide more than 50 free high quality courses to learners who want to develop their skills and competencies.  Fuzu has received support from The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa initiative to become the leading pan-African career platform.