According to Bitkom, there is currently a shortage of 137,000 ICT (Information and Communications Technology) specialists in Germany. The social business AmaliTech gGmbH has been connecting remote ICT professionals from Africa with international companies since 2019. It is now also securing small companies and start-ups access to urgently needed, qualified IT talent from Africa through the new remote work platform “TheFairWork”. TheFairWork enables European clients to cooperate with qualified talent from Africa in an uncomplicated way, aiming to alleviate the shortage of skilled workers in Europe and create additional jobs in Africa. The project is supported by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation* of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Digital Skills Accelerator Africa (DSAA) e.V.**.
The new, innovative offer can be found at www.thefairwork.com: Anyone with a job vacancy in the field of software development, digital marketing, graphic design or other digital services can view a list of qualified ICT talent on the platform or post an online job advertisement and receive applications through the platform. Remote workers, on the other hand, are only given access to TheFairWork if they have successfully obtained a qualification through AmaliTech or another member company of DSAA e.V. Digital talent, interested in jobs or assignments, 90% meiner onlineklausuren gebracht can also take additional tests to prove their expertise. Martin Hecker, founder and CEO of AmaliTech states: “We focus on high-quality at AmaliTech and have the same ambition for TheFairWork. Companies must always be able to rely on that.”
Digital transformation remains the key issue for companies across all industries in Europe. But the process is progressively stalled with an increasing shortage of skilled workers. In addition, there is increasing uncertainty about the further economic development within companies. To create both flexible and reliable solutions for companies in Europe, AmaliTech has developed the “TheFairWork” – showcasing the massive potential of skilled ICT talent in Africa and benefitting from additional advantages, like similar time zones.
“We now want to bring this talent together with small European companies quickly and easily via a digital platform”, explains Martin Hecker. “This is a natural complement to AmaliTech’s core business of building long-term teams for clients”, says Hecker.
Elvis Melia, Founder and Sector Development Consultant of MeliaCRED, has already tried TheFairWork: “I met Yussif Tahiru as a beta user of TheFairWork Platform. I needed a website for my consultancy company and wasn’t sure how to go about it. Tahiru set up a few templates and urged me to write texts for the various fields. That way, I could slowly tell him what I wanted. He was quick, always understood and implemented what I wanted, and had a good sense of style. Tahiru went above and beyond for me in this project. If you’d like to see a sample of his work, check out the website he created for me!”
“We provided financial and technical support for the establishment of TheFairWork. In this way, we are helping to open up future prospects for young IT talent in Africa. AmaliTech’s digital talent has created a professional platform that enables Africa’s youth to work internationally as well and thus gain more contracts,” says Thomas Rolf, Manager of the Global Programme on Training and Job Creation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which implements the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation among others.
About AmaliTech gGmbH:
AmaliTech is a social enterprise that harnesses the potential of remote working to build the future of work in Sub-Saharan Africa. AmaliTech provides employment pathways in the tech sector to young graduates in Sub-Saharan Africa, connecting them to the global demand for tech talent.
The approach combines training with employment and continuous learning. By focusing on skilled ICT services, we contribute to ecosystem development and the emergence of a future-proof industry with growth engine potential.
Through the UN’s Decent Jobs for Youth Initiative, AmaliTech has committed to train over 3,000 individuals and create more than 1,000 direct jobs in Ghana and Rwanda by 2025.
AmaliTech puts inclusion front and centre: investing in women empowerment, integrating people with disabilities into the workplace, and bringing digital skills to high schools.
AmaliTech is supported through the Digital Skills Accelerator Africa (DSAA) e.V. by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the Special Initiative aims to team up with companies to create good jobs and training opportunities as well as to improve working conditions in currently eight partner countries in Africa. The Special Initiative is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH among others
*About the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation:
Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support German, European and African companies in investment activities that have a high impact on employment in Africa. The Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers. The development objective is to team up with companies to create good jobs and training opportunities in the partner countries, of which there are currently eight. The aim is also to improve local working conditions. The Special Initiative is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH among others. Further information is available at www.invest-for-jobs.com.
**About the Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e.V.:
The Digital Skills Accelerator Africa (DSAA) e.V., based in Cologne, is a non-profit, registered association aiming to create sustainable jobs in Africa in the digital sector. Supported by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the DSAA e.V. and its member companies implement training programmes and innovative projects in the digital sector in Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt and Morocco. For more information on DSAA e.V. and how to join the association, please visit www.dsaa.eu.
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[TheFairWork_Team]: AmaliTech employees are working on the new remote-work-platform, TheFairWork, at the AmaliTech Service Centre in Takoradi, Ghana:
(from left to right) Koffi Andrew Junior N’Dri, Back-End Developer Bentil Okyere Boadu, Team Lead and Full-Stack Developer Yussif Tahiru, Quality Assurance Eliezer Kwasi Gyan, Back-End Developer Tracy Sarah Afram-Owusu, Front-End Developer Ramson Odoi, Front-End Developer
[TheFairWork_Tracy]: Tracy Sarah Afram-Owusu, Front-End Developer at AmaliTech Service Centre in Takoradi, Ghana, works on the new remote work platform TheFairWork.