About Us

Mobile Jobs Ethiopia (Mjobs) owned by Somtec connects employer and jobseekers via SMS. We are an online and mobile job alert platform with the largest number of jobs in Ethiopia.
SOMTEC, is an ICT and business consulting firm based in Ethiopia specialized in Information technology and Management Services. We are professional, dedicated and competitive individuals that assure progress and developments for all the services that we provide to our clients.
SOMTEC was chosen by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) to help develop Government Services on Mobile Devices through SMS, MMS and IVR services for 13 government ministries and institutions. The mobile solutions that were developed with more than 60 services for different ministries and instituions have platforms that are expandable to unlimited number of government services.  

For instance millions of 10th and 12th grade students in Ethiopia were able to enquire about their results and placement via the 8181 free sms service that Somtec helped develop. Some of the 13 ministry offices that provide sms based services to the public free of charge are National Educational Assessment and Examinations Agency, National Meteorological Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Anbessa City bus enterprise, Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority and Ministry of Trade. You can read more about this on
Our dedicated and experienced staff is now using its knowledge in doing its part for the unemployed in Ethiopia who may not have access to internet and newspapers daily. 

What is

MobileJobs Ethiopia (Mjobs) is Ethiopia´s first sms based job search which also features jobs online. It is founded and run by Somtec Trading PLC to assist job seekers into employment and connect employers with quality staff.
On Employers upload their job vacancies and search for potentially suitable staff. When using services jobseekers will save taxi fares to go and read noticeboards at a crowded street, buy newspapers that may or maynot have posted jobs that they are looking for and no need to bother with slow internet connections at internet cafes. We send a jobseeker the vacancies that he/she is looking for directly to the registered mobile number.
Job seekers can search for jobs by registering online the first time and later on receive job alerts that they are qualified for to their mobile phone via sms. 
Everyone is welcome to use to search for vacancies. It’s free to register and take advantage of the complete range of services.
Vacancies displayed on come from many different sources, including:

  • Public employers
  • Internet 
  • Newspapers
  • Noticeboards
  • Employers

For job seekers

We at would like to make it easier for you to get information about vacancies that you are looking for. You decide what kind of vacancies you receive by registerig your profile. Whenever we find vacancies that you are potentially qualified for, we will send you a summaried full information on your mobile.
As a jobseeker has a range of features to help you search for a job, including:
  • free registration for all seeking work
  • jobs across all industries and regions of Ethiopia
  • your own personal page, where you can create a job match profile, upload your resume and use our instant job list to find jobs based on your skills and experience
  • FREE SMS Job alerts sent directly to your mobile as per your preference and qualification.
For employers

In Ethiopia mobile users are 20 times more than internet users ( 1% internet users and 23% mobile users according to  the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This means we give you access to a wider audience in an instant by sending sms messages to potential employees that meet your job requirements as soon as you post vacancies. You don't have to wait for them to read your job vacancies on newspaper or go to internet cafes especially if you want to employ a qualified personnel urgently. Employers can post jobs on after being confirmed by our staff. 
As an employer has a number of features to help you find the right person for your job, including:
  • the ability to search for potential employees based on criteria in your advertisement 
  • high visibility of your jobs and instant reach of job seekers via SMS
  • a secure personal page to manage your advertised jobs 
  • phone help from staff to advertise new jobs or check the status of your existing jobs.

Mjobs was  selected as one of the 40 best startups from 400 technology innovators from all over Africa by Venture Capital for Africa, ( that was launched at this year's DEMO Africa conference, held in Lagos, Nigeria, on September 22 - 26, 2014.
We were also chosen as one of the 12 Africa’s top tech startups building amazing platforms (

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