Careem is hiring a

Project Associate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Do you want to help build a world-class institution from the region, experience the thrill of being part of a high-growth technology company, and improve people’s lives?

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organisation and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation in the region reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organisation that inspires and become a world-class institution from the region.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 40+ cities from Morocco to Pakistan. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges, is passionate about solving problems, is not afraid to work super hard, and is a true partner in the company through generous stock option grants. We have attracted strong regional and international investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Read more about us in the New York Times or Arabian Business.


You will be part of the Business Innovation team as a Project Associate where you will be cracking the code on how Careem can scale effectively. They spend their time focusing on the areas where innovation is needed and help to design and implement that innovation. This includes projects such as launching new technologies to increase our capacity to recruit customers/captains or developing an app that improves training proficiency or changing the organizational structure of a function to help them work better. They are the team helping Careem run even faster more efficiently at scale


As a Project Associate, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • To own the end-to-end design and implementation of specific work packages and thereby ensure the success of large scale projects together with the Project Manager. As part of the project team you will help Careem to run even faster more efficiently at scale.
  • Increasing automation, reducing wasted time, eliminating errors and improving the quality of the tools used (both internally and with customers or captains).
  • Project Associates perform root cause analysis of business inefficiencies, design effective solutions in collaboration with key stakeholders and fully implement the solution in a sustainable manner across the whole organization. To achieve a successful project implementation, you will also have the opportunity to travel to our key markets and drive the implementation on the ground.
  • This role requires successful candidates to work on various projects each quarter giving them a variety of experience across Careem (typical projects last 2-3 months and an associate can be working on 1-2 projects at a time).
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