Misk x Tamara – FLI Program

A part of Tamara’s Future Leaders Initiative, the Early Career Program provides fresh graduates with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a high-growth professional environment. This enables them to explore various career paths, build a multitude of skills and develop professional networks while making a real impact on payments for millions of shoppers across the region.  During the program, candidates will fully participate in projects and assignments which contribute directly to the overall business strategy. 
Application open
27 May 2022
Application Close
11 Jun 2022
Program Start/End
24 Jul 2022 - 15 Jan 2023

Tamara is MENA’s leading payments innovator, focused on providing a seamless experience for merchants and customers through fair and transparent financial solutions. The company’s flagship Buy Now Pay Later platform lets shoppers split their payments online and in-store with no fees and no interest. Thousands of leading retailers across the region including IKEA, Namshi, Floward, SACO and Whites use Tamara to provide flexible financial options for their customers.

Tamara was founded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2020 by serial entrepreneur Abdulmajeed Alsukhan, Turki Bin Zarah and Abdulmohsen Al Babtain. It has since grown to more than 190 employees in offices around the world including KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Germany and Vietnam. The company’s $110 million Series A round in 2021 - led by UK-based provider Checkout.com - broke records as the largest-ever in the Middle East.

Tamara’s Future Leaders Initiative aims to identify and develop the aspiring young talent who will form the future of the workplace. We partner with top global and regional education institutions to offer fresh graduates, students and early career professionals the opportunity to make an impact on the future of FinTech in the GCC and beyond, while gaining first-hand experience in a high growth start-up environment.


Business Development


Brand & Communication

Partner Success

Business Development:

Job Brief:

  • Drive new business by identifying, qualifying, and developing new partnership opportunities for Tamara.
  • Collaborate closely with Partnerships Managers, Partner Success, and Marketing teams to strategize creative outreach campaigns and determine priority of outreach based on potential impact.
  • Manage the first stages of the Business Development pipeline by performing initial outreach and nurturing leads through various inbound channels, including phone, email, and social media.

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, marketing or related field graduated in 2019 or later.
  • Experience of 0-1 years in sales, account management, marketing etc., or a desire to pursue a career in sales and business development.

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Job Brief:

  • KYC verifications including sanctions screening and AML risk scoring assigning.
  • Compliance assessments and testing.
  • Transactions monitoring.

Candidate Profile:

  • Fresh graduate with a bachelor’s in Law.
  • Interest in building career with Anti-money laundering or compliance.

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Brand and Communication:

Job Brief:

  • Execute the strategy we have developed across all social channels.
  • Work with different stockholders (designers, PSM, growth, etc.) to deliver and post in all channels on a daily basis.
  • Track the performance of our channels and make sure we are on targets.

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • 0-1 years of social media management experience.

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Partner Success:

Job Brief:

  • Lead merchants go-lives through cross-functional engagement and close alignment with assigned merchants.
  • Onboard and train new merchants on products and features.
  • Deliver proactive merchant growth plans to drive long-term profitable partnerships, higher merchant satisfaction and expansion across products and markets.

Candidate Profile:

  • Fresh graduate with a bachelor’s in Marketing, Business Administration, Engineering or related field.
  • 0 -1 years of experience (internships at startups / previous experience in customer facing roles are a plus).

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What we offer:

  • Learning and career growth potential – grow with us!  
  • Build a strong professional network  
  • Make an impact by contributing to building one of the fastest growing startups in the region  
  • Opportunities to learn and develop new skill sets  
  • Potential for a full time position at the end of the program  
Program highlights
52 Weeks
Riyadh, KSA
Fresh graduates
Application criteria


What you bring to the team:

  • Saudi nationals
  • GPA 4/5  or equivalent  
  • Relevant internship experience is a plus  
  • Excellent communications skill in English; Arabic is a plus 
  • Strong grasp of MS Office – Excel, PowerPoint and Word 
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams internally; marketing, product, operations, etc. 
  • Ready to embrace challenges and be willing to work hard to achieve goals 
  • Self-motivated, extremely detail-oriented, and strong time management skills 
  • Strong analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and evolving work environment 
  • Willingness to step up to greater responsibility, strong desire to contribute to overall goals 

Interview Proces:

  • First-round interview : Getting to know you, a chance to learn more about Tamara, brief overview of the program 
  • Second-round interview : Understanding the expectations from your role and responsibilities, skill set alignment 
  • (If applicable) Case study round : You will be given a case study designed to check your skills 
  • (If applicable) Panel discussion interview : Assessment of the case study by a panel, testing problem solving and creativity 

Frequently asked questions

You can find more information about the program dates on the program specific page.

Yes, the video is a mandatory part of the application. For more details about how to record your video, please visit our application page for the opportunity that you are applying for. 

Yes, if you have successfully moved to the next stage of our selection process, we will notify you via email as early as possible. If we decide not to move forward with your application, we will also inform you after a short period of time. 

You will need to check with your university directly as this will depend on the number of hours required for your internship/co-op.

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Application open
27 May 2022
Application Close
11 Jun 2022
Program Start/End
24 Jul 2022 - 15 Jan 2023
Application Process
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  3. Evaluation
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  4. Application confirmation
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