Programme Manager needed at EFInA
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Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access EFInA is a leading financial sector development organisation working to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria. Established in late 2007, EFInA’s vision is to be the leader in facilitating an all-inclusive and growth-promoting financial system. EFInA is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Job Title: Programme Manager
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The Programme Manager will design, develop and execute EFInA’s strategy to establish and deepen access to financial services in Nigeria. He/she will use the breadth of EFInA’s pillars – research, advocacy, capacity building and funding – to drive large scale formal inclusion and ensure that customers have easy access to convenient and trustworthy financial products/services. He/she will convene and work with financial institutions, regulators, relevant stakeholders and development partners to ensure a balanced approach to building trusted, robust and pervasive financial services. Through these activities, the Programme Manager will support EFInA’s executive team in creating and implementing the services and structures required to achieve EFInA’s strategic objectives over the next three to five years.
Keep abreast of, document, and share information on the current global and local landscape of financial inclusion and the various channels for its effective delivery in Nigeria
Understand, identify, explore and advocate for policy reforms, innovative approaches and business models that accelerate the growth and development of financial inclusion in Nigeria
In conjunction with the Research and Communication Manager, conduct and disseminate research related to financial inclusion in Nigeria; produce focus/strategy notes based on findings
Develop a strategy for leading the implementation of innovative financial products, services, especially for the low income population in Nigeria
Work with the CEO to effectively implement EFInA’s activities as set forth in the Annual Business Plan
Identify and develop a pipeline of projects for the Innovation Fund; participate in the grants proposal review and evaluation process; support the Head of Innovation Funding in monitoring and supporting EFInA’s grants
Identify, maintain and deepen partnerships with key stakeholders that have a role in driving and deepening financial inclusion in Nigeria
Engage key stakeholders by communicating financial inclusion information, convening stakeholders to discuss and resolve financial inclusion issues, and providing capacity-building to assist stakeholders in driving financial inclusion initiatives
This role is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Background and Qualifications
The role demands a highly numerate individual who has the capability to work effectively and thrive in a complex and fast-paced organisation. The right candidate will be able to evaluate and synthesise large amounts of information. He or she must be a strategic thinker who is able to execute EFInA’s strategy. The Programme Manager must possess deep technical knowledge of financial inclusion in Nigeria including consumer behavior, product development, and value chains; the ability to apply global best practices to develop and deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria; and a proven track record of identifying, implementing and driving innovation, with minimal supervision.
The Programme Manager should have strong organisational and project management skills to proactively identify, develop, budget, monitor and drive EFInA’s strategy. In addition, he or she should have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, and possess the gravitas, credibility and track record for building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
The successful applicant will have a strong strategic focus, be results driven, and be committed to high standards of performance. The candidate must be comfortable with negotiating change, taking responsibility and making complex strategic and operational decisions. Highly adaptable, creative, and accustomed to delivering results in a dynamic and challenging working environment, the Programme Manager will be expected to make decisive and tangible contributions to EFInA as soon as he/she joins the organisation.
Master’s degree in Economics, International Development, Finance, Business Administration or other related discipline
At least eight years’ experience in development or financial services preferably in Nigeria, with either a minimum of three years in inclusive finance, agent banking, electronic payments including mobile money, women-focused initiatives, or the capability to quickly understand these models
Strong relationship management experience with the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
Experience working in a complex or pioneering environment and managing or facilitating change
Project management experience with relevant certification
Supervision and leadership experience
Experience in evaluating proposals
Interested Persons should forward CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org