Financial Inclusion Sector Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya




CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are result-oriented to fill the following position:
Job Title: Sector Manager – Financial Inclusion     
Ref: SM-FI/2/2014
 
Department / Project: Financial Inclusion
 
Supervisor: Assistant Country Director -Programs
 
Location / Duty Station: Nairobi
 

Job Summary & Purpose:

The Financial Inclusion Sector manager is responsible for the public and private sector (financial and enterprise related) partnership where she is responsible for aiding business planning and decision-making tasks by providing appropriate advices in financial inclusion and micro enterprise development aimed at inclusive sector growth.

Responsible and accountable for the technical and human resource management of the FI staff and ensure efficient and effective attainment of program objectives and goal while also adhering to organizational strategy and goal.

Directly supervises Program/Project Managers/ Coordinators in their day to day management of projects/programs.
He/she coordinates the integration of FI strategies with other CARE sectors/programs strategies for a holistic approach in development in line with country office strategic plans.
In collaboration with the ACD-P, sector managers, CI and in close collaboration with the government and partnership with donors promote the growth of the FI sector in the country office.

Facilitates and supports staff competence through training, coaching and demonstration where gaps are seen and as part of staff development.




Responsibilities and Tasks:RI. Project Management

Task 1.1 Ensure the program/project managers and coordinators adhere to the program/project design and donor regulations. In collaboration with the program/project managers and coordinators; plan, lead, and coordinate the implementation of FI strategies to improved quality of life to impact group and beneficiaries in general.

Task 1.2 Provide technical support to the technical project staff to enable them achieves their goals, objectives and targets.

Task 1.3 Supports in the design of new projects and budgets development. Collating, preparing (narrative reports) and interpreting both financial and narrative reports for understanding, reporting to donors and for sector growth.

R2. Program / Sector Growth

Task 2.1 Undertaking strategic analysis of the sector, assist with strategic planning while coming out with both short-term and long-term business/ development plans.

Task 2.2 Work closely with the government line ministries, Access Africa, donors, CARE International, the private sector and both local and international NGOs for promotion and  development of pro-poor financial services aimed at strengthening financial inclusion strategies in the country for deepening financial outreach and enhancing employment creation.

Task 2.3 Work closely with the donors, public and private sector and INGOs in developing pro-poor financial and non financial products: while integrating the use of mobile technology and other innovations to improve on service provision.

Task 2.4 In collaboration with sector team; continuously monitor the FI initiatives and activities with the aim of understanding the appropriateness of the GS&L methodology for different environments. Review the GS&L methodology for adoption in different local environments and target groups to accelerate its growth and replication.

Task 2.5 Develop capacities of program staff, and any other identified stakeholders mainly through training to produce competent partner’s imperative for growth and sustainability of the Group Savings and Loan methodology and financial inclusion in general

Task 2.6 Work closely with the ACD-Program, sector managers and FI sector team in resource mobilizations through concepts and proposals development: while assessing the likely impact of such programs.

Task 2.7 Make key decisions on the directions of FI sector in the country office and represent the organization in decision making forums/ strategy forums for the benefits of the organization and the country.

Task 2.8 Engage and network with key stakeholders in financial inclusion in the counties, country and outside the country

R3. Monitoring of application of skills and knowledge

Task 3.1 Engage with donors, research institutions, consultants and universities for studies / researches for further development of the FI methodologies, social –economic impacts of FI in poverty reduction and using lessons for replications.

Task 3.2 In liaison with the country office and sector M&E team; develop sector M&E framework and ensure that all the projects/ programs log-frames and objectives fall with the sector M&E framework and finally develop tools and systems for tracking the developments.

Task 3.3 Follow-up documentations, case studies and statistics to ensure availability of information on the sector and accurate data in all projects.

Authority Level:  Moderate authority.

Work under the supervision of, in close collaboration to and with support from the Assistant Country Director- Programs.

Duty station: Nairobi

Skills and Qualifications

  • Recognized expertise and experience in micro finance methodologies including Community Led Micro finance methodologies, micro enterprise development and participatory approaches in community development.
  • Relevant degree – Business administration, Bachelor of commerce, Sociology, Entrepreneurial or Cooperatives development.  Masters degree is recommended.
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification and previous work experience in financial inclusiveness will be useful.

Experience: 8 – 15 years of relevant working experience in a busy organization.

Other Requirements

  • Evidence of good oral and written communication skills is required.
  • Self-motivation, initiative and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, technical, IT and numerical abilities are crucial.
Applications
If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV  and telephone contacts of three professional referees to:
The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya
Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke
so as to be received not later than 28th February , 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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