Grants Manager, Fintech at Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA)

Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) is a financial sector development organization that promotes financial inclusion in Nigeria. Established in late 2007, our vision is to be the leader in facilitating the emergence of 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Grants Manager, FintechLoaction: LagosJob DescriptionThe ideal candidate will use their passion for Financial technology to drive innovative product design/business solutions among EFInA’s grantees by applying both technical and business skills in order to deliver financial products/solution(s) that are tailored to the customer's need(s) thereby achieving financial inclusion.He/She will help increase EFInA’s engagement with Nigerian Fintech community via opportunities with global and local partners (i.e. investors, hubs, operators, etc.), manage all EFInA’s Fintech-related grants portfolio and monitor their performance for success.The candidate will explore and implement non-traditional methods of engagement with Fintech grantees to create more opportunities for their success, research, write and regularly publish opinion pieces on the progress and development of the Nigerian Fintech ecosystem and liaise with technology press (online and offline) to ensure continued thought-leadership in the Nigerian (and global) Fintech ecosystem.ResponsibilitiesConduct market assessments of the Fintech landscape in Nigeria to order to understand the Fintech landscape in Nigeria and identify gaps, market-driven opportunities, and potential innovations to deepen financial inclusion in NigeriaUnderstand global Fintech trends, emerging business practices & innovations and leverage the same to deepen financial inclusion in NigeriaCollaborate with the EFInA grantees to build their technical capacity for the utilisation and scale-up of Fintech products in NigeriaFoster and develop collaboration opportunities with global Fintech organisations and leverage on lessons learned and technical expertiseManage all relationships with members of the Nigerian and global Fintech ecosystem (i.e investors, operators, hubs, technology press, etc.)Continuously scan and monitor the Fintech ecosystem to build the grantee pipeline for EFInA Fintech grantsManage the initial evaluation of Fintech grant proposals for submission to the Head of InnovationLead the due diligence process for all prospective & current Fintech granteesActively monitor the progress of all grantees vis-à-vis contractual milestones and Grant Agreement 

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