Vacancy at Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA): Digital Financial Services, Lead

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.Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) is recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Digital Financial Services, LeadLocation: NigeriaJob DescriptionThe role of Digital Financial Services, Lead is critical for the success of EFInA. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Digital Financial Services Lead will:Deepen and scale-up Digital Financial Services in Nigeria through the use of research, identification of alternate delivery channels, stakeholder (FSI regulators & providers) engagement and capacity building, technology and technical assistance.Support the sourcing & structuring of DFS- related Technical Assistant Grants or Innovation Grants.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:Conducts assessments of the DFS landscape in Nigeria to order to understand the DFS landscape (products, processes & channels) in Nigeria and identify opportunities to deepen DFS and develop annual strategic focusUnderstands and defines regulatory requirements for DFS and engage Financial Service Industry (FSI) regulators to provide advisory on policies, consumer protection, risk management etc.Identifies and understands different market segments such as telecommunication, transport & logistics, FMCG, Oil & Gas, Construction services and identify ways to leverage these business segments for DFS uptake in NigeriaAnticipates the Financial Sector data and market research needs and works with the EFInA team to develop targeted DFS contentContributes to the development of the financial inclusion sector and EFInA’s position as a thought leader by writing position papers/ focus/strategy notes, for advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria through Digital Financial ServicesAs required, contribute to EFInA’s knowledge management by facilitating knowledge sharing sessions, creating training materials and ensuring these materials are consistently saved to the Group Folder for ease of reference and retrieval of informationSupports the Communications Specialist in developing and executing effective marketing strategies for key stakeholders that increase awareness of the issues limiting the growth of financial inclusion and provide recommendations for addressing these issuesIdentify technical assistance gaps using analysis from stakeholder engagement and industry researchDevelops strategies to enable stakeholders utilise electronic channels and support the implementation of such strategiesIdentifies and addresses pertinent issues surrounding supply & demand of DFS products through the Working Group/ Breakfast MeetingsWorks /interacts closely with stakeholders to build their technical capacity for the delivery and scale-up of DFS in NigeriaUnderstands the global electronic payments industry trends and emerging practices & innovations and leverages same to deepen DFS in NigeriaRepresents EFInA and deliver presentations at public events, as directed by the General ManagerOversees Specialists to ensure that EFInA develops and executes its DFS strategyManages Specialists to document the status of Agent networks & Electronic payments/Mobile money in terms of key stakeholders, industry associations, policies, regulatory framework, impediments to growth, and barriers to access for the low-income populationEnsures that the Specialists keep abreast of major developments in the DFS space by staying ahead of emerging issues, trends and opportunities in the electronic payments spaceIn conjunction with the Grant Manager, identifies and develops a pipeline of projects related to women, Northern Nigeria and financial capability for the Innovation Fund; review relevant grant applications and make funding recommendationsManages the budget and track expenditure for the DFS programme, as directed by the General ManagerPerforms any other duties as required by the General ManagerLeads, coaches and mentors the Specialists & Analyst  to  ensure  customer  focus  and  high standards of deliveryDevelops annual training plans for the DFS team for approval of the General ManagerMonitors, manages and reports on the performance of Programme Specialists, including setting performance objectives and timelines, and conducting monthly reviews and annual performance appraisals 

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