Advertisement for Recruitment of the Head of Financial Inclusion and Resilience Position
Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of United Kingdom and Rwanda. AFR is currently funded by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Sweden, the MasterCard Foundation, and USAID.
AFR is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programmes in Africa that seek to improve livelihoods of low income people and contribute to the desired economic transformation by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development.
AFR’s intention is to remove systemic barriers that hinder access and usage of financial services by low-income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth, and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including saving, credit, insurance, pension, payments, remittances, and capital market development.
The Head of Financial Inclusion & Resilience bears the prime responsibility for leading program development and implementation for AFR’s Financial Inclusion & Resilience Pillar ensuring that a comprehensive portfolio of impactful projects is developed and implemented to high standards. This includes leading the development of strategies for marginalised groups (women, youth, People with Disabilities-PwD, refugees, etc.) inclusion and risk management
The Head of Financial Inclusion & Resilience will lead analysis of the ecosystem within which the Pillar operates, understanding how supply, demand, and enabling environment, interact to support or hamper the growth and inclusiveness of Rwanda’s financial markets, and the effect they have on inclusion and resilience. S/he will constantly monitor the desirability and feasibility of the different routes by which beneficial change can be stimulated, e.g., new investments, instruments, partnerships, communications, etc. The Head of Financial Inclusion & Resilience will be expected to initiate and take responsibility for nurturing key business relationships (e.g., with regulators and policymakers, trade associations, private sector entities, technical or funding partners); providing thought leadership and utilising influencing strategies to support the achievement of AFR’s strategic goals
Reporting line: The position reports to the Chief Programs Officer (CPO).
Supervises: Intervention Managers
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Scope of Responsibilities
The Head of Financial Inclusion & Resilience will be responsible for the following key tasks:
Education and Qualifications
Job related experience and knowledge
How to Apply
All candidates should submit their applications by submitting their details on this link by 29 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (CAT)
The application should contain a Resume with e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.
All applications will be selected on merit and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
For any questions regarding the application process please contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified Rwandans and Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
Note: This position is open to local, regional and international candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.
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