Job Objective/Summary:

To play a central role in supporting the team and partners to conceptualize, design and implement all the components of Digital Finance Services.

  • Working with other colleagues for the implementation of projects to build the organization’s ecosystem.
  • Engaging Financial Service Providers (FSPs) and other bank partners to overcome key barriers to reaching final beneficiaries through digital solutions.
  • Informing the regulators about technology solutions that can drive financial inclusion and support the development of an enabling regulatory environment through creative initiatives such as the introduction of new approaches for licensing and regulating digital finance service providers among other regulatory initiatives related to DFS.
  • Building an ecosystem that enables innovation in Fintech/Digital solutions for financial inclusion.

The Head of Digital Finance Services will execute the workstream through partnerships, relationship building and advocacy, and capacity building.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the channels, products and services that Financial Services Providers (FSPs) can apply to deliver digital financial services.
  • Maintaining an understanding of technology advancements, evolutions and innovations taking place in the DFS space to lead the skills development process within the bank.
  • Act as the bank’s contact person for all activities relating to DFS.
  • Coordinate all of the bank’s initiatives related to DFS including the assistance to the bank’s partners to develop their DFS strategies through a business assessment of the challenges/needs/gaps, diagnosing the root problems and recommending optimal solutions approaches.
  • Manage the engagement with financial sector stakeholders on DFS.
  • Work with the Technical Team in the preparation of partnerships involving Digital Financial solutions including the co-development and presentation, of proposals to the Investment Committee.
  • Manage initiatives on change management/capacity building as they relate to DFS.
  • Guide staff on technical areas as needed.
  • Additional Responsibilities as requested by the bank.

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in informatics, ICT-related field, economics, finance, or business administration or related field preferred plus training in a DFS-related field or honours degree with demonstrated experience in DFS at the leadership level.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant professional experience (private/public) sector and/or financial sector, and/or technology solutions for business and finance, in conceptualizing, driving and implementing initiatives.
  • Experience in coordinating and delivery of consulting services including proposal and report writing or conducting a DFS project in particular or a project in the digital sphere.
  • Experience in strategy definition and execution.
  • Knowledge of the complexities of digital ecosystems, interoperability and fintech digital ecosystems.
  • Ability to initiate and adopt innovative and creative approaches to analyzing and developing solutions.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the application.

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