Mobile & Branchless Banking Advisory Expert

About the Job

The LFS Advisory Services Division is currently seeking to strengthen its capacity in the area of mobile and branchless banking. In this context, LFS is looking for qualified professionals interested to work in upcoming consultancy assignments. Projects in this area are likely to involve feasibility studies, design of pilots and roll-out activities in mobile/branchless banking products and services with our advisory clients. 
Specific information on individual projects, positions and locations will be shared as and when they have been determined. It should be noted that hiring depends upon successful tendering for projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hands-on experience in the implementation of mobile and/or branchless banking programs in developing markets
  • Proven track record in designing and implementing mobile and/or branchless banking products and services
  • Understanding of and willingness to tackle operational issues in mobile/branchless banking product development and roll-out
  • Familiarity with associated information technologies (MIS, switching/clearing, telecommunications, etc.)
  • At least 5 years work experience in MSME finance as an expatriate advisor or in a commercial bank (of which at least 3 years exposure to mobile/branchless banking)
  • Strong communication skills, orally as well as in writing
  • Fluency in English, both orally and in writing

Additional Assets

  • Management experience in an MFI or bank with mobile/branchless banking operations
  • Experience in working in and managing donor-funded technical assistance projects
  • Ability to work in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese

How to apply

Candidates who meet our minimum requirements should submit:

1. A motivation letter of no more than one page, outlining:

  • Key career achievements relevant to the work of LFS
  • Motivation for the job
  • Personal strengths
  • Medium- and long-term career objectives

2.  CV of no more than 5 pages

Applications should be sent by email to quoting reference: MOB/LFS34

Remuneration will be competitive.

Closing Date: 30 November 2011