Senior Microfinance Manager

About the Role

We seek experienced bankers and development finance experts to join our expanding network of Greenfield banks in West Africa, Latin America and Central Asia.  As a member of the senior management team, you will be responsible for either lending or operations and ensuring high professional standards are maintained throughout the bank.  This includes managing, developing and training a team of local staff and developing products and procedures.  You will also represent the bank in the local community, establish and maintain effective working relationships with shareholders, creditors and local authorities, and identify growth opportunities for the bank.  The team will report to LFS and the bank’s management board and apply the LFS approach to micro and small business finance.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates seeking to develop their career in a fast-growing global network of microfinance banks.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • At least five years’ experience in a bank, credit or microfinance institution, with exposure to SME, corporate or retail banking
  • Experience in a managerial role including overall bank management, with evidence of strong managerial skills and ability to develop the skills of others
  • Knowledge of commercial microfinance approaches and best-practice microlending technologies in developing or transition countries
  • Masters degree in economics, business or finance-related subject
  • A genuine interest in a long-term career in the field of micro and SME finance, and work experience in developing or transition economies, preferably in a start-up situation
  • Proficiency in English and either Brazilian Portuguese, French or Russian


If you are interested in taking on this challenge and would like to join our dynamic team, please send a covering letter and CV by email to quoting reference SM/LFS08.