Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
Global Advisory Solutions:
Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team provides experienced operational and management support to help build sustainable and scalable companies focused on serving the financial needs of underserved individuals and small businesses. We strengthen our partners and maximize their impact by leveraging innovations in technology and financial services to lower costs and increase quality at scale.
GLAS is a global team of advisors with hands on experience and deep technical and managerial expertise in building and supporting a range of financial service providers (FSPs). We work with organizations in emerging markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia to help them plan, implement, scale and enhance technologies and business models that can reduce bottlenecks to and catalyze the growth of financial services. In addition to our advisory work with FSPs, we contribute to industry development through case study work and research, knowledge sharing, as well as training and capacity building activities.
GLAS is looking for a South East Asia Senior Advisor (‘Senior Advisor’) to represent Accion, manage relationships, and oversee investments and advisory services to our partners in the South East Asia region. Working as part of a global, cross-functional team, s/he will understand the needs of our clients and advise them on the design and implementation of successful strategies and business models to drive customer growth and operational efficiency. The Senior Advisor will need to have strong business acumen, excellent relationship and project management skills, experience in financial inclusion and a strong working knowledge of the region.
In this position you will be a senior member of Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team, based in the South East Asia Region and overseeing GLAS’s investment and advisory services in the region. In this pivotal role, you will lead the expansion of key client and stakeholder relationships that represent opportunities to further Accion’s financial inclusion strategy. Serving as a thought partner to our clients’ senior management, you will provide advisory support in business and strategic planning to help our clients achieve their business goals. Key responsibilities include:
Relationship Management and Business Development
Serve as a thought partner to senior management and provide strategic advice to Accion’s partners in the region in key areas such as: