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.
About 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.
Accion is looking for a Program Operations Specialist to provide direct support to the Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) Managing Director (MD), and to work closely with the GLAS senior leadership team to ensure that the department operates smoothly, meets its commitments, and is on the correct path to reach its longer-term strategic objectives. Based in Washington D.C., s/he will play an essential role in the administration and effectiveness of the GLAS team by supporting local and field-based staff with day-to-day operations and organization. The Program Operations Specialist will support and develop strategies for improving internal department and inter-departmental communication and knowledge sharing, and will play a facilitator role within the GLAS senior leadership team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent project management skills, be comfortable working across regions and functions, demonstrate strong analytical skills and attention to detail, be a proactive problem solver, be highly responsible, exercise discretion, and have a positive, energetic attitude.
Operations & Administration
Communications and Reporting
Client & Industry Engagement