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 110 partners in 50 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
Combining cutting edge innovation and a deep understanding of client need, Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions team offers our partners and the industry unique and strategic insights and operational expertise grounded in decades of hands on support to leading financial service providers (FSPs). Global Advisory Solutions leverages innovations in financial services to lower cost and increase quality at scale, helping to build sustainable and scalable institutions focused on serving the financial needs of underserved individuals and small businesses. Bringing customer centric, data-driven, tech-enabled solutions and tools, the Global Advisory Solutions team delivers advisory support to FSPs through 5 key service offerings: Growth Strategy and Planning; Customer Strategy and Product Development; Digital Channels; Risk and Credit Analytics; and Business Processes and Operational Efficiency. Our services incorporate a deep understanding of customer needs, and help FSPs capitalize on the value of their data, leveraging technology and automation to transform their business processes, and reach their customers through the most cost-effective and convenient digital channels.
Accion currently provides advisory support in South and South East Asia to partners in India and Myanmar. In this position you will have oversight for GLAS’ current portfolio of advisory projects in the region, and serve as a senior GLAS resource for digital financial services in the region. This will include bringing new and appropriate technologies and channels to our partners, as well as identifying new business opportunities for GLAS’ expertise, including the expansion of Accion’s footprint in select priority countries (such as Pakistan and Indonesia).
ASIA PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND ADVISORY SERVICES
As the Program Manager in the Asia region, you will be responsible for managing, supervising and supporting the implementation of the Global Advisory Solutions team service offerings.
LEADERSHIP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT
As a senior member of the team, you will contribute to the overall strategy and operation of Global Advisory Solutions and will ensure it is implemented in the region in the most impactful and scalable way.
As part of the Accion Asia leadership, you will be leading the Global Advisory Solutions team’s Asia regional strategy focusing on identifying and supporting demonstration models that decrease cost and improve quality of financial services for the underbanked at scale. This will be carried out in close coordination with Accion’s Chief Regional Officer, who works across Accion’s areas of engagement (investments, advisory and industry influence) to build Accion’s presence in the region. This will entail developing and maintaining partnerships with relevant organizations in the financial inclusion landscape such as financial institutions, fintech companies, technology providers, government organizations, and others that can leverage Accion’s advisory services to deliver on our strategy. The focus of the Advisory team’s business development includes commercial financial sector players interested in developing and/or expanding digital financial products and services to better serve the underbanked.