The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is seeking a Director for its soon-to-be launched Board Leadership for Impact (BLI) program. The BLI program will be a unique peer-to-peer learning and exchange program to ensure lasting behavioral change—with a focus on key strategic leadership challenges and risks, particularly those associated with digital financial services. BLI will build on CFI’s highly successful Africa Board Fellowship (ABF) with more opportunities for virtual connections; deeper advisory engagement with institutions; content relevant to fintech and other providers beyond microfinance institutions (MFIs); and ongoing annual seminars focused on the pressing issues relevant to boards and senior management. In addition to strengthening efforts in Africa, this initiative will bring the program to Asia.
We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious individual with a passion for financial inclusion, as well as an interest in social investing, and corporate governance. The ideal candidate will have strong business and financial management skills, as well as operations and relationship development. The Program Director will provide strong project and team management, balancing the competing requirements of multiple priorities to ensure that: high-quality work is produced, deadlines are met, staffing appropriately meets workflow, funding is sufficient, partnerships are developed and maintained, complex budgets are well managed, and that staff are provided with direction, motivation and feedback.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Business Management: Ensure staff work plans are well coordinated with the financial and personnel resources needed to meet tight timelines with high-quality work. Coordinate and lead concurrent projects including revenue generation from tuition, monthly budget tracking, regular staff meetings, partnership coordination, and forward planning.
Essential skills and experience:
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.