The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is an independent think tank housed at Accion that works to better serve, protect and empower clients. The organization was founded in 2009 and has had many numerous signature programs including hosting the Smart Campaign, the Africa Board Fellows program (now Board Leadership for Impact), the Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC), and the PRFI, among others.
About the Position
Women make up half the population of developing economies but are excluded or underserved by the financial sector at a much higher rate than men, limiting their work force participation and contribution to global economic growth. Development specialists and governments have invested years of energy and resources into women’s economic empowerment and new avenues to serve women are opening. However, we still lack a full picture of the range of women’s financial lives and an understanding of what measures effectively increase women’s financial inclusion.
CFI seeks a strategic, intellectual and entrepreneurial leader and implementer who can develop and run a research team that will a) conduct groundbreaking research on gender and financial inclusion and b) use that work to engage and influence stakeholders for greater financial inclusion for women.
Leadership and culture at CFI
CFI is seeking a candidate with the following profile: