CFI is seeking a Senior Specialist, Special Projects and Operations who can work closely with the Managing Director on events planning, presentations, social media, research, fundraising and internal knowledge management. The candidate will also work closely with the CFI Leadership Team to coordinate external events, internal knowledge management, travel and other business-related meetings.
CFI is seeking a candidate who has a good understanding of the inclusive finance field as well as the broader development landscape. The candidate must be exceptionally organized and able to interact with partners with limited guidance, share knowledge and expertise within the team, and develop and evaluate organizational systems for tracking and reporting on CFI’s activities, and contribute new ideas. The individual must have strong communication skills, excellent writing skills, and have a desire to learn and improve their research skills. The candidate must be a strategic thinker, understand the inclusive finance ecosystem and have some experience developing knowledge products—in particular presentations at industry convenings. Since the individual will be working on sensitive matters closely with the Managing Director, her leadership team, and high-level stakeholders, he/she should have a superior political acumen, a strong sense of discretion, and good judgment. He/she must be highly motivated, with a strong work ethic and the ability to juggle competing priorities. As a small organization, the candidate is expected to be a team player and contribute to evolving agendas.
The Senior Specialist, Special Projects and Operations will work with and report to the CFI Managing Director (MD). He/she will participate in departmental meetings, be involved in planning, and coordinate closely with all teams across CFI and Accion. Responsibilities include the following:
Program design, development, and management
Organizational culture (includes mindsets and behaviors)
CFI is seeking a candidate with the following profile: