Accion's Global Advisory Soutions (GLAS) team is looking for a Program Management and Operations Specialist to support and develop strategies for communication and knowledge sharing and play a facilitator role within the GLAS leadership team. This position will also support key department-wide initiatives each year, ensuring high-quality project execution and a collaborative and supportive work environment.
This position reports directly into the Managing Director (MD) of the Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team and is a key part in creating an environment that is supportive, operates smoothly, meets its commitments and is on track to meeting the departments goals.
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 nearly 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 160 partners in 55 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
About Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS):
We are a diverse and close-knit global team with one common social purpose: building a financially inclusive world for small businesses and low income households. We are passionate about what we do – working with a wide range of financial service providers and other partners across the world to create to build sustainable businesses to achieve financial inclusion. We enjoy solving problems, being exposed to new ideas, sharing information, and asking, “what if?” In this position, you will be in the center of it all. Working closely with the MD and our regional managers, you will be a key supportive team member for the GLAS leadership and collaborate with co-workers who are industry experts with diverse backgrounds, being part of a team that is shaping and challenging the industry. You will work to support our global program management efforts; lead our internal communications initiatives and collaborate with other teams to support external communications; oversee board and management reporting; contribute to industry engagements and GLAS thought-leadership efforts.
Why you should consider working with us:
We strive for impact. Everything that we do begins with an understanding of the end user customer, and how we can improve their access and usage of financial. We understand that to make lasting change we need to focus on creating viable solutions that will provide a lasting, positive impact on the customers we seek to serve. You will be a key part of our global program management office and be part of the teams and discussion groups that are developing innovative products and services to achieve this goal.
We are ambitious AND promote a supportive work environment. We work hard but we have a lot of fun doing it together. We are an agile, action-oriented team with a high level of trust. As a member of our team, you will have an ambitious agenda, but you will get lots of support and learning opportunities from your managers and peers—in addition to regular learning events, an individual professional development benefit, peer brainstorm and review opportunities, as well as opportunities to contribute to thought leadership efforts. We also surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning.
We are part of a powerful network. We are constantly learning and growing through our inter-regional knowledge exchange across our global teams and partners. You will get the opportunity to interact with and learn from an impressive global network.
In this position you will need excellent project management skills and be comfortable working across regions and functions. We will expect you to use your analytical skills, be a proactive problem solver and take ownership of your work. As the Program Management and Operations Specialist, you will: