Accion Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) is currently seeking a Consultant, Gender Specialist to be responsible of co- leading the definition of a women-focused program that aims to empower low-income women and women microentrepreneurs in Latin America, Nigeria, and India, who have been severally hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project looks to understand the challenges, needs and ambitions women have as well as mapping key organizations already working on women related issues through primary and secondary research, help to establish partnerships, support the definition of the concept and structure of the program components, support the implement of the program components in different countries, and help to promote and disseminate the program with partners and end users.
The components of the program include:
Working closely with the Vice President of Customer Strategy, the Gender Specialist Consultant will play a lead role in this ambitious project, in terms of guiding the team to expand its understanding on women issues and supporting key activities in the project: structuring and conducting qualitative research, turning the findings into meaningful insights that will inform the design of the program, participating in the program concept definition bringing the women lens, supporting the development of the program.
Location is flexible, Latin-America or US based preferred.
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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More at http://www.accion.org
About Global Advisory Solutions
Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team provides experienced operational and management support to help build sustainable and scalable companies focused on serving the financial needs of underserved individuals and small businesses. We strengthen our partners and maximize their impact by leveraging innovations in technology and financial services to lower costs and increase quality at scale.
GLAS is a global team of advisors with hands on experience and deep technical and managerial expertise in building and supporting a range of financial service providers (FSPs). We work with organizations in emerging markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia to help them plan, implement, scale and enhance technologies and business models that can reduce bottlenecks to and catalyze the growth of financial services. In addition to our advisory work with FSPs, we contribute to industry development through case study work and research, knowledge sharing, as well as training and capacity building activities.
The Consultant, Gender Specialist will work closely with the VP of Customer Strategy and the Customer Engagement team in Latin America and India. The responsibilities of this position include:
The Consultant, Gender Specialist will commit to 30 days over a period of 5 months, starting in August/September 2021.