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 services. We understand that to make lasting change we need to focus on creating viable solutions that will provide long-term, positive impact on the customers we seek to serve. You will serve as a key member of both our advisory and resource development teams, developing and sourcing new partnerships and resources to develop the innovative products and services that will help 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 will work closely with colleagues across the organization. We 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.
Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team is looking for a Director, Digital Product Solutions who will be responsible for spearheading the creation of innovative, customer-centric, and scalable financial solutions in emerging markets. Working as part of a global, cross-functional team, s/he will provide technical expertise in digital product development from discovery through implementation to support the customer growth strategies of our financial service provider (FSP) partners.
The Director, Digital Product Solutions has a deep understanding of product design methods and tools, data/business analytics, digital distribution channels, behavioral economics, and UI/UX. S/he will work on an array of financial products and services, including digitally-enabled supply chain finance, innovative credit and savings solutions, and disruptive payment channels and is passionate about re-imagining the delivery of financial products to underserved customers in today’s digital society.
The person in this position will be located in Bogota, Colombia.
Advise FSP clients on digital product strategy and design of innovative digital products
Lead the design and development of innovative digital financial products
Contribute to GLAS strategy, business development, and thought leadership