Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a trailblazing legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
About Global Advisory Solutions
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.
This position reports to the Managing Director Accion's Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team. Accion currently provides advisory support in South and Southeast Asia to partners in India, Indonesia, and Myanmar. In this position you will have oversight for GLAS’ current portfolio of advisory projects and serve as a senior GLAS resource for digital financial services in the region. This will include bringing new and appropriate technologies and channels to our partners, as well as identifying new business opportunities for GLAS’ expertise, including the expansion of Accion’s footprint in select priority countries (such as Bangladesh, Philippines and Vietnam).
As part of the Accion Asia leadership, you will be leading the Global Advisory Solutions team’s Asia regional strategy focusing on identifying and supporting demonstration models that decrease cost and improve quality of financial services for the underbanked at scale. This will entail developing and maintaining partnerships with relevant organizations in the financial inclusion landscape such as financial institutions, fintech companies, Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) focused digital service providers, technology providers, government organizations, and others that can leverage Accion’s advisory services to deliver on our strategy. The focus of the Advisory team’s business development includes commercial financial sector players interested in developing and/or expanding digital financial products and services to better serve the underbanked. Your responsibilities will include the following:
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND ADVISORY SERVICES
As the Program Manager in the Asia region, you will be responsible for developing and executing Accion’s advisory work in South and Southeast Asia, working closely and in partnership with the Advisory team’s Practice Area leads (subject matter experts across core technical areas). This will include overseeing a portfolio of current advisory assignments with leading financial service partners in the region. Responsibilities include:
LEADERSHIP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT
As a senior member of the team, you will contribute to the overall strategy and operation of Global Advisory Solutions and will ensure it is implemented in the region in the most impactful and scalable way.
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