Thank you for your interest in working with Accion!
Accion recruits individuals with whom we can build a strong, mutually beneficial and lasting relationship. We seek to hire highly competent and dynamic professionals who are committed to fighting poverty and who share our vision. Some of the criteria we use to identify potential staff are:
- Specific skills and experience that match our needs;
- A high level of achievement in their career and/or studies;
- An approach to work that fits our organizational culture and values; and
- A positive attitude and motivation to excel.
In addition, we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and consider people at all career stages.
You will never receive unsolicited communication or e-mail regarding potential employment, or an invitation to submit applications to/from an email address that doesn’t end in “@accion.org,” Treat any such communications as fraudulent activity, and please never respond, send money or pass on personal details.
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About Accion Global Investments:
Accion Global Investments invests in established financial services providers (FSPs) that support underserved micro entrepreneurs, families, and individuals in emerging markets. Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved. In today's rapidly changing digital environment, we are also focusing on building the leading digital banks of the future, in turn reaching more clients, even faster. We work closely with Accion’s digital advisory services group, Global Advisory Solutions, and Accion’s regional teams to provide strategic and operational support to our portfolio companies, with the goal of developing commercially sustainable businesses that realize social and financial returns.
The Senior Investments Officer, Financial Inclusion will be a key member the Accion Global Investments team, bringing expertise in investing in regulated financial institutions that are developing innovative digital financial services as well as operational knowledge of how financial services providers can leverage technology to scale. The candidate will work closely with Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions team to help develop digitization strategies for companies and will liaise with company boards and management teams to ensure alignment on Accion’s company engagement and digital strategies.
About Global Advisory Solutions:
Combining cutting edge innovation and a deep understanding of client need, Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions team offers our partners and the industry unique and strategic insights and operational expertise grounded in decades of hands on support to leading FSPs.
We leverage innovations in financial services to lower cost and increase quality at scale, helping to build sustainable institutions focused on serving the financial needs of underserved individuals and small businesses. Bringing customer centric, data-driven, tech-enabled solutions and tools, we deliver advisory support through 5 key service offerings: Growth Strategy and Planning; Customer Strategy and Product Development; Digital Channels; Risk and Credit Analytics; and Business Processes and Operational Efficiency.
We have been growing rapidly and are seeking to strengthen our capacity to deliver exciting new projects, such as the recently announced partnership between Mastercard and Accion to bring digitally enabled financial services to over 10 million micro businesses globally. This role is critical to ensuring the success of the Mastercard-Accion program and other similar activities.
Accion is looking for a Senior Manager, Risk Data to provide technical expertise to the Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) Latin America team. Based in Bogota, Colombia, S/he will play an essential role in the methodologies definition to ensure that the risks originated in the Financial Service Providers’ (FSP) digital related operations, and expenses associated with the credit cycle (originations, account maintenance and collections) can be predicted and are acceptable to the business.
Using advanced data analytics, the Senior Manager, Risk Data will support three core areas to help drive sustainable growth for our clients: risk analysis (stability), credit analytics (insight), growth strategies (quality) and help our partners critically evaluate the risks facing their organization – both internally and externally – with an integrated risk management approach. With data analytics and the use of advanced statistical techniques will ascertain the effectiveness of product design, customer identification, underwriting, renewal, and collection policies both through traditional and digital channels. By focusing on understanding the environment and data better, the Risk Data Senior Manager will identify process improvement and product recommendations to help FSPs develop strategies to increase their efficiency, profitability and customer base.
Working as part of a global, cross-functional team, the Senior Manager, Risk Data will represent Accion as an advisor to our clients, build client relationships and support a variety of risk and credit analytics activities and strategies for our clients. The ideal candidate will possess excellent people, project management, and capacity building skills, and a deep understanding of data analytics, risk modeling, and credit underwriting, collections and renewals for FSPs in emerging markets.
In this position s/he will be a key member of our Global Advisory Solutions team, collaborating closely with project team members to understand the needs of FSPs, and to advise them on risk analysis, credit analytics, and growth strategies that will ultimately drive scale, customer engagement, and growth with quality.
S/he should be comfortable working across regions and functions, demonstrate strong attention to detail, be highly responsible, exercise discretion, and have a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.
Accion’s fundraising team has a strong fundraising track record largely generated through corporate and foundation donors including Mastercard, The MetLife Foundation, Citi Foundation, Credit Suisse, and The Mastercard Foundation, among others. Over the last years, the organization has expanded its resource development strategies targeting more corporate partnerships as well as focusing on public and multi-lateral institutions. The Resource Development Team includes 10 fundraising professionals with expertise in grant-writing, events management, retail fundraising, and communications.
We are currently looking for a Temporary Institutional Partnerships Specialist to work with us for 3 months. Reporting to the Director for Institutional Partnerships, this person will work closely with program staff from the Center for Financial Inclusion, Global Programs, and Venture Lab. This person will build and maintain relationships with current and prospective partners, supporting our efforts to build consensus across programs to help raise over $10 million in institutional funding support annually. This position will aim to build more comprehensive fundraising opportunities on the collective impact of cross departmental initiatives. This position will support the team and the stewardship of current donors while researching new prospects, helping to secure meetings, and assisting in the development of concept notes, proposals, and reports.