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About Accion:   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 more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.   Accion Gateway Fund:   Accion Gateway makes equity investments in for-profit, commercial enterprises that provide financial services to micro entrepreneurs and small businesses in developing countries, with the goal of building sustainable and scalable institutions and eventually enabling a financially inclusive world. As an investor, Accion takes significant minority positions (20% to 40%) in these entities and plays an influential role in the strategic direction, governance and management of the portfolio companies. Investee companies may be early stage or mature and most are microfinance institutions.   The Gateway team is a small and entrepreneurial group that is responsible for working with the regional teams to identify investments, execute deals in cross functional teams, lead negotiations with investee companies and co-investors, raise capital for investments and portfolio companies, execute deal documentation, track investments and, at the appropriate time, assist in orchestrating successful exits.   Position Summary:   We are currently recruiting two summer associates. The associates will be an integral part of the team and will be involved in Accion Gateway’s investing activities globally, including deal sourcing, analysis/diligence, transaction closing/process management, and post-investment support to investee companies. The role will be highly entrepreneurial and analytical, spanning emerging market investing, consulting/management, with a focus on financial inclusion.
Company
Accion International
City
Washington
Country
United States
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Company
Accion International
City
Cambridge
Country
United States
About Accion: 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 more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.   About the Center for Financial Inclusion: The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) is an action-oriented think tank that engages and challenges the industry to better serve, protect and empower clients. We develop insights, advocate on behalf of clients and collaborate with stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive vision for financial inclusion. We are dedicated to enabling 3 billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector to improve their lives.   Position Summary: Based in Washington, DC, the summer associate will work 35 hours per week with CFI supporting the Financial Inclusion Week and Latin America research teams. The associate will primarily work on outreach to stakeholders across the financial inclusion industry, developing and executing strategic communications, as well as aiding the research team with project support activities.   This is unpaid 12 week internship with an ideal start in early June 2018.
Company
Accion International
City
Washington
Country
United States
About Early DAWN Microfinance Company (“DAWN”)   DAWN is a microfinance institution that currently serves over 120,000 clients in 33 Branches throughout lower Myanmar. It is a fast growing company with over 400 employees, with plans to expand to new regions, to serve additional segments of clients with new and better products and services, to introduce innovations based on technology, and with an obvious need for more staff and additional departments and positions (www.dawn.com.mm).   Position summary   Accion is looking for a Chief Finance and Risk Officer for its partner institution in Myanmar, Early Dawn Microfinance Company (“DAWN”), based in Yangon. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader with strong financial acumen and with previous experience in banking or Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Myanmar or South East Asia.   Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Chief Finance and Risk Officer is accountable for the financial, accounting, compliance, and risk management of the Institution.
Company
Early Dawn Microfinance Company, Yangon
Country
Myanmar
About Accion:   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 more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.    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.   Position Overview:   GLAS is looking for a Digital Product Strategy (DPS) Director to represent Accion as a senior advisor to our clients, build client relationships and provide technical expertise in the design and implementation of digitally distributed, data driven, customer-centered financial products and services.  Using a blend of design methods and tools such as design thinking, voice of customer (VOC), and data/business analytics, the DS Director will spearhead our efforts to help our partners develop digital products that truly reflect the needs of their customers and increase their financial capability.  These products should have best-in-class UI/UX and be supported by behavioral economics principles.   Working as part of a global, cross-functional team, s/he will lead digital product development from discovery through implementation to support the customer growth strategies of our clients.  The DPS Director will need to have a deep understanding of customer financial service needs and how technologies and other factors influence their perspectives, experience and decision making.
Company
Accion Regional Offices (U.S., Colombia, India, etc.)
Country
United States
About Accion:   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 more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.    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.   Position Overview:   We are currently recruiting a Summer Associate to support GLAS with a combination of advisory work and program operations. Successful candidates will work on a variety of meaningful projects, such as conducting a sector scan for trends and innovations in data analytics, digital lending, and customer strategy; supporting development of GLAS advisory tools and processes, and contributing to key project work in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America.  This unique role requires a diverse skill set, spanning management consulting, research and writing, strategic thinking, and project management with a focus on cutting edge innovation and technology in financial inclusion.    The length of this internship position is minimum 8 weeks, with a target start date of May 15, 2018.
Company
Accion International
City
Washington
Country
United States
About Accion:   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 more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.    The Human Resources Team:   Accion’s HR department, headquartered in our Cambridge, MA office, supports the global staff in all areas in which we work. This internship opportunity will offer exposure to someone who has studied Human Resources and is interested in learning about global HR and being part of an HR team supporting a complex, high-performing organization.   Position Summary:   The temporary employee will provide support on various projects and tasks in HR operations and talent acquisition.  
Company
Accion International
City
Cambridge
Country
United States
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.   Position Overview:   We are currently recruiting a Summer Associate who will be based in Washington, DC to support GLAS’s industry engagement efforts. This unique role requires a diverse skill set, spanning management consulting, marketing, research, and microfinance with a focus on cutting edge innovation and technology in financial inclusion. Successful candidates will lead story framing, information gathering/synthesis, analysis, and production of thought leadership pieces to share learnings from and promote GLAS’s work with industry.  S/he will also work with the team to support GLAS operations and contribute to global consulting engagements as needed.   The length of this internship position is minimum 8 weeks, with a target start date of May 15, 2018.   Learning Component/Benefits:   The Accion Industry Engagement Summer Associate will gain a deeper understanding and first-hand exposure to financial inclusion trends, tools, resources and digital solutions for Accion’s FSP clients and partners. This position will work alongside colleagues passionate about working toward a more financially inclusive and interconnected world.
Company
Accion International
City
Washington
Country
United States
About Accion:   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 more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.    About the Smart Campaign:   The Smart Campaign works globally to create an environment in which financial services are delivered safely and responsibly to low-income clients. As the world’s first financial consumer protection standard, the Campaign maintains a rigorous certification program, elevates the client voice, and convenes partners to effect change at the national level. Nearly 100 financial institutions, collectively serving more than 41 million people, have been certified for adhering to the Campaign’s industry-accepted consumer protection standards.   The Smart Campaign seeks a Marketing and Community Outreach Manager to  build upon its positioning as a recognized leader in financial consumer protection for low-income clients, leverage the Campaign’s outstanding reputation, and expand our work in a constantly evolving industry including financial technology (FinTech).   Position Summary   The Marketing and Community Outreach Manager will play an instrumental role in developing a global communications strategy and base of supporters extending beyond the microfinance industry to raise awareness about client protection and promote the client protection principles. He/she will help to identify emerging consumer protection risks and mitigation strategies, and build the commitment and capacity of relevant stakeholders, with a focus on supporting client protection standards for financial service providers. This person will work with the Smart Campaign Director to ensure the success of the Smart Campaign while also providing support to junior staff and consultants as needed.
Company
Accion International
City
Washington
Country
United States
About Accion:   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 more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 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.     Position Summary    GLAS is looking for an Operations and Technology (OT) Director to represent Accion as a technical expert in the areas of technology and operations to our partners in the Asia region. Based in India, working as part of a global, cross-functional team, s/he will advise Accion’s partners on the planning and implementation of strategies that leverage technology and automation to transform their business processes to drive customer growth and operational efficiency. The OT Director will need to have strong business acumen, excellent people and project management skills, and experience in financial inclusion serving low income markets.
Company
Accion International
City
Mumbai
Country
India