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Latest Job Vacancies in a Leading Financial Sector, 26th March, 2019

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KPMG Nigeria – Our client, a leading financial sector development organization, seeks to facilitate an all–inclusive and growth–promoting financial system in Nigeria. They are desirous of filling a key role with best-in class talent in terms of skills and experience for the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Head of Advocacy

Location: Lagos

Overview
The role holder will be responsible for:

  • Driving the advocacy and policy initiatives and providing technical support by developing and implementing relevant policies to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria
  • Driving the Financial Literacy initiatives for all demographics in order to increase the Financial Inclusion rate in Nigeria

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessments of current policies and regulations in the Financial Services sector in Nigeria to identify regulatory gaps and opportunities for advocacy to promote implementation of financial inclusion objectives in Nigeria
  • Understand the various processes required for drafting and implementing social and economic policies and regulations
  • Provide technical support to regulators in policy and regulation design that promotes financial inclusion based on compelling evidence-based insights from the Organization’s research data
  • Ensure the Organization’s research findings are used to inform policy reforms and/or stimulate product innovation by consistently disseminating targeted research information to stakeholders
  • Engage in advocacy activities with required stakeholders to solve industry problems identified during the Organization’s working group/breakfast meetings
  • Work closely with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Financial Inclusion Secretariat (FIS), National Pension Commission (PENCOM), National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) National Deposit Insurance Commission (NDIC) and other stakeholders to support monitoring and delivery of relevant objectives in the National Financial Inclusion Strategy
  • Understand the global trends or strategies that have been proven successful and leverage same to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria
  • Forge and maintain effective  partnerships with key regulators in order to ensure that they develop enabling environment to drive financial inclusion agenda in Nigeria
  • Engages in conferences, convenings, working groups, speaking engagements and other activities that reinforce the organization’s role as a honest broker and thought leader in Financial Inclusion as directed by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Contribute to the development of the financial inclusion sector and the organization’s position as a thought leader by writing position papers/ focus/strategy notes, for advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria

Other Duties:

  • As required, contribute to the Organization’s knowledge management by facilitating knowledge sharing sessions, creating training materials and ensuring these materials are consistently saved to SharePoint for ease of reference and retrieval of information
  • Lead, coach, and mentor the Advocacy Specialist, Financial Literacy Specialist & Associate to ensure customer focus and high standards of delivery
  • Ensure that the Advocacy team keeps abreast of new local and global trends and developments in policies/regulations within the financial sector or other related sectors
  • Ensure that any output from the Advocacy team meets the organization’s high standards of delivery
  • Work with the Human Resources to develop annual training plans for the Advocacy team for approval by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Monitor, manage and report on the performance of the Advocacy Specialist, Financial Literacy Specialist & Associate, including setting performance objectives and timelines, and conducting performance reviews and annual performance appraisal

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Good  knowledge and understanding of public (social and economic) policies
  • Good understanding of the policy processes from drafting  through till implementation
  • Excellent Communications skills
  • Ability to forge partnerships across stakeholder groups  and good stakeholder management
  • Ability to influence  various stakeholders at an high level
  • Good interface with financial services regulators
  • Good knowledge  of  qualitative and quantitative research process
  • Ability to use evidence/ data to underpin regulations/policies
  • Proven project management skills
  • Formulating strategies/concepts analysing
  • Campaign Management skill

Basic Qualification and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or International Development
  • Strong awareness of the legal, regulatory & policy frameworks that govern Financial sector experience (banking/management consultancy/development/research
  • Prior experience in policy and regulation design and implementation
  • Experience in using research/evidence to underpin decision making

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Digital Financial Services Lead (DSF Lead)

Location: Lagos

Overview
The role holder will be responsible for:

  • Deepen and scale-up Digital Financial Services in Nigeria through the use of research, identification of alternate delivery channels, stakeholder (FSI regulators & providers) engagement and capacity building, technology and technical assistance
  • Support the sourcing & structuring of DFS- related Technical Assistant Grants or Innovation Grants

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessments of the DFS landscape in Nigeria to order to:
    • Understand the DFS landscape (products, processes & channels) in Nigeria and
    • Identify opportunities to deepen DFS and develop annual strategic focus
  • Understands and defines regulatory requirements for DFS and engage Financial Service Industry (FSI) regulators in order to provide advisory on policies, consumer protection, risk management etc.
  • Identify technical assistance gaps using analysis from stakeholder engagement and industry research
  • Develops strategies to enable stakeholders utilise electronic channels and support the implementation of such strategies
  • Identifies and addresses pertinent issues surrounding supply & demand of DFS products through the Working Group/ Breakfast Meetings
  • Works /interacts closely with stakeholders to build their technical capacity for the delivery and scale-up of DFS in Nigeria
  • Understands the global electronic payments industry trends and emerging practices & innovations and leverages same to deepen DFS in Nigeria
  • Identifies and understands different market segments such as telecommunication, transport & logistics, FMCG, Oil & Gas, Construction services and identify ways to leverage these business segments for DFS  uptake in Nigeria
  • Anticipates the Financial Sector data and market research needs and works with the Organization’s  team to develop targeted DFS content
  • Contributes to the development of the financial inclusion sector and the Organization’s position as a thought leader by writing position papers/ focus/strategy notes, for advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria through Digital Financial Services
  • As required, contribute to the Organization’s knowledge management by facilitating knowledge sharing sessions, creating training materials and ensuring these materials are consistently saved to the Group Folder for ease of reference and retrieval of information
  • Supports the Communications Specialist in developing and executing effective marketing strategies for key stakeholders that increase awareness of the issues limiting the growth of financial inclusion and provide recommendations for addressing these issues
  • Represents the Organization and deliver presentations at public events, as directed by the General Manager
  • Oversees Specialists to ensure that the organization develops and executes its DFS strategy
  • Manages Specialists to document the status of Agent networks & Electronic payments/Mobile money in terms of key stakeholders, industry associations, policies, regulatory framework, impediments to growth, and barriers to access for the low income population
  • Ensures that the Specialists keep abreast of major developments in the DFS space by staying ahead of emerging issues, trends and opportunities in the electronic payments space
  • In conjunction with the Grant Manager, identifies and develops a pipeline of projects related to women, Northern Nigeria and financial capability for the Innovation Fund; review relevant grant applications and make funding recommendations
  • Manages the budget and track expenditure for the DFS programme, as directed by the General Manager
  • Performs any other duties as required by the General Manager
  • Leads,  coaches,  and  mentors  the  Specialists  & Analyst  to  ensure  customer  focus  and  high standards of delivery
  • Develops annual training plans for the DFS team for approval of the General Manager
  • Monitors, manages and reports on the performance of Programme Specialists, including setting performance objectives and timelines, and conducting monthly reviews and annual performance appraisals

Qualification and Experience

  • Certification in any global Banking Certification
  • Master’s degree in International Development, Economics or other related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years’ operational experience in DFS in Nigeria preferably with at least 5 years of direct experience in the use of technology to expand reach of mobile financial services to the low-income
  • Strong awareness of the legal , regulatory & policy frameworks that govern Financial sector experience (banking/management consultancy/development/research
  • Project management experience and relevant certification

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Deep Financial Services Industry Knowledge
  • Understanding of business landscape (regulatory, legal & policy frameworks) that govern mobile money/ electronic payments & agents networks in Nigeria
  • Agent Network Management
  • Familiarity with technology platforms & business models associated with Electronic payment services
  • Ability to build partnerships across stakeholder groups
  • Market Research
  • Sound strategy formulation and implementation skills
  • Strong Stakeholder Management engagement skills
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills
  • Excellent Communication skills

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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