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Career Openings at Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA)


Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) is a financial sector development organisation that promotes financial inclusion in Nigeria. Established in late 2007, our vision is to be the leader in facilitating the emergence of an all-inclusive and growth-promoting financial system. EFInA is funded by the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

We are looking to employ a senior management staff to lead its advocacy & capacity building strategy and initiatives withing the capacity below:

Job Title: Head of Advocacy & Capacity Building

Location: Lagos

Job Objectives

  • Drive EFInA’s advocacy and policy initiatives and provide technical support in developing and implementing relevant policies to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria
  • Responsible for all EFInA’s capacity building initiatives with all stakeholders

Job 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 the 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 EFInA’s research data
  • Ensure EFInA’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 EFInA’s working group/breakfast meetings
  • Work closely with the Executive Management Level at 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 the same to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria
  • Forge and maintain effective  partnerships with key regulators in order to ensure that they develop enabling the environment to drive financial inclusion agenda in Nigeria
  • Engages in conferences, convenings, working groups, speaking engagements and other activities that reinforce EFInA’s role as an 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 EFInA’s position as a thought leader by writing position papers/focus/strategy notes, for advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria


Educational Qualification

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Statistics or International development

Desired Experience:

  • 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
  • Robust network among key stakeholders

Job Competencies and Capabilities

  • 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 a 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

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

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