Financial Inclusion Programme Analyst

Job Summary

We seek an enthusiastic, self-starter professional with a commitment to excellence to join our Financial Inclusion Programme in Nigeria. The successful candidate will combine a demonstrated interest in financial inclusion and international development with a knack for non-profit, programme analysis and management and thrive in a start-up environment. The candidate should also share a commitment to RPA’s values of integrity, diversity, quality and trust

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Financial Inclusion Programme Analyst will work on the financial inclusion programme in Nigeria  which involves various project workstreams focused on regulation, technology, and product design to  enable digital financial services (DFS) with the objective to support the growth of financial inclusion of  the poor. More specifically, the Financial Inclusion Programme Analyst will provide technical and  operational support to the Nigeria Programme Director and Digital Payments Director. The  Programme Analyst will serve as the key operational contact and will ensure timeliness and efficiency  of all operational activities. The Programme Analyst will also provide support in local project  management responsibilities and liaise with international and local technical assistance partners and  project staff to ensure the Nigeria financial inclusion programme milestones and deliverables are met.  The Financial Inclusion Programme Analyst will:+ Provide support to review and manage the execution of all contracts, memoranda of  understanding and agreements for the Nigeria financial inclusion programme 

+ Identify and monitor all contractual obligations of all parties/ stakeholders of the Nigeria  financial inclusion programme  

+ Documentation of technical assistance requirements, review and analysis of Request for  Information (RFIs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) on the programme 

+ Maintain calendar of deadlines and deliverables for Nigeria financial inclusion programme  

+ Manage programme reporting process(es) including collation of various project status updates  from project staff and technical assistance partners, and the provision of overall programme  

status reporting 

+ Support Directors in the accurate and timely reporting of the Nigeria Financial Inclusion  Programme activities according to applicable timeframes and formats  

+ Monitor and process approved relevant programme expenses and invoices 

+ Ensure financial inclusion programme staff and technical assistance partners adhere to RPA  policies and procedures 

+ Work with Directors to manage relationships with key stakeholders including relevant  Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), technical assistance partners, consultants,  

external partners, and the programme funder(s) 

+ Provide administrative support including organization and logistics for key meetings and  workshops, management of calendars of Directors, travel arrangements, etc. 

+ Manage operational responsibilities, including processing payment requests and creating consultant/vendor agreements for financial inclusion Projects (that may not have employees or 

staff) 

+ Participate and capture meeting minutes with the various financial inclusion projects involving  technical assistance partners, consultants and project partners – and update the CRM with  

required information for knowledge management  




DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 


Education: B.A./B.Sc. Degree or equivalent work experience required; Masters preferred; 

Experience: 3-5 years of related experience in the non-profit sector and/ or consulting disciplines Skills/ Knowledge 

+ Familiarity and demonstrated interest in financial inclusion concepts and theories 

+ Knowledge or experience working with Nigerian Federal Government offices and the digital  financial services landscape in Nigeria  

+ Proven ability to multi-task and balance the workload and deadlines for multipleprojects 

+ Strong organizational and project management skills and a demonstrated attention to detail 

+ Clear and prompt communication skills, both oral andwritten 

  + Experience supporting non-profit operations 

+ Familiarity with non-profit budgets and income statements preferred but not required 

+ Familiarity with fiscal sponsorship and knowledge of a foreign language (French, Spanish, etc.)  and other languages (Hausa, Yoruba, etc.) is preferred but not required 

+ Computer proficiency, particularly working knowledge of Office Suite; familiarity with  NetSuite/CRM (Helpful) 




TRAVEL REQUIREMENT 

+ Must be willing to travel for client work as needed



BENEFITS The company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement and access to professional development resources.

APPLICATION PROCESS Applications will be reviewed as received, must include a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in financial inclusion, and your resume. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed. Position open until filled.



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