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Finance Job NGO Kenya

The opportunity:
Head, Future Financial Systems – Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya
Established in early 2005, FSD Kenya aims to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty.
Working in partnership with the financial services industry our goal is to significantly expand access to services among lower income households and smaller scale enterprises. Considerable progress has been made over the last five years. There ¡s greater dynamism in Kenyan financial markets than has been seen for many years.
The results of a recent industry— wide scenario development process suggests that the use of new technologies presents an opportunity to dramatically further improve financial inclusion.

We need an exceptional individual with the breadth of vision and energy to lead FSD’s work to expand financial inclusion by exploiting new technologies.
Based full time in Nairobi and reporting to FSD’s Director, the position will involve direct responsibility for working with a diverse group of industry and Government partners, identifying and managing a range of initiatives.
Prospective activities include (but are not limited to) long-term policy and strategy development, regulation, direct investment in innovation, technical assistance to industry and research.
Who we need
We’re looking for someone with a strong and relevant professional background motivated to apply their skills and experience to solving practical development problems and making a difference. It will require an entrepreneurial attitude; you will need to be both a ’thinker’ and a’ doer
At a minimum you will have:
* Relevant expertise working in the financial sector (at least 7 years work experience).
* Relevant professional qualification (minimum of first degree or professional equivalent).
* Excellent communication ability (written and oral).
* Strong financial analysis skills.
* Experience of project management.
If you think you could be the right person for this role then send your covering letter and CV by email to Lydiah Kioko (
Please put “Head, Future Financial Systems” in the subject line.
FSD is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications must be received not later than Friday 18th March 2011,
FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee. Finance ¡s provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’S Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.
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