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Payments Manager Job Vacancy

The opportunity

FSD Kenya ¡s managing the development and implementation of large scale government payment programmes across Kenya. Among these is the Hunger Safety Net Project (HSNP), a partnership between the Kenya Government, Department for International Development (DFID) and other development agencies.

HSNP has been undertaking a major cash transfer pilot scheme in the arid and semi-arid regions of the country over the past three years.

FSD Kenya took the responsibility of managing the payment element of this pilot on behalf of DFID and will continue managing and supporting government to person (G2P) payment solutions.

FSD now requires a full-time project manager who will be in charge of:
  • The overall management of its Government Payments Project;
  • Supporting research and knowledge enhancement by commissioning research exercises into relevant topics in the payments area;
  • Identifying and developing initiatives in the formal financial system theme area; and,
  • Identifying creative ways of disseminating project results to maximise impact on financial markets development.
Who we need

Mandatory requirements for this post are:
  • Experience of successful project management,
  • Relevant academic/professional qualification (minimum of bachelor degree level),
  • At least three years working in the financial sector in Kenya.
Interested applicants are encouraged to consult the ToRs for this post from our website (under Opportunities).

Candidates must demonstrate their ability to meet the terms of this assignment as stipulated in the ToRs.

A covering letter and CV should be sent by email to Lydiah Kioko (

Please put “G2P Payments Manager” in the subject line.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: Tuesday 13th December 2011.

FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered ¡n Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee.

Finance is 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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