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Assistant Project Manager Job Vacancy

Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya

Payments Platform Project
Vacancy: Assistant Project Manager
The payments system provides a foundational infrastructure which is increasingly set to drive the future of financial inclusion in Kenya. All retail financial services necessarily ride on the rails of the payment system to some degree. 

The impact of payment system related transaction costs is usually especially significant in relation to the relatively small-sized transactions in which low-income households are engaged. 

These transaction costs need to be seen from a customer perspective and include the overall cost of accessing the system. 

Physical access is especially pertinent in rural areas. From a supply-side perspective, who can participate in the payments system and on what terms has significant implications for competition and the long-term evolution of the market.

FSD Kenya has been involved in work relating to payment system for several years through its Payment Platform project. The aim of the project is to identify the options for an industry led initiative to create an efficient and sound interoperable national retail payments platform. 

Day to day implementation of the project is managed by a project manager. We now need a highly driven individual to assist the project manager in the delivery of various project tasks.

Who we need
We are looking for someone with relevant professional background and highly motivated to work independently. 

You will be responsible for delivering a demanding set of outputs and you will therefore need to be self-driven and able to work against tight deadlines. 

You will in addition possess strong project management and organisational skills. 

At a minimum you will have:
  • Relevant academic/professional qualification (minimum of a bachelors degree).ƒ ƒ
  • Minimum of 4 years’ project management experience working in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrable strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise and be pro-active.
  • A solid understanding of the payments industry.
CLICK HERE to download detailed terms of reference for this position

If you think you are the right person for this role then send a covering letter and CV to 

Please put “Assistant project manager” in the subject line. 

Closing date: 4 pm Tuesday 9th December, 2014. 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to set up interviews.

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 is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya. Further information can be obtained from our website:

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