Jobs at Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA)

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

EFInA is seeking to recruit dynamic, strategic, and committed individuals to newly defined roles to build on its current achievements and accelerate the impact of financial inclusion in Nigeria. EFInA is a rapidly growing organisation with considerable influence in the financial sector. Employment with EFInA offers an exceptional and challenging opportunity for the right candidate.
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Location:
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study: Economics
Required Grade: Not Specified
The Associate will support Programme Managers towards the achievement of EFInA’s five year strategy by conducting analysis, providing strategic planning support, and supporting delivery of programme activities.

The Associate will conduct insightful and compelling analysis to provide Programme Managers with relevant information that can be used to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria. He/she will also support implementation of financial inclusion strategies through day-to-day project management of EFInA’s activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Conduct in-depth analysis to support the Programme Managers in developing specific strategies for EFInA’s strategic areas and cross cutting themes
    Keep abreast of relevant developments related to EFInA’s strategic areas and cross cutting themes, and provide Programme Managers with relevant information
    Contribute to the writing of internal and external reports and publications
    Support the Programme Managers in delivering against approved strategies, including providing project management support for activities
    Monitor the impact of EFInA’s programme activities and provide input to final reports
    Help Programme Managers identify relevant stakeholders whom EFInA can engage to promote financial inclusion
    Support Programme Managers in managing working groups or other relevant industry bodies
    Contribute input to quarterly reports and provide other status reporting as required

This role is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Associate will have foundational business skills, a strong analytical mind and the desire and ability to quickly learn about EFInA’s strategic focus areas.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of success and a passion for social impact. He or she must have good project management skills, be a proactive problem solver, and be able to engage with external stakeholders. The successful applicant will be results driven and committed to high standards of performance. He or she will be adaptable, creative, and accustomed to delivering results in a dynamic, fast-paced and fluid working environment.

Essential:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Anthropology, International Development, Public Policy or related field, from a reputable institution
    Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience
    Experience conducting desk research, handling a variety of information sources and producing relevant reports
    Proven ability to synthesise implications from data
    Experience successfully managing projects to meet deadlines and quality standards
    Commitment to the financial inclusion agenda