Financial Service for the Poor Specialist(Team Leader)

Financial Service for the Poor Specialist(Team Leader) Job at Mercy Corps Ethiopia | Ethiojobs website accessibility $(function() { $(“#employers”).addClass(“ie-employers”); if (window.PIE) { $(‘input, a.button, a.standart-button, .ie-employers, .pagging a, .sbOptions, #currentSearch, #refineResults, #listing-details-menu, .instruction .instr_cont, #contactInfo, .products, .productLinks, #reports-navigation-in, #reports-navigation-in-border’).each(function() { PIE.attach(this); }); } }); Position : Financial Service for the Poor Specialist(Team Leader) Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Position Status: Full-time, Exempt, Regular   Position is contingent on new funding About Mercy Corps Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact. The Program / Department / Team Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004. In partnership with civil society organizations, private sector, and the government, Mercy Corps Ethiopia has reached more than five million Ethiopians with interventions to save lives and build secure livelihoods. Our programs emphasize market-driven solutions, reinforce social bonds, and help communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Currently in six regional states – Afar, Gambella, Oromia, Somali, Amhara and South Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) – Mercy Corps Ethiopia is driven by the mission to contribute the emergence of a peaceful, resilient, and prosperous Ethiopia which is inclusive of youth and women. Our strategic directions focus in promoting inclusive and dynamic markets; promoting peace and social cohesion through strengthening formal/informal governance structures and citizen engagement; improved natural resource governance; and integrated humanitarian response. Mercy Corps is currently seeking a qualified Financial Services for the Poor Specialist to support implementation of the anticipated, USAID-funded Highlands Resilience Activity (HRA) in Ethiopia. HRA will contribute to the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) 5’s “Big Push” initiative and has the overarching goal of strengthening resilience among vulnerable households in Ethiopia’s Highlands, resulting in 120,000 PSNP households reaching the graduation threshold. HRA will support these households in moving above the graduation threshold and to where they no longer require social safety net programming for household food security and have the capabilities and assets to withstand regular and predictable shocks. The Activity will achieve this goal by directly supporting households in increasing their on-farm, off-farm, and employment incomes while facilitating improvements in the market systems required to increase demand for goods and services in PSNP communities. HRA will be a five-year program with an expected start date during mid to late 2023. Essential Responsibilities PROGRAM QUALITY – ACCESS TO FINANCE Provide technical leadership and direction to program staff, participants, and diverse partners, including government, civil society organizations, private sector partners, communities, and households. Ensure high-quality program design for relevant technical areas, develop client-centered and market-driven approaches to deliver measurable impact, and ensure technical and operational excellence in the execution of program activities and services. Take leadership in identifying, addressing, and adapting to program quality needs and gaps as they arise. Collaborate with the Chief of Party and other senior technical staff to problem solve. Supervise and/or review the work of technical consultants. PROGRAM AND TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP Oversee activities that are responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards, and strategic plan. Provide training and support for HRA staff and partners. With local partners, develop innovative products and approaches to increase accessible financial service provision to underserved communities in rural areas of Ethiopia. Particularly focus on increasing financial services access for women, boys, and girls. Proactively pursue partnerships with private sector and civil society actors. Explore opportunities to use new technologies and/or products to increase financial inclusions. Integrate locally-driven approaches, gender sensitivity, and capacity building into all activities, as appropriate. Certify all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and program participant accountability standards. Train partners and Mercy Corps Team Members as needed. LEARNING AND IMPACT Work with the HRA Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team to ensure that monitoring and evaluation aligns with program objectives, captures technical learning, and incorporates learning into program adjustments. Lead assessments and development of learning products, such as case studies and short articles. Contribute to dissemination of learning products among program stakeholders. INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION As needed, represent Mercy Corps at program, government, donor, NGO, or other relevant events, in close coordination with HRA leadership. Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government, and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs. Work in close collaboration with the global financial inclusion team to spread learning across programs and countries.

Educational Requirements: Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills Degree in Business, Finance, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Rural Development, or related field preferred (Master’s Degree Preferred). Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience with US Government or other similar development programs focused on financial services for the poor, including credits, savings, insurance, payment systems, and remittance services, with an…

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