Women Agent Network Advisor

Women's World Banking, Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2021


Job Description

About the Organization:

Women's World Banking (WWB) is a non-profit organization that provides strategic support, technical assistance and information to a global network of 40 independent microfinance institutions (MFIs) and banks that offer credit and other financial services to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world, with a particular focus on women.

Position: Women Agent Network Advisor

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership on program activities that focus on rural low-income women and local agent and banking correspondent networks.
  • Identify opportunities to contribute to improving and scaling last mile delivery through improvements in channel design including recruitment, training and remuneration structures
  • Work directly with Financial Service providers (Public Sector Banks, Banking Correspondent network managers, MFIs, FPOs, SHG Groups etc.) to build and scale women agent networks to drive financial inclusion
  • Use Customer and agent data & market insights to design solutions towards building customer-centric products & delivery channels
  • Provide field based expertise, insights and recommendations aimed towards innovative solutions, including technology and agent network management recommendations, for increasing last mile delivery of financial services
  • Design and lead local training and financial literacy initiatives for various stakeholders including branches, BCs, SHGs and FPOs
  • Coordination among various organisations such as financial service provider associations, state / region level SRLM, NRLM bodies, etc.
  • Work with a cross-functional team and coordinate with internal project teams and stakeholders independently to ensure timely delivery of milestones
  • Perform other functions as assigned by the Project Manager / Team Lead

Skills & Attributes

  • Forward thinking, cross-functional, high-performing, collaborative team member focused on delivering innovative customer experiences
  • Excellent analytical skills, and the ability to synthesize data and information to provide a high-level view which is accessible to a range of audiences;
  • Good management and coordination skills, with experience in implementation of programmes at the state level, documentation of project reports, development of dashboards, and stakeholder management
  • Knowledge in the use of computer software packages for word-processing, excel, PowerPoint, databases and spreadsheets, and the internet. Excellent communications and documentation (MS Word, Excel) skills in English
  • Supports a culture of excellence, openness, and the encouragement of new ideas;
  • Availability to travel within India for field visits in rural India

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in related field including business, finance, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience of working in Rural India focused on rural distribution channels & aggregators, especially women agent networks
  • Fluency in English and Hindi

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in financial service industry or in development sector in rural financial inclusion
  • Successful track record of designing, developing and/or supporting implementation of financial inclusion initiatives in rural areas, including NRLM/SRLM programs.
  • Experience working with international agencies will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and successfully achieve objectives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines.
  • Proven collaborative, negotiation, and persuasion skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; and ability to work with remote teams.
  • Prior experience in financial service industry or in development sector in rural financial inclusion
  • Successful track record of designing, developing and/or supporting implementation of financial inclusion initiatives in rural areas, including NRLM/SRLM programs.
  • Experience working with international agencies will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and successfully achieve objectives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines.
  • Proven collaborative, negotiation, and persuasion skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; and ability to work with remote teams.

Source:https://www.womensworldbanking.org/work-for-us/rfq-rural-agent-banking-consultant-in-india/


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