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Consultant – Mobile Money Product and Market Assessment

This job is not FLA Exempt.

09/15/2014

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Status:                         Contractor, up to 3 months (position open immediately)Location:                     Kampala, UgandaClassification:             ExemptDate:                            September 8, 2014Job Summary:  The Consultant will support Grameen Foundation and our mobile network operator partner in a) assessing the launch of a recent product and b) developing a preliminary approach for scale. This individual will use broad and comprehensive strategic and operational experience and knowledge of mobile money in East Africa to evaluate the service and the opportunity.Reporting and relationships: The Consultant will report to Director of Mobile Financial Services.Availability: The Consultant will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done. The position will require domestic travel of up to 20-30% within Uganda.Essential Job FunctionsRecently a new mobile money product has been launched in Uganda. The team wishes to conduct a thorough evaluation of early product performance. Additionally, there is appetite to scale this product to other markets, and a strategic assessment to prioritize and prepare for scale is required. Grameen Foundation is seeking a consultant to support this work who would be responsible for the following activities:Document current product performance by creating a manual which outlines:What the product is, including the value propositionGo-to-market strategYConsumer feedback from early usersCommercial results from UgandaLessons learned and insights into what worked well and what could be improvedSteps which need to be taken for replication in another marketIdentify market expansion opportunitiesDevelop criteria by which to assess markets for expansionWork with partner mobile network operator to assess the readiness and internal capacity of Operating Companies to launch the new productPrioritize Operating Companies according and share recommendations for expansionDevelop materials to be shared at a working sessionDevelop materials sharing learnings from the productRequired Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesDeep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s missionKnowledge of mobile financial services, preferably Mobile Money in AfricaStrong analytical skills and strategic thinking skillsExperience analyzing user researchStrong written and oral communication skillsAbility to effectively communicate with other team membersExperienced working in developing countries preferredHas deep knowledge of Microsoft office products (excel, powerpoint, word, etc.)Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree in Business, International Development, Economics, Finance, or related fieldMaster’s degree preferredFive or more years of related experienceWork Environment and Working Conditions for Travelers to Developing CountriesWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to working conditions and hazards which are prevalent for the location and/or country of assignment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is primarily performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. The employee may be required to travel overseas and domestically. When traveling overseas in a developing country, the employee may be exposed to: Physical Hazards (illnesses, noise, extreme temperatures, wet or humid climates, etc.) Road Hazards (unfinished/dirt roads, potholes, traffic-related accidents), and Atmospheric Conditions (odors, dust, fumes, smog, etc.).Additional CommentThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested candidates may apply by email to Lisa Kienzle (lkienzle@grameenfoundation.org) Please put “Consultant – Mobile Money Assessment” in the subject line. No calls please. 

Project Lead - Agricultural Finance

This job is not FLA Exempt.

05/06/2014

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Job Summary: Grameen Foundation seeks Ugandan or East Africa nationals experienced in development project management and agriculture/finance for an anticipated project in Uganda.  (Experienced Project Leads with technical expertise in rural and agricultural finance).   Candidates must have a technical background in rural microfinance and/or agricultural finance. Experience in adult training and/or organizational development a plus. The position will oversee multi-year development project activities including multi-year project planning and goal setting, budgeting, personnel management, and monitoring and evaluation of project. The position will be full time and based in Uganda, with travel to the field.  Local and East Africa regional candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.About Grameen Foundation:Grameen Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to helping the world’s poor address their own unique needs. We believe that all of us desire to improve our lives, and that all of us – even the poorest among us – can reach our full potential if we are given access to the right tools and information. With roots in microfinance, Grameen Foundation has a lengthy history of innovating financial products and services for the world’s poor, often by working directly with financial institutions to develop products that meet the needs of their poor clients. Education and Experience:5-10 years professional experience in rural microfinance and agricultural finance5-10 years experience in development project management, preferably in the financial sector. Experience managing multi-partner projects preferred.Experience managing project teams and key project relationshipsExperience in resource mobilization preferredExperience in results-oriented monitoring and evaluation preferredExperience in adult training and/or organizational capacity building strongly preferredBachelors Degree is required, Masters Degree preferred in Economics, Business Administration or a related field, or academic Degree in agriculture-related field is a plusRequired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Strong technical experience in rural microfinance and/or agricultural finance requiredSkills and experience in organisational development/capacity building and project managementStrong conceptual, socio-cultural and personal skills (writing, presentation, moderation, facilitation, communication etc)Excellent network to key stakeholders in the financial and agricultural sectorExtensive project management experience in a multi year project environment in East Africa, including experince in project planning, budget and timeline management, administration, monitoring and evaluation Skills in providing strategic direction and overall management of the local teamExperience in coordinating with global executives and ensuring effective communication of progress and/or changesExperience in designing and implementing multi- year work plansExperience in knowledge management and external learnings sharingAdditional Requirements:Ugandan or national of a country in the East Africa region; Ugandan nationalspreferredFluent in written and spoken EnglishInterested candidates should send a resume with a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested and what you will bring to the position.  Apply here.  

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