Status: Consultant (six month assignment)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Date: October 2012
Grameen Foundation USA is seeking a passionate and driven financial services specialist to lead GF’s work in developing and piloting an agricultural lending product for Musoni Kenya, a 100% mobile-enabled microfinance institution based in Nairobi, Kenya. Keys to success in this role will be experience in the Microfinance sector in Kenya and East Africa, strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously and operate in an entrepreneurial, start-up atmosphere. The candidate will be highly organized, with excellent analytical and communication skills.
Job Summary: With funding from MasterCard Worldwide, GF will be supporting Musoni Kenya in implementing its rural expansion strategy and in developing, testing and piloting an appropriate agricultural financial product to offer in its new rural branches. The Product Development Consultant will be responsible for engaging closely with Musoni Kenya to determine key aspects of their rural expansion, including target client demographics, key financial services market gaps they want to fill, potential product attributes, delivery channels, and the business case. In addition, the Product Development Consultantwill work with Musoni Kenya to prepare its first agricultural loan product for piloting, structure and manage the piloting process, and work with staff to integrate the product development and piloting process into Musoni Kenya’s overall product development operating procedures. The assignment will be full time for six months (with possibility of extension), starting in mid-October 2012.
Reporting and relationships: The Product Development Consultant will have dual reporting to the CEO of Musoni Kenya and the Kenya Country Director of Grameen Foundation, with dotted line reporting to and technical input from GF’s Program Manager, MicroSavings Initiative.
Availability: The Product Development Consultant will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to complete the tasks assigned.
Essential Job Functions
The Product Development Consultant will be responsible for:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Education and Experience
Interested candidates should send their resume and brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put “ Product Development Consultant" in the subject line.