Senior Manager – Private Sector Development job at MicroSave Consulting
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Vacancy title:
Senior Manager – Private Sector Development

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Management ]

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MicroSave Consulting

Deadline of this Job:
31 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Senior Manager – Private Sector Development
The Senior Manager – Private Sector Development (PSD) will have specific responsibilities that include:
• Build a business as the lead for the PSD practice group under the Anglophone Africa domain of MSC,
• Lead delivery of technical assistance to clients while ensuring high quality of delivery, and strict adherence to timelines,
• Mentor junior team members and help them in their professional development,
• Contribute to organizational development by being a team player, and upholding organizational culture, values, and reputation,
• Develop and publish knowledge resources by identifying key issues, lessons learned, and best practices in programs and projects undertaken with different clients and geographies,
• Openness and willingness to travel and spend over 50% of the time on on-site assignments.

Detailed responsibilities:

Business development
• Conceptualize programs and scope funding for the same from international development agencies, multilateral, and governments,
• Lead concept and proposal writing for projects on diverse opportunities to enhance financial, social, and economic inclusion through inclusive banking and financial services approach,
• Relationship management with key stakeholders, including funding partners, clients, policymakers, and government agencies,
• Author or co-author thematic publications to be developed from field experiences,
• Actively engage in marketing activities and participate in digital media dialogues.

Lead and support technical design and delivery of projects
• Develop, lead, and deliver technical projects on private sector development projects for social, financial, and economic inclusion,
• Manage training and capacity building of participants from various sectors.

Business execution

• Participate in project set-up and de-briefing meetings,
• Lead and deliver on projects and assignments,
• Execute projects with the utmost diligence, attention to detail, and focus on quality,
• Make presentations of outputs of consulting projects to senior management of clients, policymakers, and government ministries,
• Review reports and presentations developed by practice group team members,
• Lead report writing and data analysis,
• Develop linkages with key staff of the client to gather project-related information,
• Review training courses delivered, the curriculum developed, and technical assistance provided to clients,
• Contribute to the development of MSC’s toolkits and other publications.

Professional development
• Conduct feedback assessments with team members right after assignment execution in line with the quality control guidelines,
• Assist and support the development of other staff by providing guidance and advice where appropriate,
• Build internal capacities of the staff on banking and financial services, emerging technologies, and their potential for the inclusive finance sector,
• Take ownership of self-development by acquiring skills and knowledge to add value to the organization. Requirements
• Master in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent or other relevant professional qualifications as in line with areas of specialization.

Desired work experience:

• 10+ years of experience in emerging markets and understanding of financial inclusion,
• Thorough understanding of private sectors development issues such as agriculture, youth, gender, water and sanitation, health and hygiene, and environment and energy,
• Technical knowledge and expertise in agriculture value chain development and climate change, digital financial services, AgTech or FinTech, and youth empowerment,
• Have more than 7 years of experience in conducting field-based research and use of human-centered design tools,
• Understanding of data analytics and digital technologies,
• Previous experience in consulting or research will be an advantage,
• Experience in writing business proposals and concept papers,
• Should have a demonstrable passion for inclusive finance.

Skills and competencies:
• Ability to lead assignments involving diverse project teams and to work with minimal supervision,
• Ability to develop client relationships and win business,
• Ability to develop and implement training programs,
• Proficient in excel, word, and PowerPoint,
• Strong field orientation and proven interpersonal skills,
• Leadership skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, people-management skills,
• Excellent spoken and written English.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 22 july 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 08-07-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-07-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-07-2056
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