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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Financial Inclusion Director

Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX)

MIX is seeking a Director to lead the development of its Financial Inclusion program. MIX is the leading source for data on institutions providing financial services to the poor across the globe.

As part of its mandate to strengthen financial inclusion through data and analysis, MIX will scale up its financial inclusion initiative launched with maps (see example) and related analysis in the last year. MIX seeks to provide a resource on the landscape of institutions providing financial services to the underserved with sufficient breadth and granularity to provide real decision-support. Donors and policymakers, in particular, find a need for a comprehensive and detailed resource for data on financial inclusion that crosses traditional providers with emerging products and channels, such as mobile money. The need is driven by a demand for information to guide their intervention strategies and interest in using contextual information, such as location, to identify and monitor progress towards closing gaps in financial access.

The Director for Financial Inclusion will lead the development of this initiative through the development of tools to support the analysis of financial inclusion, through dialogue and partnerships with these actors to refine MIX’s strategy and tools, and through thought leadership on the analysis of financial inclusion to ensure that MIX efforts lead and support the development of inclusive financial sectors.

Responsibilities

The Director for Financial Inclusion will be responsible for shaping and delivering MIX’s financial inclusion program within MIX’s overall products and services, including:

  • Developing the strategy to promote MIX as an industry leader in providing data, tools and analysis on financial inclusion
  • Engaging clients on financial inclusion work
  • Leading MIX’s financial inclusion data collection, analysis and tools development
  • Building partnerships to support MIX’s financial inclusion offerings, particularly with regulators, policy makers and related data providers
  • Managing related data analysis staff
  • Support efforts to secure resources for further growth

Working relationships

The Director for Financial Inclusion works with Chief Operating Officer in building out the strategy and work plans for the financial inclusion program and will manage the data wrangler staff and consultants to deliver on those plans. This role requires strong cross-functional working relationships with regional analyst teams in building connections to in-country partner and resources , with the product team to build and refine the product delivery, with marketing to engage users of the target market segments, and with other program directors to ensure coordination in achieving MIX’s visions.

Qualifications and skills

  • Solid track record in the sector, with five to ten years of work experience in microfinance or financial inclusion
  • Client oriented, with a track record of managing client engagements and relationships
  • Data savvy, able to work with data analysts to effectively translate data into insight and tools for target audiences
  • Coalition builder, with proven experience in mobilizing partners to support program goals
  • Strong manager, able to effectively mobilize talent across a range of teams and skills
  • Good communicator, both written and verbal
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Masters degree

Remuneration

Salary commensurate with qualifications and range for the position.

Application

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to hr@themix.org and mention “Director Financial Inclusion” in the subject line. MIX offices are located in Washington, DC. MIX is looking for the candidate to start in December 2012.

MIX is an equal opportunity employer.

About MIX

MIX is the premier source for objective, qualified and relevant microfinance performance data and analysis. Committed to strengthening financial inclusion and the microfinance sector by promoting transparency, MIX provides performance information on microfinance institutions (MFIs), funders, networks and service providers dedicated to serving the financial sector needs for low-income clients. MIX fulfills its mission through a variety of platforms.

On MIX Market (www.mixmarket.org), we provide instant access to financial and social performance information covering approximately 2,000 MFIs around the world. Our publications, MicroBanking Bulletin and MIX Microfinance World, feature thorough and timely analysis based on qualified data and research. Incorporated in 2002, MIX is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with regional offices in Azerbaijan, India, Morocco, and Peru.

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