Financial Inclusion Officer NGO Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Financial Inclusion Officer NGO Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:     Financial Inclusion Officer

Organisation: DanChurchAid (DCA)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Humanitarian Team Leader

About US:

DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil society development.

Job Summary:    The Financial Inclusion Officer will have a broad range of tasks and responsibilities related to programs; design, monitoring and evaluation, partnerships’ creation, and support of field operations. S/he will be responsible for supporting field operations with the screening and implementation of financial inclusion projects and partnerships; identifying new areas of work for DCA to promote access to finance for both refugees and host community members in West Nile; establish key partnerships with financial inclusion actors, in particular investors, financial service providers and specialized development agencies. S/he will also ensure DCA representation in appropriate regional coordination mechanisms and networks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • S/he will promote awareness about the needs for access to finance for both refugees and host community members and disseminate findings of DCA work in this area by planning and delivering on a research agenda and writing/editing relevant communication pieces and papers as needs arise.
  • The Financial Inclusion Officer will champion program implementation at partner/ field level, while focusing on integration of financial inclusion as well as DCA’s transformative programming approaches to the other key components of the program i.e. agricultural production and market access, environment and energy as well as inclusive participation and decision making. The job holder will directly work with partners on the ground and carry out capacity building of partner organizations and follow up implementation of field activities in as far as financial inclusion is concerned.
  • His/her responsibilities will focus on activity planning and implementation, organizational training needs assessment; training, mentoring and coaching, monitoring and assuring program quality, report writing, documentation of stories of change and reporting to the key prime partner organization under this program. S/he will work closely with the Humanitarian Team Leader to ensure all targets are met, ensure high quality of work on the ground, identify and address programmatic and partner relations challenges and issues in timely and effectively manner.
  • Support DCA field operations to raise awareness about access to finance for refugees and host communities within the financial community and to establish partnerships with qualified financial service providers.
  • Provide technical guidance to DCA field operations engaged in partnerships with financial service providers.
  • Train financial service providers and other key stakeholders in the industry about the financial needs of refugees and host communities by organizing workshops and focus groups.
  • Identify and build solid partnerships with the financial sector, competent technical agencies and others that can bring knowledge, know-how and networks in support of creating financial inclusion opportunities for refugees and hosting communities.
  • Raise awareness about the needs of refugees and host communities in access to finance and on the work done by DCA in this area by writing/editing publications and presenting at key national and international events.
  • Proactively seek new opportunities for effective shared value partnership building and resource mobilization amongst highly qualified financial institutions, as well as development actors and donors.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Financial Inclusion Officer job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree in development Economics or Economics, International Development, or other related field
  • Five years of professional experience in the financial inclusion sector as researcher or provider with refugees and host communities
  • Practical experience in conducting needs assessments of microfinance clients and analysis of results.
  • Proven experience of developing training materials, organization and delivery of trainings for microfinance and banking institutions.
  • Professional experience with financial and social performance data collection and due-diligence of microfinance institutions.
  • Proven knowledge of the financial and social performance standards of the microfinance industry.
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality presentation materials.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to draft and edit written articles,
  • Confident and articulate speaking abilities in public settings;
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and Power Point.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 31st January 2019

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