Digital Finance/Mobile Money Advisor is responsible for supporting activities to leverage mobile money and innovative payment schemes to scale up off-grid solutions in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. This is a full-time role based in Nairobi, Dakar, Pretoria or Abidjan. This position reports to BTG Cross Cutting Team Leader.
• Lead all activities relating to digital finance and mobile money, including conducting assessments, identification of highest impact opportunities, contributing to annual work plans, implementing approved activities, and reporting on progress
• Assist off-grid companies to identify and realize opportunities to incorporate and/or scale-up the use of innovative payment schemes, such as PAYGO and digital finance mobile money technology, in off-grid electrification business models
• Identify and promote partnerships with mobile network operators, mobile money operators and digital finance providers to increase the accessibility of off-grid electrification products and services for a wider range of potential customers
• Advise BTG country advisors on issues relating to digital finance, mobile money and innovative payment schemes
• Review and provide feedback on proposed regulations for digital finance and mobile money in SSA countries
• Master’s degree in a relevant field and 6 years’ relevant experience including substantive field experience in Africa or Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience
• Prior experience with mobile money and digital finance in SSA required
• Prior experience with off-grid electrification and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business models preferred
• Effective communication skills and coordinating between various stakeholders, including government departments and private sector organizations, including mobile operators, Financial Institutions (FIs) and ideally, off-grid energy companies.
• Possess excellent organizational and analytical skills;
• Strong verbal and written English and French communications skills.
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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