ISSUE DATE: October 19, 2020
SUBMISSION DATE: November 2, 2020
***SUBMISSION DATE: December 15, 2020

SUMMARY
The Women Agent Network Advisor is a short-term role to support Women’s World Banking’s India advisory team in designing and delivering women centric banking services & products that serve low-income women in Rural India.

Women’s World Banking provides strategic support, technical assistance and information to a global network of 40 independent microfinance institutions (MFIs) and banks that offer credit and other financial services to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world, with a particular focus on women.

This role is for approximately 6 months starting in December 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership on program activities that focus on rural low-income women and local agent and banking correspondent networks.
  • Identify opportunities to contribute to improving and scaling last mile delivery through improvements in channel design including recruitment, training and remuneration structures
  • Work directly with Financial Service providers (Public Sector Banks, Banking Correspondent network managers, MFIs, FPOs, SHG Groups etc.) to build and scale women agent networks to drive financial inclusion
  • Use Customer and agent data & market insights to design solutions towards building customer-centric products & delivery channels
  • Provide field based expertise, insights and recommendations aimed towards innovative solutions, including technology and agent network management recommendations, for increasing last mile delivery of financial services
  • Design and lead local training and financial literacy initiatives for various stakeholders including branches, BCs, SHGs and FPOs
  • Coordination among various organisations such as financial service provider associations, state / region level SRLM, NRLM bodies, etc.
  • Work with a cross-functional team and coordinate with internal project teams and stakeholders independently to ensure timely delivery of milestones
  • Perform other functions as assigned by the Project Manager / Team Lead

Skills & Attributes

  • Forward thinking, cross-functional, high-performing, collaborative team member focused on delivering innovative customer experiences
  • Excellent analytical skills, and the ability to synthesize data and information to provide a high-level view which is accessible to a range of audiences;
  • Good management and coordination skills, with experience in implementation of programmes at the state level, documentation of project reports, development of dashboards, and stakeholder management
  • Knowledge in the use of computer software packages for word-processing, excel, PowerPoint, databases and spreadsheets, and the internet. Excellent communications and documentation (MS Word, Excel) skills in English
  • Supports a culture of excellence, openness, and the encouragement of new ideas;
  • Availability to travel within India for field visits in rural India

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in related field including business, finance, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience of working in Rural India focused on rural distribution channels & aggregators, especially women agent networks
  • Fluency in English and Hindi

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in financial service industry or in development sector in rural financial inclusion
  • Successful track record of designing, developing and/or supporting implementation of financial inclusion initiatives in rural areas, including NRLM/SRLM programs.
  • Experience working with international agencies will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and successfully achieve objectives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines.
  • Proven collaborative, negotiation, and persuasion skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; and ability to work with remote teams.
  • Prior experience in financial service industry or in development sector in rural financial inclusion
  • Successful track record of designing, developing and/or supporting implementation of financial inclusion initiatives in rural areas, including NRLM/SRLM programs.
  • Experience working with international agencies will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and successfully achieve objectives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines.
  • Proven collaborative, negotiation, and persuasion skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; and ability to work with remote teams.

To Apply

Please submit your application, including the following components, by November 2, 2020 December 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST at the latest:

  • cover letter
  • resume / CV
  • references (3)

Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing until December 10, 2020 to tn@womensworldbanking.org. Please include in the e-mail subject line “RFQ: Rural Agent Banking Consultant in India.” DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATIONS TO THIS LINK. Applications will only be accepted through the below link.

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This RFQ does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above described work. Due to overwhelming response, not all candidates will be contacted.

Women’s World Banking is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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