About the Job

Women’s World Banking, a leading, global non-profit organization, is building a world where low-income women, their families, businesses, communities, and economies thrive. We drive systems-level change by advocating to policy makers in developing countries to create policies that support women’s financial inclusion, increase gender diversity, and build women’s leadership. We also work on the ground with financial services providers to demonstrate the benefit of investing in women as customers and as leaders.

You are a talented professional who is passionate about women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment and interested in leading our policy advocacy agenda and policy advisory work in Southeast Asia.

This is a great opportunity to join a small and growing, collaborative Southeast Asia team focused on delivering innovative customer experiences, banking services, and products that create business and customer value for low-income women. The role will be based in Jakarta with a primary focus on Indonesia and a secondary focus on Vietnam and Cambodia. The role directly reports to our Southeast Asia Regional Director and has a dotted reporting line to the Global Policy and Advocacy Director in the UK.



  • Build and establish relationships with policy makers, government authorities, multilateral organizations and NGO’s, financial services industry leaders and associations in Southeast Asia
  • Work with cross-functional teams to shape a strategic and actionable public policy plan for Indonesia first, and then for Cambodia and Vietnam
  • Actively identify emerging and significant policy issues, and engage with government and private sector stakeholders on issues of importance
  • Monitor political and social events in Southeast Asia, and work with cross-functional teams to leverage opportunities or mitigate risks
  • Work closely with Women’s World Banking’s Advisory Solutions, Research, and Leadership and Diversity Training teams on the strategic alignment, development, integration and delivery of key cross-cutting public policy projects and initiatives
  • Build creative public policy programmes; manage and drive critical strategic initiatives and activities
  • Track and document activities and outcomes to measure and improve programme performance in accordance with Women’s World Banking’s policy and advocacy M&E framework
  • Draft timely and high-quality background papers, briefing notes, talking points, and analysis on inclusive finance. Leverage external research, as well as evidence from Women World Banking’s own Advisory Solutions projects as appropriate.
  • Participate and lead discussion during internal and external high-level stakeholder meetings



  • 7-15 years of public policy experience, with deep Indonesia experience and working knowledge of the policy landscapes in Cambodia and Vietnam.
  • Strong established relationships with government, NGOs, and multilateral organizations
  • Deep understanding of the formulation and execution of public policy strategies
  • Highly motivated, agile, and curious self-learner. Willingness to work on a solutions-driven team
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to react quickly to changing circumstances and deal with ambiguity to build creative policy programmes and solutions
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong interest in women’s financial inclusion
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to sum up key points concisely
  • Experience working in multi-market and multi-cultural environments


Within the first 75 days:

  • Assume full responsibilities of the position
  • Embrace Women’s World Banking’s values – Think Big, Own and Commit to It, Smarter Together
  • Learn and comprehend Women’s World Banking’s business model
  • Fully integrate into both Advocacy and Southeast Asia team

Questions? Please contact Christina Maynes at cm@womensworldbanking.org

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.