Financial Sector Advisor - Abuja

Tuesday, 5 March 2013
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City: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory

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Contact name Kabiru Muhammed

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Job Advert
GIZ-SEDIN is a Development Programme funded by the German Government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to promote micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in order to create income and employment in Nigeria for its people.
To effectively implement the programme’s strategic objectives, GIZ-SEDIN is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position below;
Financial Sector Advisor
Job Location – Abuja
Reports to – SEDIN component1 (Financial Sector Reform
The position holder will be responsible for maintaining good flow of communication between all involved institutions and stakeholders such as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), National Association of Microfinance Banks (NAMB) as well as Nigeria Insurance Commission (NAICOM) and within the GIZ programme
Key Tasks includes:
•Identify the potential and needs of public and private stakeholders in the financial sector to fulfill their respective roles in improving access to finance
•Support the implementation of activities of the programme in the area of Financial Sector Reforms
•Support the development of concepts of interventions in co-ordination with selected stakeholders as well as facilitation of the implementation
•Independently plan and prepare activities (e.g. training and workshops), including budgeting
•Organise and co-ordinate consultant assignments, including contracting and quality control
•Assist national and international consultants in the implementation of their assignments
•Develop and maintain contact with stakeholders and provide advisory services to selected stakeholders
•Gives technical input in selected fields, such as
oMicrofinance Regulation and Supervision
oMicro insurance
oOrganisational development of microfinance and other financial sector associations
oAccounting and financial reporting for microfinance banks
oFinance of small and medium-sized enterprises
oValue Chain Finance
•Provide relevant information to programme staff in all components and sub components
•Ensure knowledge management: collect, process and distribute relevant information.
•Monitor communication and interaction between government institutions, NGOs and civil society groups through analysis of the media, direct dialogue, participation in meetings and seminars etc.
•All other relevant duties as requested by management
Requirement, Qualifications and Experience
•A Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or a related field. A Master’s degree is an added advantage as well as a relevant professional certification
•Minimum of 6 years experience with at least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position or within the financial sector
•A good understanding or practical knowledge of banking operations
•Good working knowledge of computer applications (word, excel, power point
•Good reporting skills, ability to draft reports independently as well as reviewing and editing (including layout) of reports
•Strong communication and networking skills
•Strong managerial and organisational competence
•Team Player
•Good work habit with minimal turnaround time
•Willingness to travel within Nigeria
•Willingness to up-skills as required by the tasks to be performed and to take on new challenges
•Experience in project management and research would be an asset
Method of Application Application and CV’s with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to; fsa@rhizomeng.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 15th, 2013