WSBI represents the interests of 6,000 savings and retail banks globally, with total assets of $15 trillion and serving some 1.3 billion customers in nearly 80 countries (as of 2016). WSBI focuses on international regulatory issues that affect the savings and retail banking industry. It supports the aims of the G20 in achieving sustainable, inclusive, and balanced growth, and job creation, whether in industrialised or less developed countries. WSBI favours an inclusive form of globalization that is just and fair, supporting international efforts to advance financial access and financial usage for everyone. More information on
WSBI has a partnership with Mastercard Foundation to conduct a programme known as
'Scale2Save' with the aim: “to establish the viability of low balance savings accounts and use of customer centric approaches to address barriers faced in access, usage and affordability of savings services". WSBI seeks an experienced part-time Programme Manager to manage three projects at partner banks in two African countries, in Kenya and Uganda.
Reporting to the Scale2Save Programme Director, the successful applicant will join a team that in addition to Kenya and Uganda manages projects in four other African countries, all aimed at developing savings services that are valued by low income customers. The programme also conducts research, shares lessons between partner banks and communicates learnings to the wider sector.
The position will:
Support partner banks to achieve agreed goals and objectives;
Ensure that agreed project activities are implemented according to plan and identify and resolve issues as needed;
Support other team members in gathering data to monitor and evaluate progress towards achievement of agreed KPIs, and identify and extract relevant lessons from the three projects as input to knowledge management components of the programme;
Work closely with a Nairobi-based Local Technical Specialist and a full time Brussels based Programme Manager & Data Analyst.
Maintain Quality Control of Projects for three projects in Kenya and Uganda:
b) Update the projects' systems, tools and processes to support their implementation, including:
c) Support programme formulation including:
Compile country specific information for the three projects in Kenya and Uganda:
e) Manage workflow of short-term experts/ contractors for the three projects in Kenya and Uganda:
f) Manage Outreach Activities at Project level:
Programme management is conducted by WSBI's daughter company, WSBI Advisory Services. The contract for the position will be signed with WSBI Advisory Services. The role is expected to commence on 1 February 2020 and will continue until end February 2022.
The position is part-time. Therefore, in principle the successful applicant will work 2½ days per week, although some flexibility may be required from time to time depending on project demands.
Candidates are invited to apply online with a detailed CV and covering letter.