P o s i tion : Project Director, Action Research on BC Network Model
Status : Full Time Employee (2 year contract)
Start Date : Immediate ( October, 2020)
L o c a tion : Gurgaon, with Frequent travel (upto 50% time) to project sites and other locations globally
About GFI : Grameen Foundation India (GFI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation USA works with the mission to enable the poor, especially the women to create a world without poverty and hunger.
GFI’s program portfolio spans the sectors of financial inclusion and livelihoods and is particularly recognized for its work on deploying cutting edge digital platforms and solutions to solve the most pressing problems faced by the poor and vulnerable.
About the Opportunity : GFI is implementing a large scale Action Research Project to Strengthen the Business Correspondent Model (BC Model) in India.
The BC Model has emerged as a key pillar to drive financial inclusion in India, particularly amongst women and low income populations in remote locations, with over 1 million BC agents spread across the length and breadth of the country.
This project aims to address key challenges faced by the BC Agents and BC Networks, such as low productivity, profitability and customer stickiness by designing and implementing a number of action research pilot projects across the country with a vision that an effective BC Model will drive financial inclusion and financial well-being of low income populations in rural areas, particularly women.
Re p orting and relationships : The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Job Summary : The Project Director for this initiative will be a seasoned financial sector leader with deep domain knowledge in Business Correspondent model, banking and financial services and Digital Financial Services.
S / He will use comprehensive experience, skills and knowledge to direct the project towards deepening financial inclusion.
S / He will work with Grameen Foundation’s global and country-level teams to design and roll out initiatives to build capacity of BC Agents, broaden the product basket offered by the BC Networks and empower the end customers with financial education, digital financial literacy and customer protection and grievance redressal mechanisms, which leads to increased efficiency, productivity and profitability of the BC agents and BC Networks.
S / He will have deep knowledge and understanding of the policy framework, innovative technology solutions and experience in providing leadership and developing and managing partnerships with BC Networks and lead project team members.
The role requires the person to engage closely with senior leadership in financial sector organizations, convene and lead meetings and workshops, prepare high quality reports and documentation of best practices.
S / He will oversee multiple DFS projects and manage a team of Project Managers who will be directly in-charge of different pilots.
Essential Job Functions
Updates on high risk events should happen immediately. Conduct kickoff meetings for each new project with both internal teams and partner teams.
Digital Financial Services expertise
Partner Relationship Management
Ensure FSP is involved throughout the process to create shared ownership of deliverables.
and support other GF representatives in internal and external communication.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Managing a team of Field Project Managers who are deployed at various project sites, providing guidance on approach, structure & managing client expectations.
Education and Experience
Additional Comment : The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances. GFI offers a competitive compensation package.
How to apply : GFI is an equal opportunities employer.