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Lead Researcher: Financial Inclusion NGO

Helen Wilson Recruitment

9th March 2021

Cape Town, South Africa

5 to 8 years

980000 - 980000

Cost to company

Senior

Full Time

Skills

  • Development
  • Diagnostics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Policy Enforcement
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Resource Management

Industries

  • Finance
  • Research

Job Description

Sal 980k per annum neg

Cape Town based organisation, however candidates can work remotely and therefore do not need to be physically based in Cape Town.

Candidates MUST be willing and able to travel into Africa

NON -NEGOTIABLES for consideration

  • Master’s degree in economics, law, policy, development or related areas
  • A minimum of five to eight years’ experience working in financial services, financial inclusion or a related field
  • Good research and working knowledge of one or more of the following: , AML/CFT, behavioural science, digital finance, financial inclusion diagnostics, and innovation support
  • Excellent Project Management experience
  • Ability to speak French will be an added advantage

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Excellent strategic thinking and superlative verbal and written communication skills, along with fluency and confidence in inspiring teammates and clients
  2. Experience in research and project design to solve problems while developing and empowering junior team members, including proposal development, budgeting, resource management and talent management
  3. Demonstrated ability to work flexibly and efficiently, exercising a balance between research rigor and nimble, project management
  4. An ability to meet the demands of multiple clients simultaneously, balancing speed with quality and accuracy
  5. A high comfort level in working within a self-directed culture and navigating ambiguity
  6. A proven appetite for experimentation (While you have facility in a range of research methods, you are inventive and you value great inspiration over dogmatic adherence to process.)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ORGANISATION FOR THIS ROLE IS BASED IN CAPETOWN BUT CAN BE WORKED REMOTELY AS LONG AS THE PERSON IS WILLING TO TRAVEL INTO AFRICA WHEN NEEDED

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