Vacancy Announcement

        1. Position: Financial Capability and Training Specialist (1 position)

        Duty Location:Kathmandu (With frequent field visits)       

        Expected Start Date: September 2018

The Financial Capability and Training Specialist will be an integral member of the Financial Capability Component and will be tasked with improving the capacity of the Sakchyam partner financial institutions to provide effective and sustainable capacity building and financial literacy training to their beneficiaries, households and enterprises in the Sakchyam priority districts. The position will report to the Financial Capability Component Lead and will work in close coordination with the SME Finance, Financial Inclusion and other components of the Programme. The position will require an innovative approach to strengthening the capacity of the Financial Service Providers (FSPs) in designing and delivering new and innovative financial literacy materials, delivery channels and methodologies.

Key Responsibilities:

Following are the main duties to be performed by this position:

  • Provide support in building/ enhancing capacity of partner institutions in better designing and delivering trainings to develop financial capability that is tailored to the beneficiaries and uses technology for maximum impact.
  • Deliver financial literacy trainings on setting of household financial goals, savings and its importance, obtaining credit, its cost and debt management, mitigating household risks, identifying and selecting FSP, preparing family budgeting, and financial negotiation.
  • Design and deliver Training of Trainers (ToT) programmes for select employees of partner institutions.
  • Work with Sakchyam partners to better protect and empower their clients by establishing/enhancing client grievance and feedback mechanisms.
  • Support programmatic interventions for improved financial literacy.
  • Closely coordinate with the Financial Inclusion Component to integrate findings and recommendation for financial capacity building of these FIs.
  • Work closely with the GESI Advisor to ensure financial capability programmes includes rural poor, DAGs, youth and women.

Reporting:

Candidate will report to the Financial Capability Component Lead.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Management/Financial Management or related discipline; Master degree will be an added advantage.
  • More than 4 years of direct work experience in designing and delivering financial literacy training programmes to financial institutions (MFIs, MFDBs, Cooperative and Commercial Banks) with demonstrated experience in using technology and innovative delivery channels and methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Nepali, both in writing and speaking.
  • Ability to work in tight deadlines
  • Nepalese national, able to live and travel throughout Nepal.

 

        2. Position: Field Coordinator – SME Finance (1 position)

        Duty Location:Kathmandu (With frequent field visits)

        Expected Start Date: September 2018

The position holder will work as integral part of SME Finance Team in achieving overarching objectives of UKaid Sakchyam Access to Finance Programme. SME Finance Team is responsible for developing and implementing partnership projects with select Banks & Financial Institutions. As a member of technical team, the incumbent will work closely with Bank Partnership Advisors and with Leads and members of other components of the Programme including Financial Inclusion, Financial Capability Strengthening and others.

Key Responsibilities:

Following are the main duties to be performed under this position:

  • Support SME Finance Team to ensure timely delivery of existing partnership projects and related activities.
  • Carryout on- site and off -site monitoring of partnerships.
  • Follow up with partners to ensure they submit required reports / updates on time
  • Assist SME Finance Component to:
  • Explore and develop new partnership with potential Financial Institutions, Anchor Firms, Fintech Companies and others.
  • Undertake scoping study/research for new financial products and services.
  • Support in completing monthly and other project deliverables.
  • Undertake any other project activities assigned by the respective line manager/s.

Reporting:

Candidate will report to the SME Financing Lead.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • 3 years of working experience in financial service sector/ relevant donor funded programmes
  • Preferred experience in rural regions of Nepal
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Nepali, both in writing and speaking.
  • Ability to work in tight deadlines
  • Nepalese national, able to live and travel throughout Nepal.

An attractive remuneration package, commensurate with experience and qualifications will be offered to the right candidates for the above-mentioned position. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter stating the motivation for applying and salary expectation at recruitment@sakchyam.com.np. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 PM Nepal local time, September 3, 2018.