Business Analyst Job Vacancy at Grameen Foundation in Uganda

Our client Grameen Foundation is a company empowering people, changing lives and innovating for the world’s poor is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;
Position: Business Analyst
Job Summary: The Business Analyst will be responsible for helping identify and evaluate innovative business models to help provide mobile financial services to the poor.  He/she will also be a key component of the AppLab Money Incubator team involved in all aspects of the product development process, from initial research and analysis to final prototyping and evaluation.  He/she is expected to have strong analytical and communicative skills and an interest in developing mobile products that are sustainable for our partners while also meeting the needs of poor users.
The project: Mobile money has yet to reach its full potential.  Though nearly 150 mobile network operators have deployed mobile money, few have successfully reached poor consumers.  Even fewer have explored the latent demand for anything other than payments products—from savings, to micro-insurance, to loans.  To address this problem, the Consultative Group Assisting the Poor (CGAP) and Grameen Foundation (GF) are working together to set up an incubator that tests innovations in mobile financial services. The incubator combines in-depth research approaches with rapid product testing to develop mobile financial services that are appropriate for the poor and move the industry beyond payments.
Reporting and relationships: The position will report directly to the Project Director.
Availability: The Business Analyst will be expected to work a typical work week of 37.5 hours plus additional hours to get the job done.  The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda. This position will need to be flexible to work in local conditions, and be available to work across different time zones. This position will require travel (15%-20%) within Uganda, and periodic travel to other countries as needed.
Essential Job Functions
·         Develop innovative business models:
·         Identify potential models for delivering mobile financial services products profitably to the poor
·         Model the economics of these approaches
·         Work with our partners to ensure these scenarios will be successful within their current operations
·         Support research and product development:
·         Perform desk research to understand current market landscape
·         Work with research team in conducting primary research to understand behaviors and needs
·         Analyze data collected and synthesize findings into outputs for distribution both within the team and with the broader public
·         Help AppLab Money team determine product ideas to test
·         Assist in developing prototypes and field testing them with customers
·         Misc:
·         Help create and present materials to share our work with our partners
·         Assist in communications strategy by documenting AppLab Money Incubator work and sharing it through various forms (blogs, monthly updates, reports etc.)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
·         Has a deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
·         Believes in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) for the benefit of poor people
·         Is able to think creatively about the commercial side of product development
·         Has strong analytical and business modeling skills
·         Has strong written and oral communication skills
·         Has deep knowledge of Microsoft office products (excel, powerpoint, word, etc.)
Education and Experience
·         A Bachelor’s Degree
·         2-3+ years experience in business, finance, consulting, or an equivalent role
How to Apply:
Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.
1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.
2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.
3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.
4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com
5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.
Deadline: 17th July, 2012
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