Digital Finance Advisor Employment Opportunity – Sparkassenstiftung fur internationale Kooperation (SBFIC)

Organization:
Sparkassenstiftung fur internationale Kooperation (SBFIC)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
In 2019, the German
based NGO Sparkassenstiftung fur internationale Kooperation (SBFIC) started a
new initiative with the aim of advancing digitalization in the Ugandan MFI and
SACCOS sector, together with the Association of Microfinance Institutions of
Uganda (AMFIU) and Uganda Cooperative Savings and Credit Union (UCSCU). This
project consists of IT needs assessment, advice on the selection of core
banking software and service providers, Management Information Systems, data
migration and digitalization of financial services, among others. Project
activities are financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation
and Development.
Job Summary:  The Digital Finance Advisor will provide
technical advisory services to partner organizations. He/ she will also work in
close collaboration with other IT and Digitalization Experts of SBFIC in East
Africa and beyond.
Key Duties And Responsibilities: 
·        
Advise
on technical implementation of digital finance projects, which involves
provider selection and contract management, implementation, maintenance,
troubleshooting, training, risk assessments, risk mitigation measures, etc.
·        
Provide
technical advice to SBFIC’s partners on the architecture and environment of IT
operations and digital solutions;
·        
Conduct
IT needs assessments for partner organizations (power supply, internet
connectivity, hardware, infrastructure, hosting, software, applications, etc.)
·        
Support
SBFIC’s partner organizations in the development of relevant documents in the
scope of IT projects, such as terms of reference, contracts, service level
agreements, business requirement definitions, etc.
·        
Support
SBFIC’s partner organizations in the negotiation of contracts with IT service
providers and other relevant business partners
·        
Advise
SBFIC’s partner organizations in the testing of software solutions
·        
Advise
SBFIC’s partner organizations on the usage of digital finance products and
services to increase the usage of digital finance channels and to improve the
user-friendliness of the products
·        
Contact
person and 1st level support for IT-related issues in the Ugandan SBFIC office
·        
Support
fundraising activities for projects



Qualifications, Skills And Experience:
     ·        
Minimum
of 5 years of professional experience in the area of digital financial
services/ digitalization of banking processes and payments (e.g., financial
institutions like commercial banks, MFIs, mobile money service operators,
payment aggregators or payment switch providers)
·        
3 years
of project management experience at the level of lower or middle management
·        
Experience
in consulting and advisory in the area of digital finance (implementing
processes and business models) is a plus
·        
Master’s
degree in ICT or any other relevant subject (such as Business Computer Science,
Information Science or Information and Communication Technologies) preferred.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or alike with a minor in an
ICT/ digitization-related subject possible.
·        
Proficiency
in English (spoken and written). Swahili and French is a plus.
Profile          
·        
Advanced
analytical and conceptual skills
·        
Strong
presentation and communication skills
·        
Ability
to maintain confidential and sensitive information
·        
Excellent
organizational skills and ability to work independently with strong attention
to detail
·        
Stress
resistant team player with service orientation, flexibility, and a sense of
pragmatism
NB
·        
The main
work location for the Digital Finance Advisor will be Kampala. Missions to
other locations in Uganda are common and might occur occasionally to other
countries in East Africa, especially Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
What we offer       
·        
Working
on interesting and diversified tasks with a high level of self-responsibility
·        
Insights
into a well-structured organization in the area of international development
cooperation
·        
Working
in a dedicated and supportive international team
·        
Monthly
salary according to the contract
  
How to apply:
Please submit your
CV, a cover letter and relevant certificates (incl. transcripts of records)
clearly demonstrating your knowledge, experience and motivation as well as
highlighting your suitability for the assignment to
application.eastafrica@sparkassenstiftung.de. Add your salary expectations to
your e-mail.
Please send your
complete application documents as one PDF file.
Deadline: 23rd
October 2019
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