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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2022
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    MicroSave Consulting (MSC) is a boutique consulting firm that has, for 20 years, pushed the world towards meaningful financial, social, and economic inclusion. With 11 offices around the globe, about 180 staff of different nationalities and varied expertise, we are proud to be working in over 65 developing countries. We partner with participants in financial...
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    Assistant Manager - Private Sector Development


    The Assistant Manager - Private Sector Development (PSD) will have specific responsibilities that will include:

    •  Support in undertaking technical assistance to clients while ensuring high quality of delivery, and strict adherence to timelines,
    •  Support the process of report writing and data analysis,
    •  Execute assignments with the utmost diligence, attention to detail, and focus on quality,
    •  Contribute to organizational development by being a team player, and upholding organizational culture, values, and reputation,
    •  Develop and publish knowledge resources (blogs, case studies etc. ) through identifying key issues, lessons learned and best practices in programs and projects undertaken with different clients and in different geographies,
    •  Willing to travel and spend up to 50% of the time on on-site assignments.

    Detailed responsibilities

    Business Development

    •  Support the development and submission of proposals to generate business
    •  Author/ Co-author thematic publications to be developed from field experiences
    •  Actively engage in Marketing Activities and participate in Digital Media dialogues (blogs, discussion forums, etc. )

    Professional Development

    •  Conduct "Quality of Delivery"/Feedback assessments with team members after assignment execution in line with the quality control guidelines
    •  Assist and support the development of other staff by providing guidance and advice where appropriate
    •  Take ownership of self-development by acquiring skills and knowledge that add value to the organization

    Business Execution

    •  Participate in assignment set-up and de-briefing meetings of assignments
    •  Lead small and straightforward assignments under supervision
    •  Execute assignments with the utmost diligence, attention to detail, and focus on quality
    •  Support the process of report writing and data analysis
    •  Develop linkages with the junior staff of the client to gather assignment-related information/data
    •  Assist in the review of training courses delivered, research papers prepared, the curriculum developed, and technical assistance provided to clients
    •  Contribute to the development of MSC's toolkits and other publications



    •  Bachelor or Master's degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Development studies or related disciplines from an accredited Institution of higher learning.

    Desired skills and competencies:

    •  Familiarity with data collection methods and modern data analysis software with robust data qualitative and quantitative analytics skills
    •  Demonstrated experience working with rural and low-income households.
    •  At least two years of experience in conducting field-based research.
    •  Experience in conducting training
    •  Experience in managing research or consultancy projects will be an added advantage
    •  Demonstrated understanding of the development landscape in Africa, including access to finance, Agriculture, youth and gender development, resilience, Digital ecosystems, and the policy contexts
    •  Experience or desire to work in a challenging environment with minimal supervision.
    •  Readiness to travel across Africa and Asia. Over 40% of your time will be spent out of your workstation.

    Method of Application

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