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  • Posted: Jun 6, 2023
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    Founded in 2006, BFA is a global consulting firm specializing in financial services for low-income people. We partner with cutting-edge organizations that touch the lives of low-income consumers such as financial institutions, fintech companies and information providers. We integrate our deep expertise in customer insights, business strategy, new technolo...
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    Consultant, Financial Services

    About the role

    • As a Consultant specializing in Financial Services at BFA Global, you will be a generalist in the inclusive finance space. The ideal candidate will therefore have experience delivering financial services to unserved and underserved communities.
    • You will play a key role in providing advisory and technical assistance services to clients in the financial services industry. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze complex business challenges, develop innovative solutions, and drive impactful change within the financial services landscape. Your deep understanding of the industry and your analytical and problem-solving skills will enable you to deliver actionable recommendations that address client needs and help them achieve their goals.

    What you’ll do
    As a Consultant at BFA Global, we are seeking someone with the following capabilities:

    • Be proficient in at least one out of the following areas of work: financial inclusion, digital financial services, inclusive fintech, livelihoods
    • Work productively as part of a multi-disciplinary project team to ensure successful project delivery
    • Deliver quality project content with minimal supervision
    • Communicate and coordinate with clients and other stakeholders as needed
    • Capably support Senior and Principal Consultants in meeting project objectives, business development and strategic initiatives.

    Your day-to-day project work can include, but will not be limited to:

    • Needs Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify client needs, challenges, and opportunities related to financial services.
    • Data Analysis: Collect and analyze data from various sources to gain insights into customer behavior, portfolio health, market trends, and industry best practices.
    • Process Improvement: Identify areas for process improvement within client organizations, streamline operations, and enhance efficiency.
    • Market Research: Conduct in-depth market research to identify emerging trends, competitive landscapes, and growth opportunities within the financial services industry.
    • Impact Measurement: Develop frameworks and metrics to measure the impact of financial services interventions and initiatives.
    • Project Management: Lead and coordinate project activities, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality work products and effective communication with clients.

    Qualifications & requirements

    • Bachelors or Masters in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or a related field.
    • At least 5+ years of relevant experience in the financial services industry, preferably in consulting or advisory roles.
    • Deep knowledge of financial products, services, and fintech.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to apply quantitative and qualitative methods to complex business challenges.
    • Excellent project management skills, including prioritising tasks, managing timelines, and coordinating cross-functional teams.
    • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and effectively.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
    • Familiarity with emerging trends and technologies in financial services, such as fintech, digital banking, and impact investing, is a plus.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BFA (Bankable Frontier Associates) on to apply

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