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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Senior Consultant

    About the role

    We are seeking an experienced consultant who can operate as a generalist in the inclusive finance space. The ideal candidate will therefore have experience in delivering financial services to unserved and underserved communities through work in the following or related areas: financial inclusion, digital financial services, inclusive fintech, livelihoods, microenterprises and climate action.

    What you’ll do

    As a Senior Consultant at BFA Global, we are seeking someone with the following capabilities

    • Capable of leading a multi-disciplinary project team to ensure successful project delivery, including supporting and assisting the Principal Consultant in meeting project objectives
    • Clear areas of expertise, is considered a go-to person for those skills/abilities within BFA Global
    • Contributes substantially to project content and project work assigned by the Principal Consultant, working semi-independently
    • Assists in overseeing project team members across multiple geographies on the day-to-day tasks of the project, including contributing appropriate mentorship to cultivate upskilling of consultants and/or analysts.
    • Can lead communication and coordination with clients and other stakeholders
    • Assists and/or leads in business development and generates new work in conjunction with assigned targets as necessary
    • Support Principals with and engage directly with clients to co-create strategies, projects and partnerships


    The ideal candidate for the position should have the following qualifications:

    • At least 6-10 years in an experienced role within the inclusive finance field, ideally in one or more of financial inclusion, digital financial services, inclusive fintech, livelihoods, and microenterprise
    • Ability to manage multiple projects in different subject areas at the same time
    • Creative problem-solving ability that relies on empathy and flexibility
    • A true team player, with the capacity to mentor all successive roles
    • Comfort working with a geographically dispersed team
    • Awareness of and proficiency with the project management life cycle; strong project management skills
    • Clear, concise, and polished communication skills; experience working with internal and external stakeholders
    • Experience in business development
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus

    Anticipated Start Date: As soon as available.

    Preferred location: Nairobi, Kenya. Exceptionally strong candidates in locations where BFA has an office or presence may also be considered – India, Nigeria, Mexico, Colombia, Spain or the US (Boston).


    Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

    Only shortlisted candidates who provide the required information will be contacted for follow-up.

    *BFA will not sponsor for work permits.

    **BFA will not pay for relocation expenses.

    Method of Application

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

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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