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Monday, November 26, 2012

Anglophone Africa Analyst

Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job Description

MIX is seeking an Analyst to lead our work in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa. This role will include collection and analysis of microfinance data as well as that of the broader financial inclusion sector for all Anglophone markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Analyst will be responsible for managing relationships with industry stakeholders including: microfinance institutions, national microfinance networks, local and international funders, regulators and policymakers, and researchers.

The Analyst will be responsible for contributing to the expansion of MIX’s core activities in Africa in support of the organization’s goals of achieving reliable, comparable, publicly available information on the performance and outreach of microfinance institutions (MFIs), as well as providing the financial inclusion market context. In addition to collecting and analyzing information, the Analyst will be responsible for providing up-to-date information on the markets they cover by producing reports, running trainings, making presentations, and representing MIX at local and regional relevant events.

Candidates should be passionate about information and its role in building markets, and have the analytical and communication skills to increase the quantity and quality of information and analysis available at MIX. This position requires a dynamic and self-motivated person with strong verbal and written communication skills, an ability to build and maintain relationships remotely, and the experience working with financial data.

Responsibilities

To achieve these goals, the Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Managing relationships with relevant stakeholders in the region (MFIs, networks, funders, policymakers, etc);
  • Collecting, validating, processing and analyzing MFI-level information;
  • Exploring all available resources related to financial inclusion and compiling sector information for mappings and related analysis;
  • Carrying out research to further the MIX’s understanding of regional actors and developments affecting financial inclusion;
  • Collaborating with national microfinance networks, helping build their capacity through conducting trainings and providing strategic support;
  • Marketing and promoting MIX services to relevant stakeholders across the region.

Qualifications and skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Highly motivated with ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Proven ability to work with and analyze data;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as comfort working with online databases;
  • Excellent attention to detail, as well as organizational and time management skills;
  • Experience running trainings a plus;
  • Bachelors degree in relevant field, Masters preferred

Remuneration

Salary commensurate with qualifications and range for the position.

Application

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to hr@themix.org and mention “Anglophone Africa Analyst” in the subject line. MIX is looking for the candidate to start in January 2013.

MIX is an equal opportunity employer.

About MIX

MIX is the premier source for objective, qualified and relevant microfinance performance data and analysis. Committed to strengthening financial inclusion and the microfinance sector by promoting transparency, MIX provides performance information on microfinance institutions (MFIs), funders, networks and service providers dedicated to serving the financial sector needs for low-income clients. MIX fulfills its mission through a variety of platforms.

On MIX Market (www.mixmarket.org), we provide instant access to financial and social performance information covering approximately 2,000 MFIs around the world. Our publications, MicroBanking Bulletin and MIX Microfinance World, feature thorough and timely analysis based on qualified data and research. Incorporated in 2002, MIX is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with regional offices in Azerbaijan, India, Morocco, and Peru.

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