Careers Analyst - Payment & Distribution

Analyst - Payment & Distribution



Experience of banking & development sector including exposure to agent network managers (ANMs), mobile network operators (MNOs) and technology service providers



Analysts will support the delivery of assignments typically focussed on the technical support to clients across various Domains and Practice Groups along with providing support and guidance to more junior staff on assignments.

The primary focus of this role is to contribute to the delivery of outstanding quality of work on assignments, within the approaches and frameworks set out by MicroSave.

Analysts will continue to build their knowledge and expertise in core areas of MicroSave’s client delivery work.  


Business Development

  • Support the development and submission of proposals to generate business
  • Author /Co-author thematic publications to be developed from field experiences (Focus notes/Briefing notes)
  • 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 development of other staff by providing guidance and advice where appropriate
  • Take ownership of self-development by acquiring skills, knowledge which adds value to the organisation

Business Execution

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

Qualifications and Competencies

Academic/ professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Masters level degree ( or higher)  in Banking/BusinessAdministration /Accounting / Economics/Sociology or related field
  • Other relevant professional qualifications in line with areas of specialisation


  • Minimum(1-5)years financial sector experience and/or special relevant expertise
  • Experience with the delivery of technical assistance programmes
  • Experience with financial modelling and cost accounting skill will be an added advantage

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to lead small assignments under supervision
  • Ability to build client relationships and contribute to business development
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong field orientation and proven interpersonal skills
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Proficient in Word and Excel 

Candidates may submit their CV to keeping Job title 'Ref.:- Analyst - Payment & Distribution' in Subject line. Last date for submitting your CV is January 27th, 2018

Do please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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For almost 20 years, MicroSave has:

  • Improved credit, savings, insurance and payments products by understanding the poor's financial needs, aspirations, perceptions and behaviours
  • Converted clients to a market-led approach
  • Published papers offering key insights into financial inclusion in Africa and Asia
  • Trained thousands of leading financial inclusions specialists
  • Developed newsletters, notes, research papers with a more global perspective

MicroSave In Numbers

  • Worked with over 200 banks, MFIs and MNOs
  • Helped to develop and test over 200 different financial inclusion products and channels
  • Supported seven MFI transformations and a bank listing in Africa
  • Designed and implemented nearly 75 digital finance projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Implemented Social Performance Management systems for 23 clients
  • Researched and published in-depth financial market intelligence for 56 African and Asian countries
  • Published over 550 papers, focus and briefing notes, and other print, and online publications
  • Developed 35 toolkits translated into over 15 languages