Senior Manager – BFSI
Experience
8-10 yrs
Location
Bangladesh
Job type
Full time
Job Summary

Are you tired of gender-blind policies and operations? Is achieving gender equality your dream? Are you concerned that COVID-19 has set women back by a decade? If yes, come work with us! MSC helps financial institutions, policymakers, investors, and donors across the world design gender-intentional strategies, products, and services. Be a part of our vibrant organization and work in a multi-cultural setting that offers cross-learning opportunities in the financial services, livelihoods, and gender spaces. This role also offers an opportunity to travel and learn from different cultures. Apply now!

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Essential Skills

The applicant must be fluent in Bangla and English. They must have the ability to communicate complex ideas meaningfully to diverse audiences. The applicant should have links with a range of stakeholders within the industry, including policymakers. They must have relationship-building skills and the ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations.

Description

Responsibilities:

The position will be part of MSC’s Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BSFI) team’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) practice.

  • Specifically, this will, among other things, entail:Lead and support consulting projects in Bangladesh;
  • Lead and support the development of knowledge products, including sectorial reports, policy briefs, technical notes for policymakers and practitioners;
  • Monitor the planning, implementation, and progress of projects that seek to promote gender equality;
  • Provide feedback to MSC’s projects in Bangladesh to ensure that gender issues are identified and addressed;
  • Develop strategic partnerships with stakeholders, especially those who work for gender equality in the financial services sector in the country;
  • Develop and create business initiatives to enhance financial inclusion and the use of financial services and products, especially among women in Bangladesh;
  • Work closely with the global Gender Equality and Social Inclusion team at MSC to expand the portfolio of projects.

Detailed Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Assist in the identification, communication, and negotiation of business opportunities,
  • Build relationships with existing and potential clients,
  • Take initiatives to develop and enhance communication with clients to strengthen client relationships,
  • Develop and submit proposals to generate business – particularly for the Domain/ Practice Group s/he leads or is part of,
  • Represent MSC at conferences, workshops, etc.,
  • Author /Co-author of thematic publications capturing innovative ideas /new trends, future of the sector, etc,
  • Actively engage in Marketing Activities and participate in Digital Media dialogues linking MSC work and Publications.

Human Capital 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,
  • Share knowledge with staff and create opportunities for mentoring.

Business Execution

  • Lead the planning, implementation of assignments involving project teams within one PG or Domain,
  • Lead assignment set-up and de-briefing meetings for allocated assignments,
  • Lead assignments as allocated,
  • Quality control training courses delivered, research papers prepared, curriculum developed, and technical assistance provided to clients,
  • Conduct final quality control reviews of and sign off on reports/documents for delivery to clients,
  • Conduct “Client Feedback” calls after the completion of assignments,
  • Contribute to the development of MSC’s toolkits and other publications.

Qualification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, statistics, public policy, gender studies, social science, or related fields from a reputed institution.

Essential work experience:

  • Experience in working with the financial service providers and/or in delivery of financial services to the excluded segments, especially women,
  • Experience of working in the sector(s) that deliver services to women is desirable,
  • An added plus will be the experience of designing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating, and implementing donor programs focused on gender,
  • Excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills, strong research aptitude, ability to analyze complex quantitative and qualitative data and formulate solutions,
  • Prior experience of working with the government of Bangladesh will be a plus,
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, and an ability to set priorities, plan timelines and meet deadlines,
  • The operating style suited to working independently and in a small-organization setting, where resourcefulness is highly valued

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to lead assignments involving diverse project teams and to work with minimal supervision,
  • Ability to develop client relationships and win business,
  • Ability to work under pressure by handling competing priorities, attention to detail, and delivering high-quality outputs,
  • Ability to develop and implement training programs,
  • Proficient in excel, word, and PowerPoint,
  • Strong field orientation and proven interpersonal skills,
  • Leadership skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, people-management skills,
  • Excellent spoken and written English – particularly for documenting the progress of Microfinance programs
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