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Bilingual Manager-Business Development


The role holder will be based in West Africa with some international travel when required

The successful applicant will have a total of at least 7-10 years’ experience in business development/consulting/program management preferably in financial sector consulting firms and or international NGOs in field of livelihood or financial inclusion or digital financial services with a demonstrable track record of success.


Key Functions will include:
·Define a business development strategy and market plan in collaboration with the marketing team, with priority to    domain interventions and countries in francophone Africa assessing and addressing the market as prioritized.
·Identify, follow up and advise on business opportunities/prospects and develop business partnerships and
 Develop multimedia visual aids and corporate presentations as well as provide recommendations for marketing materials
·Develop proposals in French/English within company processes and liaise with management on expansion of    technical/financial proposals in french
·Develop and track CRM deal flows as well as carrying out market research and remain up to date on trends and competition
·Support marketing efforts in collaboration with the marketing team
·Develop key metrics and compile reports for management showing results (ROI).
·Leverage social media to build relationships with clients, donors, consultants, and partner firms
·Work closely with MicroSave’s business development teams in Asia and Africa

Location:The role holder will be based in West Africa with some international travel when required

Qualities & Skills: This position requires a strategic thinker with strong business development experience, strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills in French and English.
Other relevant skills include:
·Ability to understand technical terms related to financial inclusion, livelihoods, MSME financing, renewable      energy, water & sanitation finance etc.
·Excellent analytical ability to interpret bid documents in time constrained environment
·Excellent time management ,project management and relevant social media skills
·Ability and willingness to work in a highly demanding, result oriented team
·Ability to work in a deadline- bound environment with a keen eye for detail
·Excellent skills in preparing high-quality reports and presentations within tight timelines
·Ability to work within a virtual multicultural team and 
Support and mentor colleagues
·Strong conceptualization, innovation and interpersonal skills
·Creativity in leveraging social media to generate business.
Education: Degree in Banking/Commerce/Business Administration/Accounting/Economics/Data Analytics/Actuarial or related field
Compensation: Competitive compensation will be negotiated commensurate with experience and skills.

Availability:  State availability (notice period) in your application letter. 

Deadline: Interested parties should send in their applications on or before  08th December 2018

Correspondence:Applications and detailed CV to be addressed to MicroSave HR Manager-Africa and sent by email to, marking the subject as BILINGUAL MANAGER-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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