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Bilingual Senior Manager- Francophone


The role holder(s) will be based in Kenya with frequent travel into West Africa and likely relocation into the region

The successful applicant(s) will have a total of at least 6-8 years’ experience in project management/business development/digital financial services/any specific sector preferably in multiple countries with a minimum of two years consulting experience and at least four years of work experience.


Key Functions will include:
  • Provide team leadership on planning & implementation of assignments within projects
  • Proposal development for business generation in collaboration with respective teams globally
  • Provide suitable solutions to complex business problems when consulting on assignments
  • Participate in goal setting where responsible and ensure high quality outputs within assigned timelines
  • Interact with and offer value in senior management forums in and outside of MicroSave
  • Work alongside team mates on efficient assignment execution and give necessary feedback
  • Ensure quality control on training courses delivered, research papers done, curriculum developed and technical assistance provided to clients
  • Participate in the development of key publications out of different assignment findings for purposes of thought leadership, showcasing and generating business/relevant information on various thematic problems/findings
Location:The role holder(s) will be based in Kenya on an interim basis with frequent travel into West Africa and likely relocation into the region

Qualities & Skills: The ideal incumbent(s) will have be proficient in project management tools and methodologies, financial acumen and understanding of profitability drivers of financial institutions.
Other relevant skills include:
·         Fluent in French and English languages
·         Strong problem solving and analytical skills
·         Great  team and interpersonal skills
·         Able to work in a multi-cultural environment with virtual teams
·         Highly self-motivated and result drive
·         Ability to work in a high pressure environment and handle numerous projects    concurrently
·         Self-disciplined with a keen eye for detail
·         Good presentation and narration skills
Education: Degree in Commerce/Economics/ Social development or any other related field. Master’s in Business Administration is an added advantage
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 March 10th, 2018

Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be addressed to MicroSave HR Manager-Africa and sent by email to, marking the subject as BILINGUAL SENIOR MANAGER-FRANCOPHONE
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