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The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme was established in early 2005 to support the development of financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty.

Project Manager

Working in partnership with the financial services industry, the programme’s goal is to expand access to financial services among lower income households and smaller enterprises.

It operates as an independent trust under the supervision of professional trustees, KPMG Kenya, with policy guidance from a Programme Investment Committee (PIC).

Scope Of Work

IPS project management

  • Develop a plan for the implementation of the IPS project in close coordination with KBA management team.
  • Provide day-to-day management of the IPS project implementation.
  • Track project progress against plan on a regularly basis -a ‘hands on’ approach will be required to maximise the prospects for project success.
  • Regular project monitoring to maximise project performance, swiftly identifying and resolving implementation challenges.
  • Manage project resources for effectiveness – this will involve developing terms of reference and participating in procuring resources in line with KBA’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop and manage a regular meeting schedule for oversight of the IPS project, providing meeting agendas, necessary background materials and other necessary support.
  • Generate adequate documentation for all meetings to summarise key decisions and actions required.

    Technical assistance to KBA

  • Provide direct technical advice to KBA in the course of the implementation of the IPS project.
  • Develop comprehensive plan for technical inputs that will be required in the implementation of the IPS project within the various institutions and develop methodologies to provide them for a sustainable outcome.
  • Identify specific technical assistance requirements to support the effective implementation of the project determining recommendations for funding from either KBA (IPS) or KPP (FSD) resources.
  • Manage performance of consultancy contracts to maximise value for money, outputs and impact and in full compliance with relevant KBA/FSD policies and procedures.
  • Document all technical assistance developed and delivered as well as the tangible results both expected and achieved.

    Support the development of an enabling implementation environment

  • Provide information to KBA, CBK and other stakeholders to support activities related to improvements in the implementation environment for the Kenya payments platform.
  • Establish and maintain links with key institutions and support programmes relevant to the development of an enabling environment.

    Stakeholders engagement

  • Work with KBA management team to ensure that the KBA membership is appropriately briefed on project progress
  • Engage critical stakeholder institutions in Government to establish clear route to mainstreaming activities within the national payments system
  • Ensure the broader stakeholder community is strongly engaged in line with the objectives of creating a national (cf bank-only) payments platform.

    Technical assistance to other industry stakeholders

  • Provide direct technical advice to other industry stakeholders (such as mobile network operators, payment business service providers, MFIs and SACCOs) as required.
  • Identify specific requirements for technical assistance and studies relevant to ensuring the effective involvement of relevant stakeholder groups.
  • Develop terms of reference and oversee FSD procurement process to engage relevant inputs.
  • Manage performance of consultancy contracts to maximise value for money, outputs and impact and in full compliance with relevant KBA/FSD policies and procedures.

    Communication and information dissemination

  • Represent KBA in relevant project and other stakeholder forums.
  • Write regular (at least quarterly) progress reports and distribute to all stakeholders.
  • Prepare press releases on relevant announcements, provide briefings to journalists and provide point of contact for media enquiries.
  • Identify creative ways of disseminating project results to maximize impact on financial inclusion.

    Manage research

  • Identify significant issues for which further research and analysis is required.
  • Ensure appropriate research is undertaken to support the KPP objectives, working closely with FSD’s knowledge team.
  • Keep abreast of all relevant developments in the market including technological advances and new products.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the landscape including expansion of financial institutions and changes in strategy.

    FSD KPP project management

  • Track progress on the KPP project against planned activities using standard internal FSD reporting mechanisms.
  • Organise monthly meetings of the FSD KPP working group (including FSD’s Head of Future
  • Generate standard FSD project monitoring sheets (PMS) and other reports as necessary.
  • Participate in other FSD activities relevant to the wider objectives of the project as required.

    Requirements

  • Relevant qualification in social sciences (minimum masters level)
  • Over 8 years experience with a minimum 3 years successful project management and 5 years working at a management level in a relevant industry
  • Relevant work experience in the financial services industry

    How to apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to:

    Adept Systems
    MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
    Email: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke
    Web: www.adeptsys.biz

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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