ILRI Financial Inclusion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

ILRI Financial Inclusion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Financial Inclusion Officer (FIO) who will provide technical expertise under the MOYESH project to expand financial inclusion across project locations.

S/he will provide technical support project staff and partners on financial services to rural youth, the unbanked and underserved populations, smallholder farmers, MSMEs and other agricultural value chain actors within MOYESH project.

The Financial Inclusion Officer will support efforts to leverage innovative and technology led solutions to achieve the program’s goals. She/he will be a member of icipe Ethiopia office which is located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).


  • Working closely with related teams, identifies best practice and trends, including role of technology, within the program and innovative financial services business models serving the youth in various sectors such as saving and lending schemes, agri-finance and SME finance
  • Contributes to the development of a financial inclusion strategy and upscaling of affordable low-cost rural solutions for financial and non-financial services
  • Participates in the building of partnerships for the promotion of access to finance and collaborates with commercial and non-commercial partners that seek to deliver appropriate and affordable non-financial or financial services to youth and women
  • Participates in the development of a capacity building plan for financial institutions, to create an efficient platform for the provision of access and financial inclusion solutions to youth and women in the project areas
  • Provides technical advice in developing, planning and implementing financial inclusion strategies and support partner implementation of specific financing mechanisms
  • Develops new
    ideas/concepts that increase uptake of credit by youth and women
  • Identifies and/or develops required financial tools and methodological approaches, and provides technical assistance and training/capacity building to ensure programme interventions achieve or surpass established objectives
  • Contributes to data monitoring and management systems to ensure quality in implementation;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in Investment Finance, Business Administration, Economics/Agricultural Economics or any other relevant field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in NGOs development projects, financial sectors, financing and non-financial support to MSMEs or new enterprises is highly preferred
  • Hands-on experience on financial inclusion projects
  • Demonstrated experience in designing financial products for rural and marginalized communities
  • Knowledge of current practices in developing rural financial markets, particularly in financing agricultural value chain development
  • Understanding of the Ethiopian financial sector
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications
  • Strong budgeting skills with the ability to manage a portfolio of commitments
  • Strong ability to communicate progress and learnings from projects to colleagues and the wider development community.
  • Excellent project management skills, including multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Proactive, engaged and a self-starter
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel frequently to field sites up to 50%
  • Knowledge of ABW-OCS is an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th October 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Financial Inclusion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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