| June 6, 2024

Analyst, Impact Career Acceleration Program, Financial Inclusion and Advisory Services

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Website Accion

About Accion 

Accion is a global nonprofit on a mission to create a fair and inclusive economy for the nearly two billion people who are failed by the global financial system. We develop and scale responsible digital financial solutions for small business owners, smallholder farmers, and women, so they can make informed decisions and improve their lives. Through targeted investment strategies, advisory solutions, and expert thought leadership, we work with local partners to develop and scale cheaper, more accessible, and customer-friendly financial solutions. Since 1961, Accion has helped build more than 235 financial service providers serving low-income clients in 75 countries, reaching more than 350 million people. More at https://www.accion.org.



About Accion Advisory

We are a diverse and close-knit global team with one common social purpose: building a financially inclusive world for small businesses and low-income households. We are passionate about what we do — working with a wide range of financial service providers and other partners across the world to build sustainable businesses that open opportunity for those that have been underserved by the financial system for too long. We enjoy solving problems, being exposed to new ideas, sharing information, and asking, “what if?”



About our IMPACT Career Acceleration Program

This 2-year program offers aspiring leaders the opportunity to develop knowledge and deepen their understanding of inclusive finance. The IMPACT program is a way to grow a career in consulting services and a unique opportunity for curious and innovative individuals who have a passion for social change to make an IMPACT:


Imagine the possibilities for inclusive finance in a digital world.

Make a tangible difference both local and global.

Plug into different practice areas and get hands-on experience.

Access targeted trainings and webinars to your focus area.

Create viable solutions with a team of experts.

Test ideas and share learnings.



Preferred location: Nigeria, Kenya, or Ghana.
Position Responsibilities

This Analyst position will support three components: Project Assignments, Proposals & Business Development, and Internal Business Practices. During the first year of the IMPACT program, the Analyst will have the opportunity to gain exposure and experience in different technical (capability) areas. The Analyst will have the opportunity to obtain hands-on project experience that will include a learning agenda tailored for that individual. The general responsibilities are as follows:



Project Assignments: 

  • Participate in project assignments designed to identify and define issues, review, and analyze evidence, and document business processes. Prepare working papers to support results of engagements.
  • Contribute to the development of project plans including but not limited to the following: supporting the development of fieldwork task schedules, scheduling and preparing for workshops and interviews, gathering documentation, and liaising with client staff.
  • Learn more about client business conditions by supporting interviews with client management to gain an understanding of client business conditions.
  • Conduct market scans and analyze key trends (regulation, technological changes, competition, etc.) to identify market opportunities or risks and threats. Compile findings in country dossiers and presentations.
  • Provide support to the team in the coordination and communication of the results of consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management.
  • Participate in the drafting of reports and the presentation of the reports to senior advisor(s) for review.
  • Other related projects and learning opportunities as assigned.


Proposals and Business Development: 

  • Learn about and support end to end the proposal development and submission process.
  • Engage in networking events related to Accion Advisory service offerings.


Internal Business Practices: 

  • Support internal innovation through active engagement in the identification and recommendation of innovative solutions to improve internal work processes.
  • Other work duties as assigned.


First year IMPACT agenda will include: 

  • The opportunity to meet with regional heads to discuss business trends and current projects.
  • Participate in a Problem/Solution Challenge.
  • Be introduced to and have the ability obtain learning opportunities in each Accion Advisory capability area.
  • Learn about different areas within Accion including the Center for Financial Inclusion,
  • Accion Ventures, and Accion Emerge.
    Mentee/Mentor opportunity


Position Qualifications

  • Passion for the social sector and keenness toward technology-enabled business models.
  • Experience of 4 (or more) years in a reputed consulting organization or fintech or financial services provider.
  • MBA or equivalent experience in infotech, financial services, or social sector is preferred.
  • Innovative mind-set and fresh perspective to the design and development of new and existing business models to support clients in achieving break-through results.
  • Ability to study and quickly understand business processes, team dynamics and customer needs.
  • Ability to structure and scope complex problems and apply a range of analytical tools to develop solutions.
  • Curious mindset & demonstrated initiative to learn the developments in fintech and financial inclusion domain, an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent people skills, experience with multi-cultural environments is preferred.
  • Proven multi-tasking skills with a positive, can-do attitude and an approach of “every job is important.”
  • Team player who enjoys working in a semi/un-structured environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; French or Spanish is a bonus.
  • Proven project management skills
  • Demonstrated fluency in financial modelling tools such as Excel.
  • Ability to create visually appealing presentations.
  • Willingness to travel (30-40%).
  • Interest in our mission and working globally.



To apply for this job please visit jobs-accion.icims.com.