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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Head of Financial Services Job at Financial Sector Deeperfing Uganda ( FSDU ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Head of Financial Services 

Jobs at:
Financial Sector Deeperfing Uganda ( FSDU ) 

Deadline of this Job:
16th November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 2nd November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Financial Sector Deeperfing Uganda ( FSDU ) is an independent not-for-profit company committed to promoting greater access to financial sen/ices in Uganda. FSDU seeks to develop a more inclusive financial sectorwith afocus on low-income individuals (particularly women) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). FSDU is funded by Department for International Development (DFID) UK aid and is part of a network of nine financial inclusion organizations working in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
FSDU wishes to recruit an individual for the position of Head of Financial Services.
A summary of the job specifications and requirements is given below. The full job description can be found on

Post: Head of Financial Services

Design, plan and implement the strategies of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda‘s access and usage of the Financial Services pillar effectively and efficiently, in alignment with the overall organisational strategy and policy framework.

Program Design, Partnership Development and Project Management
  • Design, develop and nurture partnerships with private and public sector players in the financial services space (commercial banks, FinTechs, mobile network operators, policy makers, regulators and industry bodies) in alignment with FSDU and Uganda's National Financial inclusion Strategy.
  • Develop a pipeline of interventions that can lead to increased access and usage of financial services and products for individuals and micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • Develop and implement capacity development programmes.
  • Monitor and manage multiple projects.
Research, Analysis and Shared Learning
  • Critically think through and lead research that informs the Access and Usage pillar's work around financial access and adoption — across the financial sector but more importantly across undeserved segments e.g. women, youth and forcibly displaced people.
  • Be able to translate research into insights that are relevant to the financial industry.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management
  • Establish appropriate monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Review performance of projects clarity the lessons learned and feed them into subsequent programme design as well as FSDU’s results measurement frameworks.
  • Develop case-studies that showcase organizational learning.
Business planning and team management
  • Develop a business plan for the team, and work with the intervention managers on resource allocation.
  • Provide leadership and manage the performance of the team by setting goals, providing timely feedback, and monitoring and appraising performance.
Educational Qualifications:
  • Degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field
  • Masters degree in business administration in finance, accounting or a related field.
Job related Experience and Knowledge:
  • Eight years’ experience, 3 years of which should be in the financial services space.
  • Should have managerial experience of at least3 years.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial sector services, players, technology and products.
  • Experience in product development.
  • Demonstrated business analysis skills.
  • Experience in managing partner relationship.
  • Experience in donor relationship management is an advantage
Job application procedure
Applicants should submit an application letter and a CV along with the contacts of the three professional referees to: The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.0 Box 34934 Kampala Uganda by email:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.