Manager, ERO Member Relations & Partnerships

Job Purpose

Manage AFI’s three strategic pillars, expand activities and organization’s unique value to its members and partners in Europe and globally, help ensure AFI’s financial sustainability and strengthen organization’s position as a world’s leader in financial inclusion policy and regulation. This role will report to the Head, Europe & Global Partnerships and based in Luxembourg.

Accountabilities/Key Responsibilities

1.    Enhance and expand AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) (40%)

– Continuously assess, improve and implement AFI’s evolving PPD Strategy to ensure alignment with AFI members’ needs and priorities. 

– Manage current PPD partnerships, including the structuring and implementation of tailored annual workplans for each PPD partner.

– Manage global, regional dialogues, capacity building events and technical contributions for selected AFI knowledge products.

– Provide technical moderation for PPD activities and industry guidance to various AFI teams. 

– Closely monitor PPD activities, develop session briefs, summary notes and relevant reports. 

– Identify and onboard new strategic private sector partners with the aim to enhance technical value for AFI members.

2.    Manage and enhance AFI’s Member Relations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) (30%)

– Manage the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Financial Regional Policy Initiative (ECAPI), facilitating the development and implementation of regional work plans and deliverables of AFI members within these regions.

– Monitor and support financial inclusion policy needs of ECAPI members.  

– Manage ECAPI member events, consultations, engagements and support high level AFI delegation visits. 

– Monitor landscape developments in ECAPI members’ jurisdictions, highlighting strategically relevant considerations to the AFI Management Unit. 

– Analyze prospects for and engage with perspective additional members of AFI in the EECA region, including in Central Europe and the Western Balkans. 

– Develop an annual ECAPI Member Engagement Report for internal and external distribution. 

3.  Deepen cooperation with developed country policymakers via the Developed-Developing Country Dialogue (3D) platform (20%)

– Manage a growing spectrum of technical peer learning engagements between AFI members and their policymaking peers from the developed country. 

– Develop, maintain and enhance an understanding of AFI members’ policy interests and priorities.

– Provide technical inputs toward the aforementioned activities.

– Deliver presentations and/or moderate 3D activities where needed.

– Deepen select partnerships with stakeholders as part of systemic cooperation, bilateral partnership agreements and Observer Status.

4.    Strengthen cooperation with Luxembourg’s technical stakeholders and partners (10%)

– Support the Head of ERO in assessing unique technical value of perspective technical partnerships with stakeholders in Luxembourg’s inclusive finance ecosystem

– Provide technical analysis, guidance, content and advice toward such engagements.   

Qualifications & Experience

– A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, finance, economics, technology, marketing, or related field is a requirement of this position. An advanced degree (Master’s or higher) is strongly preferred. Absence of advanced degree may be substituted by additional years of directly relevant work experience.

– Minimum 7-10 years of progressively responsible program management expertise in the field of inclusive finance or related.

Technical Competencies/Skills

– High level of technical competency to enable effective engagement and cooperation with a diverse range of experts and stakeholders across the inclusive finance ecosystem.

– Outstanding project management and client relationship management skills.

– Full English-language communication fluency, including excellent writing and presentation skills are a requirement for this position.

– Fluency in French is highly desirable.

– Working knowledge in additional EECA-relevant languages is a plus.

– High technical software acumen and relevant business management applications.

Behavioural Competencies/Skills

– Professional integrity and excellent interpersonal skills.

– Commitment to advancing inclusive finance and improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

– Results-oriented, able to achieve both by working independently and in a team.

– Leadership, strategic thinking, creative and practical approach to problem solving with strong decision-making capability, common sense.

– Effectively multi-task and deliver on a diverse range of time-sensitive priorities.

– Exceptional diplomatic and strategic negotiation skills matched by professional experience and proven achievements.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter (in English language) indicating your expected salary to

Closing date : 31 May 2021

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