In 2006, FSD Kenya funded the first nationally representative survey on access to financial services in Kenya, subsequently referred to as FinAccess 2006, which gave the first reliable measure of the national demand for and use of financial services at the individual level.
A cross-section of stakeholders was assembled to oversee the project, and the resulting stakeholder group – the Financial Access Partnership (FAP) – has been active in doing so, chaired by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).
Within a relatively short period FinAccess has been established as the leading source of reliable data on financial access in Kenya and is widely cited in the media and by Government, the private sector and international development partners.
The last survey was conducted in 2009 and plans are well underway for the next round of the FinAccess demand and supply-side surveys. We are also initiating studies looking at the demand and supply of financial services to businesses.
We are now looking for a Project Coordinator for FinAccess who will be responsible for the implementation of the FinAccess studies.
This position requires a dynamic and self-motivated person with an understanding of financial inclusion issues and an understanding for the landscape of financial service providers in Kenya.
S/he will be responsible for the FinAccess project management, reporting, budgeting and procurement.
Who we need
At a minimum you will have:
- Relevant academic/professional qualification (minimum bachelors or equivalent).
- Strong project management skills.
- Strong stakeholder management ability.
- Ability to communicate well and work as part of a team.
- Mandatory for your application, read the detailed ToRs from our website (under Opportunities).
If you think you could be the right person for this role then send a covering letter and CV by email to Lydiah Kioko (Lydiah@fsdkenya.org).
Please put “FinAccess Project Coordinator” in the subject line.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.
Applications must be received not later than Friday 6th July, 2012.
FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee. Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’S Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.