candidates to make team stronger.
Services for Female Entrepreneurs and Farmers.
and a Research Team, Mercy Corps Indonesia will implement and evaluate a
two-year Mobile Financial Services for Female Entrepreneurs and Farmers pilot
project. The project aims to identify a cost-effective and sustainable approach
to promote female entrepreneurs’/farmers’ uptake of mobile financial services,
particularly savings, as a way to increase investment in and profit from their
businesses/farms. The project is designed with a vision of bolstering financial
inclusion for Indonesian women entrepreneurs and farmers by taking advantage of
recent developments in the banking sector which have led to branchless banking
initiatives being established by several banks. Branchless banking presents a
unique opportunity for making financial services more accessible to the
unbanked and this pilot aims to investigate how the opportunity can be capitalized
to ensure female entrepreneurs and farmers benefit.
interventions targeting a commercial bank’s field Agents and female
entrepreneurs and farmers in selected locations in order to learn which activities
are most cost-effective in promoting women’s uptake of mobile savings. In other
words, the pilot project aims to prove that mobile savings lead to higher
investment in women’s businesses and farming activities and to identify a
business model that is cost effective and sustainable so that it can be adopted
and scaled up after the initial pilot. The test interventions revolve around
capacity building, marketing and incentives schemes and will be implemented by
Mercy Corps Indonesia in close collaboration with a Commercial Bank.
Program Manager will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation
of the Mobile Financial Services for Female Entrepreneurs and
Farmers pilot project that focuses on the roll out of a set of test
interventions that revolve around capacity building, marketing and incentives
schemes. S/he will supervise a project team consisting of 13 staff as well as
several consultants and collaborate closely with the project partners,
particularly with the bank and the researchers.
degree, preferable in social sciences, economics, rural development;
development programs with strong emphasis on economic development in rural
setting (experience in business
and financial literacy training for female farmers/entrepreneurs would be an
strong project management skills, including financial/budget, operational
and HR management skills;
the private sector (with commercial bank would be an advantage) and with
government agencies (especially at District level);
on branchless banking for financial inclusion;
having good interpersonal skills and experience in managing, motivating and
of program outputs, outcomes and impact (familiarity with quantitative and qualitative measurement methods);
skills with strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
verbal and written communication skills;
Female encourage to apply.
the email subject to: [email protected]
short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this
opportunity to grow and develop with us.