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A new senior management post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) has been created to drive FSD’s operational effectiveness across our expanding programme. Reporting directly to FSD’s Director, the COO will have full managerial responsibility within the senior management team for all aspects of FSD’s operations. As deputy head of the organisation, this role will be at the sharp end of ensuring that FSD delivers against its plan.

Expertise in operational management is vital for this position. A background in the development field would be advantageous but more important will be your track record in managing resources, creating and driving business systems and processes to deliver against strategic goals. The COO will have lead responsibility for the application of technology across the organisation, demanding capacity in managing appropriate system developments. This a key leadership position and will involve working effectively about a range of cross-functional teams.
To succeed you will need to be agile in thought and action, highly motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver on a demanding set of outputs.

At a minimum you will have:

Management experience in an operational role (at least 10 years’ experience)
ƒRelevant professional qualification (minimum of master’s degree or professional equivalent)
ƒƒExcellent communication (written and oral) ability
ƒƒStrong finance skills

About FSD Kenya

The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme, FSD Kenya, was established in early 2005 to support the development of financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty. Working in partnership with the financial services industry the programme’s goal is to significantly expand access to services among lower income households and smaller scale enterprises. FSD operates as an independent Trust under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from a programme investment committee (PIC). Finance is provided by a number of development partners working with the Government of Kenya (GoK). Current committed funders are the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Kenya Ministry of Trade and Industry through the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Competitiveness project funded by the World Bank and the Kenya Ministry of Finance under the Micro-Finance Sector Support Credit Programme (MFSSC), financed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Specialties Financial inclusion and access, Rural finance work, Inclusive growth supporting SME finance, Knowledge generation, Developing institutional capacities for the retail formal financial system
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