Access Microfinance Holding AG („AccessHolding“) was established in 2006 by a group of international shareholders from the public and private sector. Our partners include among others the European Investment Bank (EIB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and KfW Development Bank. The business purpose of AccessHolding is to build up and control a network of commercial banks in developing and transition countries (the “AccessGroup”) with a target group focus on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The AccessGroup currently comprises ten financial institutions located in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and South America and employs close to 7.000 staff serving more than 400.000 clients. The head office of AccessHolding, the parent company of the Group, is located in Berlin, Germany.

Digital innovations and streamlining our business model play an increasing role in offering financial services to our clients. Strengthening the business model through efficient project management of digital initiatives and overseeing the various business development initiatives in our network banks is hence a major contribution to increasing outreach in our countries of operation and to the financial position of our banks.

To strengthen our digitalization and business initiatives, our Business Department in Berlin is currently looking for a

Microfinance Business Expert (Digitalization/Tablet-Based Applications) (m/f)


Tasks & Responsibilities

As our Business Expert you will work in a highly dynamic team of business experts with considerable experience from the microfinance and financial services industry.  The department is responsible for the business results in our network banks and therefore initiates and manages a variety of projects to increase the digitalization of our business model and support the individual network banks with concrete business advice for product development and improvement. You will be responsible for the management of 1-2 digitalization projects across our network banks in Sub-Saharan Africa in close collaboration with the Berlin-based IT department and the management teams of the network institutions.

In this regard you will:
  • Develop business cases for each network bank with regards to the implementation of applications to digitize customer leads management and the credit loan cycle (tablet-based field application);
  • Source service providers with adequate offers to satisfy network-wide requirements;
  • Ensure business readiness of each network bank prior to implementation phase (in close collaboration with the local Project Managers);
  • Liaise closely with the IT department in Berlin and service providers for the scoping and development phase (Business Requirement Documentation);
  • Develop KPIs and reporting tools for the pilot and post-roll out phase of the field application.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in a management position in microfinance institution(s) or other institution(s) delivering financial services;
  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or similar business-related subjects;
  • High degree of familiarization with opportunities and challenges of offering financial services in developing countries;
  • Proven track record of having implemented digitalization and/or tablet-based application project(s);
  • Knowledge of technical requirements for digitalization project implementations is an asset;
  • High degree of IT affinity and proven exposure to IT software/applications;
  • Dedicated hands-on attitude and solution-oriented, pro-active working style;
  • High degree of reliability and team player mentality;
  • Exceptional people and communication skills, strong ability to work in a multicultural team environment;
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills, French or German language skills are a plus;
  • Willingness to live in Berlin and to travel internationally (mainly on the African continent) up to 30%.

How to apply

If you would like to join our dynamic team a.s.a.p. and are interested in the challenge described above please apply online, submitting your CV and motivation letter in English.
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Access Microfinance Holding AG

Schönhauser Allee 10-11

10119 Berlin


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