Colombia: Coordinator of the Digital Solutions for Financial Inclusion Program (Based in Bogota)

Organization: Fundación Capital
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

What are we offering?

Fundación Capital is currently seeking a Coordinator for the Digital Solutions for Financial Inclusion program, who will be responsible for the implementation of a large-scale initiative, aimed at improving outcomes for low-income and vulnerable people, primarily women, in Colombia, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Mexico. S/he will work from our office in Bogota (Colombia), reporting to the Director of Inclusive Finance. We will provide a competitive consultancy fee under a service provision contract from February 2017 to August 2018, with the possibility of extension. On offer is an entrepreneurial and challenging position with lots of opportunity to turn ideas into reality, working alongside an inspiring, diverse and international team to create a better tomorrow for millions living in poverty.

Who are we?

Fundación Capital ( is a pioneer in inclusive finance and a testing ground for innovation in asset-building, working to eliminate poverty by expanding access to capital, information, training and productive opportunities. By aligning public policy, market mechanisms, and advances in digital technology, Fundación Capital enables millions of poor families to meet their ambitions and decide for themselves how to manage, grow and invest their resources.

Initiative Description: Fundación Capital has been investing in leveraging innovation in information and communication technologies (ICTs) to increase the financial capabilities of low-income people in collaboration with national governments for the last five years. Through the Digital Solutions for Financial Inclusion initiative, it is seeking to scale up its work with national governments and the private sector to improve the ecosystem for digital finance on both the supply and demand sides, as well as increase access to its demand-side tools, particularly the LISTA Initiative.

What are the tasks and responsibilities?

The Coordinator will be responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of this program. S/he will work transversally with technical experts and operational staff within Fundación Capital, as well as external partners and funders. The Coordinator will also have the support of an Operations Official and an Administrative Official to ensure adequate reporting to the donor and external partners. More specifically, the person hired will be responsible for the following:

  • Program Management, Operations & Budget: coordinate the implementation of a large-scale expansion of the LISTA Initiative in the four countries; manage the project budget and track key performance indicators to ensure compliance with funder standards and timely execution of the budget; project budget needs on a monthly basis and submit requests for funding disbursements; oversee and manage the monitoring and evaluation process and respond to potential challenges identified in real-time, as well as report internally and externally on the program’s performance quarterly and annually.

  • Stakeholder Relationship-Building and Business Development: support key technical staff working on public and private partnership development in order to secure co-financing for project activities; work with institutional partner representatives and technical leads to ensure stakeholder input and alignment in order to ensure the successful achievement of proposed outcomes; propose improvements to the existing program structure based on findings from the implementation of this initiative and feedback received from partners; represent Fundación Capital and the Initiative with national partners (both public and private), international donors, technical leads, and other interested parties.

Who are we looking for?

Personal Requirements

The person we are looking for should be:

  • highly committed to social and development issues;

  • able to innovate and be creative, learn quickly, problem-solve, and seek solutions and ideas from various disciplines and fields;

  • able to relate excellently to people from very different backgrounds, from those living in poverty to high-level representatives of governments and international organizations;

  • proactive, results-driven analytical, critical and organized, particularly with regard to data management.

  • able to listen and work in a team, consolidate the opinions and interests of multiple stakeholders, with high levels of responsibility, commitment and a positive attitude towards service;

  • available to travel up to 25% of her/his time.

Technical Requirements

  • Languages: outstanding written and verbal communication in both Spanish and English

  • Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven ability to manage multi-country project implementation and to execute a budget of approximately USD 2 million.

  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills and experience, with the ability to meet deadlines and accurately report on project performance.

  • Familiarity with project management software and the ability to coordinate program activities across multiple countries.

  • Work Experience: At least five years of professional experience with project management and team leadership activities.

  • Education: Undergraduate degree in business administration, economics, sociology, political science, communication, information and communication technologies, or related field.

We will look favorably upon candidates who can demonstrate the following: experience working in international environments, both in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as other regions (particularly Africa); additional language skills (especially in Portuguese and French); experience with multilateral funders like the IDB, USAID or DFID; a graduate degree or other specializations

How to apply:

How can you apply?

Please send us your CV and a concise cover letter in which you explain: (1) your motivation to work with us, (2) why you would be a true enrichment for our team, (3) remuneration expectations and earliest possible starting date, (4) where you have found our job offer. Please note that only complete applications will be considered. Send your applications to before January 15th, 2017, indicating “Coordinator of DSFI program” in the subject line.

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