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Financial Sector Analyst

World Bank Group
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The successful candidate(s) will demonstrate the following WBG Core Competencies:
•Deliver Results for Clients – Contributes to delivery of results for clients on complex issues
•Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, displays a sense of mutuality and respect
•Lead and Innovate – Brings new and different insights
•Create, Apply, and Share Knowledge – Actively contributes to and readily applies WBG’s body of knowledge for internal and/or external client solutions
•Make Smart Decisions – Leverages available data and makes timely decisions.
In addition to meeting the World Bank-wide general criteria for GE positions, it is expected that the selected candidate would meet the following criteria:
•Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Development, Economics, International Relations or relevant field.
•At least 2 years of relevant work experience, especially in a lower income/emerging economy context.
•Proven ability to think conceptually and rapidly, analyze diverse information from varied sources.
•Strong written communication skills.
•Ability to collect and analyze complex and incomplete information, interpret data, synthesize issues, make connections across topics, and present into a cohesive picture.
•Ability to problem-solve around new topics, identify major issues, and develop a research plan.
•Creative, agile, curious, and open mind; proven ability to learn, adapt, and be innovative. Actively seek and consider diverse ideas and approaches.
•Strong client orientation and ability to maintain complex client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions.
•Enjoy working in a team-based environment


•Research. Analyst will support research on a range of topics, such as technologies and emerging business models, customer insights and demand side studies, evidence of impact of financial services in the poor, policies and regulations of innovative financial service offerings, among others.
•Support workstreams. Analyst will support one or more workstreams, potentially across different thematic areas, within CGAP’s overall work program. This will entail close work with several CGAP staff and consultants to deliver on shared goals and coordination among teams distributed geographically.
•Collaborate with consultants. Analyst may engage with external consultants, either individuals or firms, as part of a team carrying out larger and/or more comprehensive analysis or research. This may involve support to develop terms of reference, coordinate meetings and/or review deliverables.
•Communications. Analyst is expected to articulate compelling oral and written communications aimed at diverse stakeholders and audiences (providers, policymakers, researchers and funders). Analyst may support Communications Specialists in developing communications plans to translate insights generated from research into messages that influence target audiences in the private and public sectors.
•Liaise with external stakeholders. Analyst will be part of teams with multiple external relationships with stakeholders involved in financial inclusion. Analyst will support teams in managing such relationships.
•Coordinate team activities. Support projects through coordinating activities across multiple people and workstreams and carry out supporting administrative functions as needed.
•Contribute to CGAP’s thinking. Monitor trends in financial inclusion research in both academia and private sector; identify new ideas, resources, and opportunities for the team. Participate in cross-functional CGAP teams and corporate work as required

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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