Manager, Public-Private Partnerships & Global Policy Dialogue

AFI - Alliance for Financial Inclusion

Manager, Public-Private Partnerships & Global Policy Dialogue

AFI - Alliance for Financial Inclusion

Luxembourg

Background

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is the world’s leading organization on financial inclusion policy and regulation. A member-owned network, we empower policymakers to increase access and usage of quality financial services for the underserved through the formulation, implementation, and global advocacy of sustainable and inclusive policies.

Job purpose

Manage two strategic workplan pillars of AFI's European Representative Office (ERO), expanding collaboration with private sector partners and developed country policymaking and regulatory authorities in Europe and globally with the aim to (a) enhance technical knowledge of AFI members, (b) contribute to AFI's financial sustainability, and (c) advance AFI's position as a global financial inclusion policy thought leader. This role will report to and be supervised by the Director for Europe and Global Partnerships.

This is a local European hire position. While the preferred work location is in AFI's European Representative Office in Luxembourg, a partially-remote work arrangement from another European location may be considered, depending on situation and job requirements. As and when needed, the Manager will be required to travel in Europe and globally.

Accountabilities/Key Responsibilities

1. Enhance and expand AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) Platform (60%)

  • Lead AFI’s PPD Strategy, ensuring alignment with members’ evolving needs and priorities;
  • Manage a portfolio of current PPD partnerships: negotiate and develop tailored annual workplans for each PPD partner and oversee their implementation in coordination with various AFI Management Unit teams;
  • Lead the expansion of AFI’s PPD portfolio: actively market the PPD Platform, identify perspective new partners in key industry sectors of relevance to AFI members, and secure new PPD partnerships with financial contributions toward AFI activities;
  • Manage the annual AFI PPD program of global and regional events including executive level and technical level policy dialogues, capacity building/training events implemented in partnership with the private sector, and cooperation toward select AFI knowledge products;
  • Provide technical moderation for PPD activities;
  • Closely monitor PPD activities, develop session briefs, produce event summary notes, contribute to relevant reports.

The AFI Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) Platform

Launched in 2014, the AFI PPD provides a range of well-tested modalities both at the global and regional levels for policymakers, regulators, and the private sector to engage in frank and issue-focused dialogue and knowledge exchange with the aim to enhance awareness and technical capacity of AFI members to develop and implement financial inclusion policies and regulations. The PPD Platform enriches the understanding among AFI members of market trends, challenges and opportunities and provides early exposure to innovative emerging technologies and business models. A significant focus of the AFI PPD is on the advancement of innovative and inclusive digital financial services, with gender-inclusive finance being a cross-cutting priority.

2. Deepen cooperation with developed country policymakers in Europe and Globally via AFI’s Developed-Developing Country Dialogue (3D) Platform (30%)

  • Develop and implement a strategic engagement plan to systematically engage developed country financial policymaking and regulatory authorities in technical dialogue with AFI members on topics of converging policy priority, including emerging digital financial services, consumer empowerment and market conduct, data privacy and cybersecurity among others;
  • Develop a tailored engagement plan for each developed country policymaking partner, with defined objectives and deliverables; manage and monitor all such workplans;
  • Strengthen relationships with focal points in developed country policymaking institutions;
  • Actively position the AFI 3D Platform and AFI Observer Status for Developed Countries as unique opportunities for policymaking authorities in Europe and elsewhere;
  • Expand AFI’s 3D partner portfolio, attracting new 3D participants from Europe in mutually enriching knowledge exchange and discourse with AFI members; work to formalize such partnerships over time via AFI’s Observer Status;
  • Organize, manage and take part in technical exchange visits, virtual policy advisory services and other benefits delivered to AFI members in partnership with developed country policymaking and regulatory authorities.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and moderate 3D activities where needed;
  • With guidance from the AFI Global Partnerships Policy Manager, monitor the financial inclusion regulatory landscape, identifying opportunities to expand and advance engagement on topics of shared priority with AFI members.

The AFI Developed-Developing Country Dialogue and Policy Peer Learning (3D) Platform

The AFI 3D Platform, implemented under the umbrella of AFI’s Sochi Accord on FinTech for Financial Inclusion brings together AFI members (financial policymakers from developing and emerging countries) and their policymaking peers from developed economies. The Platform provides unique opportunities to advance policy understandings on topics of converging priority for developing and developed country authorities, such as inclusive FinTech ecosystems, cybersecurity, digital financial literacy, data privacy and consumer protection. In recognition of the significant learning benefits for all participants, AFI members at the 2020 Annual General Meeting adopted a new category of “Observer” to enable developed country policymaking institutions, which are not qualified for AFI membership, to engage formally and systematically with the Alliance in the years ahead.

3. Advance AFI’s strategic positioning in Europe (10%)

  • Contribute to the advancement of AFI’s strategic positioning and organizational sustainability through participation in select institutional initiatives delivered via AFI’s European Representative Office.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, finance, economics, technology, marketing, or related field is a requirement of this position. An advanced degree (Master’s or higher) is strongly preferred. Absence of advanced degree may be substituted by additional years of directly relevant work experience;
  • Minimum 7-10 years of progressively responsible program management and client relationship management expertise in the field of financial services, international affairs, public policy or related.

Technical Competencies/Skills

  • Proven experience in program management, client relationship development, portfolio management and portfolio growth;
  • High degree of knowledge of regulatory and market issues, particularly in digital financial services, is highly desired. While technical knowledge of financial inclusion policy and regulation is not required, an understanding of the financial inclusion landscape, as well as current and evolving issues and technologies is expected;
  • Combination of prior work experience with private and public sectors and the understanding and appreciation of mindsets and priorities of both public and private sector stakeholders would be an advantage;
  • Full English-language communication fluency, including excellent writing and presentation skills are a requirement for this position;
  • Fluency in French is highly desirable, working knowledge of additional European languages is a plus;
  • High technical software acumen and relevant business management applications.

How to apply

For interested applicants, please send your CV and cover letter (in English language) indicating your expected salary.

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