Positive Planet International
Positive Planet International (PPI) develops and implements projects supporting vulnerable populations to create income-generating opportunities. Over the past two decades, PPI has worked to prevent the emergence and persistence of precarious situations in countries in Africa and the Middle-East, developing the economic resilience of fragile populations by activating three essential levers: financial inclusion, entrepreneurship and greater access to markets.
Positive Planet International in Southern and East Africa (PPSA)
PPI’s Southern and East Africa regional office is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and manages our portfolio of projects in the region. PPI started South African operations in 2008 and throughout the past decade has worked on a range of projects, primarily with a focus on development finance, in countries including South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania and Lesotho.
PPI is seeking a Senior Consultant in Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship to play a key role in supporting and growing the regional office.
§ At least an Honour’s or Master’s Degree in Economics/International Development or other related fields
§ At least eight years’ experience in consulting and project management in the financial inclusion and economic development context
Proven track record in implementing and managing projects focusing on:
§ Inclusive finance and MSME finance
§ Entrepreneurship development experience highly desired
§ Experience with international donors, including the EU, a plus
Working knowledge and exposure to the following is desirable:
§ Financial Inclusion – Financial capability/ Financial education
§ Financial Inclusion – Digital financial services
§ Networks in the South African public and corporate sectors
§ Successful track record writing proposals and concept notes
> Location: Johannesburg, South Africa (based out of PPSA’s Hyde Park office)
> 30% travel: local and regional travel in support of projects
Please send your Cover Letter and Resume in English to email@example.com.