Thursday, February 13, 2014

Junior Analyst, Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc

Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX)    

Junior Analyst

Title: Junior Analyst, Africa and Asia
Job Type: Full time Consultant
Reports to: Regional Manager
Location:  Nairobi or Dakar

 Job Description

The Africa - Asia Junior Analyst serves as the MIX focal point for Africa and Asia for a fast paced financial sector non-profit.

The Junior Analyst is responsible for supporting the growth and expansion of MIX’s core activities in Africa and Asia in line with the organization’s goals of achieving reliable, comparable, and publicly available information on the performance and outreach of microfinance institutions (MFIs). 


The Junior Analyst is responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing financial, operational and social performance data from a portfolio of MFIs, in addition to supporting partner organizations in the use of MIX’s systems and products. 

This position requires a dynamic and self-motivated individual with an understanding of financial analysis, accounting and regional socio-economic trends.

Responsibilities

To achieve these goals, the Junior Analyst has primary responsibilities (90% of time) to:
  • Data collection
  • Ensure the ultimate collection of data on the assigned portfolio of MFI: solicit, collect, review and analyze MFI data, ensuring MIX standard quality and in line with regional work plan targets;
  • Manage the publication of data, files and other information to MIX Market and other databases and information platforms;
  • Products
  • Produce and update MIX’s market intelligence reports for the regions;
  • Produce and support other analysis products delivered by MIX’s programs;
  • Partner development and relations management
  • Manage MIX’s partner portfolio in the region, building relationships and support regional partners who carry out similar data collection, publication and analysis work;
  • Manage and expand contacts with other relevant and regional microfinance actors;
  • Build MIX’s regional reputation, through work and any channel, as the best source of data on microfinance in the region, also expanding contacts with other relevant regional actors.
The Junior Analyst will have a secondary responsibility (10% of time) to support management and other work of MIX on any number of tasks including to:
  • Assist operational activities in the regions, performing regional work plan in coordination with the Regional Manager;
  • Supporting the development of MIX’s programs through regional partnerships and projects;
  • Support improvement of  MIX’s technology used by the analyst team and partners; contributing to shared analyst tools.
Working relationships

The Junior Analyst will work as part of a regional team of Africa and Asia Analysts under the direct supervision of the Regional Manager, with a collective responsibility for industry analysis covering the globe in the performance and outreach of MFIs. 

Qualifications
  • BA minimum in Economics, Finance, Accounting/Auditing, or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.
  • Experience in financial analysis, audit, or accounting.
  • Understanding of financial analysis, accounting and regional socio-economic trends.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and comfort with online databases are essential;
Skills
  • Self-starter and independent actor able to carry out agreed work plan with little supervision
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and French (verbal and written).
Remuneration

Salary commensurate with qualifications and range for the position. Consulting fees will be paid at all costs and the analyst will be responsible for taxes and social withholdings.

Application

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to hr@themix.org and mention “Africa - Asia Analyst” in the subject line.  The position’s location is yet to be determined between Nairobi, Kenya or Dakar, Senegal, and the closing date is February 28th, 2014.  

MIX is an equal opportunity employer.

About MIX

MIX is the premier source for objective, qualified and relevant microfinance performance data and analysis. 

Committed to strengthening financial inclusion and the microfinance sector by promoting transparency, MIX provides performance information on microfinance institutions (MFIs), funders, networks and service providers dedicated to serving the financial sector needs for low-income clients. 

MIX fulfills its mission through a variety of platforms.

On MIX Market (www.mixmarket.org), we provide instant access to financial and social performance information covering approximately 2,000 MFIs around the world. 

Our publications, MicroBanking Bulletin and MIX Microfinance World, feature thorough and timely analysis based on qualified data and research. Incorporated in 2002, MIX is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with regional offices in Azerbaijan, India, Senegal, and Peru.

Our efforts are strengthened through our collaboration with the following global partners: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CGAP, Omidyar Network, The MasterCard Foundation, IFAD, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Citi Foundation.