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International Position in DC available


Position Title:   Practice Leader – Financial Services

Location:  Washington, DC (with 30% travel)

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development of a competitive financial services practice area, which leverages the organization’s overall economic growth experience;
  2. Lead IESC’s new business efforts in financial services, including identification of opportunities, technical proposal writing, identification of personnel, and identification and negotiation with partner organizations;
  3. Provide intellectual leadership, technical input and management support for IESC’s financial services projects;
  4. Represent IESC in knowledge sharing of financial services innovations and best practices in forums and through special studies that document lessons-learned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years’ progressive experience with USAID and/or other multilateral donor financial services projects and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to winning proposals is required.
  • Understanding of USAID and/or other donor procurement processes and regulations is required. 
  • Strong riting, quantitative, analytical and research skills.
  • Technical experience in two or more areas including:
    • SME and agribusiness access to credit
    • Microfinance institution capacity building
    • Value Chain finance
    • Supply Chain finance
  • Substantive knowledge of social capital and/or international equity funds and how to apply them in a development context is desirable.
  • Strong organizational, communications, marketing and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in English and one other foreign language desirable.
  • Cultural understanding and overseas experience in developing countries is highly desirable.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 30% of the time.
  • U.S. work authorization required.
  • Advanced degree preferred, in a discipline related to financial services.

Level of responsibility and salary is commensurate with background and experience. IESC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

How to Apply:   Interested candidates should email a cover letter stating qualifications, salary requirements, availability, and a detailed resume to  with “Practice Leader – Financial Services” in the Subject line.  Cover letter should include list of winning proposals where applicant had significant leadership role, including the date, country, funder, and program.

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thank you for reviewing this position and hope that if this does not match your area of expertise, you will forward to others who may be a good match and interested.

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