13 Sep 2019

Digital Finance Advisor at Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC)

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Job Summary

SBFIC wants to hire a Digital Finance Advisor with solid experience in this area. The Digital Finance Advisor will provide technical advisory services to partner organizations. He/ she will also work in close collaboration with other IT and Digitalization Experts of SBFIC in East Africa and beyond.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description


In 2019, the German based NGO Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation (SBFIC)  started a new initiative with the aim of advancing digitalization in the Tanzanian MFI and  SACCOS sector, together with the Tanzania Cooperative Development Commission (TCDC),  the Savings and Credit Cooperative Union League of Tanzania (SCCULT) and SELF Microfinance Fund (SELF MF). This project consists of IT needs assessment, advice on the selection of core banking software and service providers, data migration and digitalization of financial services, among others.


Roles and responsibilities

  • Advise on technical implementation of digital finance projects, which involves  provider selection and contract management, implementation, maintenance, troubleshooting, training, risk assessments, risk mitigation measures, etc.
  • Provide technical advice to SBFIC’s partners on the architecture and environment of  IT operations and digital solutions;
  • Conduct IT needs assessments for partner organizations (power supply, internet  connectivity, hardware, infrastructure, hosting, software, applications, etc.)
  • Support SBFIC’s partner organizations in the development of relevant documents in  the scope of IT projects, such as terms of reference, contracts, service level agreements, business requirement definitions, etc.
    • Support SBFIC’s partner organizations in the negotiation of contracts with IT service  providers and other relevant business partners
  • Advise SBFIC’s partner organizations in the testing of software solutions
  • Advise SBFIC’s partner organizations on the usage of digital finance products and  services to increase the usage of digital finance channels and to improve the user- friendliness of the products
  • Contact person and 1st level support for IT-related issues in the Tanzanian SBFIC office
  • Support fundraising activities for projects


  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the area of digital financial services/ digitalization of banking processes and payments (e.g., financial institutions like

commercial banks, MFIs, mobile money service operators, payment aggregators or  payment switch providers)

  • 3 years of project management experience at the level of lower or middle  management
  • Experience in consulting and advisory in the area of digital finance (implementing  processes and business models) is a plus
  • Master’s degree in ICT or any other relevant subject (such as Business Computer  Science, Information Science or Information and Communication Technologies) preferred. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or alike with a minor in an ICT/digitization-related subject possible.
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili (spoken and written). French is a plus.  Profile
  • Advanced analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently with strong attention  to detail
  • Stress resistant team player with service orientation, flexibility, and a sense of  pragmatism


Deployment location: 

The main work location for the Digital Finance Advisor will be Dar es Salaam. Missions to  other locations in Tanzania are common and occur occasionally to other countries in East Africa, especially Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda.


What we offer

  • Working on interesting and diversified tasks with a high level of self-responsibility
  • Insights into a well-structured organization in the area of international development  cooperation
  • Working in a dedicated and supportive international team
  • Monthly salary according to the contract


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How to Apply

Please manually apply for this job using the details below: Please submit your CV, a cover letter and relevant certificates (incl. transcripts of records) clearly demonstrating your knowledge, experience and motivation as well as highlighting your suitability for the assignment to [email protected] Add your salary expectations to your e-mail. Please send your complete application documents as one PDF file. Applications will be received not later than September 24th, 2019.

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