Policy & Advocacy Director, Africa
Women's World Banking
lagos, NG
5d ago
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Job title : Policy & Advocacy Director, Africa jobs in Lagos Job Location : Lagos Deadline : November 29, 2021

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  • Reporting to : Regional Head, Africa

    Classification : Full-time

    Start Date : Immediate


  • Women Ûªs World Banking is looking for a talented Policy and Advocacy Manager to lead our government engagement and policy influence work for Africa.
  • The role will be based in Lagos with a primary focus on Nigeria and a secondary focus on Egypt and other select markets in Africa.
  • The Policy and Advocacy Director / Manager will join a small yet forward thinking, high-performing and collaborative team focused on delivering innovative customer experiences, banking services and products that create business and customer value for low-income women.
  • This position operates within the Africa regional structure, reporting to the Regional Head, based in South Africa.
  • The role also requires close collaboration with the Director of Policy and Advocacy, based in the United Kingdom.
  • The ideal candidate will have a successful record of operations within the financial services or technology sectors with a sector expertise of government engagement and policy influence using research-based evidence.
  • You will also understand and be able to manage influence on a broader scale, with relations in trade associations, chambers of commerce and the media.
  • You will be passionate about women Ûªs economic empowerment and eager to serve as a thought leader in the financial inclusion community.
  • We are looking for assertive and self-motivated people who are eager to seek out opportunities and co-create with colleagues across the organization.
  • Responsibilities

    Stakeholder Management and Thought Leadership :

  • Complete market stakeholder maps identifying key policy makers, environment, points of view, relevant messages and engagement approaches
  • Identify and establish relationships with the Central Bank of Nigeria, other policy makers and regulators, industry leaders, trade associations, key media and other influencers, in line with country / regional strategy
  • Participate in regional conversations on financial inclusion and economic empowerment, highlighting the gender perspective
  • Working with the research team to synthesize research findings to identify opportunities for different stakeholders to take defined action to advance women Ûªs financial inclusion
  • Present information, both internally and externally, in a clear and organized way. Outputs may include webinars, panels at conferences, executive-level briefings, internal presentations, and more.
  • Policy Influence :

  • Working with the Director of Policy and Advocacy, define Women Ûªs World Banking Ûªs policy position for key markets in Africa
  • Identify opportunities for evidence-based policy influence within policymaking institutions
  • Facilitate development of women-centered policy design by policy makers and regulators
  • Manage policy interactions to ensure we are reaching policymakers, with the right messaging, in a systematic and strategic manner such as through national Communities of Practice and our Leadership & Diversity for Regulators programme, to drive action.
  • Engage relevant policymakers and local stakeholders in meetings, events and seminars through media and regional forums
  • Create policy papers and positions on important regional topics using data-driven insights
  • Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Master's Degree in a relevant discipline
  • 10+ years of work experience in work related to financial services, policy, public affairs and / or advocacy, women Ûªs empowerment, or non-profit, with deep Nigeria expertise and working knowledge of policy landscapes across Africa
  • Intellectual curiosity and creative problem-solving in research
  • Successful track record working within a diverse, multi-cultural global organization, collaborating with remote colleagues, and delivering high quality work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel within Africa, around the region, and occasionally to Europe and the U.S.
  • Within the first 75 days :

  • Assume full responsibilities of the position
  • Embrace Women Ûªs World Banking Ûªs values ÛÒ Think Big, Own and Commit to It, Smarter Together
  • Learn and comprehend Women Ûªs World Banking Ûªs business model
  • Fully integrate into the Africa team.
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