Senior Expert for Strengthening Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) Crisis Management System, Middle East / North Africa

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

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Posted 1 month ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness(Management/Development/Consultancy/Plan)

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years we have worked on the frontlines of international development tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets ineffective governance and instability. Currently DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies international lending institutions private corporations and philanthropies and national governments.

Senior Expert for Strengthening Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) Crisis Management System

Location: Middle East / North Africa

Location: Ethiopia

Job Code: 5193

Description

LOE: up to 16 days

Period: July-August 2020

Background

Enterprise Partners (EP) is a 7-year (2013-2020) wealth creation programme which inclusive of women and the environment aims to support the private sector and Ethiopia’s economic growth. It does so with a combination of technical assistance (TA) and market facilitation in resolving market failures. EP is being implemented by a consortium led by DAI Europe and includes First Consult Enclude and ITAD.

EP is implementing TA component of World Bank’s (co-funded by EIB) SME Finance Project (SMEFP) aimed at enhancing access to finance opportunities for SMEs in Ethiopia. It supports capacity building of participating financial institutions in the project including Development Bank of Ethiopia MFIs banks and leasing companies.

Objectives

The objective of the assignment is to strengthen partner MFIs capability and readiness to respond to crisis and ensure business continuity in general and particularly focusing on management of crisis caused by COVID-19.

Specific Tasks

The consultant is expected to bring his/her international experience judgment and best industry knowledge in strengthening crisis management system & practices of financial institutions as well as coaching senior management team to minimize institutional risks/loss and ensure business continuity (BC)during and after the crisis.

The consultant will carry out the following key activities:

  • Conduct COVID-19 impacts assessment on MFIs’ business operations by virtually engaging them
  • Actively engage MFIs management in business impacts analysis (BIA) developing scenario analysis and recovery strategy formulation to ensure buy in and knowledge transfer
  • Produce BIA report with smart recovery strategies
  • Refine/develop crisis management policy BC plan/strategy and tools & templates that enable FIs to effectively manage risks and losses
  • Hold validation workshop with MFI senior management and EP team
  • Conduct COVID-19 impacts assessment on MFIs’ business operations by virtually engaging them
  • Actively engage MFIs management in business impacts analysis (BIA) developing scenario analysis and recovery strategy formulation to ensure buy in and knowledge transfer
  • Produce BIA report with smart recovery strategies
  • Refine/develop crisis management policy BC plan/strategy and tools & templates that enable FIs to effectively manage risks and losses
  • Hold validation workshop with MFI senior management and EP team
  • Guide/coach/advise FIs senior management team in the areas of crisis management business continuity plan and risk management
  • Inception report-1.5 days
  • Business impact analysis scenario development and virtual validation workshop-7.5 days
  • Refined and standardized business continuity plan crisis management policy tools & templates with adequate focus on crisis management and validation workshop-4.5 days
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant international experience in designing crisis management framework and formulating business continuity plan risk management and training delivery.
  • Proven experience in provision of technical assistance to the financial institutions preferably MFIs in crisis management & risk management and developing policies procedures and tools.
  • Knowledge of the Ethiopian financial sector is an asset or experience in other African countries.
  • Competencies required include: Fluent in spoken and written English Excellent writing and presentation skills Excellent working guides and tools developing and mentoring skills

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