Accion is hiring a
Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a trailblazing legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
About Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS)
GLAS is Accion´s Advisory Solutions team. We are a diverse and close-knit global team with one common social purpose: building a financially inclusive world for small businesses and low-income households. We are passionate about what we do – working with a wide range of financial service providers and other partners across the world to create to build sustainable businesses to achieve financial inclusion. We enjoy solving problems, being exposed to new ideas, sharing information, and asking, “what if?”.
Ovante was created by GLAS as an in-housed web platform built to scale across Latin America. The end users of Ovante are microentrepreneurs who can access the platform directly from their cellphone or desktop. The platform consists of 17different topics around managerial, financial, and digital skill building and guides its users through the different course contents, introducing incentives for them to finish each topic, and providing them with tools to apply concepts learned on Ovante in their day-to-day businesses. Ovante aims to not only provide business concepts once, but to maintain an ongoing dialogue with entrepreneurs to support the evolution of their businesses and help guide them in accessing financial services from which they could benefit. Ovante help users to have easier access to credit by providing financial services providers with alternative data that can be used to complement a credit assessment and increase the chances of Ovante´s users to get a loan.
Accion is seeking a visionary leader, with a commercial mindset and passion for social change to lead the scale up and go-to-market phase of Ovante in Latin America. This work includes developing and implementing the product strategy, managing the online platform, and scaling the product regionally through both a B2C approach via digital marketing channels as well as a B2B approach, sourcing institutional clients to integrate Ovante into their customer service offering. Ovante Manager will need to be adept in managing a digital product from end-to-end and understand low-income populations and their financial capability needs. Problem solving, positive attitude, teamwork, and eagerness to challenge the status quo are key skills for the position.
The person in this role will be based in Bogota, Colombia.
Lead the product consolidation and growth/expansion of one of our in-house solutions: Ovante, Accion´s EdTech platform created in 2019 with the ambition to reach more than 5 million low income, low educated microentrepreneurs to offer a high quality, agile and friendly solution to improve their business, digital and financial skills to empower them to grow their businesses, their income, and their overall wellbeing. Responsibilities include:
Willingness to travel up to 30% in Latin America.