Researcher/Consultant to Examine the Level One Principles for Impact on the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap

Type: 
RFP
Posted: 
14 Apr 2019
Closing: 
26 Apr 2019
About the organization: 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with partners worldwide to tackle critical problems in five program areas. The organization’s Global Health Division aims to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of child mortality in developing countries. The Global Development Division focuses on improving the delivery of high-impact health products and services to the world’s poorest communities and helps countries expand access to health coverage. The Global Growth & Opportunity division focuses on creating and scaling market-based innovations to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education, and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance the organization's work. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s approach to grantmaking in all five areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

About the Job: 

The Level One Project seeks a researcher/consultant to examine the Level One Principles for their impact on the financial inclusion gender gap and to help clearly communicate that impact to the financial inclusion community. The Project is also interested in exploring whether additional principles are necessary to allow for the Level One Principles to help advance the closing of the gender gap.

Country Analysis/Field Work:

As part of the analysis, the researcher/consultant will review evidence from one or more markets (likely an African or South Asian country with measurable mobile money penetration and some level of interoperability) and/or conduct one or more specific studies to develop a white paper on the subject and inform the broader narrative.

​Timeline:

Seeking for the analysis, white paper, and communication plan to be completed by end of 2019.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit their questions or expressions of interest to Matt Bohan [email protected]