Senior Financial Inclusion Advisor
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting an individual on a competitive basis to serve as a full-time Senior Advisor under a personal services contract for its Banking & Financial Services Team. The position is US-based and significant international travel is required.
The Banking & Financial Services Team promotes the establishment and maintenance of appropriate, responsible, and inclusive financial sectors around the world. To achieve this, the program works with central banks, ministries of finance, banking and non-banking regulatory and supervision agencies, deposit insurance agencies, relevant industry associations, and related entities in countries with emerging or transition economies. It also provides technical assistance to countries that have developed economies but are experiencing difficulties in their financial sectors.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Provide a wide range of policy, managerial and technical advice focused on increasing responsible access to finance in the developing world. This advice shall be furnished to U.S. Treasury officials, resident and intermittent advisors, senior representatives of international financial institutions and senior government officials of the host countries in which the Banking & Financial Services program is operating or intends to operate.
- Provide advisory leadership to the expert advisors who deliver technical assistance to foreign counterparts and supports the Associate Director in developing and overseeing international technical assistance projects.
- Work in developing and transitional countries worldwide to support U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government economic and national security objectives.
- May be deployed to countries with elevated threat levels.
- Significant managerial and technical experience in the financial services sector, particularly in the area of financial inclusion (supervision and regulation of non-bank financial institutions, digitization of financial services, implementing national strategies, etc.).
- Experience might also include: financial sector development; payment systems; banking and non-banking supervision; lending (including SME lending); monitoring and evaluation; problem financial institution resolution; credit analysis; deposit insurance systems; financial system stability; insurance sector supervision; central bank operations; monetary policy; internal audit; accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); and other facets of financial sector activity.
- Strong communication and public presentation skills.
- Prior overseas work experience in challenging environments is highly desirable.
- Foreign language capabilities are a plus.
- Candidates must be U.S. citizens.