Executive Director

  • Deadline: 9 December 2016

Recruiter: Financial Sector Deepening Uganda

Contract: Permanent

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: Competitive

Reports to: Board of Directors

Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) is an independent, not-for-profit company whose objective is to improve the livelihoods of Uganda’s low-income households through an inclusive financial sector. FSDU is one of several Financial Sector Deepening entities that have been created across sub-Saharan Africa to support innovation, conduct research and help improve policy, laws and regulations that shape the financial sector with a goal of ensuring a deeper, broader and more inclusive financial system in each country. Backed by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and other philanthropic donors, FSDU uses a “making markets work for the poor” (M4P) development approach, which seeks to change market systems so they work more effectively for the poor. The organisation is entering a new phase and is looking for a new Executive Director to lead it to deliver on an ambitious agenda.

The successful candidate will bring significant organisational leadership and management experience coupled with an in-depth understanding of the regional financial landscape. They must demonstrate a clear understanding of trends in digital finance and financial inclusion. Articulate and passionate about the market systems approach, they will be a credible influencer and architect of strategic collaboration between private sector, development and government stakeholders. They will be fluent in English and bring prior experience of working in Africa.

For more information and details of how to apply, please contact our recruitment consultants Society at www.society-search.com.  Where prompted enter keyword ‘FSDU’.

Please note this position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not apply again.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on Friday 9th December 2016 GMT.

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