The Credit Markets pillar addresses the profound problems that result in credit market dysfunction in Africa which constrains business investment (and therefore job creation) and contributes to over-indebtedness at individual and household levels.
Reporting to the Director, Credit Markets, the Assistant Director Policy, Regulation & Infrastructure focuses on improving the enabling environment for credit. This involves leading research, analysis and thinking around ecosystem development, e.g. in housing finance where we intend to continue a long-standing partnership with the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance, based in Johannesburg.
The Assistant Director will assume responsibility for an existing portfolio of impactful intervention projects. These include: working with central banks on credit market data gathering and analysis; conceptualising and implementing evidence-based advocacy campaigns that highlight the importance of credit; supporting the emergence of sandboxes or other RegTech approaches; conducting research into the big issues affecting credit markets in Africa e.g. cost of credit & interest rate regulation). There will be ample scope for the successful candidate to bring her/his own ideas into play to initiate new interventions and partnerships (e.g. around responsible credit).
There will be very significant opportunities for the successful candidate to leverage and develop her/his African and international networks – with central bankers and policy makers, research agencies and think tanks, private sector service providers, development organisations and civil society.