Component Lead : E-Payments and Fintech – USAID/Philippines SPEED 261 views

Component Lead: E-Payments and Fintech

USAID/Philippines SPEED

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Project Overview and Role:

The primary goal of SPEED is to increase
SMEs participation in the digital economy. This activity will
primarily focus
on business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) type of e-commerce
transactions. To expand the participation of the SME sector, this activity will
(1) improve SME capacity and access to e-commerce platforms; (2) expand and
increase the use of e-payment systems and other FinTech innovations; (3)
improve the integration of e-commerce platforms with logistical supply chains;
and (4) increase consumer awareness and protections. Subject to availability of
funds, USAID anticipates that this activity or activities will be implemented
over a period of four (4) years with one (1) option year.

The Component Lead for E-Payments and Fintech will manage Component
2 “Expand and increase SME use of e-payment platforms,” and reports directly to
the SPEED Chief of Party. S/He will lead activities in working with various
stakeholders to implement activities targeted to encourage availability and
accessibility of safe, accessible, interoperable, and reliable digital payment
systems for SMEs in the Philippines.

Duration:              4
years + 1 option year
Location:              Manila,

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Works with the
    Chief of Party and other Component leads to coordinate technical direction
    and strategy development for implementing activities aimed at improving SME
    access to safe, reliable, and interoperable digital payment systems
    including but not limited to account-based systems or transaction accounts
    (credit cards, debit cards, mobile payment systems, and facilitated
  • Leverage and
    develop ongoing relationships with key private sector partners, FinTechs,
    banks, SME organizations and associations, SMEs, government officials, consultants,
    donor-funded projects and other stakeholders to complement and facilitate SME
    programming across the Philippines.
  • Provide technical and management support to promote the growth
    of new and existing SMEs in the Philippines as well as promote the
    integration of SMEs into the local and international digital economy
  • Manage team members, consultants, and other resources to
    achieve project outcomes.
  • Draft and provide input to technical deliverables.

Required Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years experience in managing teams, project design and planning, budgeting, and/or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Relevant Master’s degree and/or equivalent professional experience in e-commerce, finance, the digital economy, or other closely related field.
  • Experience
    supervising personnel and managing high quality technical deliverables
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior
    experience in assisting and working with SMEs, with familiarity on issues
    affecting SME development in the Philippines
  • Working
    proficiency in English required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working for large donor
    organizations such as USAID strongly preferred, knowledge of USAID
    contract management, policies, and reporting requirements preferred

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