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Deputy Director, Regulation, Policy & Research (Inclusive Financial Systems)

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Seattle
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

The FoundationWe are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. We believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve. We provide an exceptional benefits package to employees and their families which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with no premiums, generous paid time off, paid family leave, foundation-paid retirement contribution, regional holidays, and opportunities to engage in several employee communities. As a workplace, we're committed to creating an environment for you to thrive both personally and professionally.The TeamDivision Summary: Global Growth and Opportunity The Foundation partners with people and organizations worldwide, through grant making, to tackle critical problems across various program areas and divisions. Our Global Growth & Opportunity (GGO) Division focuses on creating and scaling market-based innovations to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic growth. GGO focuses on the areas of Agricultural Development, Global Education, Inclusive Financial Systems (IFS), Nutrition, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH). We believe that people are poor because markets do not work for them, and we promote innovative products and policies that can break down barriers to economic opportunity, help people lift themselves out of poverty, and deliver sustainable and inclusive growth that benefits everyone.The Team: Inclusive Financial SystemsThe Inclusive Financial Systems (IFS) team believes that valuable, low-cost financial products have the potential to offer a pathway out of poverty, and that digital financial systems can enable the private sector's delivery of such products to the poor sustainably and at scale. IFS supports the buildout of inclusive digital financial services (DFS) systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by (i) enabling the right policy and regulatory environment, (ii) supporting the implementation of inclusive instant payments systems, (iii) driving scale and economic sustainability by promoting pro-poor use cases; and (iv) closing the gender gap in the usage of formal financial products.Position Summary While financial service providers ensure the last-mile delivery of financial services, their ability to serve unbanked population segments hinge on whether policymakers, regulators, and commercial providers adopt evidence-based interventions which have been proven to expand the poor's access to digital financial tools. The Deputy Director, Regulation, Policy & Research will lead a team which seeks to (1) support regulators in LMICs to develop inclusive financial regulations; (2) protect DFS consumers by equipping supervisors with policy guidance and technology tools which enable them to mitigate consumer risks; (3) support regulators in expanding healthy access to productive credit markets; 4) generate evidence which informs decision-makers in LMICs; and 5) ensure the IFS strategy and programming reflects the latest research and data. This is a full-time role with comprehensive benefits package () and can be located in our headquarter office in Seattle, WA, or London, UK. Relocation assistance and employer Visa support are available for individuals requiring those to consider this opportunit.What You'll Do

  • Serve on the IFS Leadership Team and Investment Committee, informing overall IFS team strategy and grant making.
  • Manage and cultivate a cohesive, high-impact team which leads the IFS team's Regulations, RegTech & Consumer Protection, Research & Measurement, and Strategic Partnerships portfolios.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and refinement of these IFS team strategies.
  • Cultivate a high-impact grant portfolio and partner ecosystem to advance the IFS team strategy, with a strong focus on regional partners in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Represent the foundation to external constituencies. This could include formal and informal presentations, attending conferences, sitting on working groups, and holding board seats as appropriate.
  • Write and produce briefings, reports, email updates, and other materials to inform foundation leadership.
  • Serve as a point of contact on IFS issues for internal and external collaborators, working within the complex matrix-style organization across the foundation.
  • Conceptualize and manage high impact partnerships and coalitions to advance the IFS team agenda.
  • Provide clear, concise, and insightful written analyses and recommendations for investments and team strategy.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% domestically and internationally.Your Experience We are looking for a recognized global professional with deep expertise in policy and regulation (ex. Country Central Bank) of financial markets in low- and middle-income countries. Additional knowledge and skills include:
    • Understanding of the key issues driving the growth of financial inclusion, as well as barriers impeding progress.
    • Understanding of financial and data regulation and supervision, ideally including experience regulating and supervising financial institutions in LMICs or engaging directly with financial regulators and policymakers in LMICs.
    • Understanding of supply side and demand side barriers and opportunities for women's financial inclusion.
    • Experience interpreting academic evidence and translating that evidence to inform financial inclusion policy.
    • Understanding how credit markets work, and the policies and regulations which can foster healthy access to productive credit.
    • Understanding the technologies and policies needed to support data regulation.
    • Understanding of key financial consumer protection issues faced by LMIC consumers
    • Understanding how investments in financial inclusion can advance a range of development objectives, including social protection, domestic resource mobilization, and women's economic power.
    • Excellent strategic thinker and strategy development experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize/prioritize work and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment with multiple and competing demands.
    • Innovative thinker who is hands-on and willing to go as deep or broad as necessary to achieve outcomes.
    • Excellent manager, with a track record of building cohesive and high-impact teams.
    • Demonstrated ability to question and challenge colleagues in a constructive manner.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to effectively synthesize. information to reach diverse audiences and create consensus.
    • Deep commitment to development issues.
    • High standards of personal integrity.
    • Advanced degree preferred in public policy, law, business, international relations, development or a related field with 15+ years experience in financial inclusion or related fields (preferably with a mix of service in the public and private sectors).The salary range for this role is $229,100 to $355,200 USD. We recognize high-wage market differences where our offices are located, in Seattle, WA & Washington D.C. The range for this role in these locations is $249,600 to $368,900 USD. As a mission-driven organization, we strive to balance competitive pay with our mission and new hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint. Actual placement in the range will depend on a candidate's job-related skills, experience, and expertise, as evaluated during the interview process.#LI-TO1Hiring RequirementsAs part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.Candidate AccommodationsIf you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request .Inclusion StatementWe are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We strive for a global and cultural workplace that supports ever greater diversity, equity, and inclusion - of voices, ideas, and approaches - and we support this diversity through all our employment practices.All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Seattle , Deputy Director, Regulation, Policy & Research (Inclusive Financial Systems), Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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