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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    World Vision is a global relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children,families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.World Vision serves all people regardless of religion,race,ethnicity,or gender.


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    Core Banking Systems Manager

    The Core Banking Systems (CBS) manager is dedicated to planning, administering and supporting VisionFund’s Core Banking Systems across the VFI network. He/she ensures MFI adoption of and compliance with VFI standards in information technology, as well as be able to manage related IT Risks. He/she plays a role as a business and system analyst on core systems through gathering business requirements, change initiatives of systems, related business process improvements, and system release management. Lead and support system implementations and/or upgrades, and requisite customizations system and software related support request.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the ownership, accountability and delivery of key Core Banking Systems projects.
    • Support MFIs with system upgrades and implementations, to ensure that the MFI has resourced the project correctly, that appropriate contracts are in place with vendors, and that the various phases of the project are designed correctly and executed to plan.
    • TPM oversight can include software vendors certification to monitor project project progress, approve vendor resourcing and provide key decision-making.

    Support MFIs in making decisions on the selection and deployment of Core banking Systems:

    • VFI has identified global strategic platforms and standards, The MFI is responsible for local implementations and the CBS manager is responsible for overall strategic alignments with VFI standards and initiatives.
    • Will work with MFIs in designing how their systems can help improve their business processes and controls.
    • The CBS manager ensures the design is sound in functional verticals (credit, savings, insurance, mobile), addresses cross functional interdependencies and adhere to VFI strategic goals.

    Oversee related projects at country level on the gathering of functional specification for the MFI, in line with VF standards:

    • Evaluation, clarification and correction of standards to reflect VF global strategy and to ensure continued industry leading best practices.
    • Finding a balance between enforcing current standards and developing those based on lessons learned.
    • Propose, develop and implement plans for centralization and shared services in terms of connectivity, hardware and support, plus supporting other operational shared functions, for Core Banking Systems (VF strategic platforms).

    Critical Knowledge, Technical Skills and Experience:

    • 10+ years of project management experience working to recognized PM methodologies.
    • Experience of leading a number of successful microfinance/banking systems implementations, ideally in developing countries.
    • Understanding of microfinance/retail banking operations, from a credit, financial, risk and systems perspective.
    • Educated to degree level, in information technology or related discipline.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP), PRINCE2 or related project management qualification/certification.
    • Requirement for Spanish and/or French in addition to English.

    Work Environment:

    • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% -40% of the time.

    VisionFund International aims to be diverse and inclusive organisation and candidates of all backgrounds and cultures are welcomed.

    We are dedicated to all our staff development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision on careers.wvi.org to apply
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