Start date: May 2019
End date: March 2023
Status: initially part time (until August/September 2019) and full time thereafter
Prosperity Fund Mexico - Financial Services Strand
Funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the objective of the Strand is to create a more inclusive and competitive financial services sector, accessible to all segments of Mexican society and new market entrants. The Strand will increase the depth, coverage and efficiency of financial services in order to support a reduction in poverty, increase productivity and promote long-term social and economic development. The Strand aims to do this by matching the identified market failures with specific UK capabilities to build capacity and share best practice within the public and private sectors.
DAI seeks a dynamic and driven regulation expert to manage the day-to-day implementation of Intervention 2 of DAI’s Financial Services Strand programme in Mexico.
The post holder will be the engine of the day-to-day of the programme’s Intervention 2 - Implement New FinTech Law in Mexico, and work with the Intervention 2 Lead and with programme partners to deliver the agreed activities. The Regulation Manager (FinTech Law) will work with team members across the Financial Services programme providing feedback and expertise in designing and implementing the overall activities of the programme. In addition, the post holder will work closely with the Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluation and Learning (MREL) Manager, ensuring data pertaining to Intervention 2 is captured and any activities and logframe deviations are identified and addressed.
Specific responsibilities include inter alia:
- Support the Intervention 2 Lead:
- Develop, implement, and monitor appropriate regulation strategies, approaches, annual work plans and activities
- Work with Mexican regulators to develop secondary regulation under the new FinTech Law to enable the growth and competitiveness of the Mexican FinTech industry, while creating better consumer protection and more financial inclusion
- Engage and secure buy-in from programme partners and stakeholders
- Manage the day-to-day implementation of the Intervention 2 and support the Intervention 2 Lead with the delivery of the Intervention 2 outputs
- Work in close collaboration with Intervention 1, Intervention 3, MREL and other team members providing feedback and expertise in fintech regulation and overall financial inclusion issues
- Liaise directly with programme partners and consultants hired so to ensure agreed plan of activities is on track
- With the support of the Intervention 2 Lead if required, develop detailed ToRs aligned with the annual work plans, schedules and agreed activities
- Take part in selecting consultants and communicating with them (pre, during and post assignment)
- Take a lead on organising training events pertaining to Intervention 2
- Liaise with the Finance and Operations Assistant to ensure all logistical arrangements are in place for the hired consultants (e.g. transport, accommodation) and service providers (e.g. venue hire, catering)
- Liaise with the Finance and Operations Assistant to ensure all invoicing pertaining to Intervention 2 is processed on time
- In close collaboration with the Intervention 2 Lead, the Team Leader and the MREL Manager, monitor the effectiveness of the programme’s Intervention 2 delivery
- Support the Regulation Component Lead produce and/or contribute to programme documents, work plans and other reports as necessary (for both the inception and implementation phase)
- Participate in meetings when requires and work in the provided workspace areas
- With the other team members, nurture and maintain team spirit and a collegial working environment that reflects DAI’s core principals of integrity, responsibility, excellence and global citizenship
- Comply with DAI ethics, safeguarding and security policies and procedures
- A minimum of seven years of direct work experience with Mexican regulators (e.g. CNBV, Banco de Mexico, CONDUSEF, CNSF, CONSAR) on financial services’ policies, legislation and regulations
- Previous experience of developing technical Terms of Reference and hiring consultants
- Experience of organising, facilitating and/or monitoring the impact of training events (e.g. workshops) on financial regulatory issues
- An understanding of Mexico’s FinTech sector and laws, including existing regulatory gaps, opportunities and networks
- Strong interest in FinTech regulation and innovation, and proven capacity for research and analysis
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong external communication and relationship building capacity, with a track record of successful coordination and effective working relations with a wide range of stakeholders
- Excellent organisational skills, proactivity and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- A team player with a positive “can do” attitude that reflects DAI’s core principals of integrity, responsibility, excellence and global citizenship
- Sound knowledge of project management tools and proficient report writing skills
- Fluency in English and Spanish (written and spoken)
- An advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. law)
- Ability to take up the post immediately
Reporting and support
The post holder will be supported and line managed by the Intervention 2 Lead.
Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change.
About the Organization
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