BAOBAB Microfinance Bank

Head of Digital Strategy

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BAOBAB Microfinance Bank is recruiting for Full time Head of Digital Strategy

Job Description

Baobab is a leading financial inclusion group focusing on serving individuals, micro and small businesses in Africa and China. Our mission is to unleash the potential of our clients offering them simple and easy to use financial services. Founded in 2005 as Microcred, today Baobab has over 1 000 000 customers and 3,800 employees in Madagascar, Senegal, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mali, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and China.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Head of Digital Strategy

Location: Lagos

Direct Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer


  • Lead and guide a strategic Digitization of Baobab’s commercial business leveraging technology and drive the fintech execution capabilities in alignment with strategic initiatives consistent with Baobab’s culture.
  • Lead the sales and marketing activities of the organization.
  • Lead Digitization of Baobab Nigeria.
  • Build a dedicated team to drive digital capabilities, program management and associated change management across the enterprise. As a strategic leader, this role leverages deep understanding of digital business processes and technology application to design and deliver appropriate transformation programs.
  • Lead the following teams for the purpose of effective digitization of the business - business intelligence, digital strategy, digital channels, change management, digitization program management and serve as a key member of the Leadership Team.

General Responsibilities

  • Accountable for transformative design, deployment, and integrated delivery of Baobab’s next generation business solutions.
  • Lead the technical design, deployment, transition, and ongoing support of the solution.
  • Identify and manage multiple vendors required for the delivery during the program.
  • Collaborate with IT leadership to identify new and emerging technologies for digital transformation.
  • Build the initial commercial transformation team and provide leadership and vision for direct reports within the team.
  • Lead and motivate a high-performing team of senior managers, individual contributors and external resources.
  • Collaborate across boundaries to define and execute business priorities.
  • Lead the creation and refinement of key strategies within the scope of the role.
  • Provide leadership to teams in managing business transformation initiatives/projects.
  • Provide oversight for multiple digital solutions from vendors, custom solutions and internal resources.
  • Identify and implement key metrics and monitors to ensure project and initiative deliverables are achieved.
  • Organize and lead a highly technical global team for scale and growth.
  • Drive the delivery of Baobab’s commercial business objectives.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Required Profile

  • Minimum of M.BA/M.Sc; additional qualifications and certification in relative business schools or equivalent will be additional advantage.
  • You have a minimum of 5/8 years Microfinance banking and job related experience;
  • Experience in leading digital strategy and projects; Experience in microfinance would be a plus (but not an obstacle);
  • You are known for your rigour, your organisation and the relevance of your analyses;
  • You show a true passion for digitization, and a real appetite for transformation.
  • Your excellent communication skills allow you to build strong relationships with our partners and to participate in various committees.

Application Closing Date19th November, 2019

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: , with the Job Title as subject of the email.

Note: Applicants should reside within.

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About BAOBAB Microfinance Bank
Baobab is a leading digital financial inclusion group focusing on serving individuals, micro and small businesses in Africa and China. Our mission is to unleash the potential of our clients by offering them simple and easy to use financial services.We offer a wide range of digital and mobile solutions that enable clients to simply, quickly and safely manage their finances. We deliver loans, savings and more.Baobab operates in Nigeria as as BAOBAB Microfinance Bank of Nigeria...
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Job Summary
November 14, 2019
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 5years
November 19, 2019
IT/ Software
Banking / Financial Services
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