Ethiopia Connect 4to3

Job posting: Are you passionate about achieving results in financial inclusion?

Alliance Microfinance (AMAS) is looking for a dynamic and driven Project Manager to join our team.

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As a Project Manager at AMAS you will play a key role in managing our innovative Norad-financed Ethiopia Connect project, and actively contribute to develop new financial inclusion-initiatives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the Ethiopia Connect-project, building a new microfinance institution together with our partner organizations and key stakeholders in Ethiopia .
  • Effectively manage relationships with partners, local authorities, and community representatives.
  • Monitor project schedules, budgets, reports, and outcomes for successful completion.
  • Work with diverse teams to integrate project components smoothly.
  • Create new programs at AMAS for financial inclusion and economic opportunities for disadvantaged groups.
  • Contribute to overseeing AMAS’ institutions, including tasks like board representation, committee work, social performance activities, and reporting to the Oslo headquarters.

Qualifications and needed experience:

  • Academic degree in business administration, finance, economics, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, preferably in international development.
  • Experience in the microfinance sector and/or financial inclusion is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills. English fluency is required, proficiency in additional languages such as Spanish is a plus.
  • Previous board experience is a plus.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work independently, implementing activities in a structured and results-oriented manner
  • Business-minded with great problem-solving abilities.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, always looking for new ideas and ways to improve.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain different types of relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team, with a proactive and results-oriented approach.

AMAS offers:

Joining AMAS offers a unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects and make a tangible difference in the lives of people in developing countries. Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • A supportive international work environment and a global impact-oriented organization.
  • Professional growth- and development opportunities.
  • Travel opportunities to directly engage with project stakeholders and partners.
  • An opportunity to make a positive contribution to driving financial inclusion and economic opportunities.


The position is based in our brand-new headquarters in Oslo, together with the Mission Alliance Oslo Office, with frequent travel to project sites in Ethiopia.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining AMAS to, or use the application-portal at

For additional information:

Arnt H. Jerpstad, CEO, +47 481 40290

Serina Svindland Bakketeig, Investment director, +47 976 12 474

About Alliance Microfinance:

AMAS is a non-profit microfinance management company, at the forefront of promoting economic opportunities and reducing poverty in developing countries for over three decades. With a focus on strategic partnerships and commercial investments in microfinance institutions, we have made significant progress in countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. We fight poverty by giving access to financial services and training.

AMAS is fully owned by Mission Alliance, a Christian global development organization with a mission to empower people to decide their own future. A key thematic focus for Mission Alliance is financial inclusion and income-generating activities.