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Access to Finance Specialist (English and Arabic fluency)


IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries - mainly with the generous support of USAID - designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

IESC is seeking an Access to Finance (A2F) Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Lebanon Investing in Finance and Entrepreneurship (LIFE). LIFE will be a microfinance support project, likely focused on job creation and entrepreneurship. This position will be full-time and be based in Beirut.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improve access to finance for underserved areas through advising and assisting financial service providers (MFIs) to design and implement new financial services and products;
  • Promote access to finance for youth and women;
  • Serve as the principal liaison between financial institutions, including banks, micro finance institutions , impact investors, and other financial service providers .


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance , business administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum seven years of experience in banking or financial services;
  • Experience in promoting access to finance for youth and women is desirable as well as knowledge of digital finance/mobile banking;
  • Familiarity and experience with international development principles and practices;
  • Experience working in Lebanon required and local hire preferred;
  • Fluent in Arabic and English and proficiency in French preferred.

IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Visit the IESC website to apply:

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IESC – International Executive Service Corps
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-30

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