We are currently seeking 3 strategy consultants to join a 6-month project to help inform a development partner’s financial sector strategy.

Deadline to apply: November 19, 2021

About the role

This project will be analyzing the potential for digital marketplaces (for gig work/labor, for platform sales/e-commerce, and for digital agriculture) to improve the usage of digital financial services among the workers and small enterprises on those platforms.

Strategy Consultants on this project will lead research in one country (Indonesia, India or Kenya). This will include desk research and synthesis, quantitative analysis, development of targeted interview guides, and interviews with stakeholders. Consultants will develop insights based on their findings from the research, and will play a key role in developing conclusions working in close collaboration with project leads. Consultants will also support a white paper that will be written collaboratively by the project team. Consultants are expected to work near full-time, from November - April, and will be issued contracts for 70-80 days at a competitive daily rate. Consultants can (and should!) take time off for holidays / vacation, but also ensure project deadlines will be met.

Your application should include a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • country you would be best qualified to lead research on, and any relevant recent experience in the country
  • which 5-10 stakeholders (digital platforms, DFS players, or other ecosystem actors) you would prioritize for this research and why

About you

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, International Relations or a related field; preferably a Masters degree
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in strategy role at a consultancy, or a similar type of private sector experience
  • In depth knowledge of digital financial services and digital platforms in one of Indonesia, India and/or East Africa
  • Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, using PowerPoint or Excel
  • Excellent English written, editing and verbal communications skills
  • Fluency in Indonesian, Hindi, or Swahili and located in Indonesia, India or East Africa
  • Respectful of everyone, everywhere, inclusive and supportive of colleagues, and fun to work with

About us

Caribou Digital is a consulting firm which works with clients to create a more just, inclusive and ethical digital world. In partnership with companies, foundations and governments we’re shaping the future of work, finance, small business, identity, data, policy and more, for a digital age.

We are a small team of experts with a range of digital economy specialisms, from early stage investing to data analytics, financial inclusion to satellites for development, small business growth to youth livelihoods. We are experienced, empathetic, pragmatic and direct. Above all, we are passionate about creating an equitable digital economy which can unlock human capabilities and drive sustainable growth.

Why work with us?

  • We’re all consultants, offering you the ultimate flexibility. Your time is your own to manage.
  • We’re all experts at the top of our game. You’ll be pushed to think about things differently and learn alongside us.
  • We’re passionate about career development and will work with you to get you the experience and exposure that can help you grow and take you to the next level.
  • We’re fun! Because we live all over the place, forming a collegial team—albeit digital most of the time - is even more important to us.