Technology Advisor

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Full Time
Functional Expertise
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Job Description

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Technology Advisor is required for a non-profit organisation company, working with political leaders to drive change. They want you to become an integral part of their dynamic team in Ethiopia as a Capital Markets Advisor on Technology and Skills Development. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of knowledge spanning across technology and experience in advisory on government digital transformation. Working closely with the Director General of the Ethiopian Capital Markets Authority (ECMA), the Advisor will provide strategy and technical support to ensure the implementation of a coherent and impact-driven digital transformation roadmap and implement capacity building initiatives on digital literacy and skills for ECMA to promote the integration of tech-enabled solutions and utilisation of digital technologies.



Visa and relocation will be supported by the company.

Key Responsibilities


Strategy development

  • Collaborate with the ECMA team to conduct a gap assessment of the ECMA technology landscape
  • Provide strategic guidance in developing and implementing a comprehensive 5-Year Digital Transformation Roadmap to advance the modernisation and growth of Ethiopia’s capital markets
  • Support research and development on emerging technologies (including blockchain), platforms and regulatory frameworks to inform ECMA’s technology adoption
  • Support change management initiatives to ensure the smooth adoption of new technologies and processes
  • Promote a culture of innovation within ECMA that supports exploratory digital and technology projects and proofs of concept using emerging technologies


Person Specification


    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in management consulting or capital markets advisory related to technology and digital transformation
    • An understanding of capital markets products and operations, including business and systems perspectives, as well as regulatory and business knowledge
    • Proven experience evaluating and implementing emerging technologies in capital markets such as digital trading, investment, and market surveillance platforms
    • Working knowledge and experience of Big Data Analytics
    • Prior experience working on digitisation programmes/projects in financial markets and institutions (such as capital market regulators, investment banks or other market participants) is highly desirable
    • Proven understanding of the policy context, how to shape policy and the discretion and judgment needed to navigate a complex political environment
    • Experience in planning and conducting business and technical stakeholder interviews, undertaking requirements analysis, performing current state technology analysis, and developing digital strategies
    • Prior experience working on digitisation programmes/projects in emerging markets, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, is highly desirable


Skills and Competencies

    • Strong grasp of financial technology (Fintech) trends and tools
    • Proven ability to leverage statistical analysis and modelling techniques to solve complex problems and extract actionable insights from complex financial data with added skills in data visualisation
    • Ability to stay current on regulatory developments in the financial technology and digital space
    • Understanding of capital markets products such as equities, bonds, derivatives, and other financial instruments is desirable
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills with the ability to articulate technical concepts to diverse audiences
    • Excellent project management skills, including prioritising tasks, managing resources, and mitigating risks effectively
    • Ability to work flexibly and be adaptable and open to changing approaches in response to evolving situations
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and independently with minimal supervision
    • Must be fluent in English. Working knowledge of Amharic is an added advantage



    • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
    • Relevant certifications in the field of Information Technology
    • Relevant capital markets certifications or qualifications are desirable

This is an exciting opportunity for a Tech Advisor within Capital Markets to join a non-profit organisation. If you are interested please do apply with your updated CV.


Ben Quinn