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Research and Innovation Specialist

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Cooperative Bank of Oromia S.C is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Overview

  • Duty Station: Head Office
  • Remuneration: As per the Bank’s salary scale and benefit scheme
  • Terms of employment: Permanent after probationary period

Job Title

Research and Innovation Specialist

Job Requirement


  • Master degree specialization in Economics fields, Marketing Management, Business Leadership, Financial Services, or international business, or related disciplines with 3 years of experience in financial or related sectors;
  • Self-motivated and committed with the ability to work under pressure;
    Willingness to work flexible schedules as deemed necessary including weekends and evenings.

Required Competencies;

  • Ability to think innovatively and design and deliver customer-oriented digital products and services
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to understand their needs and build trusted relationships;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams;
  • Excellent Knowledge of advanced research methodologies, statistical tools, and techniques;
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and with defined timelines and milestones;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities assess and adjust quickly to changing priorities;
  • Excellent research report writing, forecasting, analytical and reasoning skills;
  • Ability to draw strategic implications from the market, operational and strategic data’s
  • Knowledge of global and industry perspectives (i.e., far and near external environment);
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Attention to details;

Role and Responsibilities;

  • Design user-centered digital business-related products and services, by using the right research methodologies (i.e. collecting, analyzing quantitative and qualitative customer data using the right research methods);
  • Generating a creative idea, to solve the customer pain points, and needs using design thinking methods;
  • Co-creating the ideal solutions with the target stakeholders to optimize the digital value propositions;
  • Rapidly Prototyping and testing innovative digital business ideas using ideation and testing techniques;
  • Implementing the tested ideas and continuously evaluating the progress of the launched products/solutions/services;
  • Continuously bench marking various institutions such as neo banks, digital banks, BigTechs, FinTech’s, startups, and other digital financial service actors to generate new ideas, products and services;
  • Understand the market situation and availability of new technology, conduct market analysis, and propose enhancement recommendations for the management decision;
  • Integrate analytics, data science, and research into the products development;
    Analyzing Ethiopian financial landscapes and identifying its potential opportunities and threats regularly;

NB:The applicants must have desirable skill, knowledge and attributes.

The applicant must have proven proficiency in English, Afaan Oromo and Amharic Languages

NB:Only those who fulfill the minimum requirements and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

       How To Apply

Interested applicants can apply through the following link ;

Place of Registration: Human Capital Business Partner, Africa Avenue (Bole Road), Dembel City Center 4th Floor (Kindly use lift number 6)

Deadline: February 25, 2022


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