Associate Account Manager - Latin America

About EFL:

EFL (Entrepreneurial Finance Lab) is a high growth, disruptive financial-services company that created a breakthrough technology to measure risk in micro, small and medium size enterprises.  Banks across Latin America, Africa and Asia use EFL to expand their SME portfolio and improve control over risk.  In short, EFL helps banks safely lend to an ever-increasing number of entrepreneurs throughout the world.

EFL’s progress to date:

Private Sector – Multi-year contracts with several of the largest banks across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Millions of dollars are lent each week against the EFL Tools. 

Public Sector - International recognition and support from governments and development finance institutions, in particular the G-20, Inter-American Development Bank and International Finance  Corporation.


The Associate Account Manager – Latin America will be responsible for supporting the implementation and maintenance of EFL’s partnerships with Financial Institutions under the direction of the EFL Latin America Director and in close coordination with the Analysis, Technology and Global Implementation teams.  

  •   Project Management Duties: Effectively Deliver EFL Services

o   Support in-field implementations and integration of EFL’s services within our partner institutions

o   Be or become intimately familiar with the EFL analysis methodology and coordinate important changes in content and platforms 

o   Train client staff on how to administer the EFL assessment on applicants

o   Build relationships at all levels with our clients, from branch-level staff to executives

o   Excel in post-implementation client support

o   Prepare analytical reports and key information for financial institution clients

o   Troubleshoot all areas, from IT and business processes to organizational politics

  • Innovation and Strategic Contributions

o   Provide input on regional strategy and potential partner engagements

o   Develop / improve project management tools/functions

o   Proactively discuss and position EFL services within (and across) institutions

o   Participate in new business development meetings

o   Be or become an expert on SME lending  and banking in Latin America

o   Assist in the preparation of research and impact evaluation materials for FOMIN, the academic community, and the general public

Additional Information:

  • Location: Lima, Peru.
  • Position requires frequent international travel (up to 20% of time) in Latin America and potentially beyond Latin America.
  • Company culture is entrepreneurial, progressive, fast-paced and multinational.  Communication is direct and concise.
  • Position will liaise directly with the co-founders and senior management.
  • The Associate Account Manager will have the opportunity and responsibility to make a material difference in the success of a young company with important potential for growth and in his/her career.  High performers will be recognized and rewarded. 


  • Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or similar
  • Minimum 1-3years of experience, preferably in Banking or MSME Financing or other financial services
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to be la eader and exert influence, especially in the absence of direct control
  • Fluency in Spanish and high proficiency in English


  • Able to travel and to work across borders with limited supervision
  • Ideal candidates are: entrepreneurial, organized, good communicators, determined, flexible, curious, focused, patient, independent and durable
  • International experience is a plus
  • Banking, finance or entrepreneurial specialization is a plus

Next Steps:

Submit current resume and cover letter to with title “AAMLA,” no later than November 5, 2012.  In the cover letter, please briefly describe who you are, why you are interested in EFL, and what specific experiences and skills of yours are relevant for this position.



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