Consultant (junior/medior)

  • Simbuka
  • De Tongelreep, Best, Netherlands
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Consultant

Job Description

Would you really like to become an expert in emerging market financial operations? Do you have no problem with being away from home, and would you find it fun to see the world while working with the top of local financial sectors? And, do you have financial sector experience? Then we have the perfect job for you!

Simbuka is a young and ambitious company, active in the so-called fintech sector. We help financial institutions to automate their credit processes, which has a large impact on their operations. Currently, we have clients in 39 countries globally. In the first quarter of 2016, we are amongst others conducting projects in Africa, South America and Asia. To enable further growth, we are looking for a consultant that will assist the Head of Implementation with the preparation of (potential) clients for software implementations and with related consulting activities. Your activities would include, but not be limited to:

  • Collecting and analysis of credit data, credit policies and credit authorization processes
  • Developing and optimization of credit scorecards
  • Developing and presenting of software implementation plans
  • Writing of software specifications for our development team
  • Analysis and reporting of financial institution business operations
  • Training of local credit officers
  • Visiting of potential clients and discussing automation opportunities


Simbuka is a young and ambitious company, consisting of a bunch of friendly and no-nonsense specialists. We have an office in Best (near Eindhoven), where our software development team is located. This will be your base when you are in the Netherlands. Your desk however, will mainly be at the head offices of our clients around the world, while keeping close contact with the business development and software development departments, and your colleagues from the implementation department.


We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Background in finance and/or retail banking, acquired through studies in a relevant field and at least some work experience at a bank, leasing company or microfinance institution. Experience in an analysis or consulting role considered a plus.
  • Comfortable in an unfamiliar intercultural environment.
  • Strong communication skills, can easily adapt communication style to audience.
  • Affinity with software and not afraid to immerse in technical material.
  • Common sense and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. French considered a plus.
  • Independent, responsible and highly trustworthy.

An assessment of these qualifications will be part of the selection process.

Our offering:

  • A desk at financial institutions all around Africa, South America and Asia (particularly Africa).
  • Being part of an innovative and rapidly growing company, with a flat organization structure.
  • A work culture that offers room for every employee to contribute with his/her own competences and in his/her own comfort zone.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • A not so super fancy office building (yet), which we still manage to make a pleasant work environment.