People & partners

Janet Hayes

Project Manager

Janet is currently the Project Manager of the Savings at the Frontier (SatF) programme. As a Consultant at OPM, Janet has built up a strong track record of managing projects relating to financial sector development in Africa, many of which have involved mobilising and managing teams spread across the globe and managing large budgets. Janet also provided technical and research inputs on several projects related to financial inclusion.

She has an excellent knowledge of savings mechanisms, branchless and mobile banking, and a deep understanding of the key issues surrounding financial inclusion for those at the bottom of the pyramid. Janet is also the Director of a charity supporting education projects in Africa.

Janet was previously Programme Administration Manager for OPM’s Economic Policy Programme and was responsible for managing the administration of projects throughout the project cycle and liaising with donors. Before working at OPM, Janet lived in Tanzania, working as a consultant and Programme Manager for VSO Tanzania. Before relocating to Tanzania, Janet worked in various roles at VSO, including supporting the East Africa programme and teaching in Vietnam.