From Experience to Intelligence
From Experience to Intelligence

Sustainable agriculture development
Lot 2


Senior expert in project implementation / Team Leader




Profile Required


  • Masters Degree Academic level or equivalent professional experience.

Professional Experience

  • At least 12 years related to project implementation, out of which a minimum of 5 years must be at management level;
  • of energy policy and international electricity market, especially in the regulatory field.
  • to manage an international team along with ability to coordinate the process of documentation of lessons learnt and reporting on progress being made.
  • in management, as a TL, of at least two donor-funded (international institutions) technical assistance projects and/or studies.
  • in developing countries.
  • in agriculture sector in developing countries.
  •  8 years in agriculture related projects including agriculture policies' formulation and implementation.
  • in management, as a TL, of at least one agricultural development project.
  • in Africa, in particular in West Africa, will be considered as an asset.
  • in financing agriculture sector in developing countries will be considered as an asset.

The Expert have to cover one of the following specific fields of expertise:

1)    in finance, financial institutions and micro-finance:

  • in financial sector assessment, in particular in:
  • MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) Finance;
  • Economic and financial viability vs. need for grants; financial and economic project sustainability;
  • Rationale for the use of grants as incentives/to fill gaps: investment grants, interest-rate subsidies, technical assistance, fee/premia cost cover subsidy;
  • Blended finance.
  • in developing dedicated credit lines with local financial institutions, banking intermediation or small-scale sustainable agriculture financing schemes;
  • of working with banks in developing countries (training, support to agriculture financing project evaluation), in particular for financial services to Small, medium and micro-enterprises (credit lines, equity, guarantees, micro-credit).

2)    in private sector and SMEs, in particular agro-businesses:

  • in Value Chain development projects;
  • in small-scale and medium-scale agriculture projects, especially post-harvest projects;
  • in Small and Medium enterprises (SME) support (inclusive advisory services for management, production, technology, research & development, financing, training, environmental impact, production quality, etc.).
  •  English proficiency.







Duration of assignment

80 working days