From Experience to Intelligence
From Experience to Intelligence

Sustainable agriculture development
Lot 2


Post

Agriculture senior expert

Country

Ghana

Requirements

Profile Required

Education

  • Masters Degree Academic level or equivalent professional experience.

Professional Experience

  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience;
  • in developing countries;
  • in agriculture sector in developing countries;
  • 5 years in the agriculture sector;
  • 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.

Deadline

2018-08-18

Start

2018-08-28

End

2018-01-21

Duration of assignment

65 working days

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