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Access to Finance Specialist

Opportunity In Zambia

Rural Agricultural Enterprises Development Activity

Funded by USAID.

Background

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion. ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an upcoming Rural Agricultural Enterprises Development Activity in Zambia funded by USAID. The activity is anticipated to facilitate access to finance for rural Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), address financial service providers’ barriers to lending SMEs, and addresses barriers that limit agricultural enterprises’ ability to seek and qualify for loans.

Available Positions:

  • Access to Finance Specialist will identify obstacles to accessing finance along the targeted value chains (producers, processors, and buyers), establish working relationships with finance institutions and facilitate development of financial products for rural Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Qualifications

All candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience in the agriculture sector providing assistance on large donor funded projects
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical input and/or advisory services in the designated area of specialization in Zambia
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, or Lozi is preferred
  • Qualified Zambian nationals are highly encouraged to apply
  • At ACDI/VOCA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join Our Team

Please apply directly online, or send your Cover Letter and Resume (CV) to the links below:

For more information on ACDI/VOCA’s work worldwide, please visit www.acdivoca.org

Apply online
http://www.acdivoca.org/jobs/zambia
Email applications to
agenterpriseexperts@acdivoca.org
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