SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Zambia
Posted Job
10 months ago

Business Development Officer

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,300 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with highly decentralized management. For more information on SNV, visit our website:

Project background

SNV as part of a consortium will implement a global fund that will provide finance and Technical Assistance (TA) to projects with a focus on climate change adaptation and mobilize external private sector funding at scale.

The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) allows for investments in projects aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. SNV, as part of the Origination Facility, will identify and develop, together with local companies and stakeholders, bankable business case/projects which can subsequently be picked up by the Finance Facilities (Water and Land-use) for further development, match-making and investment. The DFCD presents an important additional instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key responsibilities:

1. Provide support in scoping and structuring new business cases in the assigned countries in the region.

  • Contributes to the identification and preparation of investment proposals, undertaking analysis and discussions with internal staff & clients as appropriate
  • Ensuring compliance of business cases with the fund’s assessment framework
  • Supporting planning and execution of due diligence visits
  • Participates in client visits when requested
  • Analyses financial data including ratios, projections, budgets, etc.
  • Supports legal contracting process supported by a legal advisor

2. Monitoring a portfolio of contracted grants in the assigned countries.

  • Prepares (credit)reviews incl. market and financial analysis
  • Provides inputs to the regional Business Investment Officer by responding to requests for information/support
  • Undertakes administrative tasks to ensure file completion (compliance and reporting)
  • Participates in client monitoring visits when needed

3. Providing analysis and support

  • Provide support on repeat transactions for existing clients
  • Assists team members in other aspects of the portfolio management process

Qualification requirements


  • Msc in (agri)economics, finance, business administration or engineering;
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience as investment inclusive business expert;
  • Working experience in an international environment and/or in emerging markets is a plus.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting a cover letter, CV and Salary History of the last Three (3) Years in English:

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