Chemonics International Zambia
Posted Job
9 months ago

Access to Finance Lead, SME Competitiveness Lead, Access to Markets Specialist, Policy and Enabling Environment Advisor, Financial Institution Strengthening Specialist, Investment Specialist, Business Development Specialist, Financial Literacy Training Specialist, Regional Coordinator(s)

Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, is recruiting for various technical and program management positions for the USAID Zambia Enterprise Development and Growth Enhanced (EDGE) Project. This $12-16 million project will focus on increasing the profitability for agricultural small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Eastern, Central, Lusaka, and Southern Provinces by addressing their key investment constraints on access to finance, limited business management skills and technology, and access to markets, thereby increasing SMEs productivity and ability to create new jobs. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Technical Positions: Access to Finance Lead, SME Competitiveness Lead, Access to Markets Specialist, Policy and Enabling Environment Advisor, Financial Institution Strengthening Specialist, Investment Specialist, Business Development Specialist, Financial Literacy Training Specialist, Regional Coordinator(s)

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in finance, banking, economics, business administration, development, or another closely related field
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in area of expertise
  • Experience with multi-sectoral programs that address economic growth, financial services, impact investing, SME lending, financial market systems, training, or a combination of the above, especially in rural areas
  • Experience working in Southern Africa, particularly in Zambia
  • Experience with USAID programming highly preferred
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with government officials, international donors, and private sector stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Program Management Positions: Monitoring, Evaluating, and Learning Specialist; Finance and Operations Director; Grants Manager; Office Manager.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in an area of expertise relevant to the position
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience, experience on large, complex, donor-funded projects preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in supervisory positions
  • Experience with USAID programming, regulations and reporting requirements
  • Experience working in Southern Africa, particularly in Zambia
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with government officials, international donors, and private sector stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

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