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Agri-finance and Business Case Development Advisor

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Programme Overview

HortIMPACT is a program financed by the Netherlands Embassy in Kenya that started in January 2015 and will last till end of 2019, and is implemented by a consortium of SNV, HIVOS, Solidaridad and Delphy. The programme is addressing the following three critical issues in the Kenya horticulture sector: 1) farmers inclusion in market oriented supply chains, 2) food safety and integrated crop protection, and 3) food losses in supply chains.

The focus of the programme is on small and medium sized, entrepreneurial farmers and also closely cooperates with Dutch and Kenyan entreprises and makes use of their advanced technologies, products and market linkages in so-called business cases. Simultaneously HortIMPACT addresses policy and market related, systemic issues at farm, industry and government level, supported by results from innovative and market oriented business cases.

Together with a company called Dodore, SNV HortIMPACT has been awarded a new project to roll out a new mobile financial application called Agri-wallet. Agri-wallet has been developed by Dodore and provides farmers with the opportunity to save for inputs that they can purchase at local agro-vets and other input suppliers. Furthermore, the Agri-wallet also has an overdraft component through which farmers are able to acquire loans.

Position Summary

Reporting to the HortIMPACT team leader, the agri-finance and business case development advisor will have sufficient experience, skills and flexibility to contribute to the development and scaling of business cases with an agri-finance bias.


Responsibilities

  1. Take lead in coordination and implementation of assigned HortIMPACT business cases in which the use of Agri-wallet by farmers, input suppliers, and buyers is or will be integrated. This will involve amongst others: business planning, coordination, monitoring, and reporting.
  2. Build capacities with business case companies, farmers, and producer organisations, provide technical advice, and manage (quality of) service providers.
  3. Work closely with the other HortIMPACT team members and act as main contact person to Dodore.
  4. Ensure business viability and supply coordination and facilitate/give backstopping where required.
  5. Liaise, coordinate, and garner support from stakeholders (central or local government, other financial service providers, projects, etc).
  6. Contribute to analysis, knowledge and solution development around the three hortIMPACT themes and the other HortIMPACT business cases where required, and especially up-scaling, sustainability and inclusion of women and youth.
  7. Contribute to hortIMPACT’s Management for Results Framework and system (including evaluation and reportin), in close collaboration with the M&E support officer.
  8. Advise and conduct market research; analyze information and disseminate to stakeholders.
  9. Work in close coordination with the rest of the team and undertake additional assignments as requested by the team leader.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Market research, intelligence; Stakeholder communication; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Business development; Business performance monitoring; Project Financial Management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.


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