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Senior Agriculture Finance Specialist

Closing: Sep 14, 2022

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Published: Sep 7, 2022 (23 days ago)

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Requirements

Mandatory Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Finance, or related topic. 
  • 7 years’ experience managing agriculture projects in developing country context

Experience, Knowledge and Skills 

  • Agriculture Value chain solutions
  • Financial sector challenges in relation to agriculture
  • Market systems development practice
  • Written and verbal communication in English

Desirable Requirements

  • M4P course
  • Master’s degree 
  • Spoken and/or written Swahili
  • Knowledge of Kenya development sector (agriculture)


Responsibilities

Requirements

Mandatory Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Finance, or related topic. 
  • 7 years’ experience managing agriculture projects in developing country context

Experience, Knowledge and Skills 

  • Agriculture Value chain solutions
  • Financial sector challenges in relation to agriculture
  • Market systems development practice
  • Written and verbal communication in English

Desirable Requirements

  • M4P course
  • Master’s degree 
  • Spoken and/or written Swahili
  • Knowledge of Kenya development sector (agriculture)


Strategy idea generation
  • Identifying relevant new thinking across field of expertise
  • Creating new opportunities for achieving FSD’s strategic ambitions
  • Integrating FSD's strategic drivers into all programme activity (especially gender/WEE)
  • Strengthen FSD's role as a thought leader in agriculture finance (Staying current with latest thinking & developing new ideas)
  • Communicating learning and insights for local and global audiences
Project leadership and delivery
  • Designing and developing strategic projects, interventions, tasks and business planning
  • Managing and/or contributing to projects, interventions and task teams to deliver targets
  • Managing direct reports
  • Analysing progress against targets and identifying and solving bottlenecks
  • Following all policies and procedures in line with the Trust deed
Stakeholder relations and accountability
  • Building and effectively managing relationships with key FSD partners in public and private sectors
  • Networking with and influencing key industry players and researchers in the financial     sector and real economy
  • Liaising with FSD Kenya funders and other development partners to achieve objectives
  • High-quality and on-time reporting against results on project impacts, outcomes, outputs and deliverables
Technical and advisory  
  • Undertaking policy, gender and market analysis to guide the design and evolution of programme activities
  • Identifying and developing prospective opportunities, analysing and undertaking due diligence
  • Supporting effective procurement of technical inputs and contracting of direct grants and other instruments
  • Assuring technical quality of FSD’s work across team members, external contractors and partners
  • Advising across FSD team and key partners on domain specialisms


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