Banyan Global New Job Opening

Posted on :

5 Apr, 2018

Category :

Finance Jobs in Nigeria

Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within five practice areas: inclusive finance, health, gender, enterprise development, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

We are recruiting full-time candidates to impelment its activities under an upcoming USAID-funded project in Nigeria in the capacity below:

Job Title: Finance Specialist
Job ID: 2018-1339
Location: Nigeria


Responsibilities include:

  • Identify bank partners interested in lending to the agriculture sector; structure partnership agreements, develop monitoring tools, and provide technical assistance and training to bank staff.
  • Provide thought leadership on innovative mechanisms to increase access to finance for SMEs, women-owned businesses and exporters.
  • Design and implement technical interventions to catalyze financing for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and agri-businesses.
  • Build the capacity of Nigerian business service advisory (BDS) firms in financial analysis, business planning, and general financial assistance to SMEs and agribusinesses.
  • Identify agri-businesses and SMEs seeking debt/equity financing and support their financial needs to access investment.
  • Support the development of SME business plans, cash/flow statements and other financial documents to secure short- and long-term financing.

Position Requirements

  • Five years of experience designing and implementing access to finance programs in Nigeria
  • Advanced degree in relevant field (Accounting, Finance, MBA, or other)
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required and fluency in French, preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID or other international donor-funded projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with SME financing, trade finance, and agricultural lending programs in Nigeria
  • Experience in designing and delivering training and technical assistance for banks and financial institutions on SME financing
  • Experience providing hands-on technical assistance to agri-businesses and SMEs to support financing (e.g., developing a business plan, cash/flow statements).

Salary commensurate with background and experience.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline: 30th April, 2018.