Vacant jobs in AgroBIG

Programme for Agro-Business Induced Growth in Amhara National Regional State ‘AgroBIG’ is an agricultural development programme using the Value Chain Approach. The purpose of AgroBIG is to assist in developing value addition at various levels of selected agricultural value chains in order to increase incomes and create jobs for farming households and other value chain actors, with a particular emphasis on women and youth. AgroBIG is a bilateral initiative, funded jointly by the governments of Ethiopia and Finland. Technical assistance is provided by NIRAS.

The second phase of the Programme is starting, to run till the end of 2021 having eight woredas within Tana-Beles Growth Corridor in Amhara as the target area. AgroBIG supports local governments, individual entrepreneurs and companies, farmers and their cooperatives through grants, loans, capacity building and technical assistance (TA). The TA team consists of five national and three international staff members with duty stations in Bahir Dar (main office), Merawi and Woreta.

Job opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic finance expert

AgroBIG Rural Finance Advisor post, with duty station in Bahir Dar, is re-announced vacant.

Focus: Responsible for activities related to grant and loan finance provided through AgroBIG. This includes planning and coordination of the implementation of activities, coaching of and provision of hands-on support to various Programme stakeholders and finance applicants, systematic monitoring of progress and results based reporting.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree or equivalent in agribusiness, banking and finance, financial management or rural credit, at least 10 years of relevant work experience.

Duration of the assignment: 3.5 years.

Valuable experience and qualities: Solid work experience in agricultural value chain and agribusiness development; Client oriented attitude and ability to develop practical solutions in complex situations; Good team work abilities; Excellent communication and organizational skills; Familiarity with the Programme area; Uncompromised personal integrity; Fluency in MS Office; Fluency in oral and written English and Amharic.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

Download application form (Excel file) including detailed instructions and contact address here: Application form for AgroBIG TA posts

Deadline for application submission: Tuesday, 19th Dec 2017, by 17 hrs. Delayed or applications with incomplete information will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Terms of Reference of AgroBIG Rural Finance Advisor