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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Financial Service Strengthening Specialist

Posted By on Thursday, June 16, 2016

International Resources Group (IRG), an Engility company, seeks a Financial Service Strengthening Specialist for the anticipated Feed the Future Rwanda Sustainable Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition (SFAN) Activity that will increase smallholder farmer incomes, improve household nutritional status, and increase the resilience of the agriculture system to the changing climate. The Financial Service Strengthening Specialist will be responsible for project activities associated with increasing access to financial services for agriculture, addressing both supply and demand-side factors. This includes, but is not limited to, strengthening financial sector capacity, increasing demand for financial services linked to the agricultural sector, and increasing the availability of financial services to women, men, and youth smallholder farmers, as well as entrepreneurs, agro-dealers, processors, and business advisory services.

This position is contingent upon award and client funding.

Minimum Tangible Qualifications
  •     Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business administration, or related field required; Master’s degree in relevant field highly preferred
  •     Minimum 5 yearsof progressively responsible international work experience in the area of agricultural access to finance
  •     Progressive experience with development of financial services packages and products appropriate for a range of organizations, from farmer organizations to medium size processors or input suppliers, targeting agricultural markets
  •     Experience with gender mainstreaming in agriculture development programs;
  •     Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •     Past experience with USAID funded projects preferred

Application Procedure: Please send CV and cover letter to with reference to the position you are applying to in the subject line.

Deadline is 13/07/2016.

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