Mercy Corps Financial Services Engagement Support Consultant Jobs in Tanzania

Mercy Corps Financial Services Engagement Support Consultant Jobs in Tanzania

Company and Project Background:

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, and in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Now, and for the future. As a global organization with programs in over 40 countries, we focus much of our advocacy on influencing governments, multi-lateral institutions as well as foundations, and the private sector to improve relevant policies, practices, and decisions to better help vulnerable communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Mercy Corps’ AgriFin Digital Farmer (ADF II) program will work to reach five million smallholder farmers across Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria - 40% of whom are women - living on less than $2.00 per day, who will utilize DFS and/or DIS as a result of this project.

In partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates and Bayer Foundations, ADF 2 seeks to support the expansion of digitally enabled services to 5 million smallholder farmers, delivered by growing ecosystems of diverse service providers and building farmer income, productivity, and resilience by 50% while reaching 40% women.

ADF II will continue to target farmers who work across a wide variety of crop, livestock, and fish value chains, most of whom have diversified production systems growing multiple crops for both home consumption and sale.

The program is expected to positively impact farmers and direct partners providing services to farmers and ecosystem actors adopting learnings from program activities. Results and learning from this body of work can be found on the website.

Purpose of the Engagement:

The consultant will be required to advance Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda-based financial services- partnership relationships while supporting the Nairobi-based technical team in the successful implementation and evaluation of ADF II engagements.

This will include crafting engagements, developing new/existing partnerships, and facilitating product development initiatives that meet the strategic needs of our core partners.

Scope of Work:

This scope of work sets the generic terms of reference for the consultant(s) for AgriFin Digital Farmer (ADF II) Kenya/Tanzania/Uganda implementation. Specific task orders shall be issued to the consultant(s) with specific deliverables on a need basis over the period of the master agreement, that is, 2 years.

The time required to complete the task orders shall be agreed upon case by case, but the daily fee shall remain fixed over the period of the master agreement. Under the direction of the ADF II technical teams, the task orders issued to the consultant(s) shall generally cover the below activities:

Partner Engagement and Financial Services Support

  • Support strong partner
    relationships, project plans, and product roadmaps.

  • Assist and in some cases lead the development of partner business and work plans, reviewing research, marketing plans, business processes, operational manuals, product and technology specifications, and financial statements to do so.

  • Perform tasks based on project plans, those agreed with ADF II management, and those assigned by program management.

  • Monitor project progress, with regular oversight of technical consultants or third-party providers, report and resolve, or assist in resolving issues, under the direction of ADF II management.

  • Prepare project progress reports and status updates.

  • Conduct due diligence on prospective partners, compile required legal documents, and share reports on the same.

  • Keep up to date with the respective countries' agri/fintech ecosystems and participate in ongoing learning meetings with program stakeholders related to program focus areas, working in coordination with technical team managers.

  • Assist the program in identifying technical consultants as needed, preparing terms of reference and scopes of work, and providing support and oversight for consultants as required.

  • Contribute to the ADF II learning agenda and track partner impact metrics as and when required.

  • This project implementation shall be fully consultative with key stakeholders and all learning outputs will be developed in close coordination with ADF II and related partners to ensure recommendations and final learning outputs remain strategically aligned with the program strategy.

    Deliverables and Timelines:

  • Specific deliverables shall be detailed on specific task orders based on the SOW.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Technology, business, engineering, economics, or a relevant field.

  • Work experience in providing advisory services for multi-year international Agricultural and financial sector development projects.

  • Proven expertise in proposal writing.

  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills.
    Familiarity with Mercy Corps systems is a plus.

  • Strong analytical and technical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and a proven ability to establish and maintain professional relationships.

  • Ability to offer coaching, mentorship, and development of technical capacity.

  • Local country geographical knowledge and existing business relationships with financial sector organizations in Uganda and Tanzania is a plus.

  • Local consultants based in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania are highly encouraged to apply for this consultancy.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Financial Services Engagement Support Consultant Jobs in Tanzania

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