SNV Netherlands Financial Specialist Jobs in Ghana

SNV Netherlands Financial Specialist Jobs in Ghana


SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. SNV’s implementation approach focuses on developing innovative solutions to alleviate poverty through sustainable and locally-led development.

SNV has been in Ghana since 1992 and currently implements projects in all ten (10) Regions, providing capacity strengthening support to individuals, communities and businesses. In Ghana, we focus on poverty reduction as articulated in the Ghana Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy as well as in the sustainable development goals. In all sectors of work, SNV incorporates gender & youth, governance for empowerment and other cross-cutting themes to achieve impact, scale, inclusiveness and sustainability.

The Financial Specialist is a development finance advisor with a good understanding of agricultural/horticultural value chains. He/she must be able to facilitate production-push and market-pull dynamics of agribusinesses. He/she is a team player with strong networking, communication and analytical skills, who is able to

broker sustainable relationships between financial institutions and agri-businesses.

Responsibilities

  • Development of new financial loan products specifically focused at Ghana’s horticulture sector, targeting both smallholder farmers and small- and medium enterprises.
  • Development of business plans for agribusiness companies.
  • Development of financial models for agribusiness companies.
  • Contribute towards drafting of sector reports.
  • Brokering deals between banks and agribusiness companies.
  • Support companies in complying with loan conditions, e.g. in terms of project implementation and reporting.
  • Develop a strong network with financial institutions in Ghana and abroad (both commercial and development finance).

    Requirements

  • Minimum six years’ experience working in the financial sector or consultancy;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in business operations;
  • Master’s degree in one of the following: Finance, Development Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, and/or related field;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills for developing business plans, financial models and contributing to sector reports (using computer applications such as MS Word and MS Excel).
  • Proven track record in developing business plans and financial models.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th October, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; SNV Netherlands Financial Specialist Jobs in Ghana

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