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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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. ...
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    Advisor, Access to Finance

    To roll out the project, SNV is currently seeking applications for a full-time position as Advisor, Access to Finance for the anticipated project.

    Job Description

    Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager the “Advisor, Access to Finance” is responsible for the developing and implementing the inclusive finance component of the project. S/he will lead in the design and execution of interventions to link actors in the sorghum value chain to access finance for production. These actors will include but not limited to farmers, aggregators, input dealers, and mechanized service providers. S/he will also be responsible for facilitating access to additional financial services such as payment systems, savings, credit, risk mitigation measures. The Access to finance Advisor will also be engaging private sector players in the sorghum value chain and financial Institutions to develop agri-finance products that support investments in the sorghum value chain to ultimately result in increasing the production of sorghum in a sustainable manner. The successful candidate will report to the project manager.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The key responsibilities of the Advisor will include the following:

    • Provide overall support to establishing of VSLAs and strengthen farmer position towards reliable and fair access to agricultural inputs, financing, and inclusive business practices.
    • Assist in farmer segmentation and building credit worthy farmers and other actors in the value chain on one hand, while working with relevant financial institutions to develop the right agri-finance product that meets the needs of actors in the sorghum value chain.
    • Oversee the effective implementation of the project plan to increase sorghum production among smallholders and commercial farmers in the chosen districts of the project.  
    • Mobilization of actors to produce sorghum.
    • Lead training activities on access to finance for actors.
    • Profiling/ assessments of actors’ financial needs and facilitate the necessary linkages for financial services.
    • Profile financial institutions for the needed financial linkages with actors.
    • Lead capacity building (technical, organizational) on business growth and development to empowerment women and youth (men and women) in the sorghum value chain.
    • Lead business development prospects of aggregators to strengthen their capacity in farmer engagement for the supply of sorghum.
    • Assist in educating farmers on  land preparation and planting activities, good agricultural practices after planting, and support preharvesting meetings, farmer sensitisation of pricing agreements, grain quality standards and postharvest lost prevention measures.
    • Strengthen farmer loyalty towards sorghum grain sourcing.
    • Lead, manage and support the production of sorghum from at least four (4) districts.


    • Master’s degree in Development Finance, Agriculture Economics, Development Economics, Economics, Public Policy, Business Administration, or related field.
    • At least five (5) years of professional experience in agri-finance sector working with SMEs, MSMEs, farmers, input credit schemes etc.
    •  Proven experience working with commercial financial institutions, impact investors, rural banks, and Microfinance institutions, preferably in rural communities.
    •  Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing the inclusive finance component of a project; experience in larger and complex/multi-sectoral projects/programmes desired.
    • Knowledge of savings and credit collaboratives, rotating savings groups, village savings and loan associations.   
    • Strong communication skills including reporting and presentation skills.
    • Monitor and document indicators of the project alignment to production and finance.
    • Any other duty assigned to him/her by the project manager.

    Key competencies

    • Entrepreneurial, result-oriented and driver for change.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with farmers and entrepreneurs along the agricultural value chain.
    • Strong interpersonnel skills with excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with governments and the private sector including influencing skills and experience of working effectively in a matrix organisation.
    • Able to support and energise private sector in business development.
    • Experience in knowledge management and documentation.
    • Team player and confident to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural setting.
    • Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to work independently and proactively; Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to coach to enhance business growth.
    • Team player and able and willing to perform tasks assigned.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SNV Netherlands Development on to apply

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