Banyan Global

  • Finance Specialist, Senegal

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/4/2018 5:29 PM)
    ID
    2018-1342
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within five practice areas: inclusive finance, health, gender, enterprise development, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Banyan Global is recruiting a full-time Senegalese Finance Specialist to implement its activities under an upcoming USAID-funded project in Senegal.

    Responsibilities

    • Identify Senegalese bank partners interested in lending to the agriculture sector; structure partnership agreements, develop monitoring tools, and provide technical assistance and training to bank staff.
    • Design and implement technical interventions to catalyze financing for Senegalese small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and agri-businesses.
    • Build the capacity of Senegalese business service advisory (BDS) firms in financial analysis, business planning, and general financial assistance to SMEs and agribusinesses.
    • Identify Senegalese agri-businesses and SMEs seeking debt/equity financing and support their financial needs to access investment.
    • Support the development of SME business plans, cash/flow statements and other financial documents to secure short- and long-term financing.
    • Provide thought leadership on innovative mechanisms to increase access to finance for SMEs, women-owned businesses and exporters.

    Qualifications

    • Five years of experience designing and implementing access to finance programs in Senegal.
    • Experience working with USAID or other international donor-funded projects.
    • Knowledge of and experience with SME financing, trade finance, and agricultural lending programs in Senegal.
    • Experience in designing and delivering training and technical assistance for Senegalese banks and financial institutions on SME financing.
    • Experience providing hands-on technical assistance to agri-businesses and SMEs to support financing (e.g., developing a business plan, cash/flow statements).
    • Advanced degree in relevant field (Accounting, Finance, MBA, or other).
    • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills.
    • Fluency in English and French is required.

     

    Salary commensurate with background and experience. Please apply to the position through our website, http://www.banyanglobal.com/careers.php, and include a cover letter and résumé in your submission. Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018. Please no phone calls.

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