Financial Specialist


Company SNV Ghana
Industry Social Enterp...
Category Finance
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GH¢ 
Education Master’...
Experience 6 years
Job Expires Oct 12, 2018
Contact ...

Company Profile

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.

Job Description

The programme is currently seeking applicants for a full-time position for Financial Specialist

The position is based in Accra, Ghana

Position Summary

  • 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. 
  • Under the supervision of the HortiFresh Program Manager, the key responsibilities of the Financial Specialist include:
  • 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).

Required Skills or Experience

  • Applicant must have relevant knowledge in Finance and Business Management, and understand the dynamics of agribusiness operations. He/she must have strong communication and networking skills.
  • 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

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