Financial Services Advisor

The USAID/Nepal-funded Feed the Future Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal II (KISAN II) Project is improving food security in twenty four districts of Province 3,4, 5 and 7. The purpose of the project is to increase resilience, inclusiveness and sustainability of income growth in the Feed the Future Zones of Influence. KISAN II will help lead firms, input suppliers and private sector change agents to catalyze agricultural productivity, competitive market systems, a stronger enabling environment, and business and literacy skills for households. We are recruiting ‘Financial Services Advisor’ position to be based in Kathmandu.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design financial sector strategy and recommendations for project interventions,
  • Identify opportunities to coordinate with and leverage donor-funded access to finance projects and activities, such as UNCDF, Sakchyam, and USAID’s value chain and agriculture finance initiative (DCA)
  • Keep up to date with developments in the banking industry and identify new financial products, new technologies and innovations that can be applied under the project.
  • Provide technical oversight to KISAN II’s finance staff including the network of field-based Financial Services Officers.
  • Frequently visit the project areas, monitor and supervise the implementation process of project activities.

Qualification:

  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Agro-economics or in other relevant disciplines,
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in finance sector including commercial banks, microfinance, rural finance and SME,
  • Demonstrated track record of working independently with bank and financial institutions, investors, and private sector actors.

 

The qualified candidates are requested send their application with updated curriculum vitae with two references to kisan2deprosc@gmail.com or DEPROSC-NEPAL, P.O. Box 10953, Kathmandu before May 30, 2018. Canvassing or influencing will automatically cancel your application.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process.

 

Women and candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply.

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