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Job Summary

The advisor will be responsible for providing technical support to local companies within value chains with the aim to develop a pipeline of investable businesses cases in the assigned countries with the support and supervision of the Regional Business Expert.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements


Provide support in scoping and structuring new business cases in the assigned countries:

  • Contributes to the identification and preparation of investment proposals, undertaking analysis and discussions with internal staff & clients as appropriate
  • Ensuring compliance of business cases with the fund’s assessment framework
  • Supporting planning and execution of due diligence visits
  • Participates in client visits when requested
  • Analyses financial data including ratios, projections, budgets, etc.
  • Supports legal contracting process together with the DFCD Project Finance Officer.

Monitoring a portfolio of contracted grants in the assigned countries.

  • Prepares (credit)reviews incl. market and financial analysis
  • Provides inputs to the regional Business Investment Officer by responding to requests for information/support
  • Undertakes administrative tasks to ensure file completion (compliance and reporting)
  • Participates in client monitoring visits when needed

Providing analysis and support:

  • Provide support on repeat transactions for existing clients
  • Assists team members in other aspects of the portfolio management process



  • MSc in (agri)economics, finance, business administration or engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience as investment inclusive business expert
  • Working experience in an international environment and/or in emerging markets is a plus. 

Personal skills:

  • Strong analytical and risk assessment skills, including financial modelling skills
  • Strong administration skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to build productive internal and external working relationships
  • Displays a strong service and client orientation
  • Strong team player
  • Good networking skills
  • Pro-active work attitude and 'can do', solution-oriented attitude
  • Strong skills in planning, administration, organizing and prioritizing
  • Risk aware and able to escalate issues when necessary
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Affinity with SNV’s mission.

Relevant Experience:

  • Proven experience in providing business development and marketing support to companies
  • Proven experience in developing bankable business plans for starting and existing companies
  • Proven experience in the Agri Food sector (highly preferable)

Conditions of employment:
  • This is a full-time national position based in Abuja, with regular travel to Ghana and possibly other countries in West Africa.
  • The successful candidate will be hired for a contract of 2 years, with the possibility of renewal.
  • The salary is competitive and proportional to qualifications and experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Expected start date: January 2024.

Remuneration: NGN 1,190,593 - 1,381,521

  • 13th Month Bonus
  • Medicare (Self and Family)
  • Employer Pension
  • Group Life Insurance

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