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PROJECT OFFICER FOR SIMPLIFIED DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICE Expired

Application Deadline: 04 Jan, 16:30

No. of Openings: 1

FUNCTION

The Project Officer will be responsible for completion of all activities and deliverables of the prototype project “Simplified Digital Financial Services (Kishan Credit Card and Branchless Banking)”. S/he will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Heifer Nepal Program team, project partners, BFIs, cooperatives and local technicians. In addition, s/he will also contribute in scale-up of learnings for the wider benefit of farmers. This position is based in Kathmandu and requires extensive field work.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Agriculture Economics/Finance/Business management or related field, plus at least 3 years of experience in development sector, especially relevant work experience in the field of agriculture/livestock value chains including access to finance is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overall Management of Simplified Digital Financial Services (50%)

  • Work closely with the Market Development and Strengthening Small Holder Farmer’s Organization (SSFO) team in implementing the Prototype Project: Simplified Digital Financial Services.
  • Coordinate with the Market Cluster Unit, NGO Partners, cooperatives and the Bank and Financial Institutions (BFIs) for implementation of the project.
  • Ensure BD A2F component in SLVC II sub awards and Prototype - Simplified Digital Financial Service are in sync for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure the prototype is within time, scope and budget at all times.
  • Ensure regular reporting and documentation of the project.
  • Update the Management team on progress of the project.
  • Coordinate/support the field operation of the Business Development and Access to Finance (BD & A2F) (30%)

  • Identification of potential farm entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the livestock/agriculture sector
  • Maintain relationship with BFIs and connect them to identified MSMEs
  • Assist to develop or update the training manuals/materials on various aspects of A2F and Value Chain Financing (VCF) and business planning.
  • Support the MSMEs (including abattoirs) and SEW Cooperatives and other Value Chain (VC) actors in developing their bankable business plans and ensure effective implementation of their business plans.
  • Assist the BD & A2F Lead to build the capacity of MSMEs (including the project team) in obtaining investment (including loan) for start-up and growth of MSMEs enterprise operations
  • Support BD & A2F unit in implementinginnovative approaches, monitoring field implementation
  • Work with Project Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) unit in developing monitoring framework and maintain progress reporting and result measurement of the project.
  • BD and A2F projects Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting (20%)

  • Mobilize field level supporting staffs / private technicians to ensure quality implementation of all planned activities.
  • Ensure all field activities are taking place as planned.
  • Periodic reporting as per the Heifer’s reporting format.
  • Final report preparation and timely submission of the project findings.
  • Other works as assigned by the BD & A2F lead.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit Application Form, CV, Cover Letter (mentioning expected remuneration) and photograph at hr.nepal@heifer.org or GPO Box: 6043, Kathmandu, Nepal by January 4, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.