Job: Financial Sector Specialist

Organization: Land O'Lakes International Development
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Mar 2016
Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.
Project Description:
Land O’Lakes is currently preparing for the anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth Through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) program that will address constraints to agricultural productivity through improving the business-enabling environment. It will build the capacity of the private sector to dialogue with policymakers and improve public sector capacity to develop and implement policies that promote an enabling business environment; foster the development of a sustainable market for business development services; and, broaden access to finance for SMEs and women and youth entrepreneurs to enable increased growth and investment.
Position Description:
The Financial Sector Specialist will work to broaden access to finance for SMEs and women and youth entrepreneurs to enable increased investment and growth. This will be done through three components: 1. maximizing the potential of DCA loan guarantees; 2. providing technical assistance to financial institutions and regulators; and 3. managing grants funds to leverage investment in priority sectors.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
· Master’s degree in economics, finance, business administration or related field, or the equivalent;
· 7+ years of experience in delivering and overseeing financial sector programs, with clear knowledge of policy constraints and operational needs of financial service providers and regulators;
· Experience in developing and implementing grants in compliance with US government donor requirements;
· Experience working on international development projects; and
· Fluency in English.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
· Experience working on gender and youth engagement and empowerment.
Local country candidates are encouraged to apply.
Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce.

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