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Access to Finance Specialist

TechnoServe Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2019

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TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.


  • Responsible for tasks that are directly related to increasing access to finance for participating agriculture technology entrepreneurs (agtech) and agribusinesses.
  • Facilitate access to finance for agriculture technology entrepreneurs and agribusinesses through linkages with appropriate financial service providers to design and provide suitable financial services and products.
  • Conduct a financial needs assessment for participating agtech entrepreneurs and agribusinesses.
  • Serve as the principal liaison between financial institutions, including banks, microfinance institutions, impact investors, and other financial service providers.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key partners and other potential private sector finance players with interest in working with agtech entrepreneurs and agribusinesses.
  • Work with TechnoServe’s Access to Finance practice group to ensure best practices in the project is utilized
  • Pursue seed funding opportunities for the start-ups; interface with funders, venture capitalists, institutions for partnership and sponsorship.
  • Monitor the contracts and agreements relating to financial services and products.
  • Oversee the literacy training content development and execution.
  • Strict adherence to the time frame of assignments in project life-scope.


Minimum: B.Sc/B.A
Experience: 5-7 year(s)
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Permanent
Expires: 04-11-2019

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, Economics, Finance or any related fields; A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • 5-7 years’ experience relating to either banking, financial management or international development. 3-5 years in a similar role will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and strategy skills.
  • Confident with project management and reporting.
  • Experience with relevant software packages, including Microsoft Excel.