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Abt Associates - Dokki, Giza

Access To Finance Consultant

Abt Associates - Dokki, GizaPosted 1 month ago
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PROJECT BACKGROUND:

Feed the Future Egypt Rural Agribusiness Strengthening Project (“the Project”) is a five-year USAID-funded activity, supported by the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of Egypt’s horticulture producers and related down-stream businesses and food processors. The project promotes a more competitive and inclusive Egyptian economy through growth in selected horticultural sectors with special focus on securing employment and increasing agriculture-related incomes of smallholder farmers. The project will work in greater Cairo, Upper Egypt, and the Nile Delta, through three strategic regional offices in Luxor, Minya and Gharbia, in addition to the main office in Giza. 

ASSIGNMENT BACKGROUND

The training consultancy assignment is critical toward the overall success of the Project. The consultant will work alongside key project staff, including the Service Provider Linkages Lead, Marketing Lead, Finance Lead and other component staff to develop several Access to Finance training curriculums that will address critical issues to smallholder farmers, association staff, university and agricultural technical school graduates, buyers, and input suppliers. The consultant will develop the training material and conduct training programs according to target groups.

ASSIGNMENT DURATION: Maximum of 115 days during 2022.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop highly participatory training material for each Access to Finance topic including but not limited to: financial education and agricultural finance principles. The trainer may prepare one or more of the training topics including power point presentation, trainee's manual, and trainer's manual.
  • Provide training to one or more of the Project participant target groups in one or more of the topics according to the training plan.
  • Follow up the implementation of training recommendations.
  • Update training material as needed.
  • Provide recommendations for improving the training programs.
  • Contribute to the Project’s training plan improvement.
  • Support the partner Financial Institutions in developing agricultural loans.
  • Support the Financial Institutions to enhance policies and procedures.
  • Conduct Access to Finance studies (as needed).
  • Collect data required for reporting on the achievements of the financial institutions.
  • Keep the Project’s Business, Market, and Finance Development Specialist updated with the status of the training programs.

DELIVERABLES:

  • Training power point presentations
  • Trainee manual
  • Trainer manual
  • Pre- and post-training test
  • Report on results of each training
  • Studies' reports
  • Data collection sheets

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 

  • At least 5 years of work experience as access to finance consultant and trainer.
  • Experience/ knowledge of the agribusiness environment in Egypt
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Advanced relevant degree, preferably PhD in agricultural economics or agribusiness management
  • Previous work experience in development project with small-scale farmers is preferable
  • Experience developing training programs/curriculums

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and DELIVERABLES:

  • The consultant will deliver the training and all deliverables in Arabic.

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