Banyan Global Finance Specialist in Nigeria

Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within five practice areas: inclusive finance, health, gender, enterprise development, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Banyan Global is recruiting a full-time Finance Specialist to impelment its activities under an upcoming USAID-funded project in Nigeria.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify bank partners interested in lending to the agriculture sector; structure partnership agreements, develop monitoring tools, and provide technical assistance and training to bank staff.

  • Design and implement technical interventions to catalyze financing for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and agri-businesses.

  • Build the capacity of Nigerian business service advisory (BDS) firms in financial analysis, business planning, and general financial assistance to SMEs and agribusinesses.

  • Identify agri-businesses and SMEs seeking debt/equity financing and support their financial needs to access investment.

  • Support the development of SME business plans, cash/flow statements and other financial documents to secure short- and long-term financing.

  • Provide thought leadership on innovative mechanisms to increase access to finance for SMEs, women-owned businesses and exporters.

Position requirements:

  • Five years of experience designing and implementing access to finance programs in Nigeria

  • Experience working with USAID or other international donor-funded projects

  • Knowledge of and experience with SME financing, trade finance, and agricultural lending programs in Nigeria

  • Experience in designing and delivering training and technical assistance for banks and financial institutions on SME financing

  • Experience providing hands-on technical assistance to agri-businesses and SMEs to support financing (e.g., developing a business plan, cash/flow statements)

  • Advanced degree in relevant field (Accounting, Finance, MBA, or other)

  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills

  • Fluency in English is required and fluency in French, preferred.

  • Salary commensurate with background and experience. Please apply to the position through our website,, and include a cover letter and résumé in your submission. Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018. Please no phone calls.

ID: 2018-1339