Closing date: 04 Dec 2016
Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 44 active projects in 31 countries and total revenues of approximately $151 million.
Access to Finance Manager, Guatemala
We are currently seeking an Access to Finance Manager for the USAID-funded Guatemala Creating Economic Opportunities (CEO) Project. The objective of CEO is to reduce poverty and improve living conditions, closing gaps between Guatemala and migrant destination countries, in order to decrease unaccompanied child and irregular migration. To achieve this objective, CEO will grow businesses, and increase employment and income generating opportunities for Guatemalans through a multi-pronged approach utilizing four levers of economic development – expanding access to markets, improving workforce capacity, increasing access to financial services, and strengthening the policy and enabling environment. CEO will particularly focus on youth and indigenous persons, in select geographic areas with high levels of out migration within the Western Highlands, as well as in the Department of Guatemala).
The Access to Finance Manager will have overall responsibility for designing and implementing activities related to the provision of finance that will increase the competitiveness of selected value chains. The Manager will work with traditional and non-traditional financial institutions to develop new financial products, and provide financial education.
Work with banks, MFIs and investors to identify opportunities for finance and investment in SMEs and firms throughout selected industries.
Advise on financial products and services development, including remittances, to support small-and-medium sized business development and access to market interventions.
Form strategic partnerships that expand the outreach of financial institutions to underserved markets, particularly in rural areas and with disadvantaged businesses.
Assesses the impact of financial products, strategic partnerships and pilot efforts.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Finance, Accounting or Business Administration; MBA degree preferred.
Minimum of 8 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries, preferably in the area of access to finance, and/or agricultural trade and investment.
Proven awareness and consideration of youth, and marginalized populations, including women and girls, in financial planning and programming.
Proven knowledge of finance and investment for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Guatemala.
Excellent communication skills for a wide audience of stakeholders.
Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish required.
How to apply:
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs or at http://acdivoca.bosmaxhire.net/cp/?E5556F361D43717B7E59192F77501D6902627B4D. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never solicit a payment from any applicant.