SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,300 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with highly decentralized management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff), where this position will be based, backstops our teams around the world. For more information on SNV, visit our website: http://www.snv.org
SNV as part of a consortium will implement a global fund that will provide finance and Technical Assistance (TA) to projects with a focus on climate change adaptation and mobilize external private sector funding at scale.
The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) allows for investments in projects aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. SNV, as part of the Origination Facility, will identify and develop, together with local companies and stakeholders, bankable business case/projects which can subsequently be picked up by the Finance Facilities (Water and Land-use) for further development, match-making and investment. The DFCD presents an important additional instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Overview of position
The Business Development Officer will be responsible for providing technical support to local companies within value chains with the aim to develop a pipeline of investable businesses cases in the assigned countries with the support and supervision of the Regional Investment Officer. The BDO will report to the Regional Business Officer and the SNV Country Director.
1.Provide support in scoping and structuring new business cases in the assigned countries in the region.
Contributes to the identification and preparation of investment proposals, undertaking analysis and discussions with internal staff & clients as appropriate
Ensuring compliance of business cases with the fund’s assessment framework
Supporting planning and execution of due diligence visits
Participates in client visits when requested
Analyses financial data including ratios, projections, budgets, etc.
Supports legal contracting process supported by a legal advisor
2.Monitoring a portfolio of contracted grants in the assigned countries.
Prepares (credit) reviews including market and financial analysis
Provides inputs to the regional Business Investment Officer by responding to requests for information/support
Undertakes administrative tasks to ensure file completion (compliance and reporting)
Participates in client monitoring visits when needed
3.Providing analysis and support
• Provide support on repeat transactions for existing clients
• Assists team members in other aspects of the portfolio management process
• Msc in (agri)economics, finance, business administration or engineering;
• Minimum of 4 years working experience as investment inclusive business expert;
• Working experience in an international environment and/or in emerging markets is a plus.
• Strong analytical and risk assessment skills, including financial modelling skills;
• Strong administration skills with attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to build productive internal and external working relationships
• Displays a strong service and client orientation;
• Strong team player;
• Good networking skills;
• Pro-active work attitude and ‘can do’, solution-oriented attitude;
• Strong skills in planning, administration, organising and prioritising;
• Risk aware and able to escalate issues when necessary;
• Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal;
• Affinity with SNVs mission and with the Agriculture and Renewable Energy
Proven experience in providing business development and marketing support to companies
Proven experience in developing bankable business plans for starting and existing companies
Proven experience in Renewable Energy or Agriculture sector (highly preferable)
CONTRACT PERIOD: 12 months with possibility of extension
DESIRED START DATE: As soon as possible
DUTY STATION: SNV, Dhaka Office
SALARY & BENEFITS : As per SNV Bangladesh Terms of Employment for Local Staff
How to Apply:
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position. If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by submitting CV (not more than 3 pages) and answer the following questions (your answer should no more than 2 pages):
Why are you interested in the position?,
Describe your work experience in carrying out the 3 key responsibilities for this position:
Please apply through SmartRecruiters link below by November 19, 2019.
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation by phone or other means will be treated as disqualification of the candidate. SNV is an equal employment provider.