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Help Finance Small Farmers in Egypt

Help Finance Small Farmers in Egypt

The Egypt F2F Program is seeking a Credit Analysis Volunteer Expert to help Egyptian small hold farmers obtain funds for loan products.

IESC and the Farmer-to-Farmer Program seek to recruit a volunteer expert to help Egyptian smallholder farmers determine and document loan products required for members and how to obtain funds for these loan products. The objective of the Egypt-based assignment is to expand small farmers’ access to finance, aimed at improving their crop production and their livelihood.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident (as required by the Farmer to Farmer Program).
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in loan management and credit analysis.
  • University degree in finance or other related field.
  • Training skills, including training in group settings.
  • Good writing and computer skills.
  • Familiar with conducting trainings through translators/interpreters.
  • Sufficiently physically fit, with appropriate medical clearance.
  • Regional experience in MENA highly desired.
  • Writing Skills: Reporting requires good computer skills including, but not limited to, working and generating reports with MS Word. Experience with PowerPoint presentations is desirable.
  • This is a United States government funded program. Therefore, for the purpose of achieving desired results in accordance with the work plan and submitting requisite reports, written and spoken fluency in English is required. Ability to work through translators in the field, however, is essential. This requires deliberation and sensitivity to cultural issues in communication.
  • Arabic and/or French language skills a plus, but not required.

VOLUNTEER EXPERT SUPPORT:

IESC provides comprehensive support to pro bono experts before, during, and after the anticipated assignment. Support to include:

  • All travel and logistics arrangements and costs to be provided by IESC including airfare, visas, medical examination, medevac and emergency travel insurance, and transit expenses;
  • Project management and oversight from the country office and the home office in Washington, DC;
  • All accommodation, transport, meals, and incidental expenses throughout the duration of the assignment in country;
  • Follow up and administrative support for the production and dissemination of the final report and deliverables for the project.

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