Banking and Finance Expert

NABIC - Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Banking and Finance Expert

Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre (NABIC) is the country' first agri-focused business incubator and innovation platform. NABIC's objective is to support and nurture start-ups and growth-oriented agri-entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. NABIC invites applications from qualified, motivated and dynamic candidates for an upcoming assignment which comprises a major Access to Finance component. 

Position: Banking and Finance Expert

Work station: Kathmandu; with some travel within the country

Required qualifications:

  • Master' Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Commerce, Business Studies, Finance, Economics, Agri-economics, Agribusiness, Public Administration or similar fields; Fully qualified CFA/ Chartered Accountants/ CIMA or ACCA also eligible

Experience:

  • Preferably around 5 years plus experience working in a Financial Institution, chartered accounting or consulting or business services/ advisory firm; relevant experience in Business Planning and loan application review, approval and disbursal processes. Exposure to and understanding of the Micro-finance sector would be useful, but not essential.

Key responsibilities:

  • undertake assessment of Nepal's commercial lending to the agriculture sector from Project perspective;
  • formulate strategies and plans for integrating the Project's Matching Grant (MG) scheme with commercial agriculture lending operations of financial institutions (FIs);
  • organise workshops  for FIs at central and province levels to obtain support and buy-in for Project offer;
  • continuously engage with FIs to forge collaborations  – both at central, province and "palika' (local government) levels;
  • provide orientation and training to Project staff and stakeholders on agriculture loan products and features as well as on the loan application, approval and disbursement processes; 
  • support development of easy to use business planning  templates to support the loan application process;
  • contribute to Business Planning training courses for agri-entrepreneurs with focus on how to obtain, utilize and repay loans;
  • work with colleagues to ensure that a sufficient number of high quality Business Plans and loan applications are prepared and submitted to FIs;
  • ensure that Letter of Intent (LoIs) are obtained  from FIs in a timely manner;
  • work with entrepreneurs, FIs and colleagues  to ensure timely loan disbursal once Matching Grants approvals are received;
  • work with FIs and Project colleagues to ensure that loan and grant funds are properly utilized;
  • advise colleagues on banking and finance related issues;
  • coach and mentor agri-clients on banking and finance matters;
  • work with project colleagues and FIs for timely servicing of loans;
  • pursue opportunities for creating synergies with other related / relevant initiatives;
  • support in collection of data and provide inputs for analysis and reporting;
  • undertake any other relevant tasks as may be required by Management.

Required competencies and attributes:

  • commercial orientation with ability to formulate and assess bankable Business Plans, with strong financial analysis skills;
  • good coaching, mentoring and training skills;
  • strong communicator with ability to influence diverse stakeholder groups;
  • well-developed computing skills.

Women and candidates from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit applications by email to vacancy.nabic@yahoo.com with "BFE 2020" in subject line. Applications should consist of:

  1. Email cover letter with expected monthly remuneration.
  2. CV of not more than four pages with two professional references.

Last date of application: 10th July 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Overview

Category Banking / Financial
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 5+ years
Education MBA / MBM, Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 30 Jun, 2020
Apply Before 10 Jul, 2020
City Kathmandu