Value Chain Finance Officer Job in Kenya

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Value Chain Finance Officer Job in Kenya


Reporting to the Rural Finance Specialist, the Value Chain Finance Officer will support the Rural Finance Specialist in the management and coordination of the core rural finance instruments (Rural Credit Guarantee Scheme and the Green Financing Facility) of RK-FINFA, with particular focus on the PFI and borrower capacity building operations of the project. Support in managing the project’s connections with partner VC projects and identify suitable pipeline for the RK-FINFA TSIS services and later investments. The specific duties of the Value Chain Officer will include:

Key Responsibilities

  • Support together with the Rural Finance Specialist, to the start-up and subsequent implementation to all rural finance-related RK-FINFA activities.
  • Create linkages with the ongoing VC projects (especially IFAD’s VC project portfolio) in Kenya, with the intention to identify pipeline for TSIS services and financing instruments of RK-FINFA.
  • Assist the partner VC projects in provision of relevant pre-support to their target groups, enabling the stakeholders’ incorporation into the RK-FINFA pipeline.
  • Take direct responsibility of the timely start-up of the project’s Value Chain Finance activities related PFI and borrower capacity building operations and their subsequent, effective implementation.
  • Provide support to the Rural Finance Specialist in the finalisation of the contractual arrangements for the establishment of the rural window to the CGS and the smooth start-up of the R-CGF guarantee operations with banks, MFBs and SACCOs

  • Support the GFF Host institution to encourage the active participation of appropriate MFBs and rural DT-SACCOs in the green financing operations with the GFF support.
  • Conduct frequent and systematic field visit to support the PFIs in their RK-FINFA supported field operations.
  • Take active part in the establishment and subsequent operations of the IT-based MIS and reporting systems for the R-CGS and GFF operations.
  • Support the identification of new, appropriate PFIs for the GFF operations when expanding the GFF cover area from the original 14 counties to a nationwide coverage

Minimum Requirements

  • A relevant Masters degree and a university degree in Agriculture, Finance, Economics, Agribusiness, or related discipline.
  • Relevant professional work experience with at least 7 years in rural finance and agriculture value chains development with at least 3 years in donor funded projects.
  • Good understanding of agriculture value chains development and rural finance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Practical knowledge of Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills.

Other Requirements

  • Good skills in strategic planning and partnership building.
  • Knowledge in climate / green finance will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements should send their applications along with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating names and addresses of three referees and daytime telephone and email contacts. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be clearly marked quoting the reference number of the position applied for on the letter and envelope and addressed to:

The Principal Secretary

The National Treasury

National Treasury Building,

P.O Box 30007-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Suitably qualified candidates are advised to apply for the positions through Email: OR drop their applications at the National Treasury Building, 3rd Floor, Room No.303 before 17th March 2023 at 1700hrs East Africa Time.

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