Senior Agriculture Financial Specialist Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - FSD Kenya

Position Title: Senior Agriculture Financial Specialist 

The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme, FSD Kenya, was established in early 2005 to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya. FSD understands financial inclusion as being about harnessing the power of markets to improve people’s lives. Exceptional gains have been made in expanding inclusive finance in Kenya. FSD’s strategy for the next five years seeks to contribute to the development of a financial system that increasingly delivers value for a green and inclusive digital economy while improving financial health and capability for women and micro and small enterprises. Drawing on a detailed understanding of market systems and a clear vision of the future, FSD looks to address identified systemic constraints and bring about large-scale and sustainable change.

We are looking for a Senior Agriculture Specialist to lead FSD Kenya’s Agriculture and Processing Finance project. Working with other colleagues, the Specialist Will provide technical expertise leading to the development and implementation of interventions and tasks. The Specialist will also contribute to other FSD projects related to trade, green finance and health.

Who we need

A deep understanding of the reality on the ground for agriculture and processing market actors paired with knowledge of the financial sector’s offer to this sector will be critical for this position. The target market for this project is women farmers and micro, small and medium enterprises engaged in the agriculture sector. A background in the development field would be advantageous but more important is the ability to work across a wide variety of public and private sector players to develop value-adding financial solutions for the agriculture sector. To succeed you will need to be agile in thought and action, highly motivated by FSD Kenya’s mission, eager to take responsibility and deliver on a demanding set of outputs.

At a minimum you will have:

  • Experience managing agriculture finance projects in Kenya (at least 7 years’ experience)
  • Relevant professional qualification (minimum of bachelor’s degree; desirable master’s degree, and training in market systems development)
  • Experience in the financial sector, preferably working in agriculture, credit and/or insurance
  • Experience in the agriculture sector
  • understanding of women’s economic empowerment and gender
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) ability

How to apply

If you think this is the right role for you please use this link to view the Job description and apply for the position. Candidates should apply no later than 25th September 2022.

FSD Kenya is an equal opportunity employer