ACDI/VOCA

Enterprise Development Specialist, Honduras

HN-Tegucigalpa
Type
Long-term

Overview

For over 50 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 44 projects in 31 countries and revenues of $151 million.

 

Enterprise Development Specialist, Honduras 

ACDI/VOCA is seeking an Enterprise Development Specialist for the USAID-funded Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Project. The objective of TMS is to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased economic opportunities that incorporate poor, marginalized Hondurans and reduce incentives to migrate. The Enterprise Development Specialist is responsible for designing solutions that increase access to finance and expand business development services to accelerate the growth of small and medium businesses.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and strategy in the implementation of activities designed to enhance access to finance and provide business development advisory support for SMEs
  • Work with banks, MFIs and investors to identify opportunities to facilitate investment across selected value chains to enhance overall resilience and increase competitiveness of firms.
  • Advise on financial products and services development, including remittances, to support small-and-medium sized business development and access to market interventions.
  • Form strategic partnerships and alliances that incorporate disadvantaged businesses, particularly ones located in rural areas, into competitive value chains.
  • Collaborate internally and externally to share international best practices and lessons learned for SME programs among government, financial institutions and business service providers.
  • Coordinate and work with existing programs to expand entrepreneurship initiatives, particularly among youth, and create more dynamic entrepreneurship support-systems. 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration; MBA degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the private sector or with development projects, with a strong emphasis on access to finance, entrepreneurship and SME support.
  • Experience in providing consulting or business development services to small and growing businesses. Multi-sector experience preferred.
  • Experience designing and managing business skills training for micro- and SMEs.
  • Knowledge of international best practices in SME support services, as well as access to finance for SMEs and small-scale producers.
  • Evidence of creative solutions to financing constraints for SME agribusiness companies and their diverse (often rural) clients/supply chain partners.
  • Ability to write coherent and analytical reports is required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish required, English preferred.

 

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org.international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

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