Senior Micro-Finance Advisor

Agriculture, Economics
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
SNV Ethiopia has an attractive salary and benefit structure

Job Description

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is Dutch-based, non for profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in the eight+ regional states of Ethiopia which include– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistance and program implementation in the major 3 sectors including Agriculture, WASH, and Energy. SNV is an open and learning organization focusses on improving the lives of Ethiopian Need people through best practices in value chain, market, and youth and gender. Through its work in the three sectors, SNV in Ethiopia supports the development of a number of value chains and commodities to improve the Livelihoods. This takes a value chain and market development approach, with special focus on improving access to sustainable markets for smallholder farmers, youths, urban development and by developing business-to-business relations and improving business development services. 

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Project Background

Horti-LIFE project is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) and implemented by SNV-Ethiopia in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture. The aim is to increase the productivity and food safety in the horticultural sector by supporting smallholder farmers, rural SMEs and supporting institutions. This second phase of the project duration is starting from 2019 up to 2023.

SNV Ethiopia is looking for dynamic, experienced, talented, energetic, flexible, open and ready to learn candidates for the position of Senior Micro-Finance Advisor for Horti-LIFE II Project


The successful appointee will have access to start-up resources and some ongoing support and will be encouraged to apply for his/her own skills, knowledge and experience. This position is fully responsible to lead the work on horticultural loans for smallholders and do analysis on the present supply and demand for horticultural loans for smallholders. the incumbent is expected to have the ability to implement interventions in the selected pilot activities.

Job Requirements


Applicants should possess the following Educational, Experience qualifications and requirements


An MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (MBA, agricultural economics, micro-finance, banking, etc).


–  A minimum of 10 years of work experience in microfinance in agriculture

–  Broad experience in loan product design, designing interventions with MFIs, capacity building, extension service, innovation

–  Good network among the organizations relevant for microfinance as well as network agencies and stakeholder that support the sector

–  Experience in smallholder horticultural development  is an advantage

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by sending:

i) A motivation letter including one page summary of experience

ii) An updated Curriculum Vitae, – Mandatory

iii) Names and contact details of three professional referees.

Position Description

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If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your application and Resume using ethiojobs website (  by uploading your CV   on or before  21 May 2019 .  


Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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