Appel à candidature : Organisation pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO) recherche un(e) Spécialiste de l’investissement dans l’agrobusiness.


Technical Focus 

Provision of technical expertise and capacity development for the formulation, implementation and evaluation of activities related to the AgrIntel project.

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Supports the project team in the analysis of agrifood investment proposals (in agrifood SMEs, rural microfinance institutions and banks financing the agrifood sector) submitted to Investment Committees by fund managers from impact funds in terms of financials, sustainability and other metrics;
•    Supports the generation of knowledge in (public and private) investments in food and agriculture, contributing to the delivery of knowledge products in the areas of blended finance and agrifood sector investment;
•    Collects data, designs and maintains databases of investment projects, conducts analysis based on the data;
•    Assists in preparing PowerPoint presentations;
•    Assists in the organisation of events and capacity development activities;
•    Supports reporting requirements of the project including drafting work plans, annual and other reports as requested and in line with the AgrIntel project requirements;
•    Participates in meetings with key stakeholders for the implementation of the project;
•    Ensures good communication with DG INTPA and other FAO colleagues;
•    Implements communication activities of the project in accordance with project guidelines;
•    Contributes to the technical content of the documents prepared under the project.
•    Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

•    Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, agriculture, agribusiness, business administration, finance, political sciences or a related field.
•    Two years of relevant experience in the practical application of financial analysis at either agribusiness companies, consultancy firms, financial institutions or international organizations, including experience in corporate finance work with private sector investment operations or with financial institutions;
•    Working knowledge (level C) of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese or Russian. For PSA, working knowledge of English, French or Spanish is required.

Technical/Functional Skills

•    Extent and relevance of experience in assessing the financial, social and environmental sustainability of agribusiness investment operations;
•    Extent and relevance of experience in structuring financial/investment operations in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors;
•    Demonstrated experience in working with the private sector (financial institutions, agribusiness companies, consulting firms etc.);
•    Demonstrated experience in dealing with private investors, development partners, government officials, and other country level stakeholders;
•    Demonstrated capacity to write technical reports in English;
•    Good knowledge of Microsoft office tools, including Excel and PowerPoint.

Application deadline : March 07th, 2023

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