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Re-Advertised: Call for Consultancy Proposals:
Nigeria-AFFM Implementation

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) seeks to appoint one consultant under the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) Grant to  Enhance Financing Mechanism and Distribution of Fertilizers in Nigeria.
Fertilizer Value Chain and Financial Product Development Expert
 
  The appointed individual will be responsible for the following tasks:
 
 1.  Risk Assessment and Financial Analysis to Fertilizer Blenders/Suppliers
 
  • To conduct due diligence, risk assessment and financial analysis to fertilizer suppliers or blenders who will take part in the credit guarantee program.
  • The assignment to be completed within 20 days including writing a report. 
 
  2. Risk Assessment and Financial Analysis to Hub Agrodealers
 
  • To conduct due diligence, risk assessment and financial analysis to Hub Agrodealers who will take part in the credit guarantee program.
  • The assignment to be completed within 20 days including writing a report.
 
3. Developing Credit Guarantee (CG) Monitoring Instrument
 
  • To develop credit guarantee monitoring instrument for the trade credit guarantee program.
  • The assignment to be completed within 20 days including writing a report.
 
4. Business and technical intervention for risk mitigation
  • Conduct GAP training for hub agrodealers, retail agrodealers and lead farmers
  • Occasionally collect data on credit guarantee beneficiaries and their suppliers, monitoring, new business opportunities as defined by the Credit Guarantee Manager
  • The total number of days for this assignment is 20 days including writing different reports within a period of 8 months. This assignment will be issued from time to time based on demands or necessity.
 
Applications: Qualified applicants, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to support your application, to HRdepartment@afap-partnership.org b y Friday 29 May 2020,
REF: AFFM Nigeria-Fertilizer Value Chain Expert. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Call for Consultancy Proposals:
Business and Technical Intervention fo Risk Mitigation

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is seeking for an experienced consultant in risk mitigation and project monitoring, to assist in conducting business and technical intervention for risk mitigation and preparing the monitoring instruments for the trade credit guarantee project:

Business and Technical Intervention for Risk Mitigation

The appointed individual will be responsible for the following tasks:

To develop credit guarantee monitoring instrument for the trade credit guarantee program which has the following features:

  1. Able to have account ledgers for each Supplier and Hub Agrodealer
  2. Able to capture sales of different types of fertilizers to Hubs, the volumes, value, repayment dates
  3. Able to classify debts on different ages 30, 60, 90 days and loss for above 90 days
  4. Able to capture data on settled claims of 50% of loan loss
  5. Be web based to link data between Suppliers- Individual Hubs- AFAP for fertilizers sold on credit to Hubs under the Trade Credit Guarantee
  6. Can track recoveries for claimed guarantees
  7. Capability to be linked through different mobile network operators
  8. Used for online login of claims

The assignment is to be completed within 20 days including writing a report.


To conduct business and technical intervention for risk mitigation:

  1. Identify potential risks as per risk assessment and financial analysis reports conducted to fertilizer suppliers and Hub Agrodealers
  2. Draw lessons from previous credit guarantee projects and develop modules to be used in capacity building
  3. Conduct capacity building to suppliers and hub agro dealers taking part in the trade credit guarantee

The assignment to be conducted in 20 days each year for two years
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in M&E, Project management, Economics or other related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of practical experience on designing of Monitoring Instrument
  • Possess knowledge of Tanzania agriculture/fertilizer subsector
  • Experience on conducting similar activities before
  • Relevant experience on agro inputs sector in Tanzania
  • A general understanding of the Fertilizer Industry (products and practices) in Tanzania
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili
  • Experience on working with international organizations

Applications: Qualified applicants, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to support your application, to HRdepartment@afap-partnership.org b y Friday 29 May 2020,
REF: AFFM Nigeria - Tanzania Risk Mitigation.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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