TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Job Position: Senior Financial Analyst

Job Location: Lagos

Job Position

  1. Reporting to the Capital Investment Lead, the Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for the collection of financial information and market data related to cashew processors, mainly based in Nigeria and Ghana.
  2. She or He will provide financial analysis and forecasts, and build a database of cashew processors as well as financial service providers, that will guide matchmaking and other strategic decision-making.
  3. The Senior Financial Analyst will also contribute, with various internal and external partners, to identifying and pursuing opportunities to unlock additional capital.
  4. The Senior Financial Analyst will also provide support in organizing forums and workshops aiming at supporting Prosper Cashew investment activities.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Perform detailed financial analysis on cashew processors to guide capital facilitation activities
  2. Develop and keep up to date a comprehensive portfolio database.
  3. Elaborate a credit rating system to support the portfolio analysis, in collaboration with the management team
  4. Collect and centralize cashew processors financial data as well as cashew market information
  5. Support the Capital Investment Lead and ISF, to identify industry and processor risks and mitigation tools
  6. Contribute synthetizing financial and non-financial data and draft technical notes on processors for financial institutions
  7. Support due diligence processes, closing and disbursement, as appropriate. Support lenders in loan monitoring when necessary
  8. Support pipeline development efforts, working alongside processors and financial institutions
  9. Support other matchmaking activities, as needed
  10. Work closely with the other Vertical Leads of the project, to contribute defining pipeline priorities

Job Requirements

  1. Education: Master’s Degree in Finance, with 3 years of relevant work experience or Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years’ experience in proven track record work of sourcing, structuring and closing investments in a financial institution, Development Finance Institutions or impact fund.
  2. Relevant experience in the agriculture or agribusiness sector.
  3. Strong financial and credit skills as well as sound business judgment in identifying and assessing financial performances
  4. Strong client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on client’s need effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Relevant experience in assessing financial performance of processing companies.
  2. Knowledge of agriculture value chain financing solutions.

Required Languages:

  • Fluency in English.


  • Willingness to travel frequently (40/50%).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with partners and counterparts from various cultural backgrounds
  2. Strong numerical and analytical skills
  3. Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  4. Strong oral/written communication and presentation skills
  5. MS Office and presentation skills are required.

Application Deadline
3rd December, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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