The International Executive Service Corps is recruiting for a volunteer to lead a training on social impact investing. It is a one to two week assignment in Liberia supporting the Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) Program. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the IBEX program seeks to improve Liberia’s lending environment in agriculture and renewable energy through improved risk management and loan guarantees designed to reduce risk and costs associated with lending in these sectors. Coupled with technical assistance provided by IBEX staff and volunteer technical experts to partner banks as well as borrowers, this encourages lending to renewable energy and agribusiness borrowers, with a specific focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The program is currently in its second year and has already supported more than $2,000,000 in loan applications.
The volunteer will provide training to Non-Development Credit Authority (DCA) banks, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) selected by IBEX, and Non Bank Financial Institutions (NFBIs), however, priority will be given to IBEX’s DCA partners Ecobank and IB Bank. The training program would assist asset managers with understanding the structure and dynamics of social impact investing and best practices for creating impact portfolios achieving below or equal to market-rate returns.
Attached is a scope of work that lays out the assignment’s objectives and provides more detail about the program. IESC envisions that the assignment will take place between January and March 2014.
If you are interested in the assignment, please send an updated resume and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org