Lead all activities relating to
ag/energy nexus in West Africa, including conducting assessments,
identification of highest impact opportunities, contributing to annual work
plans, implementing approved activities, and reporting on progress.
Identify and advance
opportunities to promote partnerships and facilitate introductions between
off-grid companies and agricultural value chain actors, including farmer
cooperatives, extension agencies, bulk-buyers, and input suppliers.
Support off-grid companies in
developing, refining, and scaling up productive use business models in West
Advise PAOP country advisors in
West Africa on issues relating to the ag/energy nexus and agricultural value
Help off-grid companies to
identify and prepare financial applications for grants and other sources of
funding; review grant and commercial finance applications.
Support investors and financial
institutions in designing financial products targeted at productive uses of
Coordinate with USAID missions
in West Africa to align PAOP ag/energy activities with other economic growth
programs, such as Feed the Future.
Perform other duties related to
ensure accomplishment of relevant project objectives as assigned by direct
- Master’s degree in a relevant
technical field with 6 years of relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree with
10 years of relevant experience, including substantive field experience in
Prior experience with the
Demonstrated strong experience
with community engagement, consultative processes, community land rights and
Wide network of agriculture and
rural cooperatives, as well as agribusinesses, and agri-technology vendors
Preferred experience with
pay-as-you go, microcredit, micro-entrepreneurship models, community credit
(such as Grameen bank), establishment of creditworthiness/credit history.
Demonstrated understanding of
economic and business constraints to rural agribusiness.
organizational and analytical skills.
Strong verbal and written
English and French communications skills.