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Self Help Africa requires five experts to provide independent technical assessment of investment plans submitted by agri-food SMEs as part of a competitive application process for financial support.
Independent Investment Committee
The ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund (EZCF) is a € 25.9 million initiative by the European Union, part of the wider Support to the Sustainable Commercialisation of Zambia’s Smallholder Farmers Programme, funded to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments within agricultural value chains (including agroforestry and aquaculture). It is a five-year agribusiness support initiative that will invest €26m in the sector over five years (2020-2025).
EZCF is looking to recruit five external committee members with extensive technical expertise in a range of areas including, but not limited to: SME development in Zambia, legal and regulatory expertise, risk and compliance, financial analysis and agri-business and value chains.
Members will be appointed for a two-year period and will be required to participate fully in the appraisal of business plans in all the meetings. It is anticipated that within the two years this committee will meet three times for approximately ten days per meeting. The successful consultants will be paid a competitive day rate in line with their experience.
The main responsibilities are as follows:
- Objectively scrutinize, review and appraise all Business Plans
- Review and appraise due diligence reports submitted with the Business Plans
- Complete all the required assessment documentation along with records of individual analysis and recommendations
Applicants should have 10+ years experience at a senior level and relevant post-graduate qualifications. The EZCF Programme Board will ensure both women and men are represented on the committee. Details about the programme, the TOR for Independent Investment Committee and the link to the on-line application form can be found at: www.enterprisezambia.org.
Closing Date: 08:00 CAT 14th September 2020.
If you have questions about the position, please email [email protected]
Self Help Africa and Imani Development Limited are the Fund Managers for the ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund.