Market Development Fund (MDF) Finance Advisor

at SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 4, 2021
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


SNV is seeking to recruit the services of a Market Development Fund (MDF) Finance advisor. The MDF is a key component of this project. The advisor is responsible for the overall management of the fund. The activities include:

Advisory Services
• Design & establishment of the market development fund including the MDF operational guidelines, manuals (which includes MDF strategy, selection criteria, budget allocations among others)
• Oversee the process of identification, engagement of the qualifying grantees for the MDF funds.
• Plan and execute the grant-making process by closely working with the finance team, and grantees to make sure the process is mutually beneficial and compliant with eligibility criteria and accountability.
• Ensuring compliance and optimal allocations of catalytic grants and RBF grants
• Support to grantees that have received support from the MDF ensuring timely and quality advise is provided to improve practice.

Knowledge Development
• Contribute to internal and external knowledge development, ensures lessons learned are shared and applied in daily practice
• Documentation and sharing learnings on the MDF management to improve practice.
• Take lead in collaborating with other SNV projects involved in RBF and or catalytic grant funding with the aim of learning and or sharing the learnings from IMEU.

• Identify and analyse market opportunities and threats related to IMEU project and SNV in general and ensures relevant colleagues are informed.
• Actively participate in strategic positioning meetings and acts as a knowledgeable face of the SNV organisation to the client. Analyse, understand, and develop (local) networks with relevant stakeholders.
• Contribute to market development fund technical content on reporting to the donor

• Minimum of a master’s degree in economics, Business Administration, Energy Management, Development, or another relevant field.
• Additional specialised professional qualification (finance management) is a plus
• Minimum 6 years progressive experience at Senior level role in fund/grant management in Agriculture, Energy or Livelihood sectors.
• Minimum of 10 years overall working experience in a development NGO, 5 of which should have been at Senior level.
• Track record of successful leadership of a thematic area and delivering results.
• Strong knowledge of business climate, ecosystem, leveraging networks, resources, and approaches.

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