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AGRICULTURAL FINANCE SPECIALIST | ADB
29.06.2020

AGRICULTURAL FINANCE SPECIALIST (NATIONAL)

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Yerevan, other cities | Armenia

Short-term contract assignment

09.07.2020 (11:59 PM Manila local time)

TA-9942 ARM: Enhancing High-Value Crop Diversification - Agricultural Finance Specialist (National) (53197-002)
Consultant Type: Individual
Selection Method: Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)

Selection Title: Enhancing High-Value Crop Diversification

Source: National
Technical Proposal: Not Applicable
Package Name: Agricultural Finance Specialist (National)

Total Inputs: 110 Working Days

Consulting Services Budget: USD 30,000

Budget Type: Estimated

Approval Number: 9942
Approval Date: 20-Jan-2020
Estimated Short-listing Date: 15-Jul-2020
Estimated Commencement Date: 15-Aug-2020

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country of assignment: Armenia
Country of eligibility for national consultants: Same as country of assignment
COVID-19 Related Assignment: No                      

Contact Information

Project Officer: Bui Minh Giap
Designation: Principal Natural Resources and Agriculture Economist Asian Development Bank
Email: buigm@adb.org

Agencies: Ministry of Economy (MOE)

Contact Person: Mr. Arman Khojoyan
Position: Deputy Minister
Telephone Number: +374 11597205

E-mail: mane.tapaltsyan@minagro.am

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Expertise: Agricultural Finance, Agribusiness Development, Banking and Finance
Expertise Group: Finance and Investment
Consultant Source: National
TOR Keywords: Agricultural finance

OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO ARMENIAN NATIONALS ONLY

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will improve the production system, productivity, and competitiveness of Armenia’s agriculture sector. It will promote holistic value chain development for high-value crops (HVCs) from production to market. It will also increase the institutional capacityof sector agencies to develop and adopt appropriate policies and regulations to unlock the potential of the agriculture sector.

Scope of Work

The national agricultural finance specialist will assess the sector financing constraints and potentials, related policies and regulations, recommend appropriate actions to the government, and assist the team leader/International Agricultural Economist in formulating sector investment program and preparing specific project investment proposals after consultations with the government.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The national agricultural finance specialist will:

(i) collaborate with the TA agriculture sector policy specialists to assess areas of agricultural finance policy and banking regulation that impact broader agriculture sector policy, identify synergies between the two policy areas to facilitate HVC development, and contribute to the preparation of the draft agriculture sector policy;
(ii) undertake a gap analysis of agricultural finance supply and demand, identifying aspects that constrain the development of the HVC subsector;
(iii) review international best practice in agricultural financing mechanisms and institutional arrangements for the financially and economically viable and sustainable development of HVC value chains;
(iv) based on the gap analysis and international best practice, recommend appropriate financing and institutional arrangements required to facilitate access to commercial finance by all HVC value chain stakeholders, irrespective of operational type, size and location;
(v) contribute to the formulation of the HVC development strategy; and
(vi) contribute, as appropriate, to TA reports and the investment project proposal.
(A detailed work plan and required inputs shall be discussed after contract signing to ensure
harmonization with the TA's work plan at the date consultant mobilization).

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The national agricultural finance specialist should have at least a bachelor’s degree in banking, finance, and/or business administration with at least 10 years of experience in agricultural finance mechanisms and associated institutional arrangements.

Minimum General Experience: 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 7 Years
Regional/Country Experience: Required
Schedule Type: Intermittent

Max. Working Days/Week:

  • Home Office – 5
  • Field – 6 

Working Days: Total - 100

  • Yerevan, Armenia - 80 (15-Aug-2020 - 31-Dec-2020)
  • Other City, Armenia - 80 (18-Jan-2021 - 15-Aug-2021)


EXPRESS INTEREST
 

Please state that you learned of this vacancy from www.youthcanal.am website.

 


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