SOFRECO recruits 01 Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) Finance and Development Specialist

SOFRECO recruits 01 Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) Finance and Development Specialist


Ingénierie, Recherche et Développement

Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) Finance and Development Specialist, Nigeria (Nigeria)
DESCRIPTION DU POSTEContrat : Court ou long-termeDate limite de candidature : 31/07/2021Lieu : Nigeria (Nigeria)Projet : Consultancy to assess and build capacity in mining financing through design and implementation of training programmes and support within financing institutions
The primary objective of this advisory work is to advise and assist the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) of Nigeria to transform the financing and business environment for mining in Nigeria to meet the need for affordable finance by the following category of mining and operators in the mining industry value chain:
– Artisanal miners;
– Small-scale miners;
– Junior mining companies;
– Mineral processing companies.
This is with the view to: (a) building an indigenous junior mining sector focused on exploration, mining, and processing; and (b) building a financing and business climate. The adviser will participate to elaborate a situation analysis for i) Artisanal Mining Financing and ii) the development of a Junior Mining Sector in Nigeria. Based on the situation analysis (for the artisanal miners, small scale and junior miners), the adviser will design and deliver training workshop each for the:
i)   Mining Cooperatives; ASM operators, small scale and Junior Miners and
ii)  Development Partners; Financial Service Providers and regulators (Banks & Microfinance Institutions); CBN, etc.
QUALIFICATION1 Nos with educational qualifications in in economics, business administration, finance, or a similar field.  The SME specialist should have extensive experience, in-depth knowledge and a track record in investment climate and business regulation reform and a strong practical base in the MSME investment climate/private sector development. Professional experience in financial analysis, entrepreneurship and business development support to junior mining companies and micro small and medium scale enterprise (MSME) is required. The specialist should have experience in providing business advisory services to start-ups and coordinating technical support and demonstrate the ability to offer strategic services that lead to the growth of the incubated mining businesses. Experience in working directly with the public and private sector in building conducive financing and business environments in the mining sector and in developing and emerging countries. The SME Finance Specialist should have extensive experience in financial inclusion technical, policy, and business capacities in the field with artisanal miners including MSME formalization. Experience with access to finance and financial inclusion services for other informal sectors like artisanal miners is also welcome. The specialist should have practical experience with development of social enterprises, inclusive financing solutions, microfinance, micro-savings, and micro-insurance as well as innovative ways of reaching the underserved.Not less than ten 10 years of professional working experience in their respective fields, which should include relevant experience in the mining sector. All experts should have strong communication, analytical and presentation skills as well as fluency in written and spoken English.Applications from Nigerian experts will be favourably considered. The expert is expected to have extensive experience in the relevant field of the assignment as they relate pariculary to Nigeria.
Merci d’envoyer votre CV détaillé en précisant votre disponibilité à SOFRECO – 92/98 boulevard Victor Hugo, 92115 Clichy-cedex Francefax: +33 (0)1 41 27 95 96 – Email

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