Blended Finance Expert at Welcome2Africa International

Welcome2Africa International is a private sector development company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.Founded in 2012 with the vision to redefine the image of Africa, Welcome2Africa specialises in catalysing investment interest in the continent, with a current focus on agribusiness. The private sector has long been acknowledged as the engine of economic growth. Yet, the sector is largely under-developed or informal in many African countries.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Blended Finance Expert - Senior Program Officer/Conference ProducerLocation: LagosOverall Job PurposeWe are looking for someone with a sound understanding and practical insights to Blended finance, to support the content and the program of our 5th Edition of our Agrique Africa Investment Summit, scheduled to take place March 2018 in Brussels. (AAIS2018)The 5th Edition of the Agrique Africa Investment Summit, follows on from previous events held in London, Ghana, Nigeria and Germany. The purpose of these summits have been to create an environment where investors, donors, financiers and key Agribusiness stakeholders can gain a better understanding of the intricacies of investing in Africa’s Agribusiness sector.This edition will focus on Blended finance. Agriculture in Africa, is inherently seen as a risky sector, but to reduce the risk for investors Blended finance poses as a possible solution.ResponsibilitiesThe duties of this position are set out below:The core responsibility of creating and managing the program in line with the vision, goals and objective of AAIS2018.Creation and preparation of conference content and agenda for AAIS2018To identify and invite speakers maintaining communication throughout the conference production cycle AAIS2018.To highlight possible sponsors and support the marketing of sponsorship opportunities for events and supervising the work of sales and marketing staffTo plan for a post-conference internal and external reportsTo write the conference programme and to attend to all matters relating to and/or ancillary to the successful conducting of the event.Onsite Attendance - Attending events to ensure excellent delivery and smooth running on the day. Often this will include opening your conference. This is an opportunity to represent the company and to network with key players and speakers within the sector.Document and disseminate program outlines prior to the summit.Monitor program's operations with respect to timeline.Submit a weekly report to the senior project officerDevelop and manage program objectives and strategies for a successful summit.Identification of and making contact with key speakers for the conference.Invitation of speakers - securing their profiles and picturesKeep up-to date with relevant market information that our target audience will find valuable, and supporting in the marketing and communication effort.Assist with pre-logistics and post-logistics planning of the mission.Assist with undertaking other duties as directed by senior project officer and project director.Also, you will be required to perform these duties, and any other duties the employer may assign to you, having regard to your skills, training and experience. 

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