Business Development & Financial Inclusion Advisor at Cuso International

Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. We envision a world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society. We believe in the power of people, value diversity and take responsibility for our actions and proactively demonstrate that we work with and on behalf of others. Cuso International works in developing countries across the world. We currently have programs in eighteen countries.Business Development & Financial Inclusion AdvisorJob TypeFull Time  QualificationMBA/MSc/MA   PhD/Fellowship  Experience5 yearsLocation Cross RiverJob FieldSales / Marketing   Cuso International opened a program office in Cross River State, Nigeria, in 2014. Our program currently focuses on sustainable economic growth and providing access to quality health services.The volunteer's role The aim of the placement is to enhance the entrepreneurship and business development services of YouLead beneficiaries. The YouLead project stands for Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development. Our beneficiaries will be supported in establishing micro, small and medium (MSME) enterprises in the natural resource sector of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, eco-tourism and renewable energy.The objective of this placement is:To apply knowledge and skills related to the concepts, principles, and methodologies of business development and value chainTo apply higher order thinking skills (critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, complex problem solving) to “real world” situationsTo develop career awareness, direction and exploration of vocationTo increase skills for understanding and working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures and to work effectively within diverse environmentThe volunteer will:To apply knowledge and skills related to the concepts, principles, and methodologies of business development and value chainTo apply higher order thinking skills (critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, complex problem solving) to “real world” situationsTo develop career awareness, direction and exploration of vocationTo increase skills for understanding and working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures and to work effectively within diverse environmentOrganize train-the-trainer’s workshops from time to time, business plan development and implementation for partners, and project structuresProvide support for strengthening of business management capacities and their business modelSupport internal market and end market assessment of identified value chainsSupport with the pre-design of a market based intervention based on each identified value chain product and highlight the available business opportunities for young women and men along the value chain of identified productsProvide Support /coaching and mentoring of community volunteers on how to support youth entrepreneursSupport business development for community volunteersSupport partner micro finance banks to develop effective system to appraise loan applications and track repaymentSupport the YouLead taskforce on access to finance to secure grants and funding for startup and expanded businesses of YouLead beneficiaries.Provide support to the business development officer to develop tools for providing business development services for youth enterprises. 

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