MSME and Agricultural Lending Expert (Nepal) Senior Level

Business & Finance Consulting (BFC)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Salary: Negotiable Views:741
Posted Date: 2018-07-09 Deadline: 2018-07-20
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Working Position : Senior Level
  • Qualification Degree : • University degree in Finance, Banking or Economics
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Development Work/Consulting Service
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Business & Finance Consulting (BFC) (, a Swiss consultancy with over 150 projects implemented in 69 developing countries, specialized in improving access to finance for MSMEs, agribusiness, and small-holder farmers, is currently looking for a MSME and Agricultural Lending Expert to join its team for a project in Nepal.


Project Name: Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Areas in Nepal (SEDRA) Programme

Role: Local Expert

Input and duration: Part-time input (120 days) over a period of 1 year. Extension of the contract is possible.

Start date: As early as possible, but not later than July 23, 2018

Duty station: Kathmandu valley, Kaski district and other regions (up to 80% of the time will be spent outside Kathmandu)


Job responsibilities:

  • Perform assessment of the quality of banking services aimed at rural and agricultural MSMEs
  • Advise and assist partner banks in best practice lending approaches to rural and agricultural MSMEs
  • Develop and optimize credit procedures and tools in the partner banks
  • Design and support with piloting new credit products and delivery channels for rural and agricultural MSMEs
  • Provide assistance in developing marketing strategies and tools
  • Design and implement training and coaching measures for the partner banks
  • Support team of international experts in other capacity building measures for the partner banks
  • Regularly report regarding activities undertaken and planned interventions


Skills Required

Job Specification


·         University degree in Finance, Banking or Economics

·         At least 4 years of work experience in commercial banks with an emphasis on MSME and agricultural lending

·         Experience at a head office-based senior or middle-management position is an advantage

·         Previous training experience is a must

·         Experience in international development projects is an advantage

·         Strong analytical, reporting, and presentation skills

·         Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

·         Strong communication and writing skills in Nepali and English

·         Flexibility to travel across Nepal including rural areas


About Business & Finance Consulting (BFC):

BFC promotes and facilitates financial sector development in emerging markets through the provision of innovative consulting services. Our services are targeted towards financial intermediaries and international donors. We are committed to assisting emerging markets and developing countries in unlocking their economic potential, and to reducing poverty by means of financial sector development.


Apply Instructions

We are looking for highly motivated, proactive and result oriented professionals. Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and a cover letter on-line at or by sending the application at The deadline for applications is July 20, 2018 COB. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your application!

Organization Summary

Since inception in 2003, BFC has successfully implemented over 170 projects in 70 countries throughout Eastern Europe; Central, South and South East Asia; and North Africa. Driven by the ambition to be a leader in delivering successful development banking consulting services, BFC adheres to the following principles: Effective project management Highly qualified consultants Leading partnerships BFC combines international consulting talent with first-rate local expertise and a passion to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. Our hardworking team is dedicated to excellence and to making financial markets work, which has been proven by our outstanding track record. With a head office based in Zurich, Switzerland, and additional branch offices located in Georgia and Moldova, BFC currently employs 60 full-time professionals.

Industry Type Finance Company
Location BFC Zürich, Max-Högger-Strasse 6, CH-8048, Zürich, Switze
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