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Access to Finance Specialist - Malawi


IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries - mainly with the generous support of USAID - designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

IESC is seeking an access to finance specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded program in Malawi focused on agricultural value chain development. It is anticipated that the program will sustainably reduce rural poverty and malnutrition through the integration of equitable market-led value chain development and nutrition interventions. This position will be full-time and based in Malawi.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improve access to finance for underserved areas through advising and assisting financial service providers to design and implement new financial services and products;
  • Promote access to finance for youth and women in rural areas of Malawi;
  • Structure specific lending to women and the agriculture sector;
  • Serve as the principal liaison between financial institutions, including banks, microfinance institutions, impact investors, and other financial service providers;
  • Work with international consultants and local project staff involved in expanding access to finance to ensure quality and timeliness of pertinent deliverables under the program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum seven years of experience in banking or financial services;
  • Malawi nationals highly encouraged to apply;
  • Experience in promoting access to finance for youth and women is desirable;
  • Familiarity and experience with international development principles and practices;
  • Experience working in Malawi required;
  • English fluency required.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IESC – International Executive Service Corps
  • Location: Lilongwe
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-31

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