FWC SIEA 2018- LOT 6: Innovative Financing for Development

Access to finance study – Zambia

The objective of this technical assistance assignment is to contribute to improving access to agricultural financing in Zambia in support of inclusive value chain development.

The specific objective of this assignment is to inform the design of the joint European Union/European Investment Bank blending operation aiming at supporting the sustainable commercialization of Zambia’s smallholder farmers towards increased productivity, incomes, commercial viability and prospects for employment generation


Private Sector

Project Location



30 working days

Start Date




Education Level

At least Master's Degree in the field of agricultural economics, agronomy or related discipline


must have proficiency in written and spoken English


Required Qualifications

Category: Category II expert

Report drafting

Required Experience


At least 6 years of professional experience with private sector or agribusinesses engagement in rural areas in Africa. Similar experience in Zambia will be an asset.


At least 6 years of professional experience in the agricultural sector including agri-food processing/transformation, value addition and marketing

Demonstrated 6 year working specific experience with the development and/or analysis of smallholder inclusive agricultural value chains and related input supply chains

Experience in IFI/donor funded Technical Assistance projects in Eastern/Southern Africa including in Zambia will be an asset.

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