Jobs at ABT

Banyan Global is an economic development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches to international development. Banyan Global is currently recruiting a Business Strengthening Advisor to work on a USAID-funded private health sector development project in Nigeria.
Among other objectives, the project seeks to improve the ability of private sector health providers to manage their practices profitably, and to access credit With enhanced business capabilities, these providers are better able to offer high-quality health care products and services to their communities in a financially sustainable way.
To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to:
Within two weeks of this publication.
Please use the subject line, business strengthening advisor
Position is open to Nigerian nationals only. Only eligible candidates will be contacted.
No phone calls please, banyan global is an equal opportunity employer

  • Business strengthening advisor
    Tasks and responsibilities of the position include:

    Provide general leadership and strategic guidance for business strengthening activities.

    Meet regularly with the project Chief of Party and heads of other project units,

    Manage the collection, entry; and analysis of data collected through business activities.
    Act as the primary point of contact with the senior management of partner financial institutions.

    Lead assessments designed to understand specific issues and challenges,

    Develop and implement a strategy for ensuring the sustainability of business strengthening
    activities beyond the life of the project, working closely with associations and other partners,

    Provide general institutional strengthening to provider associations,

    Facilitate the production of an annual health sector trade fair, supported by the project but with the provider associations contributing the majority of time and leadership.

    Assist with other project activities as needed.


    A minimum 7 years of experience working in SME development
    Knowledge and understanding of the business and financing challenges faced by SMEs in Nigeria
    Familiarity with the private health sector in Nigeria
    Knowledge and experience with the policy and regulatory environment as relates to the business
    operations of private health providers in Nigeria
    Knowledge of, and experience implementing, business development services, including training,
    counseling, and facilitating access to finance

    Experience with assessments focused on markets, business, finance, or economics
    Experience managing a team of skilled technical professionals

    Excellent project management, communication, writing, and computer skills
    Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation methodology and reporting procedures ability to negotiate, manage, and build partnerships

    master's degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or other relevant discipline
    Position will be based in Lagos, but the ability to travel within Nigeria (up to 30) is required
    Previous experience working on USAID projects is a plus

    Position is open to Nigerian nationals only. Only eligible candidates wHl be contacted

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 7 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified