Working for Connexus

With a wide range of projects around the world, Connexus is always searching for talented individuals to join our growing team of employees and consultants. We offer competitive pay and benefits and are committed to the professional growth of our employees. Please see below for current home office and consulting opportunities.

If you are a consultant and would like to simply submit your CV, please email a current copy to careers@connexus.email.

Current Opportunities

Burmese Finance and Agribusiness Specialist

Location:

Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar)

About the Organization::

Connexus Corporation is an international development consulting firm that provides consulting services in the areas of finance (including savings, credit, insurance, etc.) and enterprise development. Connexus’ mission is to provide high quality global consulting services to transform international development and build local capacity. Connexus is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

About the Job::

Connexus is seeking a Burmese Finance and Agribusiness Specialist for an anticipated USAID/Burma-funded Agri-Food Systems proposal. Connexus is being proposed as Component leader for this project.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Provide technical and management support to the implementation of financial services component of USAID/Burma’s Agri-Food Systems Activity, including building demand and supply of agricultural finance.
•Conduct assessments of agricultural financial services, identify current market realities and service delivery gaps
•Work closely with the Chief of Party to develop strategic approaches and work plans that address the needs of the financial service market, especially access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and farmers associated with target value chains, as well as preparing borrowers to become credit-ready;
•Coordinate training of local finance and business development service (BDS) providers in market research, business planning, cash flow analysis, risk management, new product development and delivery mechanisms, operational policies, systems and processes, as well as other needs
•Work with local and international investors to facilitate their investments in the expansion and upgrading of the target value chains; including linking their clients to BDS providers as needed to improve credit readiness.
•Work with the local team to coordinate the effective provision of business development services, market linkages and information, as needed to facilitate finance to target value chain actors.
•Monitor and oversee activities that improve access to finance and business development services, including for women and youth

Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in business, finance, economics, or related field, and 5-7 year relevant experience, including work in a financial institution or facilitating credit.
•Experience in programs related to strengthening agricultural MSMEs and facilitating their access to finance
•Experience implementing financial service programs and risk-mitigating mechanisms
•Prior experience in management positions, preferably for a program of comparable complexity.
•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders, including the national government.
•Excellent written communication skills, including ability to produce high-quality project reports.
•Fluency in English and local language required.
•Must be legal citizen of Burma.

Deadline:

Jan. 30, 2019

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to careers@connexus.email with “USAID/Burma Finance & Agribusiness Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Project Associate

Location:

Alexandria, Virginia

About the Organization::

Connexus Corporation is an international development consulting firm that provides consulting services in the areas of finance (including savings, credit, insurance, etc.) and enterprise development. Connexus’ mission is to provide high quality global consulting services to transform international development and build local capacity. Connexus is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

About the Job:

Connexus is seeking a Project Associate for a home office position to support our international project operations and conference organization.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Provide logistical support to deploy consultants for missions, including coordination of communication with field-based teams
• Support the organization and coordination of our Cracking the Nut Conferences on agriculture and rural development, including organizing logistics, marketing the event, managing conference website and social media, analyzing conference evaluation surveys.
• Prepare travel arrangements for field staff and consultants
• Track expenses against budgets, coordinate post allowances and travel reimbursements for consultants including allowance payments, travel, and other expenditures
• Assist Connexus in developing new business, including researching and tracking new business opportunities, recruiting technical consultants, formatting CVs, drafting past performance reports, and summarizing corporate qualifications.
• Provide other administrative and organizational support, as needed

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree (required) in business, finance, international development, or related field
• 1-2 years of administrative experience (preferably USAID), monitoring budgets, recruiting consultants, arranging travel, and providing support to field teams preferred
• Experience with event planning and/or social media marketing preferred
• Experience with website development and/or maintenance is a plus (WordPress)
• Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills, with proven ability to multi-task and work under tight time constraints
• Comfortable in a small business environment where priorities can change quickly
• Working proficiency in French or Portuguese highly desired
• Must be authorized to work in the United States

Deadline:

March 15, 2019

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to careers@connexus.email with “Project Associate-Mar. 2019” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Spécialiste de Financement du Niger

Location:

Niamey, Niger (Niamey, Niger)

À Propos de l’Organisation:

Connexus Corporation est un cabinet de conseil de développement international basé aux Etats-Unis qui fournit les services de conseil dans les domaines de la finance, développement des entreprises, le développement agricole et rural, l’accès au financement, et des autres métiers. La mission de Connexus est de fournir des services globaux de haute qualité pour transformer le développement international et renforcer les capacités locales. Connexus est un employeur d’occasion égale et tous les candidats qualifiés recevront considération pour l’emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l’orientation sexuelle, ou l’identité de genre.

À Propos du Poste:

Connexus cherche un Spécialiste des financement du Niger pour un projet nous allons proposé par l’USAID, «Economic Well-Being under Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced, RISE 2).

Tâches et Responsabilités: :

• Fournir de soutien technique et gestion a l’implémentation de la composante des services financières et renforcement des capacités de financer l’agriculture.
• Travailler en étroite collaboration avec le Chef du Projet pour développer des approches stratégiques et des plans de travail qui correspondent aux besoins du marché de la prestation de services financiers, en particulier l’accès au financement pour les agripreneurs et les petites et moyennes entreprises (PMEs) et les cooperatives;
• Coordonner la formation des fournisseurs des services financiers locaux dans l’analyse des flux de trésorerie, la gestion des risques, le développement de nouveaux produits et mécanismes de prestation, politiques opérationnelles, systèmes et processus, ainsi que d’autres besoins.
• Collaborer avec les fournisseurs de services de développement et expansion des entreprises pour aider les agri-entreprises à comprendre les besoins et exigences des institutions financières partenaires et aider à résoudre les problèmes de gouvernance d’entreprise; élaborer les plans d’affaires complets qui comprennent la planification stratégique, la structuration financière, les analyses de faisabilité, et recherche du marché ; et compléter les demandes de prêts avec des projections financières et de flux de trésorerie.
• Superviser les activités qui améliorent l’accès aux services financiers pour la croissance de l’agriculture.

Qualifications:

• Diplôme en affaires, finance, économie, ou métier connexe, et 5-7 ans d’expérience pertinent.
• Expérience dans des programmes liés au renforcement de agri-PMEs et facilitant leur accès au financement.
• Expérience de la mise en place de services financiers et de mécanismes d’atténuation des risques.
• Expérience antérieure dans des postes de gestion et renforcement des capacités d’autres.
• Capabilité démontrée à travailler en collaboration avec des partenaires institutionnel et du secteur privé, et intervenants.
• Excellente compétence en communication écrite, y compris la capacité de produire des rapports de projet de haute qualité.
• Maitrise de français requise; Anglais souhaité.
• Doit être autorise à travailler au Niger.

Date Limite:

28 fevrier 2019

Comment Postuler:

Les candidats intéressés peuvent envoyer leur CV et lettre de motivation à careers@connexus.email avec la mention « Spécialiste des finances – Niger » dans la ligne d’objet.

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