Youth Entrepreneurship Finance Consultant at Triple Jump

31 July, 2018

 



 

Youth Entrepreneurship Finance Consultant

Assignment Title:

Youth entrepreneurship finance consulting assignment

Assignment country(/ies):

Emerging markets with pilot in Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia

Publication Reference:

YEF consultant

Publication Date:

03/07/2018

Deadline for Requesting clarification:

17/07/2018, 23:59 CEST

Deadline for Expressions of Interest:

31/07/2018, 23:59 CEST

Individual/Firm:

The consultant can be an individual or a firm

Procedure:

Open

Provisional date of invitation to tender:

08/2018

Provisional commencement date of the contract:

09/2018

Anticipated duration of assignment:

12 months

Triple Jump, an impact investment manager in Amsterdam, manages the Dutch Good Growth Fund together with consortium partner PWC. The Dutch Good Growth Fund/financing local SMEs is a “fund of fund” investment initiative from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that aims to improve financing for the “missing middle” – i.e. entrepreneurs who have outgrown micro-finance but do not yet have access to conventional capital markets. The Seed Capital and Business Development (SCBD) program was established to further the impact of the DGGF by providing Technical Assistance, Seed Capital and Business Support Services to financial service providers, ecosystem players and local SMEs.

DGGF seeks to address youth entrepreneurship issues in emerging markets. DGGF aims to support the development and growth of ecosystems that offer quality, accessible and affordable financial and non-financial services to young entrepreneurs. In this space, DGGF supports a variety of financial service providers (like venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, MFIs, angel networks) and non-financial service providers (accelerators, incubators). We support locally championed initiatives that contribute to youth entrepreneurship finance with business models and services that offers potential to scale.

To more actively support local stakeholders and initiatives that address fundamental challenges faced by young entrepreneurs, DGGF is launching a Youth Entrepreneurship Finance program that seeks to identify and support the most promising initiatives in key countries in Africa and the Middle East[1], with an anticipated launch in Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia.  This program will commence with a 12-month pilot phase for which DGGF is looking for a youth entrepreneurship finance consultant who will further develop and implement the program.

Assignment

The youth entrepreneurship finance consultant will contribute to improve access to finance for young entrepreneurs in the selected countries to the next level by:

  •  Deepening the understanding of the youth entrepreneurship finance ecosystems
  •  Developing and disseminating business cases and best practices on YEF
  •  Building a linking & learning network of YEF practitioners and stakeholders
  •  Selecting a number of local YEF-initiatives for additional capacity building and finance support
  •  Actively collaborating with Dutch Embassies and other relevant stakeholder on the above.

The consultant will develop a detailed plan of action which he/she will subsequently execute. We anticipate the design and execution to take place over the course of 12 months in a (near) full-time capacity, with frequent travel to the region.

[1] Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Sao Tome, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, South Sudan, and Yemen.

Requirements

The ideal consultant will have the following profile:

  • An unwavering passion for youth entrepreneurship finance
  • 7+ years of relevant working experience
  • Fluency in English is a must, French is a significant asset, Arabic is an asset.
  • Solid background in finance, preferably early-stage investing in emerging markets
  • Familiarity with non-financial support to entrepreneurs, preferably in acceleration/incubation in emerging markets
  • Proven skills in networking, active cooperation and working with a range stakeholders (government, investors, NGOs, academia, entrepreneurs)
  • Exposure and existing network in Africa and/or Middle East
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, self-starter, pursuing creative and pragmatic solutions with a sound underlying thesis.

Click here to apply on Triple Jump's website.

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