Farmer-to-Farmer Financial Planning and Analysis Advisor

  • Cabana District 02850, Peru
  • Contract

Company Description

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 21 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on 2-4 week agricultural development assignments, promoting sustainable growth and agricultural development worldwide.  Volunteer technical assistance from U.S. farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives and universities helps smallholder farmers in developing countries improve productivity, access new markets and conserve environmental and natural resources.  During COVID-19 we have shifted to a hybrid volunteer model that affords US volunteers and in-country volunteers the opportunity to continue to provide technical assistance.   Compensation in the form of lodging, transportation, per diem, is provided by NCBA CLUSA.  No salary/consultant fees are paid. For more information visit NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer.

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Peru) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Financial Planning and Analysis Advisor to support Asociacion de Servicios ASPROVAC based in San Roman, Peru.

Asociacion de Servicios ASPROVAC was founded by 26 farmers seeking better prices and access to more clients. Now, ASPROVAC has 46 members, led by a female leader, 75% of associates are women. They mainly grow quinoa and potatoes, but some associates raise cattle too.  In addition, most of their quinoa is exported to Europe.

While ASPROVAC’s members have been accessing more markets through collective association, members have little financial knowledge. ASPROVAC’s farmers want to increase their financial literacy so they can optimize their expenses and increase their profit margins. These farmers need a volunteer to help them develop their financial knowledge and improve their business.

Duration: 2 Weeks (October – December 2021)

 

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Conduct training sessions about how to develop a cost structure, cash flow, profit, and loss statement.
  • In training sessions, cover basic financial credit concepts such as annual interest rates, credit risk, capital, installments, amortization, among others. 
  • Create a basic chart to estimate cost structure, profit, and losses. 

 

Qualifications

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Business Administration, Economics or Accountancy.  
  • Specialization in problem solving methodology. 
  • Experience facilitating training sessions and strong communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of the quinoa value chain is desirable.   
  • Available for virtual communications with Host Organization, Staff and Co-volunteer
  • US candidate must be legally able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Advanced English language skills; reading, writing, speaking.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All application materials must be submitted in English.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.