National Investment Specialist

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Poste proposé : National Investment Specialist

Position:                National Investment Specialist
Project title:           GEF GOLD Burkina Faso: Contribution toward the elimination of mercury and improvement of the gold supply chain in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM)

                              sector (SAP ID:   160116)

Duration:             12 months renewable
                            Approx. 37.5 hrs/week             

Date required:      As soon as possible

Duty station:        Burkina Faso

Counterpart:        Artisanal Gold Council (AGC)     



The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Victoria, Canada. The AGC is dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in the developing world. Led by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the AGC is one of the few agencies in the world that has the sustainable development of the ASGM sector as its core mission.

Established in 2007, the AGC is known for innovation.  We develop practical solutions to the challenges of the sector based on our deep field experience in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.  The AGC employs an integrated approach to our programs focused on improved practices, governance, health, the environment, gender, markets and livelihoods. Overall, we aim to improve livelihoods and professionalize the ASGM sector to help develop it into a key and sustainable part of the global mining sector.

 The AGC is a fast-growing organization that is currently implementing projects in over a dozen countries around the world. For more, visit:


The GEF supported programme “Global Opportunities for the Long-term Development of the ASGM sector (GEF GOLD)” has been designed to address the key issues linked to continued mercury use and provide sustainable development opportunities for the communities involved.

The objective of the proposed project is to expand the elimination of mercury in ASGM operations, facilitate access to finance, and improve the gold supply chain to provide miners in Burkina Faso more direct access to the international market. The project has four components: (i) review of the policy and legal framework supporting the ASGM sector, (ii) development and implementation of a finance mechanism which encourages ASG miners to follow Minamata and OECD compliance processes and leads to mercury free artisanal gold export via official channels, (iii) establishment of vocational training curricula, and (iv) global knowledge management.

The project is expected to demonstrate: 1) a transparent artisanal gold supply chain and increase in gold price for artisanal miners selling through official channels, 2) approved loan applications from the finance mechanism, 3) vocational training institutions adopted ASGM curricula including the installation of a mercury free training system, and 4) project information and knowledge disseminated to all stakeholders. HOW TO APPLY

Expressions of interest in the position should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the criteria, be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter and salary expectations. The position will remain open until a candidate is selected. 

Profil recherché pour le poste : National Investment Specialist


The National Investment Specialist will be the ambassador of the products/s in their charge in effect serving as a technically versed extension of the project team. As such the National Investment Specialist will work closely with the Project Manager, International Investment Specialist, consultant relations, ASGM chain supply expert and both internal and external distribution channels.

Main Duty                                                                                                 Output                                    Timing

-Assessing the feasibility                                                        Feasibility assessment completed              Ongoing
of creating a revolving fund for 
Burkina Faso according to the 
original project document

-Developing and operationalizing                                                  Business model developed and         Ongoing
a business model for an entity that                                                            operationalized
 can host a scalable finance mechanism 
for artisanal miners in Burkina Faso

-Building and maintaining project                                                                        List created                Ongoing
-relevant contact lists
-Working closely with the                                                Knowledge management system populated    Ongoing
national team and international 
investment specialist and populating 
and organizing knowledge of 
investment products
-Supporting the creation                                                                        Project marketing complete        Ongoing
and distribution of clear, 
concise marketing collateral, 
research papers, newsletters, 
and other program materials
-Developing and organizing                                                             Workshop modules developed        Ongoing
workshops on loan application 
for miners
-Developing and organizing                                                             Workshop modules developed        Ongoing
workshops for outreach and 
training to potential investors
-Supporting translation requirements,                                                           Materials translated            Ongoing
liaising to ensure timely and high-quality 
translation of all materials
-Supporting the planning, implementation,                                                    Plans executed                 Ongoing
and execution of product knowledge management 
and communications plans within the project 
-Communicating with in-country partners,                                     Successful communication with         Ongoing
stakeholders, government officials,                                                           project partners
and others


Regular meetings will be organized among the National Project Team members and stakeholders and, if needed, other AGC staff to ensure that the activities are undertaken in a satisfactory, timely and cost-effective manner. In particular, periodic reporting to the International Investment Specialist as well as the Project Manager are expected.


  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience with particular focus on Gold Investments.
  • Strong academic credentials with solid quantitative focus, including a degree in Finance,Economics or related fields.
  • Willing and able to travel to project sites
  • Able to thrive when working remotely, possess strategies for maintaining connections with team
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Self-motivated; motivated by goals and objectives


Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of local languages, especially Mooré, Dioula and Dagara, is an advantage. 

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : National Investment Specialist
Métier :
Gestion, comptabilité, finance
Secteur d´activité :
Banque, assurance, finances
Type de contrat :
Région :
Ville : Ouagadougou
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+5 et plus
Langues exigées :
anglais bon niveau
Nombre de poste(s) : 1