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    • CURRICULUM VITAE 1. Family name: MacDade 2. First names: James Leonard 3. Date of birth: 7 September 1954 4. Nationality: American 5. Civil status: Divorced 6. Education: Institution: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield, U.K Date: 2002 Degree/Diploma obtained: Ph.D. Candidate Research Focus: The use of knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of commercial banking institutions in customer relationship management through the use of client impact monitoring system. Institution: Economics Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA Date: 1999 Degree/Diploma obtained: Certificate of Advanced Microfinance Studies Institution: Princeton University NJ USA Date: 1979 Degree/Diploma obtained: Master of Urban Planning Institution: SUNY New Paltz NY, USA Date: 1977 Degree/Diploma obtained: Bachelor of Science Geography 7. Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 – excellent; 1 – basic) Language Reading Speaking Writing English Mother tongue French 4 4 4 Portuguese 4 4 4 8. Membership of professional bodies: 9. Other skills: IT proficient 10. Present position: 11. Years within the firm: 12. Key qualifications: (Relevant to the programme) James MacDade is a financial sector expert and business development specialist with 25 years of experience in transitional, conflict and post – conflict economies with specialties in banking, microfinance and financial markets, rural and agricultural finance, investment promotion, regulatory structures and MSME development.  Team Leader for the investment promotion and development of a rural finance framework for the PRODEZA agribusiness project in Zambézia province, Mozambique  Team Leader for the establishment of a rural finance framework for the Gezira Irrigation Scheme in Sudan.  Ongoing assistance in the restructuring of 15 Rural Community Banks in Ghana. Duties include training Board members, management and credit staff in the new product development process, including introducing new credit products such as agricultural lending for inputs, micro – leasing, and warehouse receipt financing for commodities produced. Also designed and supervised Financial Literacy course for BDS providers and SME clients of a regional commercial Bank.  Team Leader for a Management Audit of Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) to assess progress in implementing the Restructuring Plan in terms of Governance and organizational structure; lending operations; and financial performance. ZTBL, formerly the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan, is a large publicly owned bank with 343 branches, over 5,500 staff, and over a million clients.
    •  Recently Team Leader for Sustainable Microfinance under the USAID – funded Izdihar project, where he supported the development of a national microfinance association, the establishment of Indigenous MFIs and other support for microfinance actors active in the country.  Previously Team Leader for Microfinance for USAID / Iraq which entailed the monitoring and supervision of USD 10 million in funding for international and local NGOs in Iraq, and included the design of an integrated rural development / agricultural lending program.  Prepared and delivered a series of training programmes for Bosnian commercial bank and MFI loan officers in the fundamentals of agricultural lending and credit portfolio management techniques, including the necessity of developing tailored cash flow models and risk analysis. Advised on the introduction of new lending technologies such as micro-leasing and warehouse receipt financing for agricultural commodities.  Designed a lending program for small – scale coffee farmers for UNOPS in Kenya, and has for several years advised the Agricultural Marketing Systems Programme in Tanzania on the introduction of a warehouse receipt system for financing commodities from small – scale farmers.  Chief Technical Advisor – Credit in Uganda for a DFID – funded project at Centenary Rural Development Bank, responsible for revising the credit appraisal and approval mechanisms at a commercial bank, which included extensive training and development of counterpart staff. He also instituted comprehensive credit portfolio management techniques and supervised an innovative agricultural lending program.  Rural Finance Specialist for the USAID Rebuilding Agricultural Markets Programme in Afghanistan, designed innovative lending programmes for small farmers with alternative cash crops and implemented lending schemes and products conforming to Islamic Shariah-based principles and non-traditional forms of credit with MFIs and other financial agents. Overall, Mr. MacDade has provided a variety of consulting services to international donors in the fields of microfinance, private-sector investment promotion and financial sector strengthening, including advisory services to numerous public sector, commercial institutions and donor agencies regarding enterprise development, organizational reform and the mitigation of regulatory constraints to indigenous business development. 13. Specific experience in the region: Country: Date: Afghanistan 2004 Angola 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Bosnia & Herzegovina 2005 Burkina Faso 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Cameroon 1983, 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Côte d’Ivoire 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Ethiopia 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Ghana 1998, 2006 India 2002 Iraq 2004, 2006 Jordan 2000 Kenya 2003 Lebanon 2000 Mali 1994 Malawi 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Mauritania 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Moldova 2003 Morocco 2003 Mozambique 1998 – 1999 and 2002 – 2003, 2007 Niger 1994 Nigeria 1979 Pakistan 2002, 2006 République Dém. du Congo 1980, 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Senegal 1994 Sudan 2007 Tanzania 2003 – 2006 on an intermittent basis
    • Togo 1997 – 2000 on an intermittent basis Uganda 2000 – 2001 Ukraine 2005 Zimbabwe 1992 – 1995 14. Professional Experience Record: Date: 2007 Location: Mozambique Company: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Position: Team Leader Description: The PRODEZA project located in Zambézia province, Mozambique seeks to promote viable and sustainable investments in businesses in the province, including agri – business. The consultancy focuses on determining the optimal financing mechanisms for this initiative, including venture capital funds, warehouse receipt financing, micro – leasing and other innovative methods. Date: 2007 Location: Sudan Company: FIRST Initiative / World Bank Position: Team Leader Description: The Gezira Farmers’ Union (GFU) has requested the FIRST Initiative to review and improve the rural financial sector by improving access to financial services for farmers participating in the Gezira Irrigation Scheme (GIS), a 1 million hectare irrigation production scheme. This request is part of a World Bank project to make the Gezira region more productive and profitable and less dependent on state subsidies, by working with farmers on improved crop yield and farming techniques. The Mission will suggest the design of innovative input financing tools, the establishment of a warehouse receipt financing system, provision of microfinance services for micro - enterprises and the introduction of mobile – phone based financial system outreach. These measures will improve farm outputs and enhance access to finance, jointly contributing to improving the agricultural profitability of the region. Date: 2006 – 2007 Location: Pakistan Company: Asian Development Bank Position: Team Leader Description: Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) is a large publicly owned bank with 343 branches, over 5,500 staff, and over half a million clients. ZTBL, formerly the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan, is implementing a 3 year Restructuring Plan within the context of Asian Development Bank’s ongoing Rural Finance Sector Development Program. The Management Audit will assess the impact of the Restructuring Plan in terms of Governance and organizational structure; lending operations; and financial performance. Date: 2006 – 2007 Location: Ghana Company: World Bank / IFAD Position: Senior Advisor, Rural Financial Services Programme Description: For the RFSP, assisting in restructuring of 15 Rural Community Banks in Ghana. Duties include training Board members, management and mentoring credit staff in the new product development process, including introducing new credit products such as agricultural lending for inputs, micro – leasing, and warehouse receipt financing for commodities produced. Design and lead Training of Trainers sessions for new credit development process. Design and supervision of Financial Literacy course for BDS providers and SME clients of regional commercial Bank, with emphasis on accounting and record keeping; strategic and marketing plans; and becoming a good borrower. Date: 2006 Location: Iraq Company: USAID, Izdihar Private Sector Growth and Employment Generation Project Position: Team Leader, Sustainable Microfinance Operations Description: Supervised microfinance activities of local and international NGOs and designed technical assistance and capacity building programs. Assisted in the establishment of indigenous MFIs through grants for loan capital, supplemented by capacity building activities. Engaged in policy reform and creation of national microfinance association.
    • Date: 2005 Location: Bosnia & Herzegovina Company: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau Bankengruppe (KfW), European Fund for Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFBH) Position: Team Leader and Rural Finance Specialist, EFBH Rural Loan Programme Description: Prepared diagnostic studies and designed technical assistance programme in support of the European Fund for Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFBH) Partner Banks in the process of establishing or revising current policies, procedures and products for rural (agricultural) lending as an integral part of their ongoing lending activities. This includes designing and delivering a series of training programmes for Bosnian loan staff and senior bank officers in the fundamentals of agricultural lending, including the necessity of developing tailored cash flow models and risk analysis. Date: 2005 Location: Ukraine Company: USAID Position: Strategic Planning Specialist, CNFA Credit Union Training & Support Project Description: Assisted the Ukrainian National Association of Savings and Credit Unions in the establishment of regional credit union support centres using officially designated representative credit unions and their staff. Facilitated strategic planning process in the development of regional credit union support centres in Simferopol and Kharkiv. Date: 2005 Location: Bosnia & Herzegovina Company: World Bank Position: Rural Finance Specialist, Local Initiatives Microfinance Project Description: Prepared and delivered a series of training programmes for Bosnian loan officers in the fundamentals of agricultural lending, including the necessity of developing tailored cash flow models and risk analysis. Explored the introduction of new lending technologies such as micro-leasing and warehouse receipt financing for agricultural commodities Date: 2004 Location: Afghanistan Company: USAID Position: Rural Finance Specialist, Rebuilding Agricultural Markets Programme Description: Assisted the American NGO Mercy Corps to develop an innovative lending programmes for small farmers in southern and eastern Afghanistan with alternative cash crops. Design of lending schemes and products conforming to Islamic Shariah-based principles and non-traditional forms of credit with MFIs and other financial agents. Assessed local CBO capacity to deliver services. Date: 2004 Location: Iraq Company: USAID Position: Microfinance Team Leader and Advisor, Economic Recovery, Reform and Sustained Growth Project Description: Managed the microfinance component of USAID-funded Project. This entailed supervision of microfinance institutions operating throughout the country, designing tailored capacity-building programmes and overseeing the development of an integrated IT solution for these partners. New product development, including an innovative agricultural lending programme and products conforming to Islamic Shariah-based principles. Managed capacity-building budget of $ 850,000, with financial reporting to USAID on adherence to budget sub- limits and disbursement procedures. Primary responsibility for progress in achieving component goals and objectives, as well as adherence with agreed-upon work plans. Establishment of impact assessment indices to monitor positive effect of services on MFI clients Date: 2003 Location: Kenya Company: UNOPS Position: Senior Rural Finance Specialist, United Nation’s Common Fund for Commodities Description : Designed an innovative lending scheme for local commercial banks to finance input supplies for smallholder coffee farmers. The scheme design focused on cash flows from coffee production, lending and appraisal criteria, and programme cash flows. Strategic liaison with other donors, including EU and DFID, were established, and the lending product successfully marketed to several commercial banks, including using SACCOS as retail microfinance outlets Date: 2003 Location: Mozambique
    • Company: UNDP Position: Team Leader and Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation of Micro Start Mozambique Description: Assisted UNDP in the evaluation of MicroStart, a multi-donor initiative designed to enhance the capacity of selected microfinance institutions through targeted technical assistance and micro-capital grants. The evaluation assessed performance of the project in relation to goals and objectives and also proposed re-orientation of the intervention strategy for the follow-on phase to emphasize support for delivery of rural financial services, as well as enhanced co-ordination mechanisms between Government, donors, and microfinance stakeholders. Indices to monitor impact on clients were also suggested. Date: 2003 Location: Mozambique Company: UNDP Position: Team Leader and Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation of Enterprise Mozambique Description: Assisted UNDP in the evaluation of a not-for-profit institution providing entrepreneurship training and skill- building to SMEs. Areas of evaluation include development of ideas to enhance the programme’s operational and financial sustainability, as well as assistance in resource mobilisation and linkages with other private sector initiatives and donor-sponsored programmes designed to enhance the SME sector in Mozambique. Date: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Location: Tanzania Company: IFAD/UNOPS Position: Financial Sector Specialist, Agricultural Marketing Systems Development Programme Description: Assisted UNOPS in supervising an innovative initiative designed to enhance the country’s agricultural marketing systems through empowerment of smallholder producer groups, establishment of price and marketing opportunities information systems, and policy reform. Reviewed programme work-plans and budgets against performance, and recommended measures to enhance implementation effectiveness. Assisted the Programme in design of warehouse receipt credit financing facility for farmers’ groups by establishing linkage banking between SACCOS and commercial banks and a loan guarantee scheme for microfinance institutions by marketing concept to commercial banks and securing partnership agreements. Coordination with Government and other donors active in support for the agricultural sector and the microfinance industry. Date: 2003 Location: Beira, Mozambique Company: DFID Position: Team Leader, Evaluation of CRESCE Microfinance Project, Description: Evaluated microfinance programme reaching over 100,000 inhabitants of central Mozambique. Evaluation focused on enhancing financial and operational sustainability through changes to credit product mix to emphasise individual lending products, geographic rationalisation and steps needed to effect transformation into independent legal entity. Date: 2003 Location: Morocco Company: Save the Children - Foundation Zakoura Position: Planning and Operational Systems Specialist Description: Facilitation of business and strategic plan development for an innovative microfinance institution with over 150,000 clients nation-wide. Proposed organisational restructuring and human resource development plan to attain planning objectives, increase management efficiency, and promote financial and operational sustainability. Strategic alliances for funding and enhanced operational efficiency were also proposed. Date: 2003 Location: Moldova Company: International Fund for Agricultural Development Position Rural Finance Specialist, Rural Finance and Small Enterprise Development Project Description: Mid term evaluation of Rural Finance and Small Enterprise Development project. Contributions included analysis of lending portfolio, appraisal of partner financial institutions, and recommendations for credit enhancement facilities and modifications to lending policies. Date: 2002 Location: Kenya & World– wide Company: DFID Position: Team Leader, Financial Deepening Challenge Fund, Description: Managed a team of eight consultants undertaking a mid term review of the FDCF project, a £20 million innovative approach to fostering pro-poor financial deepening in the countries in East and Southern Africa,
    • India, and Pakistan. Lessons from the review will be incorporated into future rounds of regional and country- based challenge funds, including revised eligibility criteria and appraisal methodology, to broaden Fund’s outreach and effectiveness, in keeping with overall donor objectives. Date: 2002 Location: Mozambique Company: Save the Children Position: Banking Systems Specialist Description: Evaluated the MIS, accounting, and loan portfolio management systems of the micro-credit project in Mozambique. Assisted in design of individual lending product. Date: 2000 - 2001 Location: Uganda Company: Centenary Rural Development Bank - DFID Position: Senior Banking Advisor – Credit Description: • Primary responsibilities included credit reviews and approvals; revamping the loan appraisal process; designing new savings and credit products; assisting in loan portfolio management, including agricultural lending products; and developing instructional materials for Bank credit staff training. • Supervised extension of agricultural lending product to other rural branches, while maintaining excellent repayment experience. • Supervised market research, assistance from MicroSave, and pilot programme for new product development effort which resulted in Home Improvement loan. • Developed successful funding applications for several donors, including USAID and DFID, and technical assistance requests from the Ford Foundation and MicroSave. • Developed indicators to monitor positive effect on microfinance clients and trained Bank staff in their use, as well as integrating impact indicators into the new MIS system. • Responsibility for reporting on attaining goals and objectives of donor programme and achieving lending milestones and profitability targets. Additional activities included: assistance in preparing the Five Year Business Plan and the annual operating budgets; evaluation of new integrated MIS systems; and development of Internet-based and other informational resources and materials. Date: 2000 Location: Tanzania Company: IFAD/FAO Position: Banking Sector Specialist, Rural Financial Services Programme Description: Responsible for designing IFAD Rural Financial Services programme. Specific duties included proposing innovative linkages between rural savings and credit co-operatives and commercial banks. Design of capacity-building activities for rural financial institutions and commercial banks, including development of assessment criteria for programme support to MFIs, support for the national microfinance association, and government microfinance policy initiatives. Date: 2000 Location: Madagascar Company: IFAD Position: Rural Finance Specialist, Southern Highlands Rural Development Project Description: Designed innovative savings and credit network to support province-wide integrated rural development product. Date: 2000 Location: Jordan Company: Save the Children Position: Banking Systems Specialist Description: Evaluated the MIS, accounting, and loan portfolio management systems of the micro-credit project in Jordan. Proposed sequencing and tasks required for transformation into non-bank financial institution. Date: 2000 Location: Lebanon Company: IFAD Position: Banking Sector Specialist - Rural Development Project Description: Assisted in design of second phase of rural livelihoods development project, with focus on enhancing access to credit for small-scale agricultural and livestock producers. Date: 1997 - 2000
    • Location: Africa Company: African Development Bank Position: Co-ordinator, AMINA Microfinance Programme Description: Responsible for programme design, initial implementation and operational management of an innovative $20 million grant-based capacity-building programme to support microfinance institutions in ten African countries. Applicant evaluation criteria were developed and applied to partner MFIs to determine eligibility for assistance; Board approved sub-limits were adhered to; financial accounts and reports prepared on disbursements; and regular reports made to Executive Directors on progress against approved work plans and budgets. Overall review of evolution of microfinance industries in several countries made, and impact of MFI operations assessed. Overall responsibility for ensuring progress in attaining programme goals and objectives Date: 1996 Location: Mozambique & Tanzania Company: Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund Position: Financial Sector and Institutional Development Specialist Description: Responsible for identifying investment opportunities for SAEDF including identifying suitable financial intermediaries and developing innovative investment management mechanisms. Date: 1995-1996 Location: USA Company: Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation Position: Managing Director Description: As Director of an economic assistance corporation, was responsible for the overall management of a $ 1 million loan fund with commercial bank financing designed to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to establish small businesses in the five Boroughs of New York City. Date: 1992-1995 Location: Zimbabwe Company: Management Sciences International and The Zimbabwe Business Extension and Advisory Services Position: Banking Sector Specialist Description: Designed, developed and presented a series of seminars on small business lending techniques, business planning tools and financial analysis methods for commercial bankers, technical assistance providers and NGO staff managing small business support projects. Date: 1994 Location: Senegal/Niger/Mali Company: IMCC Position: Senior Credit Specialist, Maximizing the Outreach of Microfinance Description: Participated in a worldwide survey and analysis of innovative micro-loan programmes. Restructured an agricultural credit and marketing programme, with special emphasis on loan delivery systems and staff retraining. Date: 1993 Location: Cameroon Company: ISTI - Northern Cameroon Coffee Producers Cooperative Position: Business/ Management Specialist Description: Evaluated financial condition of a regional agricultural co-operative. Developed projected operating budgets to identify cash flow requirements. Date: 1990 – 1992 Location: Luanda, Angola Company: United Nation’s Centre on Transnational Corporations Gabinete do Investimento Estrangeiro Position: Information Evaluation Expert Description: • Assisted in the establishment of the Government Office of Foreign Investment. • Identified Government investment priorities, and assisted SMEs in their investment plans by clarifying their development priorities, helping to draft investment proposals, and sourcing potential foreign joint venture partners and funding sources. • Devised evaluation criteria that assessed the financial, social, and economic benefits of proposed investments. • Created an organisational plan, introduced management information system, and acted as liaison between public and private sectors. Date: 1989 - 1990 Location: USA
    • Company: USAID Bureau for Africa Position: Financial Markets Advisor Description: • Developed technical assistance programme to support the establishment of the Office of Foreign Investment Promotion in Mozambique. • Drafted an organisational development plan, manpower training programme, and a management information system. Assisted in negotiations between the Government and donor agencies regarding financing/rehabilitation packages. • Developed technical assistance programme to support Government of Uganda privatisation efforts. This included inventory and valuation of properties and development of management information systems. • In Guinea Bissau, developed a an experimental credit fund within the National Bank of Guinea Bissau Date: 1982 - 1988 Location: USA Company: Chase Manhattan Bank Position: Vice President Description: • Management of a $ 250 million credit and trade finance portfolio to agricultural commodity producers and traders. • Developed credit policies and audit procedures for Real Estate and Leasing; designed and implemented MIS portfolio management system. • Designed MIS system to monitor interest rate swaps and global exposure, Global credit portfolio management and transaction analysis, Audit of developing countries exposure and non-performing assets. • Credit analysis of debt restructuring and refinancing. Date: 1983 Location: Cameroon Company: Chase Manhattan Bank Position: Lending Officer Description: Managed corporate and correspondent banking portfolio, Development of credit policies and procedures for SME lending programme, Credit analysis of major corporate and government borrowers. Credit Training and Development Programme (1982) Date: 1980 - 1981 Location: Zaire Company: Catholic Relief Position: Programme Assistant Description: Designed and implemented a $10 million refugee assistance programme. I, the undersigned, certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, these data correctly describe my qualifications, my experience, and myself. James Leonard MacDade Contact Information : PO Box 14416 Arusha, TANZANIA Mobile: + 255 754 251 381 / 784 465 458 / 752 357 624 Email: jmacdade@gmail.com jamiem_mac@yahoo.com