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Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Coordinator


About FMFB

-These are exciting times for the First Microfinance Bank (the FMFB-A). Started in 2004 as a regulated bank with a focus on Micro Finance, the Bank is now expanding into Consumer and Corporate Banking. At the same time the bank is heavily investing in supporting technologies to make our strategy happen. We are a bank in transformation on all fronts!
Over a 1,000 employees serve & delight our customers and commit their time & talent to help the FMFB-A become the best bank in Afghanistan. Now we’re looking for your talent.

Job Summary

BCP coordinator would be responsible for the updating and maintenance of business continuity plans. He/she must work closely with critical business units to understand their processes, identify risks, and provide solutions to help manage and minimize those risks. However, once an incident occurs, the BCP coordinator must communicate, manage, and control activities associated with damage assessments and the recovery of critical business functions.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Feb 2018 Reference: FMFB-HR-0021-2018
Closing Date: 25 Feb 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Banking Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

 Provide a coordination role to support emergency response team (ERT) in the management of crises and serious incidents affecting or likely to affect the institution critical business operations.
 Build a Business Impact Analysis (“BIA”) to assess internal and external threats and the Risk they pose to the Bank, and recommend mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate identified Risks.
 Work closely with IT Department to ensure their Disaster Recovery Plan for critical systems and applications is consistent with the BC&DR; Plan developed for the Bank.
 Work closely with Business and Support Functions to understand their critical processes, identify Risks and provide solutions to help manage and minimize those Risks.
 Once incident occurs, coordinate and support the activities associated with damage assessment and recovery of critical operations.
 Provide advice and assist other Departments with BC&DR; training, budgets and activities.
 Maintain individual log for documentation.
 Maintain Crisis Management Plans and Business Continuity Plans in accordance with global standards.
 Coordinate the review, maintenance and testing of technology Disaster Recovery Plans for core infrastructure services, working with IT technicians and Infrastructure management to ensure these plans remain valid and fit for purpose.
 Manage the emergency communications system used and ensure that all staff are appropriately covered by this system.
 Conduct regular testing to validate the effectiveness of this system.
 Work with service delivery teams to manage incidents that affect or may affect business operations.
 Promote corporate global awareness of Business Continuity policy, standards, plans, processes and arrangements.


 Excellent analytical thinking and attention to details.
 Can-do attitude, with problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
 Independent mind-set, able to draw conclusions and communicate his/her concerns in a clear and concise manner to his/her line supervisor.
 Quick learner who can rapidly master all aspects of the job with limited supervision and training.
 Good organizer with self-planning and problem-solving skills.
 Good communication and reporting / presentation skills.


 Bachelor's degree /Diploma in Information Technology or in a related field OR, the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Candidate with certification related to the field would be preferred.
 More than 3 years of experience of working in Business Continuity, preferably within the financial services sector.
 Experience of working with IT teams to develop, maintain and test IT Disaster Recovery and fall back/failover processes.
 Experience of crisis and/or incident management processes.
 Experience of building and maintaining Business Continuity plans, preferably using tools.
 Ability and willingness to travel to, and work at, various locations where FMFB-A has branch, if required.

The ideal job holder shall possess
 Good knowledge (or willingness to learn) of the financial analyses required in business impact assessment.
 Good computer skills, especially Excel.
 Advanced English in both spoken and written.
 Good team working skills.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Bachelors Degree, Banking

Submission Guideline

If you meet the above requirements we are encouraging you to apply for the job, please send us your resume via email no later than 25th February 2018. Please make sure that your email includes the vacancy number as subject line.
Only short-listed candidates meeting the requirements of the post will be contacted.

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