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Senior Project Finance Specialist

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About MISFA Ltd.

About MISFA
The Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) was set up in 2003 at the invitation of the Afghan government — to get donor coordination right from the start and avoid the counter-productive efforts that have emerged from conflicting donor objectives in other post-conflict situations. It was established as a vehicle through which the Afghan Government and international donors could channel technical assistance and funding to build Afghanistan’s microfinance sector. MISFA was the first facility of its kind, pooling diverse donor funding mechanisms and converting them into streamlined, flexible support to microfinance institutions in Afghanistan, tailored to local priorities and accompanied by technical assistance and strong performance monitoring.
MISFA’s mission is to contribute to Afghanistan’s economic growth by developing a viable, inclusive financial sector for the poor, and the underserved small and medium enterprises.

Job Summary

The Senior Project Finance Specialist would be responsible for financial, accounting and administrative aspects of projects implemented by MISFA. He/she would also be responsible for reviewing budgets/cost proposals received for funding by MISFA, and maintaining an effective financial management system for the project implementation, including management of project accounts. He/she will report to the Director, Finance and Administration.
Specific responsibilities of the Senior Project Finance Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Mar 2018 Reference: 151
Closing Date: 25 Mar 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Account/Finance Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Review financial/cost proposals of project activities received for funding by MISFA.
• Train implementing partners’ staff in financial management procedures, including financial reporting requirements.
• Monitor contracts and grant agreements for compliance regarding financial reporting and other funding requirements.
• Follow-up project expenses to ensure they don’t go above the approved budget.

• Maintain accounting records (including the systematic filing of all underlying documentation) and produce required financial monitoring reports of donor-funded project activities.
• Organize financial reporting system according to the requirements of donors, MOF, and other MISFA stakeholders.
• Prepare financial reports required by MISFA management, donors, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and other government agencies.
• Work closely with the Finance Manager in ensuring effective and efficient preparation of activity budgets, analysis of actual versus projected expenditures, and processing of payments related to donor-funded activities.
• Serve as the primary contact for financial review, external audit and Supreme audit of donor-funded projects.
• Liaise with the Program Department in providing financial data and other project information required by MOF and other government agencies.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Skills

• At least seven (7) years work experience in accounting or finance.
• Knowledge of tax laws of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, policies, banking and other regulations affecting international project accounting.
• Familiarity with international accounting standards.
• Experience of budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and cash management.
• Good knowledge and skills in computer-based financial management systems and standard office applications. Experience in the use of QuickBooks software will be an added advantage.
• Advanced skills in the use of MS Excel demonstrable through practical assessment.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills.
• Knowledge of the microfinance sector will be considered as an advantage.
• Fluent written and spoken English.

Qualifications

• ACCA diploma or Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in accounting or finance. Post graduate degree/MBA and professional qualification (CPA/CA, CMA, CIA, etc.) highly desirable.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

Application Guidelines:
The application package, only acceptable in English language, should comprise up-to-date résumé and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position, salary and benefits expectations, and the earliest joining date, if selected.
Interested candidates should submit their application package only by e-mail with the subject “Vacancy – Senior Project Finance Specialist” Due to the expected large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Submission Email

jobs@misfa.org.af

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