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WOMEN IN COMMERCIAL BANKING SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP

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About Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance

The Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance, AIBF, is an Afghan-owned public-private institution dedicated to the strengthening of the financial sector in Afghanistan. The Board of Directors of the Institute is made up of Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA), and the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA). World Bank, FAIDA and Harakat have provided financial support to AIBF. The Institute was inaugurated late in 2010 and is currently offering a range of training programs to commercial banks and Microfinance Institutions, MFIs).

The Institute has both international and national trainers for commercial banking and microfinance and is seeking to develop training capacity in Afghanistan in the financial sector. The Institute recognizes an important need for training in commercial banking and is seeking an Afghan with good experience in banking and training. He would work with two international trainers and other faculties of the Institute. The candidate will also work with the national trainers in the context of professional development plans to develop his/her skills and capabilities

Job Summary

Program Summary:
Finding a job in the current market can be a real challenge for women, especially if they don't have any experience. Yet to get the experience they must first find a job. It's a nasty catch that can be difficult to get around but technical training followed by internship is a good way to do it.
Internships provide work experience opportunities to university students, fresh graduates and people considering career changes. Banks in Afghanistan indicated the willingness to hire interns with little or no experience, especially if the intern is willing to accept little or no monetary compensation.
Therefore, AIBF in support of USAID’s Promote-Women in Economy (WIE) will launch Women Training and Internship Program to train and provide internship opportunity to 60 women.
Merit-based selection of women interns, all interns will receive 6 months extensive training in Islamic Banking, Credit Management, Marketing, Principles of Management, Bank’s Operations and Finance, the training will be followed by three months internship with Afghan banks. The 60 participants from capital will be deployed for the internship in commercial banks while rest 30 from zones will be placed in their relevant provincial branches of banks and during the placement in Banks for 3 months will receive the stipend.
As a result of the project 60, well trained professional women will gain technical knowledge and get on the job training and experience through the internship that will assist them to secure employment within the financial institutions.
Goal:
The main goal of WICB is to train 60 recent women graduates having minimum 12-grade and preferably 14th passed or bachelors from Economics, Management, Finance, Commerce or other related faculties, by offering an extensive training program for six months followed by 3 months’ internship.
Objective
The main objective of WICB is to enable 60 women to gain technical knowledge and experience through training and internship programs, to increase their chances of securing employment opportunity within the formal economy; the objective will contribute to the WIE’s objective of “enabling Afghan women to increase their participation in the mainstream, formal economy by securing employment”.

Job Details

Date Posted: 27 Jun 2018 Reference: WIE-AIBF-2018
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2018 Work Type: Unknown/Other
Number of Vacancies: 60 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Training Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Internship Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Selection Process:
1. Written exam on basic financial literacy, English language, and computer skills;
2. Participating in a one-week Job Readiness course and passing the Job Readiness course exam at the end;
3. Short interview.
Tuition fee and benefits:
1. Afs6,000 tuition fee payable to AIBF upon final selection; rest of the cost is subsidized by sponsoring organization
2. 6 months’ classroom course and 3 months’ internship in different branches of commercial banks in Kabul with some stipend being paid to interns during their internship.

Skills

Basic English language and computer skills

Qualifications

Age of 18 or above at the time of application for AIBF;
High school graduate, preference will be given to university graduates with business or other similar degrees;
Not previously or currently USAID/Promote/Women in the Economy Project beneficiary;
No prior work experience in commercial banks or microfinance institutions;
Basic English language and computer skills

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

High School,

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan female applicants should submit their CVs along with the cover letter indicating their interest for the program.
To Apply go to our online application form. www.vacant.aibf.af
for more information, contact us:
Mobile +93 (0) 788 635563

Submission Email

admission@aibf.af

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