Credit Support Officer- SME Development Focus

  Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme
  Afghanistan Unspecified 579
Date Posted:Jun 8, 2010
Reference:111/HR-AREDP
Closing Date:Jun 14, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Administrative
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme:

 

Job Summary:

The Credit Support Officer (CSO) will work with Business Development and Operation Officers to develop their financial literacy and help them out with linking SMEs to financial institutions for access to finance and providing financial literacy training for SMEs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The CSOs shall perform and be responsible for the following:
- Work with the operation and business development service officers to enhance their financial literacy rate through training and on the job coaching
- Identify financial requirements of the program targeted SMEs in close coordination with Business Development Officers (BDOs)
- Support the program management in evaluation of SMEs for the innovation awards
- Communicate the financial needs of program targeted SMEs to the Access to Finance Unit
- Work with BDSOs in linking the SMEs to the partner financial institutions for access to finance
- Assist targeted SMEs in providing all needed documents for access to finance from partner financial institutions
- Conduct financial literacy trainings for SMEs with the help of provincial business development officers
- With the close cooperation of SME development officers, search and identify the financial products that best suit SMEs rather than partner institutions
- Take part in maintaining the reporting system of the program
- Work with AREDP management to continually analyze and refine the delivery of services at all levels
- Other duties and tasks as assigned by Senior Management

Job Requirement:

1. Knowledge/Experience
- At least three years experience working in the banking and lending environment
- Knowledge of all duties of a loan officer
- Extensive experience in reporting and knowledge of banking products
- Understanding and experience in the enterprise development environment
2. Qualifications/Skills
1. A university degree in business, economics and/or finance.
2. Strong work planning and management skills
3. Fluency in English (both written and spoken), Dari and Pashto and an ability to write comprehensive reports in English
4. Excellent communication and problem solving skills
5. Excellent computer skills using Word, Excel, Power Point and the Internet
5.1.Abilities
6. Strong team player with solid interpersonal skills and negotiation ability, particularly to include the ability to address financial issues with diplomacy, respect and tact
7. Ability to multi-task, be flexible and lead a large team in a high pressure tight deadline working environment
8. Professionalism in appearance and demeanor
9. Willingness and ability to travel 50% of her/his time in rural areas throughout Afghanistan
10. Willingness to enhance knowledge through personal initiative and training

11. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the Manager, Access to finance Unit and as required to the senior Management team.
12. PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT:
Five Years - subject to annual renewal extensions based on performance. There is an initial probation period of 3 months, and the initial contract will be until 31 December 2010.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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