Investment Officer

  SEAF-Afghan Growth Finance
  Afghanistan Unspecified 400
Date Posted:Jan 16, 2011
Closing Date:Jan 30, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Private Sector Dev
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About SEAF-Afghan Growth Finance:


Small Enterprise Assistance Funds ("SEAF") is a global investment firm focused on providing growth capital and operational support to businesses in emerging markets and those underserved by traditional sources of capital. SEAF’s Afghan Growth Finance (SEAF-AGF), a leading financial institution dedicated to the support and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Afghanistan

Job Summary:

Investment Officer
Reporting to the Managing Director, this position has overall responsibility for origination, due diligence, monitoring, and collections of SEAF-AGF investments. The position allows the successful candidate to be part of the vital asset-generation team and play a major role in the company’s continued development and expansion.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:
• Prepare credit applications and supporting loan documentation – Credit Origination fulfillment and credit appraisals in liaison with Credit Department, whilst maintaining client profitability and risk management.
• Analyze financial information, such as statements, management accounts and cash flow statements;
• Develop models of financial information to assess viability of investments and project growth; work on presentations for AGF’s global investment committee;
• Advise and recommend changes to credit policies and procedures;
• Liaise with other staff within the company, such as marketing officers and monitoring and evaluation officers;
• Stay informed about the legal, compliance and market-risk-related issues involved in the approval of credit.
• Provide a contact point for the customer to support relationship building and marketing.
• Monitor all loan facilities in the portfolio against set parameters/ conditions.
• Add value to clients through the identification of cross-selling opportunities.
• Identify and evaluate potential customers’ financial and service needs.
• Identify opportunities for new product development and present proposals to the Chief Credit Officer.
• Participate as needed in SEAF’s monthly portfolio management committee calls.
• Plan and manage regional trips and client site visits.
• Participate and help organize seminars, meetings, and roundtables sponsored by AGF.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications Required:
• B.A. or similar degree in Finance, Accounting, Banking, or Economics from a recognized university.
• Minimum two years working experience in banking or credit position.
• Professional qualification in financial management and accounts.
• Financial statements preparation and analysis skills.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Possess good presentation and organizational skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in Dari or Pashtu and English
• Understanding of Afghanistan’s economy, key sectors, and private sector.
• Ability to travel to all regions of the country

Job Location:

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