MSD Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 608
Date Posted:Jul 21, 2020
Reference:0211
Closing Date:Aug 3, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Monitoring and Evaluation
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:NTA, Grade D
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Project Based
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About MISFA Ltd.:

Founded:  

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 MSD Officer will serve as a member of the MSD team and will be responsible for developing the monitoring framework and executing the monitoring implementation/progress of the projects at the implementing organizations funded by the Access to Finance funds. He/ She will also initiate linkages with the financial sector and conceptualize and implement innovative approaches to link farmers and SMEs in the Microfinance sector with Banks and MFIs in Afghanistan. The MSD officer is responsible for maintaining long-term and productive relationships with both finance institutions and program beneficiaries. The position will report to the MSD Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific activities and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

•             Developing logical framework for Access to Finance projects based on the projects proposals.

•             Performing regular reviews/monitoring based on the logical framework to track progress on key project deliverables.

•             Conducting assessments of the Access to Finance projects and identifying drivers and bottlenecks for change and analyzing key gaps/challenges for achievement of project objectives.

•             Oversee compliance of implementing partners with World Bank procurement and other applicable policies and procedures.

•             Collect and review financial/narrative reports from grantees, and ensure they are completed according to grants reporting requirements.

•             Review quarterly grants table, monitor the status of grants spending, highlight the concern of under/overspend of grants and take action. 

•             Review grants financial reports to ensure that requisite endorsements and documented approvals are available for payment, inventory with grantee organizations. 

•             Support local capacity development and technical assistance to program partners.

•             Monitor whether Access to Finance is indeed contributing to up-scaling, or whether other barriers, challenges still limit uptake.

•             Organize workshops with implementing partners to provide them with the reporting requirements of the Access to Finance projects.

•             Develop, trial, test, innovative monitoring and reporting frameworks for Access to Finance projects.

•             Verify expenses/costs incurred by implementing partners during implementation of the Access to Finance project.

•             Developing and executing monitoring process for close-out of the Access to Finance project.

•             Regular reporting to MISFA management.

•             Conduct field visits to provinces where TUP projects were/are implemented, hold meetings with communities and local government officials seek their buy-in to the TUP projects.

•             Attend coordination meetings with financial Institutions to encourage linkages of TUP beneficiaries.

•             Any other task assign by the line Manager.

Job Requirement:

•             A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business, and/or a related discipline.



•             A minimum of 4 years working experience in monitoring and evaluation with financial institutions, including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, cooperatives, micro-insurance etc, namely in Afghanistan’s context.

•             Practical knowledge and understanding of key Access to Finance opportunities and constraints within Afghanistan.

•             Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken Dari/Pashto and English.

•             Ability to work independently or as a team member.

•             Willingness to travel domestically.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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