Research & Communication Manager

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1065
Date Posted:Oct 10, 2018
Closing Date:Oct 26, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Communication
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA):

Founded: 2005

Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA) is the national network of development finance Institutions in Afghanistan. Registered with the Afghan Government, it was established in 2005. AMA is also a member of South Asian Microfinance Network (SAMN) and also serve as Board member of SAMN. AMA aims at promoting a sustainable development finance sector in Afghanistan through sector coordination and networking, knowledge management, lobbying & advocacy and capacity building. It has 14 members.

Job Summary:

Job Title: Research & Communication Manager
Duty Station: AMA Head Office – Kabul
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: According to the NTA salary scale
Nationality: Afghan
Gender: Male/Female
Age: 25-45 years
Organization Name: Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA)
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Contract Duration: One year with three months probationary – possibility of extension
Post Date: 10 October 2018
Expiration Date: 27 October 2018

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Data collection and dissemination:

Develop formats based on the best international practices and disclosure norms to collect members and stakeholders data.

Educate members on AMA data collection formats and work closely with them to build internal reporting systems that capture these data points accurately.

Work closely with members to timely collect and verify data as per the formats.

Review and validate the data to ensure compliance with the standards.

Collect, analyze and report Afghanistan data to its affiliates at national and international levels at different time intervals.

Prepare presentations on AMA and sector overview for different events such as general assembly, coordination meetings, awareness meetings, etc.

Manage and update the AMA website, online applications, contact database, and members’ information directory.

Make sure that the staff referral database is updated with new information and used by AMA members.

Ensure appropriate media coverage (print and electronic) in the microfinance sector.

Review and edit weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports drafted by the PIC officer for different donors and submit.

Write/review the minutes of the meetings organized at AMA or outside.
Research & Publication:

Develop content and design the publications: MicroView Report, Annual Report, Magazine, State of the Sector Report, E-Newsletter, Press Release, Success Stories, Information Booklets and etc.

Conduct researches/surveys: collect and analyze data, prepare report, design publication, and publish.

Make sure that the AMA visibility materials such as brochures, ad-hoc publications, banners, etc. are well prepared and designed by PIC Officer.

Validate data provided by the members and stakeholders for the MicroView and State of the Sector reports.

Overview the member organizations utilization process of the Public Credit Registry (PCR) and provide necessary supports.

Represent AMA in relevant meetings, forums, working groups etc. as deemed necessary.

Responsible for overall office IT and electronics.

Manage daily tasks of subordinate staff.

Perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Education: At least Bachelor degree in relevant field, Master degree will be an advantage.

Experience: At least three years of relevant working experience in the field of communication, research or IT. Microfinance or banking experience will be an advantage. Working experience in management position will be preferred.

Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local languages.

Computer: Good IT skills, graphic designing, MS Office.

Personal qualification: Quick learner, talented, energetic, and active individual with the ability to meet tight deadlines.

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