Technical Officer (Herat 2 Branch)

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Herat Full Time 494
Date Posted:Sep 22, 2020
Closing Date:Oct 7, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Civil Engineering
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FMFB:


The First Microfinance Bank - Afghanistan.

Founded in 2004, The First Microfinance Bank - Afghanistan (FMFB-A) is part of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), which has programmes in over 10 countries throughout the developing world. FMFB-A's vision is to be recognized as the leading microfinance services provider contributing to poverty alleviation and economic development through the provision of sustainable financial services primarily targeting micro/small businesses and households. The bank provides credit and deposit products to a wide range of clients including micro, small and medium enterprises along with commercial banking and international remittance services.

The bank is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) - an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Our values-based banking agenda focuses on providing affordable financial services that promote entrepreneurship, agriculture, incremental housing and clean energy in Afghanistan.

With near 1,500 employees, FMFB-A operates in 14 provinces of Afghanistan through 39 branches. The number of FMFB-A clients across 14 provinces reaches about 180,000 (men and women) both in rural and urban areas. The FMFB-A loan outstanding and savings values reach to over AFN 6.2 billion and AFN 2.5 billion, respectively.

Job Summary:

The incumbent of the position is responsible for monitoring Housing Portfolio and ensure that clients are following building plans; staffs are using proper lending methodologies for housing loans; provide technical assessment, including project cost, for housing loans; and design maps for the FMFB branch network and monitor the work progress.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support loan officers and Technical Officers by providing technical appraisals for proposed housing loans.
  • Monitor Field Technical Officer’s work and provide them with adequate training and information as needed.
  • Provide technical assessment of the client house and take the necessary measurement of the planned improvement works.
  • Preparation of the project cost of the planned improvement in the client house using the specified construction materials prices list for its estimation.
  • To address important housing and quality of life challenges such as: Seismic resistant solutions and techniques, Water warming facilities, Bed racks, Kitchen worktops and utensil cabinets, Thermal Insulation techniques, Lightweight roofing techniques, Roof hatch windows, Dry pit compost latrines.
  • Design maps for the FMFB branch network to ensure that FMFB premises meet expected standards.
  • Monitoring the progress of the construction works of FMFB branch network.
  • Any other responsibility assigned by supervisor/s.

Job Requirement:

  • Academic background in civil engineering.
  • 5 years field experiences in civil engineering.
  • Ability to manage staff in a challenging environment, Monitoring and evaluation skills, Budget/estimation skills.
  • Social concern; committed; believing in, and committed to staff capacity building.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Herat
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Vacancy Announcement - Technical Officer.pdf