Training Manager

  FINCA Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1034
Date Posted:Dec 30, 2019
Closing Date:Jan 20, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Banking
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FINCA Afghanistan:


The Mission of FINCA Afghanistan is to provide financial services to the lowest-income entrepreneurs, so they can create jobs build assets and improve their standard of living.FINCA International is one of the world's leading micro finance institutions, provides financial services to more than One Million clients through 23 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) FINCA Afghanistan has over 350 employees and among one of the leading Microfinance providers in the country with its Islamic and enterprise friendly products. It is rapidly growing and is currently operating in Kabul, North and West Regions.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the CEO, the Training and Development Manager is responsible for the training and technical support activities of FINCA Afghanistan. She/he will be assisting the CEO in day to day capacity building activities of the country operations. The Training and Development Manager will also be responsible for the supervision and skills development of the local master trainers and staff at the branch and regional level.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.   Conduct needs assessments of F/A staff as appropriate. 

2.   Oversee the design and development of all training programme curriculum, manuals and training materials created by consultants.

3.   Develop training materials within one’s own areas of expertise.

4.   Ensure the quality of training materials’ translation from English into Dari and Pushto languages.

5.   Oversee the work of all trainers including visiting and part-time lecturers/trainers and make changes as needed.

6.   Prepare and manage the calendar and course programs/timetables for all F/A training courses.

7.   Develop and deliver Training of Trainers courses for F/A trainings and undertake follow-on skill development as needed.

8.   Deliver training programs or sessions within one’s own areas of expertise.

9.   Be responsible for assuring the quality of training delivery of consultant and F/A core trainings including quality of assignments, quizzes, exercises, and other class activities.

10. Take initiative to improve teaching materials and adjust training programmes.  

11.  Ensure systematic evaluation to obtain participants’ feedback on the training delivery, materials, quality of translation, etc. and discuss feedback points the Training and Development Manager  to further improve training quality/management.

12. Write brief evaluation reports. 

13. Take an active part in the recruitment and development of newly recruited trainers.

14. Be responsible for the filing and security of all training materials both hard and soft documents.

15. Establish and manage the F/A’s library/resource center and have the librarian to properly record all the books.

16. Assist the Regional Training and Development Manager  in day-to-day training management.

17. Training and Development Manager  is responsible to coordinate all training programmes, other activities with FDA as well as FI/FMH and represent in all forums FA related to his area or as advised by the CEO.

18. He will facilitate the staff to take the benefits of the trainings organized by FDA/other Institutions to develop their skills

19. He should explore to start a monthly newsletter cum knowledge bulletin to update all staff on Microfinance sector .


The Training Coordinator Training and Development Manager will perform other tasks not listed in this Job Description but are reasonably associated to the position. The Training Coordinator Training and Development Manager must show initiative and complete all tasks given by her/his supervisor promptly and to the standard expected. The Training Coordinator Training and Development Manager can draw on the support and advice of her/his supervisor and colleagues but is nonetheless ultimately responsible for completing the above tasks without being asked. The Training Coordinator Training and Development Manager  must be able to work independently when asked and take initiative to solve problems without being asked. The Training Coordinator Training and Development Manager  must do his/her job without being reminded of routine tasks or requests made by his/her supervisor.

Job Requirement:

  1. Minimum 5 years of experience in designing training, writing manuals, and teaching materials and training and coaching trainers.
  2. University or equivalent education in training and/or business administration.
  3. At least two years of professional experience with national, international or UN agencies in the field of Training.
  4. Knowledge of microfinance operations.
  5. Collect feedback and make necessary adjustments to training materials, curriculum to ensure continued relevance and sustainability of the training activities. 

  1. Experience conducting training needs assessments.
  2. Experience conducting training of trainer programs and supervising and developing trainers over time.
  3. Experience supervising quality control systems in the translation process.
  4. Fluency in Dari, Pashto and English.
  5. Excellent trust-building, communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Experience in computers, word processing.
  7. Demonstrated commitments to helping people develop self-esteem, develop potential and excel.
  8. Ability to learn quickly, strong self-training readiness.
  9. Must be self-starter with excellent demonstrated teamwork skills.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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