130 “Loan Officer” Positions by Afghanistan’s Microfinance Bank in Various Provinces

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  • Apply Before : January 30, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 130
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration Permanent
  • Gender MaleFemale
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Opportunity Description

About the First Microfinance Bank of Afghanistan (FMFB-A):

The First Microfinance Bank – Afghanistan (FMFB-A) is a section of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), which implements programs 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 mitigation and economic development through the delivery of sustainable financial services mainly targeting micro/small businesses and households.

Job Details

Position Title:                Loan Officer

Employment Type:          Full-time

Nationality:                      National

Job Location:                   Kabul, Parwan, Nangarhar, Baghlan, Bamyan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Jawzjan, Faryab, Herat

Category:                         Business Administration

Salary:                             According to the organization’s salary scale

Vacancy #:                      Varying as per each job location (see below)

Organization:                  The First Microfinance Bank of Afghanistan (FMFB-A)

Gender:                           Male/Female

Years’ of experience:     1-3 years

Contract type:                 Permanent

Closing date:                  January 30, 2021

Job summary

The bank is looking to recruit a highly motivated ‘Loan Officer’ who possesses phenomenal business development skills with a hunger to succeed. Reporting to the Branch Manager, the goal of this role will be to direct loan client acquisition efforts for the branch and to create quality loans of up to $10,000 for low and moderate-income borrowers.

Job Description:

The incumbents will be in charge of:

  • Recruiting new clients, rating customer needs, and introducing different types of loans.
  • Describing the loan process to prospective clients and certifying clients’ eligibility for a loan.
  • Going satisfactorily throughout the underwriting process.
  • Interviewing applicants to determine financial eligibility and feasibility of granting loans.
  • Performing risk assessment by gathering detailed information on each client through meetings and field visits
  • Updating the needed data in the Bank’s Loan Management System.
  • Preparing Loan Appraisal Report for Loan Committee meeting; collecting and/or filling documents for guarantees.
  • Presents the loan at the loan committee meeting and informs the client of the loan committee’s decision.
  • Checking the correct use of the funds paid.
  • Ensuring loan monitoring including periodic site visits and ensuring timely repayments.
  • Going the “extra mile” to shape relationships and customer loyalty.
  • Working in compliance with relevant/prevailing FMFB policies/procedures; and full compliance with the audit recommendations.

Job Requirements

Education and Qualifications

  • At least a high school degree.
  • Work experience in the area of trade is preferable.

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Skills and competencies

  • Well-skilled in the main local language of the area where she/he works;
  • Smooth communication, negotiation and presentation skills;
  • Good knowledge of the business process;
  • Fair understanding of the business-related laws/regulations of the government;
  • Good understanding of the business potential in the area in which s/he works; and
  • Enough familiarity with the populace of the area in which s/he works.

How to apply for these positions?

The bank encourages eligible applicants to apply by sending their CVs including a cover letter to the given email address below.

Do mention the below.-mentioned vacancy number in the subject line of the email. Those meeting the criteria will be short-listed.

Submission email: [email protected]

Vacancy Numbers:

  • FMFB-HR-0004-2021      Loan Officers     Kabul Region.
  • FMFB-HR-0004-A-2021  Loan Officers     Badakhshan Region.
  • FMFB-HR-0004-B-2021  Loan Officers     Kunduz Region.
  • FMFB-HR-0004-C-2021  Loan Officers     Mazar Region.
  • FMFB-HR-0004-D-2021 Loan Officers     Sheberghan Region.
  • FMFB-HR-0004-E-2021  Loan Officers     Herat Region.
  • FMFB-HR-0004-F-2021  Loan Officers     Bamyan Region.
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