ANNOUNCEMENTS: VACANCIES & RFPs

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Deputy Manager – Monitoring and Supervision Department (0127/MISFA)

Location:   Kabul
Duration:   Permanent
Sex:   Male/ Female
No. of Post:   01
Nationality:   National
Announcement Date:   August 15, 2017
Closing Date:   August 28, 2017
MSD Deputy Manager is responsible for leading assessment and branch reviews. S/he is also responsible for assisting MSD Manager in carrying out his responsibilities.: To Read Full Document Click Here

Manager, Program Management Unit ( 0125/MISFA)

Location:   Kabul
Duration:   Permanent
Sex:   Male/ Female
No. of Post:   01
Nationality:   National
Announcement Date:   July 27, 2017
Closing Date:   August 9, 2017
The Manager, Program Management Unit, will report to MISFA’s Director Programs. The responsibilities of the Manager, Program Management Unit, will include, but not limited to: To Read Full Document Click Here

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Short-term Consultancy Opportunity for Individual Consultant)

The Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) has received financing from the World Bank to support the implementation of the Access to Finance project. MISFA intends to apply part of the project’s proceeds for consulting services.

Background of the microfinance program in Afghanistan and MISFA

MISFA was established in 2003 as a vehicle through which the Afghan Government and international donors could channel technical assistance and funding to build Afghanistan’s microfinance sector. This mandate was further expanded to include the lower ranges of small and medium enterprise lending, another underserved market.

About the Consultancy

In 2008, the World Bank, through the Ministry of Finance (MoF), provided funds to MISFA to support the operational sustainability of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Afghanistan, and help them scale-up outreach of financial services to meet the needs of low income Afghans. MISFA has been utilizing the aforementioned financial resources as a revolving loan fund for on-lending to the MFIs, which in turn provide loans to the microfinance borrowers, thereby serving the financial needs of the underserved people. 

The main objective of the consultancy would be to (i) review progress of the microfinance program in Afghanistan, and (ii) assess, analyze and report, whether the microfinance sector has potential for further growth, and whether the aforementioned World Bank funding can be re-invested in the microfinance sector to bring about more benefits to the MFIs and to promote the overall sector.

The Microfinance Investment Support Agency for Afghanistan now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The consultant will be selected based on his/her qualification and responsiveness to the selection criteria.To Read Full document Click Here

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES- FIRMS SELECTION)

The Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Access to Finance Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include conducting impact assessment of the microfinance sector in Afghanistan based on a one-time retrospective design. It is expected that the assessment will use a cost-effective middle range approach to measure the impact of microfinance interventions to improve the understanding of program impacts on microfinance clients. The study will be limited to assessing the impact of financial services on clients, and will not include institutional and financial analysis. Although the impact research is intended to be national in scope, it will cover regions served by MISFA partner microfinance institutions, including the central, western, northern, and eastern parts of the country.To Read Full Document Click Here

Call REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ( CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

The Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Access to Finance project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include developing financial products that can be targeted at the youth and linked with non-financial services, and design of a pilot program to test the products. The consulting firm will conduct a market research to identify the financing needs and appropriate financial products and non-financial services required by the target market segment. The new products and non-financial services delivery channels will be pilot tested by up to three MISFA partner microfinance institutions to be identified during the market research. The pilot to be developed will take into account international research on youth financial and non-financial services. Downstream work (phase two) is planned as part of this assignment. The selected consulting firm will be expected to undertake the downstream assignment that will include an evaluation of the pilot test, revision of the products and service delivery channels, and providing recommendations for scale-up. The downstream assignment will be negotiated and contracted separately at a later date to be determined.To Read Full Document Click Here

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