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Job Summary:

  • Ensuring that the Governance, Risk and Control Frameworks of the First Micro Finance Bank Afghanistan (the FMFB-A) are operating effectively.
  • Ensuring that these frameworks are maintained and updated as approved by the Board of the FMFB-A.
  • Making operative the risk controls required by the Frameworks to remain within agreed risk appetite.
  • Compiling, assessing and reporting risk information to the CEO, Management Team and the Board.
  • Ensuring that the FMFB-A activities comply with relevant legislation and regulation.
  • Supporting the CEO in advising the Board.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Developing, managing and refining qualitative and quantitative risk reporting which meets the needs of Management of the FMFB-A and the Board of Supervisors, in order to support effective decision making.
  2. Working closely with the CEO, CFO, and Chair of the Risk Committee, other executive and non-executive committee members, and senior managers across the business and representatives of the shareholder molding a high-achieving, well-controlled organization, which can achieve growth targets safely.
  3. Formulating, articulating a coherent risk appetite and infrastructure, including operating, financial models, and hiring plans.
  4. Continuously developing, enhancing and embedding the risk framework for managing risks across the institution, ensuring that processes are fit for purpose.
  5. Establishing and maintaining corporate governance systems and committee structures and reviewing and confirming investment processes.
  6. Embedding a positive culture of confident and informed risk-taking through training, communication and promotion of the agreed risk framework.
  7. Collaborating effectively with third parties, regulatory bodies and others, as appropriate and serving as a role model for high personal and corporate ethical values and standards of integrity.
  8. Providing essential input as a member of senior management and the executive committee and credibly challenging the management of current issues and the development and implementation of strategy.
  9. Member of ALCO, Secretary to Board of Supervisors Risk Management Committee, member SME Credit Committee and Delinquency Committee.

Job Requirements:


Master in Business Administration with majors in Banking & finance.


  • Minimum 15 years working experience in related field with a bank (preferred), rating agency or finance company, of which at least 5 years in senior managerial position in Compliance and Risk Management areas.
  • Experience in microfinance would be preferred.
  • Exposure to asset/liability management is a plus.


  • Excellent Command of English (Verbal and Written), Dari / Pashtun is a nice to have.
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to manage risk and control activities in a complex financial operation.
  • Strong understanding of Compliance, Money Laundering, and Risk Exposure processes, procedures and calculation methods.
  • Extensive knowledge of credit grading and rating concepts and the technical development of such underlying models as well as working knowledge of Basel II accord.
  • Strong analytical skills with working knowledge in principles of compliance, credit risk, market risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, exchange risk, interest risk and finance.
  • Sound knowledge of investment risk and portfolio management concepts.
  • Understanding of other operational risks including IT security.
  • Ability to clearly articulate and express a bank’s risk appetite.
  • Knowledge of policy development and implementation.
  • Strong command of risk management principles, tools and models.
  • Extensive knowledge of financial institution’s policy and procedures with in depth understanding of regulatory, economic, sectors, clients and market environment and trends.
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulations and legal documents.
  • Have broad experience in operational risk banking.
  • Proficient knowledge on computers.
  • Knowledge of local banking, corporate and other regulations will be a plus.

Personal Traits:

  • Skilled communicator with the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyze complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution.
  • Problem Analysis & Problem Solving Skills balanced with creativity to seek, encourage and find effective services approaches.
  • Strong sense of urgency and initiative.
  • Achievement Orientation.
  • Business Perspective.
  • Team Leadership and Player.
  • Creativity and Innovation.
  • Interactive Communication.
  • Planning and Organization.
  • Relationship Building.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Vision and Alignment.

Submission Guideline:

If you meet the above requirements, we are encouraging you to apply for this position. Please send us your CV along with a cover letter and fill the FMFB standard job application form (click here to get the form) via email ( no later than 4-June-19

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