Monday, July 16, 2012

Micro Finance Officer

VACANCY MICRO FINANCE OFFICER (MFO) (Jul – December 2012) INDONESIA DOMESTIC BIOGAS PROGRAMME Title : Micro Finance Officer (MFO) Duty Station : Jakarta (Available for traveling frequently) Responsible to : IDBP Programme Manager Duration : Jul – Dec 2012 with the possibility for contract extension Closing date : 18th July 2012 Background Since 15 May 2009, Hivos is running the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme (IDBP), funded by the Dutch government. This programme is undertaken in close cooperation with SNV Netherlands Development organization. The overall objective of the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme is to disseminate domestic bio-digesters as a local and sustainable energy source through the development of a market oriented sector in selected provinces. Coordination The Micro Finance Officer (MFO) will coordinate closely with the Programme Development Officer and the Programme Manager of IDBP. S/he will also liaise directly with IDBP officers, especially the Provincial Coordinators, in the regional offices and work with them in mapping and approaching potential Lending Partner Organizations. The MFO will also work together with the RABO Bank Foundation and the RABO Bank and other banking institutions where deemed appropriate. Main responsibilities and Job description of the Micro Finance Officer (MFO) 1.Review of Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme documents to get familiar with the programme; 2.Study the credit component of the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme and other relevant documentation; 3.Meet with Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme staff, partners and potential LPOs (Lending Partner Organizations) and discuss credit options; 4.Identify, in cooperation with regional Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme teams, MFIs or other financial institutions which have potential as Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme Lending Partner Organisation (LPO); 5.Cooperate with Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme teams in explaining the benefits of the programme and the potential role of and benefits for the MFIs in the programme; 6.Support Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme and the RABO Bank Foundation (RBF) in collecting documents of potential LPOs; 7.Follow up the process of engagement with potential LPOs until the organization is a full partner and, where needed and/or possible, has a credit mechanism in place; 8.Be actively involved in finding MF solutions and provide MF-related services contributing to the success of the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme and enhanced access to micro-finance by biogas users; 9.Provide recommendations to Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme, RBF, government and/or other stakeholders with regard to the provision and establishment of Micro-Finance services for biogas users; 10.Assist the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme and associates in meeting with potential MF actors and ensure follow-up as deemed necessary by the programme; 11.Provide additional services as requested. Information Applicants should send a CV and a cover letter to: with reference code 'vac IDBP Micro Finance Officer'. Applications are requested by 24th January 2012; thereafter the position will remain open until filled. This post only opens for Indonesian nationality only. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Requirements: - Indonesian national - S1 degree in a relevant discipline - At least 5 years experience working in the micro-finance sector - Good understanding of Indonesian micro-finance environment - Proven experience in doing MFI assessments - Fair level of English language proficiency - Good communication and presentation skills - Computer literate - Willingness and availability to travel frequently


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