Matching Grants Operations Manager - Development Finance (Remote possible)
for ACGF – Afghan Credit Guarantee Foundation
ACGF is recruiting for the position of the Matching Grants Operations Manager (f/m/d) managing our MG teams located in Germany and Afghanistan.
The successful candidate may work remotely on a permanent basis if the time zone provides a sufficient overlap with German and Afghan working hours.
ACGF – Afghan Credit Guarantee Foundation is a charitable foundation with headquarters in Cologne, Germany and an office in Berlin. ACGF was founded in September 2014 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (a member of the KFW Group). ACGF is further supported with funds provided by the World Bank via the Afghan Government.
ACGF's mission in the area of Development Finance is to improve access to finance for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Afghanistan by providing credit guarantees and related technical assistance to Partner Institutions (PIs) – banks, micro-finance and micro-deposit institutions. ACGF implements its mandate by providing partial credit guarantees to Afghan financial institutions for loans extended to Afghan SMEs. Likewise, ACGF provides comprehensive related technical assistance (TA) to its PIs in order to establish and develop best practice SME lending capacity. Besides the provision of credit guarantees and technical assistance, as an additional field of business, ACGF will provide Matching Grants (MGs) to eligible SMEs in Afghanistan in the near future based on respective funding received from World Bank/Afghan Ministry of Finance and KfW group.
ACGF is closely working with its Afghan subsidiary SME Client Support Afghanistan LLC (SCSA) based in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif and Herat. Further offices in two major economic centres are planned to be established soon. ACGF and SCSA in total will have around 100 staff members until end of 2021, supported by external consultants.
2. Purpose of the position
ACGF has recently added MGs as a product line to its range of services. The underlying donor funding has been committed long-term and is aimed at supporting Afghan SMEs in coping with the economic impact of COVID-19, protecting local employment and preventing / reducing potential spill-over effects of the crisis to the Afghan financial sector.
Under the MG operations, the five big Afghan economic centres Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Herat and Kandahar will be covered. For implementation, ACGF has created a Matching Grants Department in its Cologne-based head office, which is in charge of program execution. For local implementation, AGCF’s subsidiary SCSA has built up the respective operations teams. The Matching Grants Operations Manager will oversee both teams (total headcount > 50) and will be accountable for the implementation and performance of ACGF’s Matching Grants Program. The Head of MGs Program will have a direct reporting line to the CEO of ACGF.
3. Duties and Responsibilities
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Further information about ACGF can be found on our website www.acgf.de.
Please use the button "Apply for This Job" or click here to apply with a cover letter, CV, and remuneration expectation (gross remuneration in EUR) until April 30, 2021. For questions regarding this position, please contact Mr. Martin Rohler at email@example.com.
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