Project Officer

Posted By: Association Of Microfinance Institutions


Junior Management

Program Implementation

Development Finance & Banks

Job Description

Organization Type: Non-Profit Organization

Job Posting Type:

Job Title: Project Officer

Organization: Association of Micro-Finance Institutions – West Bengal (AMFI-WB)

Location: State – West Bengal

Specific Location – Place of Posting – Kolkata with frequent travel to entire West Bengal

Closing date of Application: 15.04.2024

Date of possible joining: 01.05.2024

Duration: 1 year (the selected candidate will be 2 months under probation period). Well performed candidate will continue job based on yearly appraisal process.

Type of employment: Contractual

No of Vacancy: 1

Eligibility criteria:

Qualification: Graduate in any discipline preferably in social science

Languages known: Bengali, English, Hindi. Reading and writing skill in Bengali is must.

Experience: 3 to 4 years experience in rural and semi urban Entrepreneurship initiative/training/handholding support preferably in micro finance sector

Job description:

• The Project Officer is meant for facilitating as Key person of Women Entrepreneurship-Livelihood Enhancement and Development, (WE-LEAD) Program. AMFI-WB with the support of SIDBI-SRF primarily aims at to promote sustainable livelihood solutions among women by staring and expanding micro enterprises and enhancing their household income. Experiences suggest that there is no dearth of potentiality in any given population, capable and willing to be involved in economic activities, but there is lack of integrated and need-based strategies, business development services, support and training program and paucity of skilled trainers, facilitators and teachers, which inhibits the efforts. It is envisaged that these initiatives will be of great help for the poor women clients served by various member MFIs/banks in the state. The Overarching Goal & Key Objectives of the project are given below, with Goal of Promoting 10,000 women Entrepreneurs from among the group/JLGs Members through Capacity Building-EDP/Skill Training & Business Development Services in West Bengal.

• The Project Officer will be fully responsible to coordinate the project activities. Will be responsible for preparing the Monthly/Quarterly Progress Reports and other reports. He will be based out at Kolkata. The Project Team will work under the guidance and supervision of the Project Officer when CEO, AMFI-WB shall look after his activities.

• Visiting the AMFI-WB member origination including field when required

• Maintain all kinds of registers related to this project

• Email to all concern stakeholders of the project

• Interaction and meeting with different government officials, banking officials and project related stakeholders etc. and so on.

• Prepare all kinds of report, minutes through computer with the guidance of AMFI-WB CEO

• Any other responsibility deemed suitable by the AMFI-WB CEO related to this project.

Salary: Within Rs.36000.00 Per month (Negotiable - It may be more based on experience and other credentials).

Interested candidate may send their CV with a cover letter address to Chairperson, to the following Email Id:

About AMFI-WB:

AMFI-WB is an institution which endeavors to promote and develop microfinance in the state of West Bengal. Founded as a self-regulatory organization, and registered as a Public Charitable Trust in 2010, AMFI-WB encompasses a community of microfinance organizations that operate in West Bengal.

It was formed to deliver better services to the poor, thereby helping these populations improve their standards of living. AMFI-WB envisions a community of microfinance institutions who are committed to initiating a significant change in the lives of the poor, especially women. AMFI – WB currently caters to around 74.00 lakh poor women by providing them with financial services, especially micro credit. With a membership of 40 Micro Finance Institutions, bank especially micro credit through approximately 33209 employees who hail from lower economic background.

Their primary goals include: encouraging MFIs to maintain healthy relationships with banks, ensuring that MFIs stay on track and focused with the guideline prescribed to them, and mediating between various government officials and other important sector stakeholders. AMFI – WB regularly conducts stakeholder meets at the district level, management development programs for its members, microfinance industry-related seminars & workshops, and member meetings on matters of mutual interest.

Location: Kolkata With Frequent Visit, West Bengal

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Association Of Microfinance Institutions
  • About Organization:The Association for Microfinance Institutions (AMFI) is a member-based organization that was established and registered in 1999 under the societies Act, with the aim to build the capacity of the Kenyan Microfinance Industry. In her 23 years of existence, AMFI`s membership has increased from the original 5 founder members to the current fully paid up members in 2022

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