Accion Microfinance Bank AMFB Jobs in Nigeria
11 Nov 2010 - Interested in working in Nigeria's microfinance sector? This sector provides jobs and other career opportunities for many Nigerians. The recent job announcement from Accion Microfinance Bank (AMFB) is an example of human capital needs in Nigeria's microfinance sector. AMFB, one of the Microfinance banks that survived the latest shakeup in this sector is looking to beef up its staff strength in certain key areas. In order to fulfill their critical role of providing financial services to small and microenterprises, Microfinance banking usually throws up opportunities in areas that include banking operations, marketing, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), legal, financial control, internal control, admin and support services. MFB usually offers career opportunities to people with economics, accounting, banking and finance qualifications and background.
The Microfinance banking concept and philosophy is however quite different from the conventional banking system. MFBs act as financial services tools for development by bringing the poor and the traditionally disadvantaged into the banking system by addressing their needs which the traditional, conservative banking system cannot address. Interested in working in an environment involved in providing financial services for development? Then you should consider the recent job announcement from Accion.
Accion is in fact looking for Recovery Officers, Savings Officers, Loan Officers, Field Assistants and Branch Internal Control Assistants. Accion has announced that it needs to fill the following positions:
Minimum of OND in Economics, Business,
Accounting,, Banking, Finance or other related bank, microfinance bank
or other financial institutions is an advantage.
Candidate will have the responsibility
of building and maintaining healthy loan portfolio of micro & small
enterprise clients. Candidate will also be responsible for identifying,
processing, evaluating, and monitoring both new and existing clients.
These are clearly graduate level jobs with little or no experience requirements. Microfinance in Nigeria has been quite rocky. Causes of MFB failure include: Central Bank's poor quality of regulation and monitoring, inappropriate, "loss of confidence" measures taken by the Central Bank, criminal and unethical corporate governance practices by managers of MFBs, fraudulent practices of loan customers, weak loan repayment systems and low quality of human capital in the sector - staff of Central Bank and MFBs.
MFB job candidates should be aware of these issues and should note despite the challenges, sincerity on the part of regulators and operators creates massive opportunities in microfinance in Nigeria since it is about banking for the poor, small and micro who constitute the majority in society.
Accion states that it is one of the largest microfinance banks in Nigeria. The announced job opportunities from Accion indicate that it is clearly trying to build up its internal capacity in marketing, loan management, marketing and deposit mobilization in order to overcome the challenges of microfinance and seize the opportunities in the MFB sector. Do you understand and appreciate the concept of microfinance? Is the MFB sector an avenue to bring out your potentials? Are you qualified and interested in any of the Accion opportunities? Interested in working with Accion? Then apply for the Accion job.
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The information on this page is provided on Jobs and Careers in Nigeria by Jidaw as a community effort to meet the huge public need in the areas of employment and entrepreneurship. It is contributed to help reduce the level of unemployment nationally and highlight prospects for empowerment.
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