The overall objective of this assignment is to support the development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Georgia through enhanced access to finance. In particular, during the project a team of experts will be engaged by AFC to support the bank in Georgia in the implementation of its transformation to become a universal bank with strong capabilities to lend to micro, small and medium-sized businesses.
The main responsibilities of the expert are:
- Lead the team of experts;
- coordinate with the Promoter and the EIB;
- ensure the quality of all deliverables;
- provide strategic advice to the Promoter.
Qualifications and skills
University Degree in Economics, Law, Banking, Business Administration, or related disciplines; good analytical and reasoning skills and the capacity to provide sound judgement concerning the issues in his/her area of expertise;
General professional experience
12 years of relevant professional experience in banking with an MSME focus and provide at least three of the following qualifications / experience:
- microfinance, SME finance;
- supporting commercial banks to build organizational capacity and develop lending methodologies in the areas of MSME finance;
- working with designing loan products;
- data analysis and data-driven decision systems;
- development of loan methodologies for MSMEs;
- development of MSME scoring systems;
- training of loan officers;
- development of non-financial services for MSMEs.
Specific professional experience
8 years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas: microfinance, SME finance;
At least one CV based experience in supporting commercial banks to build organizational capacity and develop lending methodologies in the areas of MSME finance
The period of implementation of the Assignment is 18 months from the date the date of signature.
The Location of the Assignment will be the Republic of Georgia. The Service Provider will primarily work on the premises of the Promoter, with frequent travel to other locations in Georgia.