Director (Microfinance) –

Director (Microfinance)

Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (MSS)

  • NGO/Development
  • Contract
  • 8 months ago
  • Dhaka

Job Description


Not specific

Job Context

  • Job Location : Head Office
  • Employment type : Permanent (Full-time employment)
  • Reporting to : Executive Director (ED).
  • Director (Microfinance) is responsible for leading the Microfinance Program of MSS. This position will be responsible for strategic decisions, policies and procedures, and sustainability of the Microfinance Program in the context of MSS`s strategy.
  • The job holder is primarily responsible for giving proactive leadership and managing the Microcredit program of MSS and shall perform the roles and responsibilities associated with the growth and development of a sustainable microcredit program. S/he will be fulfilling the tasks in line with principles of commitment, honesty, respect, and fair treatment of his/her colleagues and staff.
  • TRAVEL: Director (Microfinance) is expected to spend considerable time at the field level for monitoring and supervision as per programs` requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall management and administration of the Microfinance Program of MSS.
  • Guide the Microfinance Program and the whole team of microfinance operations.
  • Develop the business plan, set annual targets, mobilize human resources including recruitment and training, monitor performance, prepare the budget and financial statements, performance reports, audit response, etc.
  • Encourage others to develop ideas, policies, and strategies that will advance the Vision and Mission of the organization and ensure its future survival, competitiveness, and effectiveness;
  • Undertake regular field visits to supervise field activities implemented by the Microfinance program staff and to ensure the quality of MSS program implementation;
  • Ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of field activities;
  • Ensure effective administration, implementation, monitoring, follow-up, and supervision of all staff and activities of the MSS’s Microfinance Program;
  • Maintain constructive working relations with all Department Heads for effective coordination, positive working relations should be maintained with the field program and other departments as and when required;
  • Mobilize resources from Banks, PKSF, and other financial institutions for the Microfinance Program;
  • Liaison and communicate with Government, Donors, Regulators, financial intermediaries, and partners such as PKSF, Banks, MRA, etc.
  • Represent the MSS’s microfinance program in external forums;
  • Explore and identify new funding opportunities, negotiate with financial institutions, write, submit and pursue project proposals, etc.
  • Build good working relations with existing and potential development partners;
  • Identifying and developing new prospects and projects for MSS’s potential intervention;
  • Perform any other responsibilities in the best interest of the organization as assigned by the Executive Director (ED).

Employment Status


Educational Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in any discipline (no 3rd class will be allowed)

Additional Requirements

  • Age at most 50 years
  • Proven experience as a program director.
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics.
  • Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting, and budgeting.
  • Working knowledge of MS office and program management software.
  • A business acumen with a strategic ability.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Possess broad knowledge of program management principles.
  • Must have a strategic mindset and be able to lead and develop subordinates.
  • Report writing skills.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of experience in the Microfinance program operation/minimum of three (03) years in a similar position/have a minimum of five (05) years as a Deputy Director level position in the microfinance program. Should have experience in handling a large number of branch offices.

Job Location



  • Attractive salary commensurate with skills and experiences.

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • T/A, Mobile bill, Contributory Provident fund, Gratuity, Staff welfare fund, Weekly 02 holidays, Festival Bonus: 02 (Each festival bonus is equivalent to one-month basic salary), Yearly increment, and any other benefits as per the organizational policy.

Job Qualification

  • Master's Degree in any discipline (no 3rd class will be allowed)
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