National Technical Consultant

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Job Title: National Technical Consultant Vietnam
Job Type: Job     
Employer: PlaNet Finance Advisory Services   
Location of Job: Vietnam
Region of Job:   
East Asia and Pacific     Europe and Central Asia     Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and North Africa     North America     Sub-Saharan Africa
South Asia
Contact Person:    Luna Nagatomo
Contact Email:    [email protected]
Address: 3F Montivar Building 34 Jupiter Street   
Address (cont'd):Bel-Air Village   
City: Makati City
State/Province: Metro Manila
Postal Code: 1209   
Country: Philippines   
Telephone:+63 2 403 3270   
Fax: +63 2 403 3277   

About the Organization:   
PlaNet Finance is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the development of microfinance through the provision of technical assistance and consulting services to the microfinance and banking sector. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Paris, it has worked in more than 80 countries and currently has a staff of more than 1,000 in 38 offices worldwide.

About the Job:   
PlaNet Finance’s regional technical platform in Manila, the Philippines, was established in 2008 as a base from which to provide technical assistance throughout the Asia region as well as support long-standing PlaNet Finance country programs in China, India and Nepal.
The organization is expanding and seeking to recruit a National Technical Consultant for a 3-year agricultural microfinance program with social performance management (SPM) and financial literacy training components in Vietnam. The candidate will be asked to assist the regional technical consultant in developing agriculture microfinance products and services that meet the needs of low-income farmers as well as delivering training and coaching on SPM and financial literacy.

Tasks and Responsibilities:   
Deliver technical assistance in the following areas:
1. Social performance management
a. Participate in the design of SPM learning tools
b. Identify local trainers and conduct training of trainers
c. Deliver follow-up coaching and mentoring to MFIs
d. Monitor and evaluate SPM implementation by MFIs and deliver remedial action in case difficulties are encountered

2. Agricultural microfinance product development and roll-out
a. Conduct supply and demand studies
b. Participate in the development of agricultural microfinance products and services, including the manuals and learning tools
c. Identify local trainers and conduct training of trainers
d. Deliver technical support to the MFI in testing and rolling out the products
e. Supervise follow-up coaching and mentoring to MFIs
f. Monitor and evaluate agricultural microfinance product and services delivered by MFIs and design remedial activities in case difficulties are encountered

3. Financial literacy
a. Participate to the development of financial literacy training material and toolkits adapted to the local culture and particular needs of the MFIs
b. Identify local trainers and conduct training of trainers
c. Monitor and supervise the delivery of the trainings
For the three activities, the candidate will also participate in the documentation of the different activities of the project.
The National Technical Consultant will report to the project manager for Cambodia and Vietnam.

The salary range for this position is US$800-1000/month (gross) depending on experience.

The successful candidate must have 4+ years of experience in microfinance, strong technical expertise and proven managerial skills. Experience working in Vietnam is required.  Specific requirements include:
- A minimum of 4 years of experience in operational/field positions within MFIs, consulting in the banking or microfinance sector and/or in a support organization in the microfinance sector.
- Experience working in the microfinance sector in Vietnam
- A focus on quality and client-satisfaction, with the capacity to ask the right questions, identify solutions and implement them. Detail-oriented, focused and organized. The ability to anticipate, prioritize and manage tasks in a fast changing environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to create persuasive, clear and concise communications to different publics. Strong public presentation, listening, and diplomatic skills, as well as the ability to develop positive and productive relationships.
- A professional demeanor and the capacity to interact with various types of actors (international donors, banks, NGOs, micro-entrepreneurs, governments) and skills to adapt quickly to different environments and cultural contexts. A team player, he/she can easily interact successfully with all levels of staff in a growing and multicultural organization.
- Demonstrated commitment to PlaNet Finance’s mission and programs
- The highest personal and professional integrity
- Fluency in English and Vietnamese is required

How to Apply:   

Interested candidates can send their applications to: [email protected]
Please mention "National Technical Consultant Vietnam" in the subject line.

Closing Date:    30 June 2010

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
PlaNet Finance
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2010-06-30