ສມກຈ – ສະມາຄົມການເງິນຈຸລະພາກ

LMFA – Lao Microfinance Association

Announcement for Finance & Risk Analyst Staff

Announcement for Finance & Risk Analyst Staff

Introduction MFA-NSO/SCU unit:

The Lao Microfinance Association (LMFA) started its operations informally in 2007 with a group of microfinance practitioners and got its permanent license from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) by middle of August 2018. LMFA works under the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL), Financial Institutions Supervision Department (FISD). LMFA recently established a dedicated unit to technically support NSOs (Network Support Organisations), that are microfinance institutions (MFIs) working in rural areas of Lao PDR ensuring the access to finance for poor people through the development of village banks. The unit currently supports 7 NSOs located in 6 provinces which cover more than 800 villages and over 180.000 clients. Despite the wide outreach, the NSO unit aims at welcoming more NSOs operating in the country in the future.

Job purpose:

We are looking for a committed Finance & Risk Analyst, to support the financial management, including accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget, and forecasts preparation, as well as supporting the development of internal control policies and procedures. Responsibilities will also include financial risk monitoring and management.t.

Responsibilities:

The applicant will work in the LMFA-NSO unit with an international team, focusing on data analysis and risk management. He/she will gather the data from the NSO and its village banks on a monthly, quarterly, and annual base. Prepare the consolidated data report, prepare and analyze data of the NSOs and VBs’ activities and give recommendations in order to improve risk management and internal control to the managers Besides the NSO unit, he/she might be requested to support other departments within LMFA for the same type of activities.

Tasks:

Gather, monthly NSO and village bank data, prepare consolidated and analyze this data to monitor the achievement of the targets agreed in the MOU and to enable the regular development of the risk management.
Monthly risk management follow-up with NSOs’ managers (video call) using internal tools like dashboard and the early warning indicators file (EWI);
Responsible for analyzing key NSO & VB data and prepare monthly reports for the NSO unit;
Prepare, present and analyze the data and its forecast during technical meetings;
Coordinate and cross-checking if the annual budget (business plan) developed by the NSOs is in line with targets, report variances and prepare financial forecasts;
Monitor that each NSO carries out the annual external-audit and support in planning and coordinating extraordinary auditing mission in case of need;
Support the internal control officers/committee of the NSOs in their capacity development(e.g. bookkeeping, basic accounting, reporting);
Support in administrative tasks if necessary;
Support other departments of LMFA with the above-mentioned tasks in case it is required;
Participate in trainings to develop own personal skills in relevant fields;
Other tasks which are necessary for the implementation of the NSO unit and which have been delegated by the unit manager;
Translate technical documents as required from English into Lao and vice versa;

Requirements (education/qualification, professional experience):

University degree preferably in finance, economics, business administration or related areas
At least 2 years working experience, the financial sector
Experience as a Financial Controller or similar role will be an advantage
Outstanding knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
Experience with creating and analyse financial statements and general ledgers would be an advantage
Good understanding of accounting software would be an advantage
Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
Good time-management skills
Good communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Good negotiation skills
Good written and oral communication skills in Lao and English
Able to handle stress and role demands
Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to provide leadership to a team and to work in an international team environment
Good IT skills
Be able to travel to the target provinces
Well organized and independent work style
Team player and good communication skills
Willingness to perform well, and to show a high level of commitment
Good knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity (can work with local people)

Working place:

Vientiane Capital with the possibility to travel to the provinces

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Application:

To apply send a cover letter, CV with 3 professional references, and salary history, in English to:

Lao Microfinance Association (LMFA)

Unit 14, Amone Village, Saysettha District, P.O. Box: 4030, Vientiane Capital, Lao P D R
Email: mfa@laomfa.org , Web: www.laomfa.org Office Tel: 020 99626456, 030 9481265, 021 226019

Only shortlisted will be notified. Application closing date is 13.10.2021