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Branch Manager

Multiple locations

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-03

Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Credit Operations Manager for operations and administrative matters and to the Chief Field Microfinance Programme for overall supervision.

Responsibilities

• Manages the day-to-day branch operations; provides guidance, encourages team work, facilitates related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards.
• Reviews, verifies and recommends/approves the loans according to each product’s procedural manual.
• Is responsible for the cost-efficiency of his/her branch; sets targets for each product and oversees the work of Area Loan Supervisors to ensure achieving the set targets.
• Identifies and advises management of market changes that affect the Department’s operational activities for proper adaptation.
• In close coordination with the Chief Field Microfinance Programme and the Credit Operations Manager, oversees the collection of the written-off portfolio through the delegated legal follow-up to the Compliance Consultant to ensure efficient recovery of the delinquent Loans.
• Coordinates with MD Field Accounting Officer on matters relating to Accounts and Finance. Oversees the finance, cashiering, accounts and administrative functions of the branch office to ensure sound management of the branch through the proper implementation of financial, administrative procedures and guidelines.
• Is responsible for administration and security of the Branch Office which includes safety of cash and assets.
• Prepares monthly and periodic reports on branch office activities.
• Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies

• Knowledge and understanding of microfinance.
• Ability to implement work plans and achieve management objectives.
• Ability to supervise and coach staff to achieve results-based targets.
• Ability to manage a cost-centre as a going concern.
• Good communication and ability to negotiate and persuade staff.
• Ability to manage a complex team to meet their productivity and efficiency Targets.
• Good computer skills and ability to work with spreadsheets.

Education

A university degree in accountancy, finance, banking or business administration.

Work Experience

Required at least Six years progressively experience in management of cash transactions, banking, and credit or finance management. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Languages

Very good command of spoken and written Arabic and English.

Assessment

Technical Test
Competency-based Interview

Special Notice

Contract Status:
Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years ;including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

Benefits:
-Grade ML5B, Monthly Salary JD 1.028.90 fills Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.

Department/Office: Microfinance.
Duty Station : Jordan Field Office


Desirable Qualifications:
• Post-graduate degree in accounts, banking or finance;
• Knowledge of statistics and financial ratio analysis.

Equivalency
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

General Information:

• This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in Jordan, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in Jordan, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

• Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.

• A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and that successful candidates may be appointed to the same post. In the case of multiple or recurring posts, that a roster will be created from which the candidates will be selected for appointment;

• Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA’s online e-recruitment system Inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

• For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under “Category” RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

• Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.


• The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending.

• UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

• The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

• UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

• Applications from UNRWA staff member who had been demoted with deferred eligibility for promotion will not be considered.

• Applications from Staff members who were recipients under the Early Voluntary Retirement or Exceptional Voluntary Separation Schemes will not be considered.

• Applications from Internal candidate serving for less than one year in your current post will not be considered.

• The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or to change the contract Modality.

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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