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Assistant Officer Direct Lending Job in Kenya

Shelter Afrique is a regional Housing Finance Institution established by African Governments and the African Development Bank dedicated to investment in housing and urban development in African countries.

The current shareholding comprises 43 African countries, the African Development Bank and the African Re-Insurance Corporation.

The institution, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who are nationals of its member countries to fill the following vacant position:

Assistant Officer Direct Lending

Shelter Afrique is a regional Housing Finance Institution established by African governments and the African Development Bank dedicated to investment in housing and urban development in African countries.

The current shareholding comprises 43 African countries, the African Development Bank and the African Re-Insurance Corporation. The institution, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who are nationals of its member countries to fill the position of Assistant Officer - Direct Lending in it's Business Development and Operations Department.
 

The details of the position are provided below:

Job Title:
 Assistant Officer Direct Lending - G6

Responsible to the Officer Direct Lending for assisting in project appraisal for technical, financial, and economic viability. Responsible also for assisting customers obtain funding. Assist loan applicants who have difficulty qualifying for traditional loans.

Job Description

  • Carrying out private sector assessment studies on their financial, economic and investment climate.
  • Provide administrative support in the preparation of required material for officers to business development missions in assigned countries
  • Assist in the collect all necessary economic, financial, marketing and technical information/date required to evaluate potential lending projects.
  • Put together Documentation for the Preparation of appraisal reports and investment proposals for consideration by Management.
  • Analyze and verify applications to determine the client's creditworthiness.
  • Understand and explain Direct loan programs and guidelines
  • Establish prosperous working relationships with referral sources
  • Ability to structure loan program alternatives to match the borrower's motivation
  • Excellent communication and follow up skills
  • Develop and maintain appropriate database on borrowers, investors, governments, institutions and other collaborating agencies which will assist in the efficient management of the company’s clients and other related activities.
  • Organize workshops, meetings, seminars and workshops
Minimum Qualifications, Key Skills and Competencies
  • Bachelors Degree (Finance) essential
  • Post qualification experience of 3 (three) years
  • Previous experience in loan appraisal
  • Strong documentation and report writing skills
  • Enhanced communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and follow up skills
  • Familiarity with project formulation
  • Relevant work experience in roads housing finance industry
  • Ability to work as part of team
  • Good communication and people management skills
  • Ability to work in a multi cultural background
  • Information technology skills, especially Microsoft Office
Terms of offer

The position is on general service employment terms and conditions of service. Shelter-Afrique offers competitive salary and benefits package and a collegial working environment.
 

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability against the listed qualifications/ competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address) either by post, fax
 

or email to the following contact:
 

Managing Director, Shelter-Afrique,
 
P.O. Box 41479, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
 

OR via Fax: (254) 20 272 2024/272 1211
 

OR email: jobs@shelterafrique.org

Applications shall be considered until 30th November, 2011.
 

Applicants should indicate the position applied for on their email submissions.
 

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.


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