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Massive Recruitment in a Kenyan Sacco (6 Positions)

Our client, a leading Sacco in the country, with national outreach, wishes to recruit individuals for the following positions;

1. General Manager Operations

Reporting to the CEO, the holder will be charged with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing operational issues of the Society.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies.
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Departments such a HR, IT, Finance, Customer Service and Marketing.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning.
  • Management of the Sacco’s budget in coordination with the CEO.
  • Guide on matters related to insurance, business structure and growth.
  • Serve as primary liaison to legal counsel in addressing legal issues.
  • Reconciliation of client needs and products offered by the Sacco.
  • Undertaking research on best processes, practices and products.
  • Ensure sound risk management and internal control structures are in place.
Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Science or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • CPA (K) or ACCA qualification.
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
  • 3 years relevant experience at supervisory level, preferably in the financial sector.
  • A person of integrity, team player and have effective communication skills.
2. Credit Manager

Job
 Summary

Reporting to the GM Finance and Banking, the Job holder will be responsible for all loans and shares administration in the Society.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advising members on loan eligibility and approval status.
  • Recommending loans for approval to credit committee.
  • Ensuring compliance of loan procedures to Sacco and SASRA requirements.
  • Generating loans periodical reports for the GM Finance and Banking.
  • Advising on the adequacy of the loan appraisal tools.
  • Approving loan recovery schedules.
Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Cooperative Business or Management or Business related field.
  • CPA (K) qualification.
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
  • 3 years relevant experience in similar capacity.
  • A person of integrity, team player and have effective communication skills.
3. Chief Accountant

Reporting to the GM Finance and Banking, the job holder will be charged with the oversight and
implementation of all financial issues.

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing effective financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Developing effective financial accounting and reporting systems.
  • Management of the general and subsidiary ledgers in accordance with internationally accepted accounting and financial reporting principles.
  • Prepare and analyze on a regular basis the SACCO’s budgetary estimates and provide explanations on variances.
  • Supervision of accounting staff.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance.
  • CPA (K) qualification.
  • Ability to carry out financial analysis, financial projections and budgeting
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide solutions in line with established policies and procedures
  • Superior knowledge and proficiency in computerized accounting operations
  • Outstanding leadership and managerial skills including coaching and training.
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Knowledge of financial ERP solutions.
4. Internal Auditor

Reporting functionally to the Board of Directors and administratively to the CEO;

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assess institutional risks and developing an audit plan that considers the results of the risk assessment.
  • Evaluating institutional controls to determine their effectiveness and efficiency
  • Recommending improvement to institutional controls, operations and risk mitigation solutions.
  • Determining the level of compliance with internal policies, procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluation and verification of final accounts together with the audit committee before presentation to the Board of Directors.
  • Special audits on specific operational areas out of management requests.
  • Periodic reports to the audit committee and management.
  • Evaluating the budget and asses its overall effectiveness to the organization.
  • Coordinating work with external auditors.
Qualifications

The holder must possess the following qualifications;
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Commerce (Accounting) or equivalent.
  • Must hold CPA (K) and registered with ICPAK.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a busy environment with demonstrated outstanding professional competence.
  • Those with a CISA qualification will have an added advantage.
  • Good analytical and reporting skills.
  • High integrity and honesty
5. Personal Assistant to the CEO

Reporting to the CEO;

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organizing Management and Board meetings.
  • Handling corporate visitors.
  • Managing correspondences to and from the CEO.
  • Preparing correspondence on the CEO’s behalf,
  • Commissioning work on the CEO’s behalf,
  • Planning, organising and managing events,
  • Attending events/meetings as the CEO’s representative,
  • Writing reports, executive summaries and newsletters,
  • Managing projects.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related field or Cooperative Management
  • Formal training in secretarial studies will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • They must have experience in public relations
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Report writing skills and knowledge of software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing and database management will be mandatory for the position.
6. Marketing and Customer Care Manager

Reporting to GM Operations

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To conduct marketing activities so as to deliver products and services that satisfies the market segments served by the Society.
  • To design, prepare and disseminate relevant corporate information to members through appropriate media.
  • To design and develop products and services that will satisfy various market segments based on market research findings.
  • To identify market niches and crafting appropriate strategies for reaching existing and potential members in the society.
Key Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related area preferably marketing
  • Post graduate Diploma in Marketing will be an added advantage
  • 3 years of relevant working experience
Qualified applicants should send their applications and detailed CVs by 9th December 2011 to the email address below indicating the position applied for as the subject line. Please quote Current Salary and Expected Salary. 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Head
Co-operative Consultancy Services Ltd
Email: co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke

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