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Recruitment at SMEP Micro Finance Bank Kenya

SMEP Micro Finance Bank Limited a growing Nationwide Christian MFB and regulated by Central Bank of Kenya invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:-


Internal Auditor
2 Posts
Ref No: IA/07/HRD/2014

The main purpose for the job is to review company operations and controls, risk management processes and compliance with prescribed policies, procedures and regulations.

The job involves extensive travel within Kenya. SMEP is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the successful candidate will: -
  • Coordinate and conduct the audit of receipts and payments,
  • Continually monitor the effectiveness of internal control systems,
  • Make follow-up of implementation of audit recommendations,
  • Undertake surprise checks on sensitive areas in the Company,
  • Conduct audit investigations,
  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management processes, and
  • Carry out other duties assigned by the Head of Internal Audit

Qualifications and competencies
  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in Accounting option, or Business Finance, and must have at least CPA III
  • Be aged between 25-35 years
  • Applicants with experience in auditing banking and IT environments have a definite advantage but must have at least one year experience in auditing.
  • Applicants must be committed Christians

Other additional skills: The candidate should possess a high level of accuracy and strong attention to detail; numerical skills; have ability to prepare audit reports, interpret business records on finance, merchandise, and equipment.

Also possess excellent spoken and written communication skills

Head of Agribusiness
Ref No: HAB/07/HRD/2014

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the ideal candidate will oversee the whole business from the planning, to carrying out duties and responsibilities that are needed for the business to be successful. The Head of Agribusiness is responsible in analyzing and mapping out marketing strategies.

He/she is also expected to prepare and develop training modules in the respective field.

Maintain a database that supports the business in order for customers to be well informed of the products offering from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementation of the agribusiness strategy
  • Championing market and product development in Agribusiness
  • Coordinate research in agribusiness interventions
  • Managing relations with agribusiness agencies, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Development of agribusiness training programs for staff, farmers and other stakeholders
  • Facilitate recruitment and registration of agribusiness customers.
  • Loan disbursements and deposit mobilization that meet defined growth and quality targets
  • Agribusiness reporting
  • Responsible for cumulating and maintaining agribusiness information
  • Maintain good public relation between SMEP and outsiders e.g. Public administration, farming communities, business community etc

Qualifications and competences:
  • Masters degree in a Agri-business, Agricultural Economics, Marketing or in a related field
  • Have knowledge in group/individual agri-business lending
  • Demonstrable skills in strong leadership, marketing and reporting
  • Computer literacy
  • Self-driven and possess the ability to work with minimum  supervision
  • Have good knowledge of the micro-finance industry and practices and
  • A self-starter who possesses excellent presentation skills
  • Applicants must be a committed Christian
  • Minimum 3 years in a similar position preferably in a financial/microfinance environment
  • Aged between 30 and 40 years

Other key skills
  • Possess a demonstrated ability in strategy formulation,
  • Excellent public relations and oral and written communication skills,
  • A team player with excellent managerial,
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Have persuasive with strong negotiation skills.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” at www.smep.co.ke/opportunities and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Friday, 11th July, 2014.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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