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SMEP Microfinance Bank Limited, a Christian based bank regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions of:

 

1) Branch Managers

Ref: BM/1/9/HRD/2014
 
Reporting to the Regional Team Leader, the successful candidate will steer the banking branch into high level performance through proper supervision and maintenance of a healthy portfolio through adherence to laid down policies and procedures.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of annual Branch budgets and business development strategies
  • Achievement of profitability and balance sheet targets
  • Promotion and marketing of SMEP Microfinance Bank’s products and services,
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the branch by planning, supervising and ensure that they are carried out in accordance with the laid down procedures and policies,
  • Stimulate branch growth through recruitment of both new clients and mobilize deposits
  • Determine portfolio levels and areas of operation within existing policy framework
  • Oversee all satellite offices under his/her jurisdiction and ensure they mature to fully fledged branches within the stipulated period 
  • Monitor loan approvals and the loan status of the branch, i.e. disbursements / repayments and appraisals
  • Organize and facilitate business and loan management trainings for new and existing clients
  • Supervision, appraisal, motivation, and development of all branch staff as well as recommending their training needs
  • Liaison with collaborators and partners and report writing among other duties
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business management, Banking, Finance or Economics from any recognized and chartered university
  • CPA/CPS (K) graduates will also be considered
  • At least 3 years working experience in a credit or financial institution
  • Computer literacy and relevant accounting or portfolio management package proficiency especially T-24 Emerge
  • Aged 25-40 years
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
Other key skills
  • Posses demonstrable leadership skills,
  •  excellent public relations and communication skills, 
  • good interpersonal skills, 
  • a team player and aggressive
2) Operations Managers – Branch
Ref: OPM/2/9/HRD/2014
 
Reporting to the Branch Manager, the successful candidate will be charged with the overall responsibility of overseeing the banking activities at the branch in compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation, implementation and achievement of branch operations efficiency targets
  • Establishing and maintaining positive customer relationships
  • Planning and delivering effective customer service strategies
  • Monitoring the performance of new and existing financial products
  • Providing operational support on a day- to day basis
  • Proposing products to satisfy the expectations and demands of customers
  • Managing customer relations for both individual and corporate clients at the branch
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelors Degree in Economics, Finance, Commerce, Banking or a related discipline
  • Professional qualifications in accounting or banking will be an added advantage
  • 3 years experience with a financial institution
  • Computer literacy and relevant proficiency in T-24 Emerge
  • Preferably aged between 25 and 35 years
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
Other Key Skills
  • Must be keen to detail and uphold high integrity standards; 
  • posses good interpersonal and  communication skills and a team player,
  •  with demonstrable managerial skills as added advantage
3) Risk and Compliance Officer
Ref: RO/3/9/HRD/2014
 
Reporting to the Head of Risk and Compliance, the job holder will be expected to drive change across the organization to foster a culture of enterprise risk management and compliance. 

This position will involve 75% of travel across the country.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement compliance management methodologies and processes within the institution
  • Implement an appropriate risk management methodology and process across the institution
  • Ensure that all portfolios managed by the business comply with regulatory and company guidelines
  • Assist the various units within the company in putting adequate and effective controls in place to mitigate regulatory risks and to review and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of these controls on a regular basis
  • Establish a healthy risk culture within the business
  • Conduct regular risk and control self assessment exercises across all business units
  • Track and report on the implementation of all remedial action in respect of internal and external audit findings
  • Identify key risk indicators for all risks within the business and to monitor and report on these key indicators
  • Monitor and maintain risk registers
  • Ensure that the risk management approach and process is aligned with the business strategy and tactical interventions
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics or related field.
  • Qualification in risk management will be an added advantage
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a risk and compliance environment or related field
  • Knowledge and skills in the understanding, interpretation and practical implementation of risk and regulatory requirements
  • Results driver – takes the initiative to set and achieve challenging work goals
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
How to Apply
 
Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” atwww.smep.co.ke/opportunities, and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Friday, 19th September, 2014. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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