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Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager - Microfinance
Industry: Microfinance
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 60k
Our client, a unique microfinance institution offering micro credit solutions, to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders. 

They seek to hire a competent individual to fill the role of a Finance and Administration Manager. 

Candidates working in the same position are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the development and implementation of the Bank’s strategic and business plan through allocation of financial resources to ensure proper management of financial resources and assets of the company.
  • Manage the utilization of company finances according to established policies, plans and procedures. Assist in carrying out financial planning using projection models and other financial tools and disseminate the information to the various stakeholders within and without the organization.
  • Monitor performance against financial plans and provide relevant and timely information to the Board, Senior Management peers, Departments, branches and other stakeholders.
  • Provide accurate and timely periodic financial reports and other reports to the various stakeholders as per policy or on need basis; prepare reports for management, directors, auditors, regulators, government agencies and departments including for tax compliance purposes.
  • Coordinate with the external auditors to ensure timely and expeditious facilitation external auditing requirement and statutory reporting of financial performance.
  • Manage the preparation of financial proposals and related supporting documentation for donor funding, external financiers, commercial financing, regulatory and government authorities, external auditors, and financial consultants as needed.
  • Implement policies and procedures to guide the management of the investment portfolios in the bank.
  • Provide, on need basis, financial information to internal customers for use in their various departments and act as liaison for the finance department.
  • Ensure reliability and integrity of financial and operating information systems
  • Assist in the supervision of budget preparation and consolidation of annual projections
  • Manage balance between risk and return by maintaining a positive spread between the interest rates on earning assets and the interest cost of funds
  • Manage all payments, and collection & banking of revenue
  • Manage all capital expenditure and procurement for the bank
  • Oversee funding requirements and liquidity management of the bank
  • Safeguard cash balances and oversee inter branch transfers
  • Ensure proper custody of security, deeds and other important documents
  • Ensure that the organization does not suffer financial loss through fraud and error by ensuring that assets are safeguarded and by closely maintaining and monitoring efficient and adequate internal control systems
  • Supervise the running of the finance department to ensure adherence to bank’s policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Ensure that the organization is continuing to meet the grant compliance requirements and act as the liaison person with donors for financial reporting of grants.
  • Ensure compliance with laid down conditions and terms pertaining to loan agreements with external financiers.
Skills and Qualifications Desired
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or Finance/Business Administration/Economics or related field.
  • Masters degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance) and added advantage
  • Training in microfinance or banking field will be an added advantage
  • Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist in related accounting, finance or audit field
  • Member of ICPAK
  • Thorough knowledge of financial services/Micro finance industry policies and regulatory requirements as relates to MFI institutions.
  • Have 3 years relevant work experience in a similar position preferably in a financial environment.

Job Title: Assistant Operations Manager - Microfinance
Industry: Microfinance
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 50k

Our client, a unique microfinance institution offering micro credit solutions, to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders seeks to hire a competent individual to fill the role of an Assistant Operations Manager.

Candidates working in the same position are encouraged to apply.

  • Initiate process and quality reviews and contribute to plans that deliver process improvements ensuring effective implementation and ultimately improved productivity.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of credit policy which provides suitable protection and facilitates business growth and asset distribution.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of loan policies and procedures; evaluate loan vetting structures and enforce credit standards according to company goals and policies.
  • Direct and guide all operational procedures and controls through the development and implementation of procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby manage operational risk and solidify management control and the direction of the business unit.
  • Improvement in operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the business unit more efficient.
  • Developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
  • Lead and manage the team to deliver a culture that supports and contributes to the achievement of financial objectives of the business and meets service standards.
  • Support the Regional managers’ efforts to increase employee productivity by assisting to coordinate and manage the activities in Business Finance and assist to develop and implement strategies for increasing growth.
  • Produce timely, detailed management reports as needed for monitoring and management of all business finance operations
  • Management of registry and archives
  • Degree in Banking, Business Administration, Operations Management.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in banking/ lending or microfinance industry
  • Knowledge of the Microfinance and/or Banking industry
  • High level of numeracy to evaluate complex statistical financial information.
  • Strong managerial, business development, analytical and research skills
  • Strong leadership qualities with a proactive, results- oriented and
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of banking software is a plus.
  • Flexible, adaptive and versatile
  • Good interpersonal and strong team building skills
  • Ability to manage, motivate and lead a team

Job Title: Sales & Marketing Manager – Microfinance
Industry: Microfinance
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 50k
Our client is a fast growing community microfinance institution. 

They seek to hire a Sales & Marketing Manager to build and develop a high performing team through managing organization’s sales & marketing, product development, research and revenue generation activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reporting sales trends daily, weekly and monthly as well as prospective business pipelines
  • Setting sales target for the DSR’s on products, assets and liabilities
  • Supervising the direct sales representatives and ensuring they deliver the desired results
  • Mapping potential customers and generating leads for the organization
  • Planning, developing and implementing marketing strategies
  • Planning events, guiding and implementation of major events
  • Liaising with, answering enquiries from media, individuals and other organizations, and distributing press releases to targeted media
  • Organizing interviews with selected media houses
  • Develop and maintain the company’s corporate image and identity, which includes the use of logos and signage
  • Preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs and films
  • Maintaining and updating information on the organization’s website
  • Managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis
  • Develop new products in the bank according to the bank’s strategy
  • Identify market opportunities
  • Achieve profitability objectives by ensuring product performance through identification and implementation of revenue generation cost reduction opportunities
  • Lead the development from conceptualization till launch of new products and services designed to deliver superior value for customers and profitability
  • Presenting the new products and ideas for review and approval. Managing the product development processes, including the testing phase of the product
  • Monitor and manage the customer satisfaction with regard to products and ensure delivery of value added products and services
  • Conducting training sessions on the new products to staff
  • Manage the launching of new products
  • Monitoring the market and reviewing the existing products continuously
  • Managing the product restructuring process
  • Planning and managing promotional campaigns for the existing products
  • Reporting on the performance in the market of the existing products to senior management
  • Preparation of annual marketing budgets for the products
  • General research on customer satisfaction, product performance and general marketing positioning on a regular and timely schedule
  • Proactively develop and improve products and services by researching industry and related events
  • Monitoring industry statistics and following trends and bank industry literature.
  • Gathering data on competitors and analyzing their strategies, tariffs, customer service and policies
  • Provide market intelligence surveys on product rating, brand positioning and media relations
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in sales/ Marketing or a related field.
  • At least 2 years experience in business development in banking/microfinance sector
  • Experience in leadership, must demonstrate capacity to build a team.
  • Self-starter, assertive and interpersonally effective.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to engage effectively conduct community outreach and engage with small scale traders, business owners and other market segments
How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Sales & Marketing Manager- Microfinance)  before Monday 21st December,  2015

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

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