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Banking Jobs in Kenya - SMEP Bank

Legal Officers
SMEP Microfinance Bank Limited is a dynamic Christian based Bank regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, whose Mission is “To empower our customers through provision of market driven financial solutions”, with over 40 outlets across the country.
In line with our transformation strategy, we are seeking for dynamic and resultoriented individuals who are committed Christians with a passion to transform lives to fill the following positions in the Bank;
Responsible for providing Legal advice to the Board and Management on matters pertaining the Banks’ staff, property, business activities, rights and obligations, in collaboration with the staff in the Legal Department.

Duties

·         To render legal advice to the Bank and its various departments to ensure compliance to the Law and other statutory regulations
·         To ensure the efficient and proper perfection of all Bank securities
·         To manage and coordinate court cases relating to the Bank.
·         Drafting, vetting and reviewing of contracts, MoUs and other legal instruments between SMEP MFB and other parties;
·         Interpret legal issues and implications that arise in the course of the Banks’ business operations
·         To carry out surveys and research on assigned legal issues
·         To monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and advise the Bank on the impact of such changes
·         Board secretariat duties

Requirements

·         A minimum grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE
·         Be in possession of a Bachelors of Law Degree (LLB)
·         Diploma in Law (KSL) and Admission as an Advocate with a current practicing Certificate
·         Must have a minimum of two years continuous post bar work experience in a busy legal firm or corporate institution; experience in a Legal department in a financial institution will be an added advantage.
·         Analytical and judgmental skills sufficient to anticipate regulatory and legal risks
·         Computer proficiency.
·         Posses a high degree of professional ethics and personal integrity.
·         Good interpersonal & communication skills with excellent customer service.
·         A team player with the drive to improve performance and work with minimum supervision.
·         Must be a committed Christian with passion for the transformation of the population.
·         Aged between 26 and 35 years

SME & Institution Banking Officers
Ref: SME–O 06 /17/HRD
Responsible for marketing Banks’ products and services in churches, SMEs and Institutions to recruit and intake of new customers, processing and disbursement of loans and ensure timely collection of the same to ensure healthy portfolio and happy satisfied customers.

Duties

·         To champion SME product in the Branches.
·         Prospect new SME clients and assist in loan application.
·         Conduct and ensure proper loan appraisals to be measured by approval success rate.
·         Prepare and execute loan contracts and arrange for disbursement of loans.
·         Ensure client retention through excellent customer service and maintain a good relationship with existing SME customers.
·         Engage in proper Know Your Customer (KYC) Vetting of clients using supporting documents and SME appraisal tools.
·         Compliance to audit standards and company policies and procedures.
·         Ensure periodic SME training is carried out at the branch to enhance awareness and cross selling.
·         Ensure timely loan repayments through aggressive follow ups.
·         Delinquency and default management actions as per credit policy.
·         Mobilize deposits in line with branch targets

Requirements

·         A minimum grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE
·         A undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Business related courses from a recognized institution.
·         Knowledge in Sales and Marketing, credit risk management, credit lending
·         At least 2 years’ experience in the financial sector with proven and demonstrable ability to grow SME business (for candidates applying for SME & Institutional Banking).
·         Proficiency in computers is mandatory.
·         Ability to analyze and interpret financial statements
·         Clear understanding of microfinance/banking industry is an added advantage.
·         Good interpersonal & communication skills with excellent customer service.
·         A team player with the drive to improve performance.
·         Persuasive with strong recognition skills,
·         Selfdriven and possess the ability to work with minimum supervision
·         Ability to work independently under minimum supervision.
·         Strong Christian values, commitment and passion for the transformation of the population.
·         Aged between 26 and 35 years

Business Development Officers
Ref: BDO 06/17/HRD
Responsible for business development through marketing and recruiting of customers, processing and disbursement of loans and ensure timely collection of the same to ensure healthy portfolio and a happy and satisfied customer base.

Duties

·         Responsible for Marketing of Banks products and services
·         Facilitate recruitment and registration of clients in existing and new groups
·         Stimulate client training on SMEP policies, procedures and basic business skills, loans, business, e.t.c.
·         Ensure that all clients contribute weekly savings and repay their loans on time
·         Responsible to evaluate clients’ businesses and determine whether they are worth the amount applied for
·         Responsible for client evaluations and loan processing.
·         Responsible for maintaining a quality asset portfolio as per the Banks requirements
·         Responsible for preparation and submissions of timely daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as per the Banks’ requirements to the respective Office Holders.
·         Responsible for recording, verifying and assessing the chattels offered for loans with assistance of the Branch Manager
·         Ensure followup of defaulters and collection of arrears
·         Responsible for record keeping for all clients e.g. savings, loan status etc.
·         Ensure client retention through excellent customer service
How to Apply
The full job profile is also on the website and qualified and interested candidates who meet the criteria should download the “Job Application Form” at www.smep.co.ke/opportunities, and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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