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Head of Credit Job in Kenya

The Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) is a State Corporation in the rural Finance Sector with a focus of delivering products and services that impact positively on eradication of poverty by supporting food production and job creation.

In order to deliver on its mandate, AFC wishes to invite applications from exceptionally talented, results-driven, self motivated and qualified applicants for the
 Head of Credit.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will be charged with the following responsibilities: -

The Role

  • Work closely with the CEO to develop and drive challenging but achievable Corporation’s strategic objectives and ensure that performance-based schemes are in place to drive the business and achieve the results;
  • Lead the AFC business development function and ensure that the organic business growth is in line with the Corporation’s strategies and plans;
  • Using an open and inclusive management style, provide leadership focus for the management of the AFC Credit strategies and policies through a highly motivated credit team;
  • Ensure tight performance and process controls in the AFC loan portfolio;
  • Ensure that the implementation of the AFC credit policies are supported by clear lines of accountability for each service level, section managers and each staff in the department;
  • Cultivate and reinforce strong business relationships with existing customers and farmers and establish new and sustainable business linkages and partnerships as is appropriate.
Candidate’s Profile and Qualifications
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or related fields from a recognized university;
  • An MBA in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or related fields from a recognized university;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Having training and exposure at senior management level.
Experience & Skills
  • At least ten (10) years experience earned in a similar position in a busy service orientated environment preferably in the agricultural sector, banking sector or within a Development Financial Institution.
Person’s Specification
  • Possess and demonstrate project and process management skills;
  • Be a results-oriented relationship builder with an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to work under pressure without supervision in a tough and competitive business environment so as to grow collectable portfolio and volume of AFC’s lending clientele;
  • Possess excellent organizing, mobilizing, interpersonal and influencing skills;
  • Be a team player able to develop strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, with personal stature and ability to influence at multiple levels within the Agricultural industry;
A competitive package that includes a performance-pegged incentive scheme is attached to this position. 

Apply by enclosing an abridged curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and other testimonials, names of three referees, one of whom must be your penultimate employer to:

The Managing Director,
Agricultural Finance Corporation,
P.O Box 30367-00100 GPO

So as to be received not later than March 30th, 2012

AFC is an equal opportunity employer

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