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Micro-Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Research Micro - Finance Manager

Location: Based in Korogocho Slums

Closing Date: 2/04/2014

Company Profile:

UJAMAA – Africa is an NGO based in Korogocho, founded with the aim of promoting health, personal safety and economic empowerment to vulnerable women and children.

UJAMAA’s economic empowerment arm – UJAMAA MASHINANI( a micro-finance), seeks to change its previous approach of lending small startup loans, to establishing a well thought out innovation owned by the people, for the people in form of a village bank.
We are seeking an individual, with a passion based on the principles of Women Economic Empowerment and a system that will open doors, and create opportunities for a research based economic empowerment which will ultimately improve and transform livelihoods.

  • The primary responsibility is to manage Micro loan research programs.
  • Promote and market UJAMAA MASHINANI to various stakeholders with potential for expansion.
  • Exploring the impact of Women Economic Empowerment and its ability to decrease the frequency and severity of domestic violence.
  • Develop strategy and work plans for UJAMAA Mashinani’s research programs, in consultation with UJAMAA – Africa executive management.
  • Develop evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of UJAMAA Mashinani, with expansion into other slums in consideration
  • Be responsible for assuring UJAMAA MASHINANI’s full integration with other activities of the organization, especially to identify and implement cross-strengthening activities in regards to microfinance and village banking.
  • Be responsible for developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with UJAMAA – Africa donors, the community, relevant international and domestic financial institutions and/or Ministries.
  • Supervise staff involved in monitoring and evaluation in the department going by the guidelines set up by the parliament of UJAMAA MASHINANI.

Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent information and management skills.
  • Must possess minimum 3 years working experience management or similar role.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with excellent organization and planning.
  • Knowledge of business development concepts and a mind tuned into innovative concepts.
  • Strong research experiences
  • Knowledge and ability to understand and execute management functions, financial and accounting policies, rules and procedures.
  • Experience working in development sector in Administration and Finance management (Preferably in Micro Finance).
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a diverse and heavy workload, working under pressure and strict adherence to tight deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills

Minimum Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Research, Commerce, Finance and Accounting or Management – a Master’s degree in any Business Management related field, would be an added advantage.

Candidates with Research experience in a business field are highly encouraged to apply.
To apply send your detailed, updated resume and application letter, to

Include the Job Title in the subject line.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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