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Massive Recruitment at Agricultural Finance Corporation

The Agricultural Finance Corporation [AFC] is a state Corporation whose objective is to provide quality and sustainable customer focused financial services for the development of the agricultural sector in Kenya.

In order to achieve this objective, the Corporation wishes to invite applications from exceptionally talented, results driven, self-motivated and qualified applicants for various positions:
 

Job Title: Marketing Officer

Reporting to the Manager – Marketing and Corporate Communications, He/ She is charged with the following responsibilities:-:

Representative Tasks
  • Contribute in the development of the marketing plans and budgets in liaison with the Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager;
  • Carryout market research in order to appropriately segment the AFC market based on the Corporation’s products and service offerings;
  • Participate in the development and roll out of new products based in line with research findings and market needs;
  • Participate in the preparation of Agricultural Shows, Field days and corporate events aimed at sensitizing customers on AFC products;
  • Attend to customer queries and/or complaints from on loan requirements;
  • Organize branding of AFC offices an branches so as to improve the corporate image;
  • Any other relevant work that may be assigned to the job holder from time to time.
Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Marketing, Sales, Social Sciences or a relevant discipline
  • 3 years relevant work experience preferably in the financial services industry
  • Innovative skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Oral communication, Analytical and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy

Job Title: Planning and Resource Mobilization Officer
 
Reporting to the Manager – Planning and Resource Mobilization, He/ She is charged with the following responsibilities:-:

Representative Tasks
  • Carryout research on new products, new business outlets so as to advise on investment decisions by the Corporation;
  • Prepare and collate data on the AFC/GOK annual performance contracts so as to monitor performance contract requirements;
  • Prepare ISO audit plans, budgets and reports for review by management;
  • Maintain records on the existing partnership funds to ensure adequate allocation to participating branches and to monitor progress on implementation of projects;
  • Prepare operational plans and budgets for the Department
  • Any other relevant work that may be assigned to the job holder from time to time.
Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Economics, Commerce, Planning or Statistics
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Econometric analysis skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Business acumen

Job Title: Branch Manager [Kajiado, Kitale, Mpeketoni, Hola & Bomet]
 
Reports to the Regional Manager, He/ She is charged with the following responsibilities:-:
 
Representative Tasks
 
The job holder heads a branch and performs the following tasks: -
  • Plans, supervises and coordinates the operations of the branch;
  • Guides and advises on credit management and administrative policies;
  • Responsible for the preparation and implementation of branch plans and budgets;
  • Appraises, evaluates credit applications and approves/recommends for approval depending on authority level;
  • Coordinates disbursement and monitors project implementation;
  • Co-ordinates loan recovery measures including foreclosure and advertisement;
  • Manages the branch credit portfolio;
  • Undertakes monitoring and evaluation and prepares periodic reports;
  • Manages branch staff and other resources and advises on use and deployment;
  • Represents the Corporation at the stakeholders’ forums;
  • Handles the performance management; supervision and development of staff in the Branch.
Requirements
  • General Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or a related field.
  • Post graduate diploma in agriculture or related field/ Certificate in Cooperative Management, banking, entrepreneurship, microfinance or equivalent
  • 3 years experience as Credit Officer in a busy service oriented environment preferably in the agricultural sector, banking sector or within a development financial institution.
  • Computer literacy is a must
NB: State the preferred station in your application.

Job Title: Manager - Corporate Communications
 
Reporting to the General Manager – Business Development, He/ She is charged with the following responsibilities:-:

Representative Tasks
  • Manage relations with the media in order to foster a positive corporate image for AFC;
  • Manage the AFC website in liaison with ICT to ensure that accurate information is passed to the public;
  • Organize corporate functions and outreach programs to ensure efficiency in AFC’s events management;
  • Co-ordinate the branding of AFC offices so as to enhance the corporate image;
  • Develop marketing and promotional materials including production of the AFC Newsletter and documentaries to project the desired image for AFC;
  • Collect and edit information in order to prepare well researched internal publications;
  • Maintain good working relations with the media so as to ensure favorable coverage of the Corporation;
  • Prepare proposals for corporate social responsibility activities in liaison with the General Manager Business Development as per the existing policy;
  • Monitor and analyze media coverage to gauge quality of the Corporation’s publicity;
  • Prepare speeches for top management to ensure that they are in line with the Corporation’s agenda;
  • Undertake photography in corporate functions for communication purposes; and
  • Any other relevant work assigned to the job holder from time to time.
Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Communication or Social Sciences
  • 3 years experience in a comparable institution
  • Publishing skills (in design)
  • Events organization & management skills.
  • Public speaking/Presentation skills

Job Title: Manager - Marketing
 
Reporting to the General Manager – Business Development, He/ She is charged with the following responsibilities:-
 
Representative Tasks
  • Develop and implement marketing plans in line with the Corporation’s strategic plan;
  • Carry-out market research to establish the customers’ needs in order to develop products that are responsive to customers’ needs;
  • Organize and participate in corporate events to ensure marketing of AFC products and to promote customer awareness;
  • Co-ordinate marketing activities in liaison with Branch Managers to recruit and maintain client relationships;
  • Manage and initiate action on customer complaints, queries and feedback to ensure AFC’s responsiveness to customers’ needs;
  • Ensure the division is adequately resourced by professional and competent staff including completing performance appraisals, personal development and succession plans effectively and foster a culture in which staff feel supported so as to deliver exceptional results; and
  • Any other relevant work that may be assigned to the job holder from time to time.
Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing or related field.
  • 6 years relevant work experience preferably in the financial services sector
  • Marketing skills
  • Product Development skills
  • Public speaking/Presentation skills

Head of Procurement
 
The job holder reports to the Managing Director. 

He/ She is charged with the following responsibilities:-

Representative Tasks
  • Coordinate the preparation of the procurement division budget
  • Ensure the division is adequately resourced by professional and competent staff including completing performance appraisals, personal development and succession plans effectively and foster a culture in which staff feel supported so as to deliver exceptional results; and
  • Develop, review and implement robust procurement policies and procedures as to ensure integrity and compliance of the Corporation’s procurement practices with the applicable legislative framework;
  • Coordinate preparation of the Corporation’ annual procurement plan and present to the Board for approval;
  • Manage the bi-annual pre-qualification of suppliers to ensure competitive pricing and efficiency in the Corporation’s procurement activities;
  • Manage the Corporation’s annual tendering process of key goods and services to ensure value for money and compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005;
  • Supervise the timely procurement of all requisitioned goods and services for the Corporation to ensure efficient service delivery and value for money;
  • Manage the Corporation’s process of disposal of obsolete items in liaison with the Disposal Committee in line with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005;
  • Provide secretarial services to the Tender committee and Disposal Committees of the Corporation in compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005;
  • Verify and recommend for approval all payments to suppliers of goods and services to the Corporation to ensure compliance with user requirements;
  • Any other relevant work that may be assigned to the job holder from time to time.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Diploma in Procurement from a recognized institution;
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in procurement or supplies management in a fast paced work environment.
  • A demonstrable ability to drive organizational value through the implementation of appropriate and diligent procurement management practices;
  • Have demonstrated personal integrity;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Problem solving , analytical and orientation to detail skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent relationship building skills;
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment;
  • Exemplary knowledge of the application of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations 2006;
  • Has had a distinguished career in their respective fields; and
  • Be computer literate.
How to Apply

Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary and benefits package.
 
Applications with detailed curriculum vitae including three referees with their current telephone contacts, copies of certificates and testimonials should be addressed to: -

The Managing Director
Agricultural Finance Corporation
Development House 7th Floor, Moi Avenue
P.O. Box 30367 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi

Closing date for applications is 25th November at 5.00 pm.

AFC is an equal opportunity Employer. 

Lack of inclusions of all details as sought for or any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 


Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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