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Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

The Credit Specialists will support partner banks in using the LGF to increase lending to agribusiness SMEs and associated actors – including through training bank staff, providing one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.

Job Title: Credit Specialist
 
Department:Programs
 
Reports To: Program Manager
 
Location: Nairobi

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support Credit Manager in meeting program deliverables on time.
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting and quality of data management
  • Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation of bank staff trainings
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations of the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in finance or other relevant field.
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in microfinance or bank lending, including proven success in financial product development in East Africa preferred.
  • Experience with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness development
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office. Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania).
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

Job Title: Credit Specialist
 
Department:Programs
 
Reports To: Program Manager
 
Location: Nairobi

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support Credit Manager in meeting program deliverables on time.
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting and quality of data management
  • Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation of bank staff trainings
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate into day-to-day operations of the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in finance or other relevant field.
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in microfinance or bank lending, including proven success in financial product development in East Africa preferred.
  • Experience with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness development
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office. Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania).
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

Job Title: Credit Manager
 
Department:Programs
 
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015

The Credit Manager will supervise a team of mobile Credit Specialists and will be responsible for overseeing the portfolio of loans made by partner banks to ensure they comply with program/donor requirements. 

He/she will develop bank capacity training programs to ensure that banks comply with donor requirements. 

The Credit Manager will supervise Credit Specialists in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi as they support banks in using the program to increase lending to agribusiness SMEs – including training bank staff, providing one-on-one assistance to loan officers, and monitoring loan performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Credit Manager will manage the operational and technical management of all credit related activities throughout the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program in all three countries
  • Lead the design and implementation of all bank capacity building programs to include training bank officers, screening and underwriting loan applications and monitoring the portfolio.
  • Monitor partner bank compliance with all aspects of the loan guarantee process.
  • Supervise up to 7 Credit Officers and Credit Specialists.
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.
 
Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in finance or other relevant field
Skills and Experience
  • 5 years’ experience in commercial or investment banking in East Africa (preferred)
  • Expert technical skills in business and financial analysis, especially for small and medium enterprises and agribusiness, as well as excellent management and training skills.
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt CHF policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office; Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania)
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

Job Title: Finance Manager
 
Department:Programs
 
Reports To: Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015
 
The Finance Manager will provide leadership and oversight to program finance and administration systems and submit timely reports to headquarters.

The Finance Manager will also ensure that all donor and Global Communities’ finance policies and procedures are met. 

The Finance Manager will be supervised by the COP and will manage Finance Officers/Accountants in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide financial management, leadership, and oversight for all aspects of the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program
  • Develop and maintain sound financial management systems in line with donor rules and regulations and Global Communities' policies and procedures
  • Provide financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to HQ on budget expenditures; Provide technical assistance to improve the systems of internal control and financial management of partners
  • Establish/Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub contracts
  • Produce budget projections and reports for submission to the donor through the HQ
  • Maintain financial files and support annual audits
  • Provide oversight of project administration, IT, and HR management support
  • Assist in program development and proposal preparation as needed.
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.
 
Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, accounting or related field required
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in financial management and accounting (experience in management of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and in agribusiness preferred)
  • Experience as country finance manager of donor-funded technical assistance projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries (preferably in East Africa)
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience and strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for doing their jobs
  • Strong knowledge of computerized accounting, demonstrated organizational skills, and strong track record in meeting deliverables
  • Certified Public Accountant in Kenya is a plus
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office; National travel outside of Nairobi, as required, to perform duties; some E. Africa regional travel will also be required.
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party
 
Department:Programs
 
Reports To: Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi
Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will serve as Senior Operations Manager for the entire program, as well as Program Manager for Kenya. The DCOP will also oversee the counterpart Program Managers in Tanzania and Malawi. 

He/she will report to the COP and assist in all management affairs regarding establishing, implementing, and monitoring donor-compliance procedures for sub-awards. 

The DCOP will oversee contractual relationships between Global Communities and the program partners, ensuring that all project tendering, contracting, and recruitment procedures are in compliance with Global Communities and donor requirements. 

The DCOP will also provide technical backstopping for the site/project identification and appraisal process and supervise project development, monitoring and evaluation team. 

Overall, he/she will oversee financial and administrative aspects of AIMS across the three targeted countries and represent the program to government officials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the Chief of Party in providing the overall management and strategic vision for the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program
  • Develop and update work plans and ensure that the program specific deliverables are met
  • Manage day-to-day program operations, supervise programmatic/field teams, and ensure that all program activities are consistent with the scope of the agreement/contract and in full compliance with Global Communities’ rules and regulations
  • Develop and implement management systems and resource allocations that ensure effective and efficient service delivery, as well as contribute to the identification and development of program interventions
  • She/he will also oversee program activities implemented by Global Communities and partners and/or sub-award recipients to ensure timely, quality reporting
  • Provide technical guidance in the implementation of all financial and administrative activities across three countries
  • Ensure quality control and effectiveness of activities
  • Coordinate activities with partner organizations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs),
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation and reporting of project activities
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.
 
Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree (preferred) in international development, agriculture, business development, or another related/appropriate field.
Skills and Experience
  • Experience as DCOP or similar positions with extensive management skills demonstrated in at least two development projects of a comparable scope.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in management role on large, multi-year, donor-funded agribusiness development projects; DCOP or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years technical experience in one or more of the following areas: financial management, food security, agribusiness development, small and medium enterprise development
  • Prior experience in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, or Eastern Africa preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of donor-funded programmatic, compliance, and reporting requirements
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt CHF policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Fluency in English required (written and spoken). Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with governmental officials and leaders at national and local levels, local NGOs, SMEs, community organizations, and donor community.
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office; Frequent travel to other country offices (Malawi, Tanzania)
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time
The anticipated start date for the positions would be in January 2015.

How to Apply

Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

The Country Director,
P. O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Apply by Monday, 15 December 2014.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 


CHF is an equal opportunity employer.

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