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Job Title: Assistant Operations Manager – Microfinance
Industry: Microfinance
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 50k
Our client, a unique microfinance institution offering micro credit solutions, to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders seeks to hire a competent individual to fill the role of an Assistant Operations Manager. 

  • Initiate process and quality reviews and contribute to plans that deliver process improvements ensuring effective implementation and ultimately improved productivity.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of credit policy which provides suitable protection and facilitates business growth and asset distribution.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of loan policies and procedures; evaluate loan vetting structures and enforce credit standards according to company goals and policies.
  • Direct and guide all operational procedures and controls through the development and implementation of procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby manage operational risk and solidify management control and the direction of the business unit.
  • Improvement in operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the business unit more efficient.
  • Developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
  • Lead and manage the team to deliver a culture that supports and contributes to the achievement of financial objectives of the business and meets service standards.
  • Support the Regional managers’ efforts to increase employee productivity by assisting to coordinate and manage the activities in Business Finance and assist to develop and implement strategies for increasing growth.
  • Produce timely, detailed management reports as needed for monitoring and management of all business finance operations
  • Degree in Banking, Business Administration, Operations Management.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in banking/ lending or microfinance industry
  • Knowledge of the Microfinance and/or Banking industry
  • High level of numeracy to evaluate complex statistical financial information.
  • Strong managerial, business development, analytical and research skills
  • Strong leadership qualities with a proactive, results- oriented and
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of banking software is a plus.
  • Flexible, adaptive and versatile
  • Good interpersonal and strong team building skills
  • Ability to manage, motivate and lead a team

Job Title: Assistant Finance and Administration Manager – Microfinance
Industry: Microfinance
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 70k
Our client is a unique microfinance institution offering micro credit solutions, to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders. 

They seek to hire a competent individual to fill the role of an Assistant Finance and Administration Manager. 

Candidates working in the same position are encouraged to apply.

Jobs Responsibilities
  • Support the development and implementation of the Bank’s strategic and business plan
  • Monitor performance against financial plans and provide relevant and timely information to the Board, Senior
  • Provide accurate and timely periodic financial reports and other reports to the various stakeholders as per policy or on need basis
  • Coordinate with the external auditors to ensure timely and expeditious facilitation external auditing requirement and statutory reporting of financial performance.
  • Implement policies and procedures to guide the management of the investment portfolios in the bank.
  • Ensure reliability and integrity of financial and operating information systems
  • Assist in the supervision of budget preparation and consolidation of annual projections
  • Manage balance between risk and return by maintaining a positive spread between the interest rates on earning assets and the interest cost of funds
  • Manage all payments, and collection & banking of revenue
  • Manage all capital expenditure and procurement for the bank
  • Oversee funding requirements and liquidity management of the bank
  • Safeguard cash balances and oversee inter branch transfers
  • Ensure proper custody of security, deeds and other important documents
  • Ensure that the organization does not suffer financial loss through fraud and error by ensuring that assets are safeguarded and by closely maintaining and monitoring efficient and adequate internal control systems
  • Ensure that the organization is continuing to meet the grant compliance requirements and act as the liaison person with donors for financial reporting of grants.
  • Ensure compliance with laid down conditions and terms pertaining to loan agreements with external financiers.
Skills and Qualifications desired
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or Finance / Business Administration / Economics or related field.
  • Training in microfinance or banking field will be an added advantage
  • Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist in related accounting, finance or audit field
  • Member of ICPAK
  • Thorough knowledge of financial services/Micro finance industry policies and regulatory requirements as relates to MFI institutions.
  • Have 3 years relevant work experience in a similar position preferably in a financial environment
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Assistant Finance & Admin Manager - MFI) to before Wednesday 10th February, 2016.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

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