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The Meru County Microfinance Corporation is a County Corporation established under the Meru County Microfinance Corporation Act, 2014 with the mandate of providing microfinance services to Small and Medium enterprises.

To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking a dynamic and highly talented individuals to join our team in the following exciting and challenging position:

Risk Manager
One (1) Position

Interested candidates must have a proven track record of performance; possess excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills.
Exposure to IT packages, ability to meet deadlines and deliver under pressure is essential.
Position Scope: Reporting to the Managing Director, the Risk Manager will be responsible for assessing risks and implementing plans and strategies to minimize business losses.
Key Responsibilities
·         Developing, implementing and reviewing policies and procedures that reduce credit risk;
·         Designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the corporation, which includes an analysis of the financial impact in the corporation when risks occur
·         Analyzing current risks and identifying potential risks that are affecting the corporation
·         Evaluating the corporations previous handling of risks, and comparing potential risks with criteria set out by the corporation such as costs and legal requirements
·         Preparing risk management and insurance budgets
·         Risk reporting ;(informing the board of directors about the most significant risks to the business; ensuring business heads understand the risks that might affect their departments; ensuring individuals understand their own accountability for individual risks)
·         Explaining the external risk posed by corporate governance to stakeholders
·         Creating business continuity plans to limit risks
·         Building risk awareness amongst staff by providing support and training within the corporation
·         Any other duties as assigned from time to time
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:-
·         Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Business Studies and Management, Finance or Economics, statistics or any other related field.
·         CPA K/ACCA qualification is an added advantage
·         Five years’ work experience in a risk management in a financial institution
·         Ability to network and develop strong business relationships;

Procurement Officer
One (1) Position
Position Scope: Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for procurement of goods and services for the Corporation in accordance with the relevant laws, manage physical facilities and outsourced services.
Key Responsibilities
·         Formulation, review and implementation of procurement policies and procedures;

·         Participating in the prequalification of suppliers;
·         Reviewing LPOs prior to dispatch;
·         Sourcing goods and services through tenders or any other approved method;
·         Maintaining of suppliers list and other relevant records as per established policies and procedures;
·         Participating in planning and forecasting supplies requirements;
·         Preparing accurate and timely reports
·         Ensuring effective and efficient stationery stock control;
·         Posting of stationery issues and receipts into the ledger;
·         Suppliers evaluation in relation to deliver lead times;
·         Overseeing the deliveries of all procured goods and services;
·         Ensuring timely distribution of supplies as per requisitions received from users;
·         Addressing problems related to undelivered LPOs and services and escalating complex issues to the supervisor;
·         Act as the Secretary to the Tender Evaluation Committee;
·         Drafting letters of offer/contracts Implementing awards;
·         Preparing tender documents for long term supply contracts;
·         Handling suppliers and other stakeholders inquires;
·         Managing relationship with, and performance of contracted service providers of the corporation;
·         Any other duties assigned from time to time.
Qualifications / Skills / Experience
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: –
·         Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related discipline;
·         Post graduate qualifications in Supply Chain Management.
·         At least four (4) years’ work experience in procurement.
How to Apply
If you fulfil the above requirements, please send your application to the undersigned including a cover letter, CV, ID, testimonials, a day time telephone number, email address and three referees not later 31st December 2019.
Hand delivered applications can be dropped at the Corporations Head Office Reception, Ntara Place 1st floor upon signing a delivery at that office.
Managing Director,
Meru County Microfinance Corporation,
P.O Box 2564-60200,
Meru County Microfinance Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, Youth and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NB. Applicants should seek clearance from
·         Credit Reference Bureau
·         Kenya Revenue Authority
·         Higher Education Loans Board
·         Criminal Investigation Department
·         Commission for Higher Education; for those with certificates from Private and foreign Universities

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