Investment Manager Garissa/ Dadaab Job in Kenya

About the Opportunity

Investment Manager will be a trusted partner of Inkomoko Garissa/Dadaab clients with the responsibilities below:


Due Diligence And Facility/Investment Preparation (40%) 

Respond to inquiries from prospective borrowers, support them to apply for our investment products, 

Introduce the investment products to entrepreneurs, explaining the requirements for repayment and the seriousness of taking on debt financing, 

Conduct due diligence on prospective borrowers, including site visits, document preparation, coordination with the Business Development Associates and Business Associates, etc. 

Communicate all materials to the Senior Portfolio Manager/ Regional Portfolio Director and assist in preparing credit reports for Investment Committee meetings,

Take photos of entrepreneurs, have them sign photo waivers, and post their stories on the Kiva platform.

Portfolio Management (30%) 

Offer excellent customer service through daily conversations, correspondence, and site visits as needed to maintain strong positive relationships with borrowers, 

Work with Business Development Services team to ensure borrower success, and Visit clients for monitoring, 

Track information about borrowers and communicate effectively with key stakeholders about client status, 

Actively participate as key staff in the weekly Portfolio Review Meeting, 

Maintain a tracking system of borrower payments and contact information, 

Interact with government leaders, the court system, refugees and host communities’ stakeholders and others for follow up on lack of payments, 

Work with the Finance Director/Senior Finance Associate to produce invoices for payments, 

Ensure that we are adhering to the requirements of our Kiva partnership, including reporting and journaling, 

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 

Team And Growth Management (20%) 

Supervising and training Investment Officers staff in all steps of the investment granting cycle including: 

Acquisition and screening of potential clients, 

Active monitoring of investment repayments and overall performance, 

Investment assessment, appraisal and disbursement.

Chairing credit/facility committees under the portfolio manager’s approval rights. 

Investment Management System (10%) 

Update both disbursements and investment repayments in the Investment Management System (LMS-powered by odoo)

Maintain and demonstrate proficiency with investment software applications

Work with system providers to utilize applications to fullest capacity, streamlining processes and procedures, ensuring accuracy and compliance 

Assist with system parameters and design to meet the needs of multiple departments. 

Manage user security access

Ensure proper segregation of duties, develop and maintain work flows for all stages of investment 

Advise the Management team how to automate key lending processes

Supervise all aspects of the investment operations. This supervision includes posting of payment, payoffs, and balancing, disbursing investment funds

Ensure lending team is provided with updates and procedural changes

Participates in the review and recommendations of operational systems and procedures

Successfully interact with lending staff to improve accuracy and efficiencies of Investment management system 

Prepare related reports and administer the system

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Investment Manager will be a trusted partner of Inkomoko Kenya clients; basic qualifications include: 

University degree in Finance or another related field 

Must speak fluent English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of other local languages will be an added advantage 

5+ years of work experience in the relevant or applicable field 

Experience in Islamic lending and practice is STRONGLY preferred

Experience in investment management, microfinance, capital leases, and access to finance for Micro businesses and SMEs is STRONGLY preferred 

Experience in lending, group savings is strongly preferred 

Experience in lending products development is a MUST 

Experience in managing investment staff 

Experience providing business advice to entrepreneurs and dealing with customers/debt 

Prior experience in using Investment management system software 

Experience in partnerships management is STRONGLY preferred

Decisive individuals with the ability to deliver unpleasant messages to the debtors and assertive enough to get the debtors to pay off the entire debt 

Experience in managing difficult clients and reaching positive outcomes 

Very strong attention to details and good follow-through, 

Comfort with the civil court system, collateral registration and previous experience in litigation is preferred

Unrelenting perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills. 

Must be able to legally work in Kenya.

What You’ll Get

This role is a tremendous opportunity to work in a high-growth, mission-driven organization. Our compensation includes both a great culture and a competitive market-based package, including:

Incredible company culture, including deep investment in your learning and growth, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity

Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals across the region

Ability to make a significant social impact and contribute to economic growth

Competitive salary, and potential KPI-based bonus

Favorable policies like health insurance, staff savings program, parental leave, sabbatical program, and more.

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