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Loan Officer

Closing: Jun 28, 2024

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Published: Jun 21, 2024 (23 days ago)

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  • GROOTS Kenya seeks to recruit an experienced Loan Officer who will be dedicated to managing all aspects of the Jasiri Fund at the program management level, reporting to the Jasiri Fund Manager. The Loan Officer will also provide financial literacy training and business development support services to young women survivors of GBV.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, or a related discipline.
  • At least 3 years of experience in loan management, microfinance, or financial inclusion programs, preferably in development programs focused on gender equality or economic empowerment.
  • Proven experience in financial literacy training and business development support.
  • Strong understanding of loan appraisal, disbursement, and repayment processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust and rapport with beneficiaries.
  • Commitment to gender equality and women’s rights, with experience working with survivors of GBV or other marginalized populations.
  • Strong organizational and reporting skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter outlining their qualifications and relevant experience to [email protected] by 28th June 2024. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must indicate the POSITION in the email subject


Responsibilities
  • GROOTS Kenya seeks to recruit an experienced Loan Officer who will be dedicated to managing all aspects of the Jasiri Fund at the program management level, reporting to the Jasiri Fund Manager. The Loan Officer will also provide financial literacy training and business development support services to young women survivors of GBV.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, or a related discipline.
  • At least 3 years of experience in loan management, microfinance, or financial inclusion programs, preferably in development programs focused on gender equality or economic empowerment.
  • Proven experience in financial literacy training and business development support.
  • Strong understanding of loan appraisal, disbursement, and repayment processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust and rapport with beneficiaries.
  • Commitment to gender equality and women’s rights, with experience working with survivors of GBV or other marginalized populations.
  • Strong organizational and reporting skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter outlining their qualifications and relevant experience to [email protected] by 28th June 2024. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must indicate the POSITION in the email subject


Loan Processing and Management:

  • Assess loan applications from young women survivors of GBV, ensuring they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Conduct thorough appraisals of applicants’ financial status, business plans, and collateral to determine loan viability.
  • Manage the disbursement of loans, ensuring all necessary documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Monitor and follow up on loan repayments, providing support and guidance to borrowers to ensure timely repayment.

Financial Literacy Training:

  • Develop and deliver financial literacy training programs tailored to the needs of young women survivors of GBV.
  • Train young women survivors of GBV on budgeting, saving, investment, and responsible borrowing to enhance their financial management skills.
  • Provide one-on-one financial counseling to young women survivors of GBV as needed.

Business Development Support:

  • Assist young women survivors of GBV in developing viable business plans and strategies for business growth.
  • Offer ongoing business development support, including mentorship, market research, and business expansion advice.
  • Connect young women survivors of GBV with relevant market opportunities and business networks to enhance their business prospects.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with loaned participants, providing continuous support and addressing any challenges they face.
  • Conduct regular field visits to assess the progress of participants’ businesses and provide on-site support and guidance.
  • Collect and document success stories and challenges faced by young women survivors of GBV to inform program improvements.

Reporting and Compliance:

  • Prepare and submit regular reports on loan disbursement, repayment, and the financial performance.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and donor requirements in all loan management activities.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all loan transactions and interactions with the project participants.

Collaboration and Coordination:

  • Work closely with the Jasiri Fund Manager and other team members to ensure the effective implementation of the Jasiri Fund.
  • Collaborate with Jasiri Consortium partners and other stakeholders to enhance the support provided to young women survivors of GBV.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, workshops, and training sessions to enhance knowledge and skills.


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