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Microfinance Manager

Closing: Sep 9, 2022

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Published: Aug 30, 2022 (31 days ago)

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Job Purpose

Responsible for the overall implementation of the microfinance activities. This includes the design and delivery of micro-loan products and services. The overall program objectives are to enable hundreds of families to access financial services and improve their household incomes. This position includes both administrative and technical/financial management.

Qualification, Experience, Skills and Abilities required.

  • University degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Management, Economics or Social Sciences.
  • Post-graduate training in designing and management of microfinance programs an essential.
  • At least five years of experience with a micro-finance institution, with at least 3 of those years in a managerial position.
  • At least 3 years of experience directly supervising professional staff, preferably as a team leader.
  • High levels of integrity.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing budgets.
  • Experience leading strategic planning exercises.
  • Demonstrate aptitude for teamwork.
  • High level of people management and mentoring skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple-tasks.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent persuasion, negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Business intelligence
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive and ambitious


Responsibilities

Job Purpose

Responsible for the overall implementation of the microfinance activities. This includes the design and delivery of micro-loan products and services. The overall program objectives are to enable hundreds of families to access financial services and improve their household incomes. This position includes both administrative and technical/financial management.

Qualification, Experience, Skills and Abilities required.

  • University degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Management, Economics or Social Sciences.
  • Post-graduate training in designing and management of microfinance programs an essential.
  • At least five years of experience with a micro-finance institution, with at least 3 of those years in a managerial position.
  • At least 3 years of experience directly supervising professional staff, preferably as a team leader.
  • High levels of integrity.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing budgets.
  • Experience leading strategic planning exercises.
  • Demonstrate aptitude for teamwork.
  • High level of people management and mentoring skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple-tasks.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent persuasion, negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Business intelligence
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive and ambitious


Program Development:

  • Develop and strengthen the microfinance activity in a bid to achieve greater scale, sustainability, and minimizing risk through effective management of the human and financial resources as well as the organization, assets.
  • Engage in marketing and sales activities to promote microfinance among the target groups.

Portfolio Management:

  • Asset quality management and growth strategies.
  • Coordinate portfolio expansion by building and maintaining relationships with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Review requests for funding of microfinance products and services.
  • Develop and continuously evaluate the organization’s microfinance policies, procedures, programs, and projects to ensure that they are efficient and effective in meeting the needs of clients while being sustainable.
  • Advise the program and finance departments on industry norms and standards.
  • Participate in the budgeting process, approve and review microfinance program expenditures, etc.
  • Provide oversight and management of the Financial Education program and integrate it into overall microfinance interventions. Provide overall supervision and reporting for the Microfinance Program.
  • Handle recruitment; design jobs, and conduct selection and performance reviews of the microfinance program staff.

 Innovation/Research & Development:

  • Develop methodologies, design Microfinance products and implement Microfinance partnerships.
  • Develop microfinance best practices and methodologies for implementation.
  • Re-assess the suitability of the two pilot locations i.e. Gulu and Kaberamaido for rolling out microfinance activities.
  • Microfinance Product development: Conduct market researches, pilot the products with an emphasis on providing affordable microfinance products and services for the enterprising poor.
  • Develop new strategies, policies and procedures for microfinance operations in line with the microfinance guidelines
  • Research and Documentation: Research and document best practices from microfinance interventions for the enterprising poor.
  • Forecast market changes based on economic and industry analysis.

 System Design:

  • Design systems for detailed work planning and implementation, monitoring/managing risk and internal/external reporting and ensure that they are functional.
  • In consultation with senior management, identify and recommend the appropriate loan tracking software.

 Representation and Networking:

  • Represent the organization to Microfinance Associations, Represent Peers and other networks.
  • Represent TPO Uganda to microfinance associations and networks, coordinate and facilitate at and local workshop.

 Human Resource Management:

  • Mentoring and coaching staff in key areas of managing the program- Finance/Accounting, Financial literacy and microfinance, etc.
  • Coach, mentor and train both TPO Uganda and partner organization staff to enable them assume their institutional roles in implementing microfinance operations.
  • Support Branch leaders in the development of branch structures, identification of human resource needs and preparation of individual job descriptions.
  • Actively participate and provide leadership in the selection and recruitment of branch staff;
  • Readily and regularly mentor and develop staff through the on-the-job-training, duty delegation, monitoring, evaluating and giving feedback.
  • Implement performance management processes and regularly set targets for direct reports and conducts effective staff appraisals.
  • Motivate and support staff.
  • Identify training needs of programme staff to offer or find alternative resources for training.


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