Portfolio Manager Job, Current Finance Kenyan Jobs,

(Garissa/Dadaab)

About the Opportunity

Portfolio Manager will be a trusted partner of AEC Kenya clients with the responsibilities below:

Responsibilities

DUE DILIGENCE and FACILITY/INVESTMENT PREPARATION (40% time) 

  • 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 (40% time) 

  • 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, refugee’s 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 supervisor.

TEAM AND GROWTH MANAGEMENT (20% time) 

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in Finance or another related field
  • Must speak fluent English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of other local languages will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Islamic lending and practice is 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
  • 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.
  • 5+ years of work experience in the relevant or applicable field
  • Must be able to legally work in Kenya

What You’ll Get

  • The fun, collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals
  • Challenging work and the opportunity to grow and develop your skills
  • Ability to make an impact and contribute to economic growth in Kenya (Garissa & Dadaab)
  • Competitive benefit package – health insurance, staff savings program, parental leave, sabbatical program, and more

Deadline: 10th March 2022

How To Apply

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