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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Faulu Kenya: Jobs and Vacancies in Kenya

Faulu Kenya Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited is a dynamic Christian organization within the micro-finance sector. Faulu was the first Micro Finance Institution in Kenya to be licensed by the Central Bank as a deposit taking institution.

In line with the growing business needs we are seeking highly competent, focused and results oriented professionals to fill the following positions:

Legal Officer

Reporting to the Company Secretary, the position will provide advice on legal and statutory matters with a bias to civil law, in particular conveyancing and Central Bank of Kenya compliance.

The key responsibilities of this position will be:
  • Drafting and reviewing of agreements and contracts.
  • Assist management in interpreting and applying statutes, agreements, contracts, rules and regulations.
  • Working with external lawyers to ensure company is well represented in all legal matters and court cases.
  • Prepare monthly status reports on all legal issues and make recommendations to the management.
  • Implement recovery actions against the various stakeholders in accordance with policy, procedures and applicable legislation.
  • Review and advice on the performance and adequacy of the panel of the various service providers.
  • Advise and liaise with the Security Department in matters related to criminal investigations and proceedings while ensuring company position is well represented.
  • Working with Credit Administration, offer legal expertise on perfection of securities.
  • Representing the company when required.
  • Working closely with the Company Secretary ensure compliance to the MFI regulations.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.
  • Postgraduate qualifications from Kenya School of Law (Advocate of the High Court)
  • Current membership of LSK
  • At least 3 year legal experience, either from private practice or in a financial institution with extensive exposure to conveyancing, contracts drafting and business law.
  • Familiarity with the legal aspects of financial institutions.
  • Practical experience in loan securitization process.
  • Exposure to CBK compliance requirements will be a definite advantage.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Branch Manager

The job holder will manage and control the branch sales and operations in order to maximize on new business opportunities, deepen existing relationships, whilst providing excellent service delivery and ensuring risks are well controlled.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Business growth and profitability.
  • Setting and monitoring service standards.
  • Loan Book growth and quality, increase customer base and cross-sell a range of products.
  • Direct involvement and supervision of all revenue channels.
  • Create and maintain a cohesive, motivated and a highly performing team.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget and strategic plans and ensure implementation at the branch level.
  • Effective cost management for the Branch.
  • Provide periodic reports on branch encompassing progress and prospects to the Management.
  • Ensure operational efficiency by fostering proper controls and enhance customer service through quick turnaround time on service delivery.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A relevant university degree plus 5 years all round experience in a micro-finance and or banking environment dealing with micro clients.
  • Excellent knowledge of Banking Operations will be an added advantage.
  • Must have managerial /supervisory experience.
  • Proven track record of business growth.
  • Excellent leadership and credit analysis skills
  • Highly developed sales skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to work outside Nairobi
Executive Secretary

Working closely with the Senior Management, the job holder will be responsible for provision of
administrative and strategic support.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative and strategic support to the senior management team to ensure focus in the implementation of agreed priorities.
  • Follow up with individual managers on various business issues as per the agreed feedback timelines
  • Coordinate incoming and outgoing correspondence and ensure that they are delivered to their respective destinations.
  • Coordinate the preparations for various meeting with external parties.
  • Prepare, edit and proof-read various reports when needed.
  • Receive and handle company and Managing Directors visitors.
  • Assist in procurement of office supplies and equipments.
  • Manage the filing system for easy access to documentation and safe handling of confidential matters/letters on both manual and electronic versions.
  • Manage travel and events logistics.
  • Liaison with senior managers on their key business appointments.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A degree holder in Secretarial Studies, public relations or related field with a diploma in secretarial studies. A relevant masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience preferably in a similar role and working closely with senior managers in a busy organization.
  • Proficient in MS office applications especially advanced typing speed and PowerPoint presentation development.
  • Proven ability to compile information and prepare reports.
  • Business minded professional with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible with a high level of responsibility, confidentiality and attention to detail.
  • Courteous and good interpersonal skills.
  • Exposure to public relations will be an added advantage.
Assistant ICT Manager - Business Systems

Reporting to the ICT Manager, the position holder’s role is to manage Faulu’s core business systems including the Core Banking System, Human Resource Management System, Financial System, Faulu Mobile Banking Solutions and applications, Financial Transaction Switching and channels systems.

The key roles and responsibilities will be:
  • Development for approval of software requirements specification and scoping for new products development requests.
  • Timely and accurate development and preparation of business reports.
  • Business systems software version and change control management.
  • Manage user acceptance test of software developments/changes.
  • Systems procedure and process documentation.
  • Liaison for Faulu’s software product vendors.
  • Involvement in IT process Improvement initiatives
  • Manage planned systems user training.
  • Manage a team of systems developers/analysts
Qualifications and experience:
  • University degree in Computer Science with strong software development skills.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in IT for a busy financial institution.
  • Extensive experience in management of Temenos E-Merge, Oracle Developer Tools and Great Plains Accounting Systems, Bankers Realm ATM/EFT Switch and Card Management Systems will be added advantage.
  • Java, Dot Net and Oracle developer skills
  • Mobile applications design and development skills.
  • Proficiency in Unix Solaris and Linux administration and scripting.
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence platform implementation.
  • Hands on experience in Crystal and Microsoft Reporting services.
  • Project management skills and experience.
  • Wide experience in knowledge of financial reporting will be added advantage.
To Apply:
Strong Christian values, commitment and passion for the transformation of the low income population are key requirements for all these positions. If you meet the above criteria and have passion to serve in a Christian environment, please send through e-mail your application letter, a detailed CV and testimonials including 3 referees and daytime telephone contact to:

Head of Human Resources
Faulu Kenya Limited
P.O Box 60240 — 00200

or email:

Applications to reach us on or before 25th February 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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