Thursday, April 18, 2013

UJAMAA Africa Business Manager Job in Korogocho Slums, Nairobi Kenya

Business Manager
Location: Based in Korogocho Slums
Expected Date of Appointment: 15/05/2013
Job ID: UJAMAA - BUSINESS #01/042013
Closing Date: 23/04/2013
Company Profile:
UJAMAA - Africa is an NGO founded with the aim of promoting health, personal safety and economic empowerment to vulnerable women and children.  
UJAMAA’s  economic empowerment arm – UJAMAA MASHINANI, seeks to change its previous approach of lending small startup loans, to establishing a well thought out  innovation  owned by the people, for the people in form of a village bank.
We are seeking an individual, with a passion based on the principals of creating a robust and transparent village bank with a client centric approach, in order to serve our clients better and achieve long term sustainability.
A system that will open doors, and create opportunities  for economic empowerment which will ultimately improve and transform livelihoods.

Responsibilities :
  • The primary responsibility is to create and develop UJAMAA MASHINANI, its products and services, and mentor internal staff trainers to become effective trainers , through innovative ways.
  • Be responsible for leading the department, assuring its full integration with other activities of the organization, especially to identify and implement cross-strengthening activities in regards to microfinance and village banking.
  • Be responsible for developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with UJAMAA - Africa  donors, the community,  relevant international and domestic financial institutions and/or Ministries.
  • Develop strategy and work plans for UJAMAA Mashinani, in consultation with UJAMAA - Africa executive management.
  • Promote and market UJAMAA MASHINANI to various the stakeholders with potential for expansion.
  • Oversee and finalize the development and training relevant to the client base and community at large.
  • Maintain a high quality of training tools and develop an effective methodology for training consistent with best international practices.
  • Develop evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of UJAMAA Mashinani, with expansion into other slums in consideration.
  • Facilitate and spearhead functions, duties and responsibilities.
  • Supervise staff in the department going by the guidelines set up by the parliament of UJAMAA MASHINANI.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent  information and management skills.
  • Must possess minimum 3 years  working experience management or similar role.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with excellent organization and planning .
  • Knowledge of business development concepts and a mind tuned into innovative concepts.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand and execute management functions, financial and accounting policies, rules and procedures.
  •  Experience working in development sector in Administration and Finance management (Preferably in Micro Finance).
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a diverse and heavy workload, working under pressure and strict adherence to tight deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills
Minimum requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree  in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance and Accounting or Management - a Master’s degree in any Business Management related field,  would be an added advantage.
To apply send your detailed, updated resume and motivation letter, to
Include the Job Title and JOB ID in the subject line.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
NO CANVASSING, only EMAIL applications to the above address will be considered.

23rd April 2013.
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