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 recruitment.ujamaa@gmail.com
 
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.

Deadline:
23rd April 2013.

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