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Operations Director in Uganda , Uganda

We are recruiting an Operations Director who wants to join a team that is going through an exciting time of rapid growth and scale throughout Uganda. Over the next three years BAP Finance aims to increase our reach by over ten times our current rate by adding new products, expanding to new regions, and opening up new offices.

This role will be for at least three years, starting in June 2018 and will be based in Uganda.

ABOUT BAP:
BAP is delivering the products and services to rural farmers to unlock potentials and propel communities forward. To catalyze farmers to realize their potential BAP offers asset financing directly to the BoP. Our first product, a bicycle, connects farmers to market and other basic life needs. Our portfolio is growing with new assets that push upward mobility. Started as a student club in 2008, we hired our first full-time staff in 2014, and have grown to a team of over 14.

To date we’ve disbursed over 2,700 loans that increase income by over 35% for our farming customers. Our portfolio and product offerings are rapidly growing as we add new income-generating agricultural assets each quarter. We are scaling our operations by growing from our current base of 1,000 customers a year to reach 15,000 in the next three years.
We are dedicated to serving farmers who are financially excluded and moving them out of extreme poverty. Our goal is to reach one million farmers by 2030.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
We are looking for a hungry, passionate, dedicated and business-savvy individual to take BAP to scale in the next three years. BAP is at an incredibly exciting point in our young history, and we are keen to find the right Operations Director to serve a key leader for the next three to five years (or longer) in such a significant expansion.

You will lead the team through rapid growth and transformation, all the meanwhile improving existing systems, and formulating strategy with BAP’s CEO, managers, and Advisory Board. You will work relentlessly to ensure that BAP hits our target of serving 15,000 farming customers in the next three years.

Our operations are based in Northern Uganda (Gulu and Lira). As we scale to reach 15,000 customers, we will expand nationally. We are open to having someone based in Kampala, with frequent check-ins to our field HQ in Gulu and regional offices.

LOCATION: 50-75% in Kampala (if desired), 25-50% in Northern Uganda
REPORTS TO: CEO
DIRECT REPORTS: Branch Manager, Operations Associate

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership and Strategy, you will:
 Work with BAP’s CEO to formulate, execute, and report on the strategic and budget plans on an annual and quarterly basis.
 Oversee product and research development for 1-2 new products per year
 Improve operational processes and policies (Credit, HR, Finance), such as building a system for client feedback and improving review of portfolio management.

Prepare for Scale, you will:
 Analyze and adjust the specifics of the scaling strategy as BAP prepares for rapid growth.
 Continuously test and iterate operations while promoting the right systems to enable to team to feel empowered to do the same.

Management and Human Resources, you will:
 Work with the Branch Manager to oversee daily operations, and manage our 13 person team (that is quickly growing) and two offices.
 Work with the Branch Manager to manage a rapidly growing loan portfolio of 800+ active loans.
 Oversee the continual recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of a growing team, as well as ongoing training and career development of all team members.
 Oversee performance management of entire team.
 Develop progression and succession plans for key staff, particularly for National staff to develop and take on future leadership positions.
 Oversee offices that have most staff working six days a week
 Oversee supply chain management for loan products (bicycles, oxen, grinding mills, etc.)

User Experience, you will:
 Work continuously on improving BAP’s user experience, through better customer service, trainings, research, and marketing efforts.
 Analyze data to understand customer segmentation and how our team can better improve relations within different customer segments.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Willing to commit at least three years
 Work experience: 5-7 years of professional experience with 2-3 years in a management position.
o Preference to those with at least two years of consulting or operations experience
 Experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in East Africa
 Experience in small rapid-growth environments, preferably social start-ups going to scale
 Strong Excel and analysis skills with desire to ability to quickly adapt to new programs
 Solid understanding of accounting, budget management, and financial management
 Able to embody and emulate three of BAP’s core values: boldness, humility, and solution-oriented.
 Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing and growing systems
 Hard-working and relentless focus on ultimate vision, all the meanwhile ability to be poised under stress, and have fun with the team
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA is a plus, but not required

COMPENSATION: Starts modest with significant room for improvement as BAP grows and scales; additional benefits include health insurance, professional development, housing, and air allowance.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Director in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Apr 15, 2018
Team Leader in Kenya , Kenya

GFA Consulting Group, a leading European consulting company, is preparing a project proposal for Health Insurance Programme in Kenya.

Job Opportunity: Team Leader and advisor in Health Financing
Project Title: Health Financing, Health Insurance project
Funding agency: KfW (German Development Bank)
Project Status: tender
Period of Project: Starting Q1 in 2018, running time 18 months
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya and travels in the field

Project Description:
The objective of the program is to contribute to establishing equitable access to affordable, quality health care and strengthening the National Health Insurance System through improved access to health insurance for the informal sector.

The Target group are households with informal employment, low, irregular incomes and without health insurance cover in the target counties.

The Project will be implemented in up to 10 counties, which will be selected on the basis of an open call for proposals. The process of the county selection is implemented by a Tender Committee comprising of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and the Ministry of Health (MoH), supported by the consultant to be selected. The consultant will specifically support the MoH in organizing the submission of the call for proposals to the counties and the evaluation of results.

Job Description
• Overall responsibility for project steering and management of technical assistance team
• Act as focal point for MoH, NHIF and Counties on all technical and managerial aspects of implementation / Facilitate steady communication and exchange with all stakeholders related to technical aspects of implementation; participate in planning meetings
• Quarterly progress reporting
• Support to the selection process of the Counties participating in the Project
• Development of the MoUs with the Counties in consultation with MoH & NHIF
• Development of implementation options and detailed design & implementation concept to cover low income informal sector households in the selected counties with a health protection scheme
• Develop project management framework and continuous monitoring and evaluation of the project implementation
• Support for drafting and signing of Memoranda of Understanding with the selected Counties in the program, specifying tasks and responsibilities, especially financial contributions from Counties to the health protection scheme
• Support NHIF in defining the mix of contributions to the premiums, reimbursement procedures, contracts with accredited providers, and all required information campaigns ready for implementation
• Supervise baseline survey (incl. ICT) to be conducted at the beginning of the assignment
• Ensure strengthening NHIF’s capacities (data management, actuarial, strategic purchasing of health services)
• Ensure support / enhancement of existing IT systems and infrastructure.

Qualifications:
The senior expert, experienced Team Leader we are looking for, will have
• Post-graduate degree in either health economics, social science, project management, actuarial science, finance or related field
• Demonstrated working experience regarding the health system in Kenya or regional countries (regional countries = countries of Sub Saharan Africa)
• Excellent interpersonal skills required for high level engagement with ministries, departments and agencies, development partners and other stakeholders
• Good writing and presentation skills, and ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences
• Proven experience with the implementation of similar projects (e.g. health financing, UHC, health insurance) and the administration of large budgets.

ASSETS:
• Familiarity with the Kenyan healthcare system in general, and the National Hospital Insurance Fund and/or the Ministry of Health specifically
• Familiarity with KfW project implementation including the management of large disposition funds

Are you interested in becoming a Team Leader in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 25, 2017
Country Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Branch Overview
Branch.co delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. The spread of smartphones presents an incredible opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility. Branch.co is revolutionizing banking in Kenya, and will soon expand to other countries in East Africa and in other regions across the globe.

What We Offer
You will be part of a talented, passionate team that is determined to make a positive impact on the lives of the mobile generation throughout the developing world. You will join a team with unmatched experience in financial technology and emerging markets. Since our launch in April 2015, we’ve disbursed hundreds of thousands of loans. Our success has led to investments from Silicon Valley’s leading VCs.

The Role
We are looking for an exceptional leader with an entrepreneurial mindset to build Branch West Africa from the ground up starting in Lagos. Specific responsibilities below.

Responsibilities
--Set and track progress against goals for Branch’s Nigerian portfolio
--Lead initiatives across various business functions including marketing, loan processing, servicing, finance, customer service, legal etc.
--Support recruiting, hiring, training and development of local Branch team
--Collaborate with product and engineering teams on 1/ new feature design and roll outs and 2/ resolution of difficult technical issues
--Coordinate and optimize online/offline marketing
--Explore local business development partnerships and fundraising opportunities

Requirements
--2-3 years of operations experience and/or MBA a plus
--Entrepreneurial, proactive, and 100% willing to get hands dirty
--Good communicator and highly collaborative
--Analytical - should have good excel skills, SQL skills a plus
--Excited about Branch’s mission
--Experience working for an international tech startup a big plus
--Nigerian Nationals preferred

Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 07, 2017
East Africa Business Development Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer / Head of Global Sales & Marketing

What you will do:

1. (80%) Prospect and close new sales opportunities for BitPesa B2B digital payment / treasury solutions

- Formulate the business development strategies, tactics and account plans, under the direction of management, necessary to develop the leads and relationships with global / regional and large local corporate and digital payment companies within East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC)

- Initiate and maintain contacts with C-level executives (CEO / CFO / Head of Treasury / Head of Payment / Financial controller), travel to client sites, present sales materials and conduct product demonstrations to potential clients and understand their cross-border transaction volume and pain points

- Have strong working knowledge of BitPesa products / services and present values propositions through customized pitch materials to position BitPesa as the go-to solution for making cross-border payment

- Manage the effective and rapid movement of leads through sales process, including qualification of prospects; assessment of potential client needs; presentation of BitPesa solutions; and expeditious closing of business

- Manage the smooth on-boarding process for corporate clients (including collecting relevant KYC / AML compliance documents and help clients complete online registration on BitPesa system) and liaise with internal support team to get accounts approved

- Responsible for the daily maintenance of prompt and accurate sales pipeline forecasting by updating internal CRM system (ProsperWorks) and sharing periodic sales priorities

2. (10%) Build and manage strategic marketing partnerships to promote blockchain-based payment solution and position BitPesa as the go-to solution in East Africa with maximized ROI (return on investment)

- Initiate / Maintain contacts with Chamber of Commerce / Industry Association / Industry Event Organizers to win marketing opportunities of promoting BitPesa

- Represent BitPesa in local industry / networking events to promote BitPesa

- Work with Head of Global Strategic Partnerships to maintain relationship with key strategic partners in East Africa and deliver special projects

3. (10%) Research and synthesize information about competitive landscape and collect customer feedback to internal team to improve BitPesa competitiveness in East Africa

- Conduct and synthesize first / secondary research about competitive landscape including targeted segments, product offerings, pricing and focused corridors

- Work with Product / Tech / Strategic Projects team to run new product pilots and collect customer feedback to improve the product offering and maximize customer experience and satisfaction

Key Performance Indicators:
- Achievement of annual sales targets of transaction volume, profit and new client acquisition
- % of customer satisfaction and recurring transactions from the same client
- No. of co-marketing opportunities won and no. of potential customers reached
- Quality of insight on business development strategies and planning for East Africa

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred; English fluency required (written and spoken) and other languages are a plus (French / Mandarin / Swahili for example)
- Minimum of 2 years working experience; Preferably 3+ years experience in a consultative sales role and proven track record of outstanding sales performance
- Experience either living and/or working in East Africa
- Strong understanding of blockchain / new payment technologies preferred or demonstrate fast learning of new concepts / ideas
- Time spent in FinTech (Financial Technology) companies / traditional Financial Institution (such as banks) preferred
- Excellent problem-solving, organization and project management skills
- Smart, result-oriented, fast learner, organized, self-starter, highly motivated, able to deliver results under pressure and ambiguous situations

Travel Requirement:
- 5%-10% regionally (Uganda, Tanzania, DRC)

Preferred Start Date:
- As soon as possible.

Compensation:
- Commensurate with experience + annual bonus package based on performance

Probation Period:
- 3 Months

Sponsor International Candidates:
- Depends on the qualified candidate; If sponsored, the minimum commitment will be 2 years

Are you interested in becoming a East Africa Business Development Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 06, 2017
Finance Adviser in Mozambique , Mozambique

For an upcoming programme in Mozambique Mott MacDonald is positioning for, we are looking for a Finance Adviser. The programme is focussed on social protection. This will be done via (among others) cash transfer schemes and has a primary focus on vulnerable groups such as children.

The Finance Adviser will (among others) be responsible for:
- Contribute to on-going programme design discussions in relation to programme design and implementation review and redesign Contribute to on-going programme design discussions in relation to programme design and implementation review and redesign
- Provide technical advice on the development of financial management systems and processes (including accounting and reporting), based on international best practice, to ensure the programme operates efficiently and effectively as the Programme scales up
- Preparation of periodic financial reports for the client and other stakeholders
- Contribute as team member with the TL and DTL in financial advice to DFID and other Stakeholders.

The ideal candidate;
- Has a master’s degree in finance, international development studies or any other relevant field;
- Has solid experience in cash transfer programmes;
- Has experience in DFID funded programmes
- Is fluent in English, and has knowledge of Portuguese
- Has multiple years of experience in Mozambique or the region;

The duration of the programme is approximately 3 years and requires full-time input from the Finance Adviser. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Adviser in Mozambique? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: May 21, 2017
CFO in Zambia , Zambia

The CFO will play a pivotal role in growing BFC to the next level and will interact directly with the management and key investors.

Betternow Finance Company
A leading Zambian Microfinance Institution (MFI) which has experienced triple digits’ growth rates since inception and is looking for a C.F.O to secure the sustainability of the business and growth going forward.
The company focuses on short term lending to Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s). The company strongly believes in tailor made financing solutions which specifically address the challenges of SME’s, be it working capital, order finance or invoice discounting. The company also has a portfolio of salary back personal loans.

Key Responsibilities
• Contribute / participate in key decisions which drive the organization
• Provide executive management with advice on the financial health and implications of existing business activities and / or the impact of introduction of new initiatives and / or regulatory action
• Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgeting, and consolidation and reporting to the organization
• Develop performance measures in line with company strategic direction
• Ensure credibility of finance function by providing timely and accurate analysis, budgets, financial trends and forecasts
• Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and in compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
• Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, department budgets, etc
• Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports
• Ensure accuracy and timeliness of liaison with and reporting to regulators (Bank of Zambia), lenders, shareholders, and Board of Directors
• Provide clear leadership and direction, by implementing the business and action plan and achieving them based on a strategic planning approved by the board of Directors

Requirements
• A minimum University degree from a reputable and recognized institution in banking / finance, accounting
• Fully qualified ACCA or CIMA and a full member of ZICA
• Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a banking / microfinance at middle management grade or higher
• Demonstrated leadership experience / potential
• Good understanding of International Accounting and Reporting Standards (IFRS)
• Excellent decision-making capabilities
• Strong IT skills
• Good understanding of institutional development and strategic planning
• Excellent spoken and written English
• High motivation and ability to work without supervision

Compensation details
The company offers a competitive salary, company vehicle, and medical insurance.

Application process
Please apply before 6th March 2017

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Apr 13, 2017

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