Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New 4 Job Opportunities at Makazi Bora Finance Limited (MBFL)

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Makazi Bora Finance Limited (MBFL)
Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Vacancies at Makazi Bora Finance Limited (MBFL) 2019
Makazi Bora Finance Limited (MBFL) is a microfinance company registered under Companies Act, 2002 (Reg. No. 139725735) with objective of provision of housing and microenterprise financing to low and middle income communi­ties in order to improve communities’ living standards.The company has taken over the housing microfinance services that were operated by Habitat for Humanity Tanzania (HFHT), the organization that was very active in housing microfinance in the country.

In order to strengthen operations in the provision of housing and microenter­prise financing, the company is intending to acquire a very competent manage­ment team to oversee day-to-day operations.

In this view, the company is inviting the motivated and qualified Tanzanians to fill in the following vacancies below at its office in Dar Es Salaam. 
Reporting to the General Manager, the Credit Manager (CM) will be part of the management team of the company, and will be responsible for credit operations within the microfinance operations.
(i) Key Responsibilities
  • Cultivating a corporate credit culture which drives growth of the loan portfolio, delivers high customer satisfaction, follows customer protection principles, and enables the company to meet is mission of improving livelihoods for low-income micro-entrepreneurs o Providing leadership and clear focus for the company employees engaged in delivery of credit products and services o Developing strategies (staffing, product, process, marketing, etc.) to enable portfolio growth and client outreach in existing and new regions, o Ensuring strong portfolio quality for group and individual loans, balanced alongside the need to reach the unbanked or financially excluded with unconventional methodologies
  • Implementing and continuously updating processes and methodologies for core credit products to ensure they remain client attractive and market focused, coordinating with the Business Development Department to incorporate research findings as needed, o Identifying staffing needs and actively participating in the recruitment process for credit staff
  • Building credit staff competency, providing coaching, designing courses and conducting training where required.
  • Working directly with staff in order to ensure strong quality of credit operations, and implementation of credit policies and procedures, o Participating in the evaluation process credit officers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related fields, MBA/ MA Economics. Housing microfinance qualification is an added advantage
  • 5 years of relevant experience, in banking/microfinance and credit (retail development focused)
  • Strong credit analysis skills and experience
  • Experienced in development of credit growth strategies, policies and procedures at a senior level in similar environments o Exposure to microfinance desired; experience with group lending is beneficial
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel,Word, and Power Point (lii) Critical Competencies:
  • Strategy Development – Develops strategic outreach and growth plans; Coordinates strategies; Communicates changes and progress; Completes strategic planning process on time and within budget Manages team activities
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Managing People – Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills, o Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals. Understands the need of housing finance and housing value chain o Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

The General Manager (GM) shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company who shall report to the Board Chairperson.
Key Responsibilities:
Strategic Management
  • Implements and communicates the company’s vision, mission, and overall strategy and direction.
  • Responsible for all aspects of start-up and day-to-day operations of the company, including staffing, budgeting, outreach and business development o Develops an annual work plan to measure success against short and long term goals, with targeted Key Performance Indicators to be approved by the board of directors.
  • Oversees a high-performing credit portfolio in line with the company’s growth-phase business plan and long-term sustainability, o Develops a deep understanding of local market policy developments and competitors.
  • Maintains awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards.
  • strategic relationships, o Oversees risk management and full compliance with all legal requirements affecting the company’s business and operations.
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Staff /Team Development
  • Recruits and mentors a strong team of self-starters that reflect the culture and values of the company
  • Motivates staff and maintains a positive, transparent, mission-oriented and results-driven environment.
  • Cultivates a positive environment of learning and professional development for all staff members.
  • Recognizes problems, seeks appropriate input, and develops solutions to resolve personnel problems in a positive, gender aware and culturally sensitive manner.
Identifies important areas for market innovations and develops solutions that address meaningful issues for customers, Creates a work environment that encourages feedback, creative thinking and innovation. 

Board Relationship and Representation
In compliance with company Board Charter, serves as a member of the board and reports to the board, delivering on the company’s mission and strategy in line with shareholder expectations, o Pro-actively recommends changes or improvements to the overall * direction, policies and strategy of the organization; solicits advice and seeks guidance, when appropriate, from the board, o Implements board policy and directives efficiently; reports company activities and financial position to the board in a timely manner, o Oversees the relationships that the company maintains with regulators, investors, banks, lawyers, auditors, Government and any other external party.
Develops networks and builds alliances externally that further the commit­ments and strategic vision. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven leadership and good people skills; entrepreneurial spirit o Ability to work effectively in environment of economic, ethnic, gender and religious diversity.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and ability to embrace and manage change at all times.
  • Strong familiarity with local economy and political environment o Natural communicator and relationship-builder, with excellent written and verbal skills in both English and Kiswahili.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • University Degree in Business Administration, Management Finance, Economics or similar.
  • Management experience in financial services delivery, banking, microfinance, or relevant business sector in the Tanzanian context required,
  • Experience in a start-up environment strongly preferred,
  • At least 8 years of experience in financial services industry and 4 years in senior management or similar position from financial services industry.
Interested candidates should send their applications to the undersigned by 5th December, 2019:
The Microfinance Consultant,
Makazi Bora Finance Limited,
P.O. Box 31451,
Dar Es Salaam.
Only Short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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