BRAC International Jobs – CEO Financial Services

Organization: BRAC
Duty Station: Kampala,
About BRAC:
BRAC is one the largest
Non-Governmental Development Organization in the world, working in a number of
countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in
Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development
approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent
Empowerment and Micro finance. BRAC is a development success story, spreading
solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other countries around the world – a global
leader in creating opportunity for the world’s poor. What started out as a
limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh, has turned
into the largest development organization in the world. Organizing the poor
using communities’ own human and material resources, it catalyses lasting
change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize
control of their own lives.
Job Summary: The CEO
will be in charge of the overall management of the institution. The CEO will
offer overall direction to the newly formed organizational entity and ensure maximum
outreach, sustainability, and transformation of the institution’s operations.
The CEO will also provide expertise, information, advice and counsel concerning
the affairs of the institution to the Board of Directors and BI HO to ensure
accountability to all stakeholders. S/he will develop and recommends corporate
policies as well as short-term and long-term business plans for Board approval
and implementation. and provide clear leadership and direction during the
transformation of the existing business into a new entity and building the
institution thereafter. S/he will be responsible for ensuring solid operating
and financial performance, recruiting and developing the talent needed in
consultation with the HO to accomplish high performance standards and
overseeing new operational systems and procedures. This position will have
primary responsibility for achieving the ambitious growth strategy developed by
the stakeholders, and for positioning BRAC International as a key provider in
the designated market segment
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Make
    sure that prompt business transformation/formation from existing nature to
    the new model as envisaged by BRAC HO and in keeping with the regulatory
    framework of The Republic of Uganda.
  • Work
    in liaison with Governmental and legal regulatory authorities, and
    financial institutions including The Central Bank of Uganda.
  • Develop
    strategic plans, budgets, and delivery mechanisms
  • Ensure
    excellent financial product plans and launch them successfully in the market
    and maintain a good portfolio consistently both in the short and long
  • Manage
    the implementation of budgets and strategic plans, including oversight of
    fundraising and set financial and operational performance targets for all
    key operating units.
  • Manage
    the day-to-day operations of the institution by providing clear leadership
    and guidance to all functions of the institution, including Finance,
    Operations, HR, IT and others.
  • Establish
    an effective and competent participatory management style and achieve
    organizational objectives through this process.
  • Institutionalise
    effective credit and risk management
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Post Graduate degree in Management or relevant
    Financial specialisation preferred
  • At
    least ten years overall relevant work experience, a minimum 5 of which
    should have been a senior management position in a retail bank or MF
    organisation handling a large portfolio
  • General
    working knowledge of a wide range of micro banking products and services
  • Advanced
    knowledge of standard banking compliance regulations, banking law,
    business law, employment and labour law, internal operational policies and
    procedures, and banking products and services
  • Excellent
    track record in maintaining close contact with senior Government
    officials, law enforcing organizations and financial institutions in
  • Excellent
    cross cultural people management skills
  • Familiar
    with financial product development and effective financial product
    management skills.
  • Experience
    with startups and flexible in approach
  • Effective
    branding and marketing skills
  • Keen
    problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional
    oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate
    clearly and persuasively, interpret documents, understand procedures,
    write reports and correspondence, and speak clearly to third parties and
  • Strong
    leadership and team building skill with proven experience in developing
    and maintaining a strong senior Management Team
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates are
encouraged to apply online through or email their CV with a
letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current
and expected salary (Must) at Internal candidates need
to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC
PIN and email to Please mention the position name and AD#
BI 52/14 in the subject bar.
Deadline: 15th December, 2014

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