Chief Operations Officer Career Opportunity – BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd

Job Title:      Chief Operations Officer
Organisation: BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest
Non-Governmental Development Organizations, 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
Microfinance.
About BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd:
BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd is the
largest Microfinance operation in Uganda covering 80 districts through 136
networked branches targeting Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Uganda.
BRAC boasts of promoting financial inclusion by extending financial services to
the un served and underserved, now with over 160,000 borrowing clients, over
100Bn loan book with 99.3% recovery rate, operationally and financially self-sustaining.
In order to serve our customers better with wider range of services and
products, Board and Management has future plans of becoming a regulated
financial Institution in Uganda – Micro-Deposit Taking Institution (MDI).
Job Summary: The Chief Operations Officer will oversee
the core business operations, including savings, product development,
marketing, policy development, and application of internal controls.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The
job holder guides and directs management in the development, production,
promotion, and financial aspects of the organization’s products and services.
·        
Directs
the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on broad
organizational goals and growth objectives.
·        
Mentors
and supervises executives who direct department activities that implement the
organization’s policies.
·        
Implements
programs that meet organizational goals and objectives.
·        
Creates
the structure and processes necessary to manage the organization’s current
activities and its projected growth.
·        
Maintains
a sound plan of corporate organization, establishing policies to ensure
adequate management development and to provide for capable management
succession.
·        
Develops
and installs procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate
information flow within the organization.
·        
Supervises
design of hardware and software systems to assist in the smooth and efficient
flow of information.
·        
Establishes
operating policies consistent with the Chief Executive Officer’s broad policies
and objectives and ensures their execution.
·        
Evaluates
the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports
these results to the Chief Executive Officer.
·        
Ensures
that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct
subordinates are defined and understood.
·        
Ensures
that all organization activities and operations are carried out in compliance
with regulations and laws governing business operations.
·        
Work
alongside the CEO and executive team to define company strategy and select
which business opportunities to pursue.
·        
Engineer
and implement improved operational systems company-wide to ensure continuous
improvement without killing innovation.
·        
Send
monthly communication with group finance to discuss and update progress.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounts,
Commerce or BBA-Accounting.
·        
Possession
of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Economics
or related field is mandatory
·        
At
least five years’ experience in comparable positions in terms of responsibility
in banking or microfinance in an operations line-management role. Prior
experience as a member of a senior management team is desirable.
·        
Previous
experience in both Credit and Deposits, product development, back office
operation compliance in addition to mobilization and delivery channel
development a plus.
·        
Significant
experience in developing and implementing strategic/operational plans for
financial institutions.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae not scanned
(including bio-data such as: Date of birth, Education qualification, language
proficiency, work experience and at least three professional referees in Ms.
Office Word Document) and all Scanned copies of academic /other supporting
documents. They should all be merged into one PDF file. In total, there must
only be two attachments sent to hrd.uganda@brac.net.
Deadline: 22nd January 2016
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