Investment Officer, Primary Agriculture Job Opportunity – Uganda Development Bank (UDB)




Organisation: Uganda
Development Bank (UDB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Investment
Manager, Agriculture
About US:
Uganda Development Bank Ltd
(UDBL) is the country’s only Development Finance Institution (DFI) established
in 1972. The Bank has recently re-positioned itself as a partner to the
Government of Uganda in delivering the theme of its National Development Plan.
Job Summary: The
Investment Officer, Primary Agriculture will source for fundable opportunities
within the agriculture sector as well as manage relationships with clients in
his/her portfolio of borrowers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Relationship Management:
  • Work
    closely
    with the Investment Manager, manage all communication to customers and interactions with
    prospective customers within the assigned business sector
  • Actively
    p
    articipate in customer outreach and sensitization interventions for
    clients and organised groups engaged in primary agriculture
  • Provide
    business advisory services to customers and potential clients in the
    agricultural sector
  • Support the Investment Manager in tracking and
    enforcing adherence to project covenants
Business Growth
  • Generate new business by prospecting and
    sourcing f
    or new fundable
    projects engaged in primary agriculture
  • Review existing products for fit, and propose
    the necessary revisions or new products and innovations that viably
    address the needs of clients Risk Management
  • Actively participate in the initial investment screening and appraisal of proposals
    submitted to the Bank
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary credit
    appraisal team and provide expert advice on the sector
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring all the agricultural
    loan portfolio
  • Conduct regular Site visits to ascertain the state of projects funded
    and determine the required interventions, if any



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a good degree
    preferably in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, crop science or related
    field
  • At least four years’ experience in a similar role or relevant experience
    in a financial institution or an institution engaged in funding
    agricultural projects.
  • Experience
    in agricultural group financing is an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work
    as team to meet strict timelines
  • Self-motivated, flexible, mature and articulate
    in speech and presentation.
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem identification
    and solving skills.
  • Highly innovative.
  • Business acumen with proven successful
    projects.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability
    to interact with and influence high level decision makers.
How to Apply:
All applicants are strongly
encouraged to hand deliver their applications which should include an
up-to-date curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic documents and contact
addresses of three professional references to: The Director, Human Resources
& Administration, 1st Floor Wing B, Rwenzori Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 7210, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 23rd February 2018
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