Assistant Agricultural Manager Job Placement – FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI)

Agricultural Manager
Organization: FINCA
Uganda Limited (MDI) 
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Agricultural
About US:
FINCA Uganda Limited
(MDI) was the first licensed micro-finance deposit taking institution in
Uganda, and part of a global network which serves over 1,000,000 clients in 22
countries. FINCA Uganda currently offers loans, savings and money transfer
services in Uganda, one of the most competitive and dynamic microfinance
markets in the world.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Agricultural Manager’s position
is critical position and she/he responsible for providing active support in
mobilizing significant business growth, oversee all business and product related
activities in Agricultural portfolio and assume full performance and budget
responsibility for the product lines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Research and Development:
  • Collecting data on crop profiles and conduct risk assessments for
    selected target segments and agriculture sub-sectors
  • Maintain databases and make sure that updated information is
    available to FINCA
  • Monitoring of asks and raise red flags with the Agriculture Product
    Manager when risk levels in a particular area increase
  • Develop and update credit score cards.
  • Maintain the relationships with extension service providers, Government
    organizations, NGC-s and other organizations that Colet and store data on
    a regular basis.
  • Provide input to the training materials and provide technical
    support to the branches
  • Monitor the growth of the bank’s agricultural loan portfolio in line
    with credit policy guidelines.
  • Mentoring of new entrant trainees by managing their performances in
    line with the performance management guidelines and HR policies.
  • Manage the performance and development of line staff, and appraise
    their performance in line with the performance management guidelines and
    HR policies and make recommendations to product manager.
  • Monitor credit operations activities in the branches to identify
    risks and ensure compliance adherence to the existing internal control
    processes, procedures and service standards as per bank policy and risk
    management guidelines.
  • Monitor quality of loan portfolio (including written off loans) in
    assigned Branches and propose remedial actions and submit periodic reports
    in line with the departmental work plan.
Value Chain
  • Provide information on crop profiles and value chain characteristics
    to the Agriculture Research & Development Analyst
  • Recommend feasible crops value chains and for focus areas for FINCA
    Uganda to the Agriculture Product Manager
  • Provide support during partnership development Provide input to
    training curriculum for the branches
  • Carry out value chain and agronomy training to the branches
Management People:
  • Succession Planning. In cooperation with the HR Department to
    identify and support development of the High Potential Employees in the
  • Ensure that all branch staff have necessary skills to efficiently
    perform their jobs. Where there are gaps, define and communicate training
    needs of staff in the branches to product manager, Chief Operations
    Officer, an Training Manager.
  • Participate as a trainer in leadership, management and key technical
    trainings of the Branch Staff
  • Ensure communication of all key management decisions to all Staff
    Members in the Region.
  • Perform regular interviews and meetings with the existing and
    potential customers in order understand customers‘ expectations, gaps an
    potential areas for improvements in customer service and Customers
  • Supervise and control implementation of the Regional Growth Strategy
    and Expansion Plans in line with approved budget and timeline.
  • Manage relationships with Key stake holders and develop partnerships
Internal Controls
and Portfolio Quality
  • Enhance branch credit committees and polish credit underwriting
  • Perform regular spot checks as following:
  • Participate in Credit Committees below his/her approval limits
  • Perform Policy knowledge interviews with Staff
  • Approve Credit Applications within granted
Planning and
  • Provide quarterly reports to Senior Management on the Performance of
    the product and key items that require attention of the Management team
  • As a part of the budgeting process, in conjunction with the Product
    Manager, develop Annual Growth Strategy and Expansion plans based on the
    market potential.
  • In cooperation with the Product Manager develop and present for
    Commercial and Human Resource Managers’ approval of regional staffing plans
    in line with business targets.
  • Supervise execution of budgets

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a recognized University Bachelors’ degree in
    Agriculture, Commerce, Business Studies or Administration -Accounting
    Option or related discipline. MBA is an added advantage
  • At least three years of work experience as in a Financial/Banking
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel, Power Point and knowledge of Core
    Banking System
  • Good People Management, Negotiation and motivation skills
  • Good understanding of sales management and customer service
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of Credit and Risk Management
  • Proven report writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Professionalism
  • Flexibility to travel
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so wish to take up these roles  in
the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with
detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant
professional/academic certificates to: 
Deadline: 25th February 2019
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