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Investment Analyst Job Careers – Soluti Finance East Africa Limited (formerly Strømme Microfinance (EA) Ltd)

 

Job Title:    
Investment Analyst

Organisation: Soluti Finance East Africa Limited (formerly Strømme
Microfinance (EA) Ltd)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Operations Manager

 

About US:

Soluti Finance East
Africa Limited (Formerly known as Strømme Microfinance (EA) Ltd), herein
referred to as “SOLUTI” is one of the leading Wholesale lenders in
East Africa, with a track record of over 25 years of providing both financial
and non-financial services to our partners in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania
through a partnership approach and model. Soluti is committed to causing
positive change in the enterprising poor through providing credit facilities
and capacity building/Technical Assistance to Microfinance institutions, (MFI),
Savings and credit co-operatives (SACCOs), Small and Medium Enterprises (in
Agriculture, Housing and Social Enterprises) and Producer Organisations (POs)
in the East African region.

 

Job Summary:  The Investment Analyst is responsible for the
performance of the Company’s loan portfolio and assisting in management and
provision of technical advice, capacity building and promotion of Social
Performance Management among partners in the areas where SOLUTI operates. The
Investment Analyst reports to the Operations Manager but works closely with
other staff of SOLUTI and the Board of Directors.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Business Growth

·       
Contribute
to the development of a detailed work plan for the implementation of SOLUTI
activities.

·       
Market
and promote the activities of SOLUTI in the operating region.

·       
Assist
in the implementation and revision of policies, procedures, together with tools
and work plans.

·       
Assist
in the development of strategies for portfolio growth and partnerships
development.

Portfolio
Performance

·       
Manage
and monitor investments, review partners’ financial situation, capacity and
business status.

·       
Conduct
quality investment appraisals for the partners and make appropriate
recommendations for management consideration.

·       
Assist
in the monitoring (both on and off-site) performance of the microfinance
partners to ensure that they operate according to microfinance best practices.

Social Performance
Management

·       
Conduct
social audits for existing & potential partners of SOLUTI within EA region
to measure, understand and report Social performance management practices with
the aim of improving partner ethical performance.

Training

·       
Carry
out training procedures using the SP14 (a social performance audit tool to help
financial service providers achieve their social mission, Consumer protection
Principles (CPPS)) and Social Business Scorecard (SBS) tool for non-financial
service providers during engagement of new partners and existing ones,

·       
Conduct
training of partners in areas where they need to improve on their performance

Capacity Building
and Technical Support

·       
Participate
in conducting capacity building needs’ assessment and identify capacity
building needs and recommend possible assistance for microfinance and
non-Microfinance partners within the available resources.

·       
Propose
capacity building interventions for management consideration. Coordinate and
ensure the selected partners receive their various budgeted amounts for
capacity building accordingly.

·       
Network
with industry and stakeholders and develop effective working relationships with
existing and potential stakeholders and partners.

Reporting

·       
Draft
periodical reports on the status of activities handled as per SOLUTI policies
and procedures.

·       
Participate
in the regular analysis of action and decisions for SOLUTI in order to identify
problem areas, suggest alternative courses of action and mitigate risk as much
as possible.

·       
Provide
feedback to all partners.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
Investment Analyst must possess a good University Degree in business,
economics, finance, and microfinance from a recognized University. Postgraduate
qualifications in the above fields is an added advantage

·       
Five
years of experience in a similar position in the financial service industry.

·       
Must
demonstrate knowledge, skills, and experience in managing microfinance field
operations, SME lending and capacity building programmes at a senior level in a
credible financial institution.

·       
He/She
is expected to be a proactive team player and strong strategic thinker

·       
The job
requires training of trainers’ skills, consultancy skills, strong and
high-level technical skills in operations management supported by excellent
understanding of microfinance best practice and SME lending at both the local
and international level.

·       
The
Investment Analyst should be conversant and ready to use various analytical
tools to measure, evaluate and interpret institutional performance at all levels.

·       
Other
skills:

·       
The
Investment Analyst should have capacity to work independently in developing and
implementing action plans guided by the company’s key

·       
Strategic
Objectives. He/She must be available and willing to travel extensively within
the region. He / she should possess excellent communication and interpersonal
skills.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications with copies of academic credentials,
testimonials and a detailed curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of
3(three) referees should be sent by email to: soluticeo@solutifinance.org 

 

Deadline: 14th September 2020

 

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